Monday, 7 September 2015

September 14th 2015 - The Return of Ray Jones

Esteemed turner and club demo veteran Ray Jones has been booked for the demonstration night on the 14th September. If it's anything like last time then there'll be a degree of mystery about it right up to the point that whatever he makes is complete. 

Visitors welcome as always, £3 on the door for non-members, £2 for members, Platt Bridge Community Centre, from 7:15pm.

* Visitors are invited to attend up to three meetings as non-members after which they will be expected to join the club if they wish to attend more. Demo night visitor price £3, hands-on night £2. Members £2 per visit regardless of schedule. Diary available at

Monday, 27 October 2014

Demo night 27th October - Ray Jones

In a last minute change to the schedule we have esteemed woodturner Ray Jones with us tonight, making something mysterious that he won't identify yet. We also have a lot of visitors tonight - always nice to see new faces.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Wigan Woodcrafts On Tour!

Well, not exactly, but a few of us will be down at Axminster Power Tool Centre in Warrington tomorrow morning (18th October) from 10am, for the North West Woodturning Club Day, and doing some turning in store. Come along if you want to meet us and see what we're about, and see us attempt to turn out some halfway nice things on unfamiliar lathes that are probably way more impressive than what most of us have in the shed...

Monday, 1 September 2014

Demo Night 1st September 2014

We have Andy Rounthwaite in tonight, giving us a more beginner-level demonstration of how to make and finish a small fruit bowl from Sweet Chestnut.

Next meeting is a hands-on - 15th September. See the diary on

Monday, 18 August 2014

Hands-On night 18th August 2014

Busy night tonight. Some new faces and many familiar ones. Chairman Fred Worthington teaches new member Mark how to use the various tools to turn work between centres.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Business as usual

Tony Wilson testing his mushroom stool for fit
The full day Tony Wilson demo event was a great success. Around 25 members came along to see Tony in action and I think we all learned something on the day. I personally now feel like I need at least two more sizes of bowl gouge, and I've made a very nice sycamore bowl using techniques picked up on the day. Watch this space for details of any future full-day events.
Peter Osborn turning a wine-glass stem

Work that Peter brought along for us to see
We had an excellent demo from Peter Osborn on Monday night, who showed us how to replace the stem on a wine glass with a much more impressive creation in everyone's favourite medium - Wood!

Next meeting is the 18th August and will be hands-on night.

All Photos : Mark Parkinson (

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Green Fayre 2014 - Beacon Country Park

The club had a presence at the fayre in Beacon Country Park this year. See below for some shots of the stall and the members who manned it.