west suffolk woodturning club logo Welcome to our club

We are a small and friendly club which has a variety of members with very varied skills. Many of our members travel considerable distances to meet with us and most are very active turners.

We promote our club and woodturning at various events during the year.

Members can offer advice and tips and you can learn a lot from our demonstration evening, which showcase some of the top demonstrators available as well as our own members’ talents. We use a media projector to make sure that the action is viewed from several camera angles.

There is always a table for display of your latest creation at each meeting, also the occasional item turns up for sale.

We also have a number of nights where traders may show  their wares and demonstrate their products.

We hold a club competition annually where we award the Club’s “Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy” to the entry voted most popular by the members.

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Upcoming meetings and events:

October 17th 2017

Multiturn evening

7:30pm at the Village Hall

October 28th 2017

All day demonstration with Rod Paige *

* Need to book with our Secretary John Woods

2016 Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy being presented to winner, Ian Cameron, by Vice Chairman, Tic Challis

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Dennis Dell - Yew bowl

We encourage all members to bring items to meetings for display. See more in the main Gallery

2016 Malcolm Fox Memorial

September meeting - Andy Coates

Andy demonstrating his technique to form Rayleigh-Bénard cells using acrylic paints and a dose of science!

He turned a bowl with a recess to take the paint mixture he prepared on the evening.  The demonstration was very interesting and his months of experimentation to perfect the technique as perfect cells were formed.

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July meeting - Mick Hanbury

Mick introduced the evening by saying that he was going to colour some wood.  This is not to everybody's taste but he said "I do what I like, and I like what I do."  

He demonstration best techniques to turn a large bowl using a variety of pull cuts and methods.

His bowl was then coloured with an abstract mix of Acrylics and mixed with the aid of a cling film wrapper

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June Meeting - Rodger Foden

Rodger turned an egg shaped box, his approach was thoughtful and carefully planned.

He hollowed using a spindle gouge and also demonstrated the technique of using a Scewchi gouge to good effect.

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