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.


  See the calendar page for all this years events.

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Upcoming meetings and events:

March 20th 2018

Demonstration with Colin Smith

7:30pm at the Village Hall

April 17th 2018

Multiturn and ‘Hands on’ evening

7:30pm at the Village Hall

2017 Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy being presented to winner, Peter Thurston, by Chairman, Tic Challis

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

2017 Malcolm Fox Memorial

January 2018 Meeting - Mike Charnley

Mike had a piece of Field Maple mounted on the lathe and introduced his demo by saying that he was going to make a box inspired by Benoit Avery but with a difference.

This was a very well-presented demo and showed the variations possible when you start to explore a shape.

See the full report here

December Meeting - John Woods

Our erstwhile Secretary and programme creator stepped in to fill the “Techy talk” breach with a presentation on many aspects of Health and Safety as applied to Woodturning.  

In order to focus the presentation John chose to centre it on Wood dust.

His presentation, using MS PowerPoint, and our new projector was well received.

View the meeting report here

Full technical talk guide here

November meeting 2017

The club AGM was very well supported this year, thank you to all members who attended.

A-Z Safety Nov 2017

Mike Charnley came second with his necklace.

Ian Cameron third with his miniature bird box

See the full report here

Malcom Fox Memorial Trophy 2017

Also held on the AGM night (November) was the annual competition. This year the challenge was to turn a Christmas cracker containing a turned gift.  There were eleven entries and some very novel ideas, as usual the quality of work submitted was superb.

The winner was Peter Thurston with his ingenious cracker and ‘gift’ of a ball which contained a hidden box. It was executed and finished to a superb standard.

Calendar 2018