South Downs Woodturners General Info

Woodturning examples

Friendly and welcoming Woodturners club for Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire and surrounding areas. To promote, educate and encourage woodturning as a craft and an art form. Our monthly meetings, typically on the last Wednesday of each month, 7-10pm. Beeding and Bramber Village Hall, BN44 3WN for demonstrations, competitions, practical evenings, informal chats, help and advice etc.

Also at each meeting, a shop with woodturning related supplies and timber, a raffle to cover meeting costs, free tea/coffee and biscuits. Members benefits also include use of a Toolbank and a Library of books and DVD’s. We encourage members to bring items along to our Tools ‘n’ Turnings table, and to participate in our Chairman’s Challenge (held at meetings when there is no competition).

Potential new members welcome to come along to find out more. Complete novices to those with vast experience are welcome to join, very reasonable yearly subscriptions.

Please see our Facebook, Instagram or website for further information or contact secretary@southdownswoodturners.com

Snowmen

Each year we ask members to turn some snowmen which are then donated to local playgroups or nurseries, for the children to decorate. This year Barcombe playgroup that meets at Barcombe Village Hall from Monday – Friday, during school term time.  It accommodates about 30 children, aged 2 to 4 years.

As well as the children decorating them, they also had a stall at the Barcombe Primary School Christmas Fair where they sold the surplus snowmen for decoration, along with other items, to help boost their funds.  They proved to be popular with adults & children alike. Please see attached photos.

Upcoming Meetings

January 31st Freestyle competition: Any item / items with turned elements

Member demonstration: Norman Billingham demonstrates various aspects of pen turning.

February 28th Professional demonstration: a return visit to our club for the ever popular Kevin Hutson

March 27th Member demonstration (in preparation for the May competition)

“From Log to Bowl” – Gordon Eaton takes us through the process of turning a bit of tree trunk to a finished bowl.

 

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