Waveney & District Woodturners

Last Updated: 21 April 2018

February 8th - Andy Coates

March 8th - Tom Kittle

April 12th - Darren Breeze

May 17th - Simon Hope

June 14th - Colin Smith


July 12th - Mark Baker

August 9th - Mick Hanbury

September 13th Paul Howard

October 11th Richard Findley

November 8th - Darren Breeze

Les Thorne

Club Demonstration

Saturday, May 12th


Mutford Village Hall

NR34 7UP

North of England Woodworking and

Power Tool Show

November 16-18th

Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate

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Richard Findlay

All-Day Demo

Saturday, 29th September

Norwich Woodturners

The Senior Citizens Club, Recreation Ground Road, Sprowston, Norwich. NR7 8EW

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Weird and Wonderful Wood

19th-20th May

10.30am - 5pm

Haughley Park, Wetherden, Nr Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 3JY

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Training Day

On January 20th the club hosted a second training day sponsored by the AWGB and tutored by Paul Howard. The objective was to turn a lidded box with burr inlay and ring, whilst maintaining good tool control and in a safe manner. The six trainees, four from within the club one from Cambridgeshire and one from Lincolnshire, had all received a detailed drawing in advance but there was still considerable trepidation when they saw the piece they were to make. Before getting started and with the first coffee of the day in hand, Paul went through the Health and Safety side of things ensuring everyone had the correct attire for the job.

Accuracy was very important and everyone managed to keep the "oh dear" cuts to a minimum. The trainees were supported and encouraged by club committee members who were on hand to help where required.

The beech blank was turned from square to cylindrical and spigots formed at each end, enabling the top to be parted off and the bottom hollowed out. Most of the trainees had not used carbide tipped tools before and were very impressed by how easy and quickly material could be removed, I suspect that Simon Hope will be receiving orders shortly.

The day was split into three sections with Paul demonstrating what was required and waiting for all trainees to complete that stage before progressing to the next.

It was clear from the expressions and friendly banter that the course was a renowned success with all trainees completing the task and with comments like "I wished I lived nearer I would be here every month", "I never believed I could do this" and "I've learned so much and will try to put it into practice".

The club thanks Paul for his patience and professional performance which was excellent throughout the day. The sponsorship by the AWGB made the course financially viable without their help it wouldn't have happened.

In the days following the course we have received a number of emails expressing appreciation for an enjoyable day.

Trainees from left to right: Chris Parkin, Robin Evans, Paul Howard (Instructor),

 Alan Duff, Ray Skipper, Nick Chudasama, Bob Shepherd