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Our club Woodturning group is supported by six qualified AWGB Tutors and one Registered Professional Turner (RPT).


Currently  we aim to support and teach beginners and up to “intermediate" level  turners in line with  the standard AWGB teaching format, 


Club “Hands on” sessions are used to teach and practice the basics of Woodturning and to share knowledge and experience amongst members.


Turners who become reasonably competent are encouraged to  seek advanced  tuition  which is available from many expert tutors, mostly  professional wood turners, this is not provided at Club level.


The group benefits from occasional live demonstrations and hands on workshops from professional turners arranged by the club programme organiser.

To support its activities the Club owns six mini lathes, each with a box of accessories,  and three boxed sets of gouges giving a capability to turn most small to medium projects. In addition the club  owns a selection of other more specialist turning tools.


Sharpening is supported by a traditional wheeled grinder fitted with a CBN wheel and appropriate jigs, a Tormek “wet” slow wheel  grinder and a Robert Sorby Pro Edge Belt style sharpener, again both equipped with suitable jigs.


Wood for turning is usually available for sale at club meetings at very competitive prices. Any profits go to club funds


From time to time the group, with club support, have provided woodturning experience sessions in some local Derbyshire Special needs schools,. This is an activity we hope to continue along with supporting the clubs representation at The Stick Makers annual Bakewell meeting and the annual Brailsford Ploughing Match.


The  Club lead members for Woodturning are Brian Walker and Graham Legg.

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