Welcome to Bodmin & District Woodturners

Bodmin & District Woodturners (formerly Treknow Woodturners) is a small, friendly club located in the St Mabyn Village Hall. Our club nights are on the second Thursday and the fourth Thursdays of selected months (see How To Join) from 7 p.m. until a bit after 9 p.m. with other events laid on throughout the year. Whether you are experienced turner or complete novice, new members are always welcome. We have a strong youth development philosophy, giving them free membership and providing a safe & interesting environment in which to learn woodturning.If you are interested in joining us, you can come along to two club nights free of charge before making up your mind. In the first instance, you should contact our Membership Secretary, using this email link, who will arrange a member to meet and greet you.
Membership for adults costs £24 per annum plus £18 for AWGB


Youth Day

On Saturday 29th October we held a Youth Day at St. Mabyn Village Hall in which five local youngsters, Molly Heartwood, Harry Edwards, Ester Williams and James McInnes-Slegg along with Ben Stoneman, completed a day of learning the first steps in woodturning. Five youngsters, who had never done woodturning before took part, each student having an individual tutor for the day to lead them through the craft so that, at the end of the day, they could take two items home that they had made. It was a very full day, enjoyed by all, and now having completed the course they are members of the national body of Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and Bodmin and District Woodturners free until they are 19.

There will be another Youth Training Day next year so if you have a family member between the ages of 11 and 19 please contact John Brooks on email -  bdwtwoodturners@gmail.

Competition pieces For November

novembers-competitionCompetition for November was a Bowl

A- Dave Strickland, Chestnut

B- John Brooks, Spalted Ash

C- Mike Mansfield

D- Peter Flynn, Spalted Beech

E- Tom Bevan, Monkey Puzzle


1st Place John Brooks


2nd Place Dave Strickland


3rd place Mike Mansfield

tom-bickerstafDemostrator for November Tom Bickerstaff

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