Welcome to Bodmin & District Woodturners Cornwall

The Oasis Room, Lostwithiel Community Center, Pleyber, Christ Way, Lostwithiel Pl22 0HE

New Members
Welcome to Bodmin & District Woodturners. This page is to provide you with information that will help you get the most from your membership.
How To Join
If you would like to join please come along to one of our meetings, or contact one of the committee members by email which can be found on the contact form.
Joining fee for one year is £65.00, (Club Fee £47.00, AWGB Fee £18.00). This is Reviewed each year at the AGM.
Learn To Turn
As well as laying on a series of demonstrations and other events to instruct and entertain our members, we run what is called a Foundation Course which is based on the one which the AWGB runs. Click here for more details. As well as this, we usually run a full day hands-on master class with a professional turner. As if that is not enough, we also have a mentor scheme where you can develop your skills at your own pace with the help of an experienced turner. Items from wood provided.

Don't forget to check club member's page's for the Shop, idea's & References.

February Competition (Lidded Box with Finial)

1st Richard Wellborne

2nd peter Flynn

3rd dermot Elsley

Runners Up

Alan Jevons

Geoff Bowyer

Tony Richardson

Steve Bolton

Chris Long

Jonathan Quelch

Mathew Patrick

Patrick shields

Nigel Harvey

Tom Bevan

Novice Turners

1st Kevin Dart

2nd Marion Peters

3rd Terry Middleton

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January Competition (Open any Item)

1st Richard Wellborne

2nd Jonanthan Quelch

3rd Dermot Elsley

Runners up

Tom Bevan

Peter Flynn

Bernard Bailey

Mike Mansfield

Steve Bolton

Pete Batho

Matthew Patrick

Alan Jevons

Rodney March

Patrick Shields

Chris Long

Novice Turners

1st John Hamblin

Terry Middleton

2nd Tony Richardson

3rd Joanne McConnell

AGM 2023

Thursday night the club held a well attended AGM, display of work, auction and social event. The meeting started with the AGM including the chairman and the Treasurer both reporting on a very successful year for the club. Membership of the club has grown considerably in 2023, two more members have become AWGB Approved Tutors and the club is in a sound position financially to carry out the proposed programme of meetings and developments outlined during the meeting. The formal part of the meeting ended with the award of the club's trophies.
The John Brooks Trophy (for service to the club) was awarded to Steve Bolton.
The Turner of the Year trophy was awarded to Chris Long.
The Progress Cup was awarded to Jonathan Quelch.
After the break, an auction was held of items of equipment donated to the club (by his family) in memory of our late member Dave Strickland. During the evening a fine display was set up of work produced by members during the year showing the quality of turning that members are achieving. With the addition of mince pies to go with drinks, it was a very convivial evening and the future for the club looks very positive.

John Brooks Award, Steve Bolton

Turner of the year, Chris Long

Progress Cup, Jonathan Quelch

Members work 2023

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Craft Fair 2023

On Saturday 18th November the club held a very successful Craft Fair (our third, annual event!) at Lostwithiel Community Centre. An increased number of traders from last year were well supported by a good number of visitors over the course of the day and the response was very positive from those involved, despite the unpromising start to the day's weather. All seemed to go very smoothly and a good contribution to Myeloma UK was raised by the sales table and the raffle. Our thanks go to those who provided prizes for this. Many thanks to all those who helped make this day a success.

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November Competition. Christmas Themed turning

1st Pete Batho

2nd Jonathon Quelch

Rodney March

Runners Up

Patrick Shields

Chris Long

Alan Jevons

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October Competition - Coffee Scoop.

1st Chris Long

2nd Pete Batho

3rd Alan Jevons

Runners up.

Terry Middleton

Henry Tabb

Patrick Shields

Jonathon Quelch

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Well Done

At Saturdays hands on meeting two more of our members successfully passed their AWGB Tutors exam. Congratulations to Henry Tabb and Peter Batho.
The adjudicator for their examination was the AWGB South West Representative Mark Beckett.