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.

August Competition (Box With Lid)

1st Dermot Elsey

2nd Henry Tabb

3rd Richard Wellborne

Runners up

Tony Richardson

Bernard Bailey

Mike Mansfield

Patrick Shields

Rodney March

Chris Long

Pete Batho

Tom Bevan

July Competition (Milking Stool)

June Competition (Celtic Knot).

Joint 1st Pete Batho

Joint 3rd Patrick Shields

Rodney March

Joint 1st Chris Long

Joint 3rd Tony Richardson

May Competition (Solid Sphere).

1st Pete Batho

2nd Rodney March

3rd Henry Tabb

Runners Up.

Tom Bevan

Chris Long

Patrick Shields

Dermot Elsley

Demonstration by Colin Simpson.

On 23rd April we were lucky enough to welcome professional turner and good friend to the club Colin Simpson for his first Demonstration since before Covid, and it turned out, what he tells us will be his last ever Demonstration, so we were particularly honoured. He treated us to his usual, humorous and hugely informative style and covered a number of topics from tool presentation and avoiding catches, via thread turning to finishing techniques, along with a short discussion about using colour. The level of comments and questions posed showed how engaged we all were by his knowledge and skill. Despite not demonstrating any more, we hope we will still see him at the club again. Many thanks Colin!