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.
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.
November Competition. Christmas Themed turning
October Competition - Coffee Scoop.
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.
Septembers Competition. A thin walled vessel.
Mark Beckett RPT.
On Saturday we were treated to an excellent and entertaining demonstration of the work and skill of Mark Beckett RPT - The Gentleman Turner. In a full and interesting day we were shown his methods for turning a spiral stemmed goblet, a textured and coloured wide rimmed bowl, and a pierced oval shaped lidded vessel. The day sped by, encouraged by Mark's insightful explanations and the skill of his turning. His clever tips for saving time and energy were revealing of the thoughtful approach of a full time professional. A terrific day was enjoyed by all those who attended and we hope we may see him again in the future.
August Competition - Lantern with tea light holder.
On Thursday evening, at a well attended meeting, the club was treated to an entertaining demonstration by Rodney March, on the method he uses to make salt and pepper mills using the Crushgrind mechanisms. He also brought several varied examples of the finished object for discussion on the "Interest Table". Despite the fact this was his first demonstration, Rodney's clear explanations and straightforward descriptions of the process were very well received and will no doubt inspire many to attempt their own versions. We look forward to seeing examples of these in the future.