The club is an associate member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).

Demo by Peter Jackson:

Scouring and scorching

Club meeting - August 23rd 2018

Competition - Platter <10”

Winners: Kenny Morison (experienced) Paul Ince (beginner)  Pete Jackson treated us to comprehensive demonstration on the 'Scouring and Scorching' of a wood turned item.  Starting with a piece of oak he created a vase that has a burnished and polished finish with a remarkable ‘gold” grain.  This was all achieved using a few standard tools (and one which is a little specialist), a blow torch, a somewhat suspicious toothbrush and some lemon oil.  For a more detailed view of the process click here. To the right are Kenny’s and Paul’s platters, winners in the experienced and beginners categories.  For a look at all the competition entries click here.