Oxon Woodturners

News

Our next clubnight will be on the 12th of January 2023, when we will be treated to a demonstration by club Patron Gary Rance. Gary's demonstrations are always entertaining and highly skilled. The competition theme for this month is to make a mushroom or toadstool turned from branch wood. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Events

DateDemonstratorMonthly CompetitionDescription
12 Jan 2023Gary RanceMushroom/toadstoolMushroom/toadstools turned from branch wood
09 Feb 2023Hands-OnGreen turningObjects turned from unseasoned (wet) wood
09 Mar 2023Hands-OnForm in blackSculptural turnings coloured black by some means
13 Apr 2023John Boyne AitkenWinged bowlFace of the bowl extends beyond the side
11 May 2023Hands-OnSomething for the homeTurned household item (useful/decorative)
08 Jun 2023Hands-OnFits in a matchboxTurned objects that will fit in a (small) matchbox
13 Jul 2023Hands-OnChairman's challenge
10 Aug 2023Hands-OnLaminated/segmented turningTurnings from a glued-up blank
14 Sep 2023Hands-OnTurned and carvedTurnings with decorative carving
12 Oct 2023Tony HalcrowHybrid/alternative materialse.g. resin, pewter, bone; with or without wood
09 Nov 2023Hands-OnLive edgeBowl or vase with a natural (bark) edge
14 Dec 2023AGMDisplay of best workPlease bring your best work for display and appraisal

About Us

Welcome to the web page of the Oxon Woodturners which is associated to the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain (AWGB).

We have been established for nearly 30 years as a focus for woodturners in and around Oxfordshire with over 50 members with a wide range of experience and ages. Our meetings (second Thursday of every month at 7.00pm) - see map on contact page - are informal and consist usually of demonstrations or club hands-on evenings. There is always something for both beginners and established turners; new members are always welcome.

We are delighted that the well-known turner Gary Rance is the Patron of our club. Gary is considered one of the fastest and most accurate production woodturners in the UK and is one of only a few whose income comes solely from woodturning. Gary has been a popular demonstrator at the club, combining infectious enthusiasm with pre-eminent skill, and we look forward to a long and happy collaboration with him.

Please contact one of our committee members for more information on the club. Our constitution is available here.