We hold two types of meeting: Demonstration and Hands-On (see below). Most of our meetings are a full-day starting with tea and coffee at 10.00 a.m. and ending at 4.30 p.m. (see Refreshments and Lunch). Members are encouraged to arrive early to help with setting up equipment.
Note that we occasionally have a half-day afternoon meeting so it is advisable check the Club Meetings Calendar. Additional information about the club can be found on our Facebook page.
At every meeting we have a display table for members turned work, and there is a raffle of various prizes donated by club members. There is always plenty of time during breaks in the meetings for informal discussion of woodturning and related matters. The club’s extensive woodturning library of DVDs, books and specialist tools is also available to members at the meetings.
All meetings take place at Carno Community Centre, Carno SY17 5LH. There is plenty of free parking. The meeting hall is accessible for wheelchair users and has an hearing aid loop system. The hall has a stage at one end, where the lathe is located for demonstrations, and plenty of seating is available.
Admission Charges for 2024
The admission charge contributes to the cost of the demonstrator and the venue. Payment is by cash at the door.
Club Members: £11 Family Club Members: £17 AWGB Members: £15 (Note: your membership card must be shown on entry, otherwise you will need to pay £20) All other visitors: £20
Refreshments and Lunch
Tea, coffee and biscuits are available free during the breaks at every meeting, but you will need to bring your own lunch or purchase something from the local Spar (limited selection).
The club has invested in quality AV equipment giving close ups of every demonstration relayed to flat screen TVs at either side of the stage so that everyone in the hall gets a really good view of what is going on. A radio microphone and loudspeaker system, along with a hearing aid loop, ensure that everyone can hear what the demonstrator is saying.
We usually have a number of “Hands-On” days or half-days every year. There is no formal demonstration at these meetings, but a number of lathes are available where club members can demonstrate techniques and try new tools. Novices to woodturning can have a go themselves at these meetings under the supervision of experienced club members.
Occasionally, the club also attends local events such as village shows, craft fairs and vintage rallies. At these events some of our more experienced club members demonstrate woodturning and the club usually has a table of members work for sale.