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Dark Wood

Ever fancied woodturning but don't know where to begin? or are you already turning and need some advice or inspiration.
If so, come along to the Hands On sessions.

About Us
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About Us

In 1997 professional woodturner and joiner David Hanlon ran his business from Amerton Farm, near Stowe-by-Chartley. As a part of his business he organized monthly meetings for hobby turners to learn more about woodturning techniques through ‘hands on’ evenings and watching demonstrations of woodturning by professionals.  The club that formed was known as 'Amerton Woodturners'.

 

After David moved his business from Amerton, a group of members decided to set up the current club, renamed it Stafford & District Woodturning Club and relocated to Hopton Village Hall, where it still meets today.  Several of the founding members are still part of the club.

 

Membership, although small, includes relative beginners through to experienced and skilled turners. We engage up to nine professionals through the year to demonstrate the widest variety of turning skills, artistic techniques/ideas and projects.

At the remaining meetings the more competent club members are invited to share their techniques and ideas with other members, in particular relative beginners, through ‘hands on’ sessions.

 

We are a low key and friendly club and offer a warm welcome to new members and visitors alike.

 

So whether you are an experienced turner or have a latent interest in wood and/or woodturning (perhaps from long ago woodwork lessons at school!), why not pop in at any of the meetings listed in the calendar of events or get in touch.

Memberships
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Membership

Annual membership is £38.00 per annum

 

The Treasurer is happy to take payments in person at the conclusion of the AGM in December, alternatively at or before the January meeting

 

Members joining in July or after pay £15.00 membership fee

 

There is a fee of £3 per monthly meeting payable on the day at the door, which includes tea or coffee and biscuits during the break.

 

Visitors are welcome at a fee of £5.00 per meeting

Calendar

Calendar

2024 Meetings/Events

Monday 8th January
7:30 - 10:00pm
DVD Night
Monday 12th February
7:30 - 10:00pm
Dave Murdoch
Monday 11th March
7:30 - 10:00pm
Steve Cassidy
Monday 8th April
7:30 - 10:00pm
Tony Jones
Monday 13th May
7:30 - 10:00pm
Paul Bellamy
Monday 10th June
7:30 - 10:00pm
'Hands On' Night
Monday 8th July
7:30 - 10:00pm
Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner)
Monday 12th August
7:30 - 10:00pm
TBC
Monday 9th September
7:30 - 10:00pm
Rob Till
Monday 14th October
7:30 - 10:00pm
'Hands On' Night
Monday 11th November
7:30 - 10:00pm
Mike Taylor
Monday 9th December
7:30 - 10:00pm
AGM
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Contact/Find Us

Contact / Find Us

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in messaging us using the form below, email info@staffordwoodturning.co.uk or call Margaretta on 01785 603304.

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Our meetings are held at Hopton Village Hall, Wilsmore Hill Lane, Hopton, Staffordshire. ST18 0AW

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