West Northants Woodturners has about 50 members of varying skill levels from absolute beginners up. We meet regularly on the first and third Wednesday of each month from 7.00pm to 9.30pm in Weedon Village Hall.
There is a £10 annual membership fee supplemented by a £4 charge for attendance at meetings and an optional raffle at £1 a ticket. There is no charge for initial attendance. If you wish to join the club, you can do so at any of the meetings, or if you have any questions please contact us via the Contacts page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you.
The usual meeting format is for a guest turner, or one of our members, to demonstrate their skills whilst entertaining and informing the audience. Some “Hands On” meetings are arranged where members are able to take part using one of the club’s lathes to gain practical experience. Meetings also include a drinks and biscuits break and on the first Wednesday of the month we have an open competition where members can show their recent work and compete for the Turner of the Year prize.
We run a shop which carries a limited but varied stock of useful woodworking accessories. Wood from local sources is available from time to time. There is also a library with a good selection of books for the use of members at a nominal charge of £1 a fortnight.
The Club is fully insured.
Chairman – Mick Denton
Honorary Secretary – Adrian Finch
Honorary Treasurer – Duncan Anderson
Programme Secretary – Tom Donnelly
Librarian – Tom Donnelly
Shop Assistant – Adrian Finch / Bob Green
Quartermaster – Clive Bryant
Webmaster – Ken Garratt
Committee Member – Roger Gilbert
Committee Member – Bob Green
Committee Member – Gerald Hubbard
Committee Member – Joan Whitehead
Committee Member – Richard Coleman