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About Us & Where to find Us

The Hampshire Woodturners Association

We are a group of mostly amateur woodturners who get together once a month to share ideas, show the results of our labours and watch woodturning demonstrations.

 

Map:

 

Address

2 Romsey Rd, Eastleigh, SO50 9FE

 

Parking

Parking can be an issue – try this link for the best/closest available places = Cark car info

 

Meeting & structure of the evenings

Meetings are held at the  Eastleigh Railway Institute, Eastleigh – from 7pm to 10pm.

New Members time is between 7pm and 7:30pm. This is where you can show your work, ask lots of questions and receive valuable advise from many of the group. This is very friendly so don’t be shy and bring along your work – all guidance is constructive to help you learn.

The main meeting will start at 7:30pm and finish around 10pm. Most meetings feature a talk or demonstration about a turning or related subject by a club member or a well-known national turner. Several times a year we have ‘turn-ins’ with a number of lathes being operated by members demonstrating various techniques. There is a tea/coffee break about 8:30 to allow for chatting, stretching & catching up with the latest gossip. A raffle and prize draw rounds off the evening.

Every month members are invited to bring work for the gallery. The gallery will be critiqued on the Turn-In evenings and if time allows on the other meeting nights. Again all very friendly and constructive. The photos of your work will be posted on this website so you will be famous – you can show off to friends and family.
We sometimes run a monthly project for novices and intermediates with the opportunity to discuss problems encountered and overcome.

Membership is £25 per year with a joining fee of £5 for new members.

Potential new members are welcome to come along and pay a fee of £2.50 per visit for a maximum of 2 visits. If you join after these taster sessions, your taster payments will be deducted from your joining fee. – see our Membership page for our membership form to download.

See our Events calendar

Shop and Library

There is a club shop selling various turning sundries, and a library which contains well known titles and DVDs/videos on woodturning.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our commitee who will be more than happy to answer you (see contact us page), or just pop in for a warm welcome!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Roy Sollitt permalink
    4 January, 2018 8:04 am

    When is your next meeting, and do I just come along.

    • 6 January, 2018 2:28 pm

      Hi Roy,
      we meet at the Eastleigh Railway institute : https://hants-woodturners-hwa.co.uk/about-us/
      Our next meeting is Monday 5th March @ 7pm. You are more than welcome to come along, we are in the main hall – door on the right as you come through the front doors. We are a friendly bunch. Just introduce yourself to Keith – man by the door taking the register and he will make you very welcome. We are doing a club night so there will be a few lathes around and you can watch or even take part.

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