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Please contact any of us regarding the club or questions you have.

 Name  Committee role     Email  Photo
Dave Gibbard  Chairman
 Bob Hope  Secretary
 Michael Dutton  Treasurer
Keith Barnes  Membership
 Pete Broadbent  Photographer
 David Simpson  Editor, Your Turn
 Pete Wilcocks  Shop
 Keith Barnes  New members coordinator
 Alan Baker  Novice Corner  
 Phil Bristow  Webmaster
 John Holden  Outreach/ Demonstrations  John Holden


13 Comments leave one →
  1. katy permalink
    7 June, 2014 8:24 pm

    I would like to learn about wood turning – I am a complete novice! Any advice on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated

    • 11 June, 2014 1:58 pm

      Hi Katy,
      Where are you based? – The best advice I can give is join a club or visit your local turning supply shop.


  2. Alan R Tuckwood permalink
    6 February, 2015 7:24 pm

    Great website, really enjoyed my visit. Really good inspiration and resource for a novice like myself. Congratulations to your club on reaching a marvellous milestone. Thank you. Cambridgeshire, so too far to travel for your meetings. A

  3. Laura permalink
    13 October, 2016 9:42 pm

    Hello. I enjoyed Woodturning at school and would very much like to get into it again. Please can you tell me of there are any courses or workshops in the Southampton area?

  4. James Brown permalink
    22 November, 2016 11:43 pm

    Hi, I’m looking to take up turning as it has always interested me. I live in hook, north hampshire and wondered if anyone knew of any groups near me, also does anyone know of any cheap secondhand lathes for sale?
    Many thanks,

  5. Pete dudgeon permalink
    16 March, 2019 5:42 pm

    Hi, I’m just making a general enquiry. I do general gardening and landscaping work and occasionally come across some nice wood. Do you guys ever buy or take wood from the public? I’ve just been cutting up a very large cherry on one of customers properties and though it’s be a shame to see it go to waste.
    Regards, Pete.

    • 16 March, 2019 7:01 pm

      Hi Pete, yes we accept donations and can also buy. Best is to write to our chairman, with photos and location and that will be distributed out to the club members.

  6. Sam Townsend permalink
    30 August, 2019 1:31 pm

    Hi there I’m sending a email for some info for my grandfather and hopeing you could point me in the right direction he’s was a self taught wood turner for many decades but had to sell his lathe due to down sizeing and was curious if there is a location he could pay to use a lathe like a workshop or something where he could do a few bits to keep busy not a big people person but will grow on people thank you for your help

    • 7 September, 2019 11:02 am

      Hi Sam,
      There are options for your grandfather, you can try the following link to the shed charity:
      Also you can come along to our club and depending on location – I’m sure there will be people willing to let him have a play. We have open evenings as well where anybody can have ago. Best bet is to come along and speak to one of our committee to understand and I’m sure we can help.

  7. David Coull permalink
    26 March, 2020 9:31 am

    Hi. I wonder if you could help me please? I am looking to buy a woodturning lathe. Do you know of any members wishing to sell one? Thank you. David Coull

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