The City of Wolverhampton Woodturners meet on the second Tuesday of each month at 6.45pm for a 7pm start at Fallings Park Methodist Church and Community Centre, Wimborne Road, Wolverhampton, WV10 0NN.

Hands on evenings are arranged with our 3 lathes available so that members can show, discuss or ask advice on any turning related matter.

Meetings regularly feature visiting demonstrators, please see the annual schedule for our current programme. Visitors are always welcome and the first visit is FREE. Membership is £15 per year and £5 per visit.

Inside out turning by Mike Law

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

At the December 2011 meeting club member Mike Law demonstrated the technique of inside out turning for a lamp shade base.

4 pieces of timber were glued together and turned to a carefully prepared template, finished and polished, then separated, rotated and glued permanently together with the turned surfaces now on the inside. The outside was then turned again very carefully then finished and polished.

The top end was separated from the block end by turning down to the centre, the bottom end was first marked whilst still on the lathe then sawn off after removal from the lathe.

Ken Allen Demonstrating September 2011

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A very interesting evening spent on the visit to the club by Ken Allen who demostrated his version of a stemmed vessel with contrasting, highlighted decoration using Ash as his choice of material.

Ken Allen turning
Decorated vessel

Alan Trueman Demonstrating June 2011

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Alan produced a pomander dish from an eight pointed star shaped blank with a pierced lid and a finial in contrasting wood.

Steve Heeley Demonstrating May 2011

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Steve Heeley demonstrating at our meeting in May 2011, producing  a large split hollow form with an ebonised finish and gold paste highlighting the grain.

Annual Schedule 2011/2012

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Apr 12 - Robert Mercer (Member)
May 10 - Steve Heeley (Member/Professional)
Jun 14 - Alan Trueman (Professional)
Jul 12 - Hands on evening - bring your wood/problems for help/advice
Aug 9 - Bob Saunders (Member)
Sep 13 - Ken Allen (Professional)
Oct 11 - Robin Smith (Member)
Nov 8 - Hands on evening
Dec 13 - Mike Law (Member)
Jan 10 - Robert Mercer (Member)
Feb 14 - Steve Heeley (Member/Professional)
Mar 13 - AGM & Hands on evening