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.

September 2016 Meeting

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

The planned hands on eveing began with a discusion regarding the rise of the cost of the room hire at Wimborne Road Methodist Church.

The decision was taken to raise the Monthly Subs to £5.00 per meeting and remain at Wimborne Road at the present time. An alternative meeting place is available should we need it in the future.

August 2016 Meeting

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Unfortunately the scheduled demonstration by Alan Truman was cancelled at short notice due to illness.

Our member Rob Mercer agreed to step in at the last minute.

July 2016 Meeting

Sunday, 31 July 2016

At the meeting on July 12th 2016 our secretary John Gamston tendered his resignation due to ill health. Gerry Aston volunteered to be his replacement, proposed by Cliff Hurley, seconded by Mike Bottomley and duly elected by unanimous vote.

Gerry is now the club secretary. 

The meeting continued with a demonstration by one of our members Doug Rochester as planned. 

May 2016

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Members work on display at the May 2016 meeting.

Robert Till - April 2016

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Robert's demonstration was very interesting and enjoyed by all.

He showed us how to make a bird nesting box with a rounded bottom; hollowed out of one large piece of a tree branch.  He also made a removable top to fit on the hollowed piece so that it could be opened and cleaned after the nesting season is over.

All members present thought it had been an enjoyable evening and would look forward to seeing more demonstrations by Robert in the future.

Annual Schedule 2016/2017

Monday, 21 March 2016

Apr 12 - Robert Till (Professional)
May 10 - Hands on evening
Jun 14 - Rob Mercer (Member)
Jul 12 - Doug Rochester (Member)
Aug 09 - Rob Mercer (Member)
Sep 13 - Hands on evening
Oct 11 - Dawn Hopley (Professional)
Nov 08 - Steve Heeley (Professional)
Dec 13 - Hands on evening
Jan 10 - Paul Bellamy (Professional)
Feb 14 - Angus Stuart (Member)
Mar 14 - AGM & Hands on evening

2016 AGM at March Meeting

Chairman Robin Smith tendered his resignation at the March AGM meeting due to ill health.

Jim Wootton was proposed as chairman by Cliff Hurley and seconded by John Reynolds before being elected by a clear majority.

The serving secretary and treasurer both requested that deputies be appointed to provide cover in the future should it be required.

John Reynolds offered to be deputy treasurer and was porposed by Jim Wootton, seconded by Robin Smith and elected by a clear majority.

March 2016

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Small "finger ", natural edge ash bowl by Chris Clay

February 2016

Friday, 12 February 2016

Some examples of members work on display at the February 2016 meeting.  A hollow vessel made by Kimberley Harris, one of our new members, and a clock made by Rob Mercer.