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.

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Hands on 11th December 2018

Kimberley used one lathe for making craft items on


Carbide tools demo 13 November 2018

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Carbide tool were on display, a large selection was brought in by Kimberley, which include different makes and a selection for deep hollowing.

I described the tools I made, how to make, sharpen them and then how to use them.

The main tool used was the round tipped one, it was used for rough turning from square to round, turning coves and beads, also for hollowing.
Several items were on display where only the round tipped tool and a pairing off tool had been used.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Tuesday November 13th Demo

This will be a demonstration about carbide turning tools, what you can and cannot do with them and how to make them.

9 October 2018

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Demonstration by Robert Trill

Robert gave a demonstration on involute turning (inside out turning), the demo started with a description and examples of how wood was glued together and the finished turnings. One extra item was especially interesting was the popping cracker, as it included box making and jam chucking.

Hands on 14th August 2018

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

The topic of this hands on meeting was "bowl turning" all three lathes were used, some items were brought in to apply finish, and , some bowls were turned. Inexperienced members were encouraged to turn a bowl and other experienced members gave tuition and also turned bowls.

Hands on 14th August

Sunday, 12 August 2018

Hands on will be about bowl turning if you have a bowl to start or finish bring it along,

Hands on 10th July 2018

Friday, 13 July 2018

Hands on for turning and sanding.

The evening was setup with the 3 lathes co that members could demonstrate some turning and sanding techniques.

Hands on 12th June 2108

Friday, 15 June 2018

Hands on Demonstrating tool sharpening

The evening was arranged so that tools could be sharpened, then, with the three lathes setup, the tools could be used.

Hands on 8th May 2018

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Hands on 8th May 2018

The evening was set up for the three lathes to be used to give demonstrations and some tution on woodturning to new members.

The instructions and demonstration started with the most important item for all woodturning : SAFETY, it can easily overlooked by people new to woodturning its only natural to want to when you are intrested in woodturning, just to get started, but, it is important to get safety embeded into a hobby where machines are the main park of it.

The evening started well with the three lathes set up just before the members arrived.

Annual Schedual 2018/2019

Sunday, 22 April 2018

May 8th       Hands on - for beginers tools and timber supplied
June 12th    Hands on - Sharpening Bring your tools for demo on sharpening. Lathes will be                                       available to try out your sharpened tools.
July 10th    Hands on - Lathes will be out for you to turn and finish small items (light pulls, bag                                 handles etc)
Aug 14th     TBA
Sept 11th    TBA
Oct 9th         TBA
Nov 13th     TBA
Dec 11th      Hands on 1 lathe will be used by Kimberely for craft work
Jan  8th        Paul Bellamy
Feb 12th      Doug Rochester
Mar 12th      AGM and hands on

2018 AGM at March Meeting

Saturday, 21 April 2018

15 Club members were present for the meeting.

Chairman’s Report

The Chairman open the meeting with concerns about the future of the club and current level of membership.