About

Trent Valley Woodturners are a club of 60+ members who meet on a regular basis to discuss and practice the art of wood turning.

 

The club is based in Kegworth, Leicestershire and is  situated next to the Village Hall. The workshop is situated in a brand new purpose built facility  which was opened in early May 2015.

On the second Wednesday of every month the members are entertained with a demonstration from either a professional wood turner or a club member. Demonstrations take place during the evening between 6.30 to 9 pm and are free for all members to attend. Non members are charged £5 for admission. Spaces are limited so be sure to contact the Secretary before arriving.

Club activities include a hands on experience several times each month, where members have access to a variety of lathes and workshop equipment. At these meeting the members have the opportunity to use the club facilities or to just discuss ideas or problems with other people.

On the third Wednesday of each month, members have the opportunity to socialise, watch DVD’s and discuss problems over tea and coffee. This is a ‘no turning session between 1.30 – 4.30pm.

During the Autumn and Winter months, on Tuesday and Wednesday  evenings, training is given to students new to woodturning. The cost for each 8 week session, 2 hours per night is £64.  Due to popular demand training has now been extended to include Friday Mornings, a 8 week course, 3 hours  per session costs £96. Anyone interested in joining any of our training classes should contact the Secretary  as soon as possible as places are limited.

Activities are arranged throughout the year and include all day presentations by professional Woodturners and visits to local wood fairs. At these fairs the members demonstrate their woodturning skills and exhibit some of the items that have been made in the club. Some of these items are sold to the general public and some of the proceeds donated to charity.

The club facilities include a variety of lathes and workshop equipment, a library of books/DVDs and a stock of woodturning accessories which include glues, polishes and miscellaneous items. The club has state of the art audio and visual equipment which is used during demonstrations.