- Online weekly meetings using the Zoom platform
- Weekly advice, chat and encouragement with our members
- Group rooms to allow members to get to know each other and to make new friends and seek guidance
- Weekly show and tell recent turnings to other members for comments
- Members Only section of this website to share details about yourself
- Project how to’s section in the members only area
- Direct link to Wednesday’s meetings so no need for an invitation to attend
- Members can upload images of their turnings direct to the gallery
- For Sale section in the Members Only area to sell your unused tools and equipment
Club Zoom was set up at the start of the lockdown; it was born from losing touch with local club members. Missing the interaction with the network of colleagues and friends it was the ideal way to continue .
We now have a club that is as near to a live club as possible; it’s not about numbers or demonstrations it’s about its members.
We have turners from all over the world and of all skill levels.
Each Wednesday the virtual meeting room is open from 7pm and the main meeting starts promptly at 7:30pm where we start by welcoming and introducing any new members.
We split the large group into several small groups and each meets in their own meeting room until 8:15pm; this allows everyone the opportunity to talk and get to know other members before the main meeting starts. I will then run the meeting with any members that want to take the spotlight and talk about their turning journey or maybe an outside supplier to do a talk about their products. This website has a members gallery which allows them to showcase their projects to a wider audience.
Encouraging and Promoting
Each week we have members that show case their work. In our show and tell session that has grown in popularity, members enjoy showing their work and it inspires others to create their own version of work from it.
A Lasting Journey
Our aim is to promote and encourage others to take up the hobby of woodturning and inspire people to stay with it, it’s a sad fact that many that start the woodturning journey lose interest with lack of inspiration or find that they get frustrated or worse hurt through lack of knowledge both are easily solved with the right people or friends around you.
New members pay a £10 joining fee. Annual membership costs £10, that’s 21p a meeting, this helps to pay for the meeting platform and this website. The membership year runs from 1st July to 30th June, members joining the club between 1st April and 30th June will have their membership extended to the 30th June of the following calendar year.
Smock badges are currently on order and will be posted to all members joining / renewing their membership in July 2021 free of charge.
No payment is required to attend our weekly Coffee Morning where there is an opportunity to meet some of our members for an informal chat and to find out more about the club.
To join the club please complete the membership registration form and pay your £10 joining fee and your £10 annual membership and you will then be able to attend our Wednesday evening meetings and access the members only resources on this website.