west suffolk woodturning club logo Welcome to our club

We are a small and friendly club which has a variety of members with very varied skills. Many of our members travel considerable distances to meet with us and most are very active turners.

We promote our club and woodturning at various events during the year.

Members can offer advice and tips and you can learn a lot from our demonstration evening, which showcase some of the top demonstrators available as well as our own members’ talents. We use a media projector to make sure that the action is viewed from several camera angles.

There is always a table for display of your latest creation at each meeting, also the occasional item turns up for sale. As part of your membership we can offer you a free personal gallery page on this website.

We also have a number of nights where traders may show  their wares and demonstrate their products.

We hold a club competition annually where we award the Club’s “Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy” to the entry voted most popular by the members.

We take the privacy of our members data seriously and have a Privacy and Cookies Policy which can be viewed here.


  See the calendar page for all this years events.

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Upcoming meetings and events:

July 16th

Demonstration evening with Andy Coates


No meeting - holidays!

Click here to view the entire 2019 calendar

2018 Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy being presented to winner, Peter Thurston, by Chairman, Tic Challis

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Bill Bowden - Laminated Box

We encourage all members to bring items to meetings for display. See more in the main Gallery

2018 Malcolm Fox Memorial A-Z Safety Calendar 2019

November 2018 - Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy Competition  

The challenge this year was to turn a platter, which could be left plain or decorated to your taste.  The choice was left up to the entrant.  On the night we received thirteen entries for the competition and the efforts can all be seen in the photos below.


First place went to Peter Thurston, there was a tie for second place between John Abercrombie and Ian Cameron.  Fourth place went to Mike Charnley.

Full report - click here

December 2018 to July 2019 Content


Unfortunately the only report I have is from January’s Newsletter.

I have not received any member gallery photos since December 2018 from our Newsletter editor despite numerous requests.  Please be patient …

Neil - WSWC Website

January 2019 - Rick Lewis - Traditional Oak Carpentry

In January the members were treated to an excellent talk by Rick Lewis who runs a company called the Traditional Oak Carpentry. His company repairs ancient timber framed buildings. Rick has spent the last 30 years repairing these ancient structures mainly in Suffolk. At least 60% of his business is restoration work using what is left of the building and 40% of his work is building bespoke new frames. Rick has a large workshop where the original frame work is laid out, numbered and catalogued and from this new wood/frames can be added. Once repaired the completed frames are taken back to the client and the building is reconstructed.

October 26th - All day demonstration with Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner)

An early ‘heads up’ to advertise an all day event for October when we shall be welcoming Emma Cook (known as the tiny turner). Emma is a very talented turner and artist working since the age of 16.

From her website:

My name is Emma. I am 32 years old. I hail from the great county of West Yorkshire; and standing at the mighty height of 4 feet, 10 and a half inches, you may be able to understand why I adopted the business name of 'The Tiny Turner'!

I adore working with wood because it has a story and a soul of its own. Each piece has lived its own life and that is what makes it so unique.

I have loved being creative from when I was little... Well, smaller than I am now! There was nothing I couldn't make with cardboard and a roll of sticky tape! I also, very importantly, believe in dragons. But then, who doesn't?….

It should be a great day - To book please contact John woods, WSWC Secretary, on 07770 226640 or email him at info@wswc.org.uk