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.

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  See the calendar page for all this years events.

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Upcoming meetings and events:

March 19th 2019

Demonstration evening with Tony Walton

7:30pm at the Village Hall

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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

October 2018 Meeting— Multi-turn Evening

A well-attended multiturn evening, where members bought along their lathes for fellow members to have a go at using and gain ideas from the more experienced.


Five members brought their equipment, Mike Chandley, Maurice, Tic, Ian and Trevor, which was much appreciated by the members that came along.  All the members had huge interest in all the demonstrations and work on display


Full report - click here

Malcolm Fox Memorial Trophy Competition – November 2018


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

All day demonstration. 27 October 2018 - Mark Sanger.

Mark introduced himself as a retired policeman, with an engineering background, from Devon who decided to do wood for fun!  

He went on to explain that in truth you only need 7 tools including 2 scrapers which after some practice and experience can be dispensed with as you become more proficient with the other tools.  The tools were Spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, bowl gouge, parting tool, skew and the 2 scrapers (round and square end).

Mark then emphasised safety by highlighting the many danger that are present in the workshop, concluding his introduction with the fact that he now always wears a full facemask, in his workshop it’s a vented one but for the demonstration just a face shield so that he could be heard - an excellent day thanks to John Wood our Secretary!

Full and extensive  report - click here

December 2018 and January 2019


To follow - awaiting report and table photos