Ashdown Woodturners

Beautiful things in wood


Ashdown Woodturners Association

A Woodturning club based on the Ashdown Forest in East Sussex

We usually meet at 7:30pm on the 3rd Thursday of each month at The Holy Trinity Church Hall, Colemans Hatch (near Forest Row). Post Code TN7 4HN


Please check Meeting Dates page for further details.



Next meeting:



Our monthly meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the current Coronavirus threat.

Who are we?

Our club has been in existence since 1992, and is open to all ages and abilities. We are a group of people who enjoy Woodturning and creating some beautiful examples of what can be made from wood of various shapes and types.
 
Our friendly members will always offer advice and guidance to new members. There are opportunities to buy used tools and equipment at our regular auction nights to help you get started.

Why not come along to one of our monthly meetings as a guest, you will be made very welcome with no obligation to join the club.
Our current annual subscription is just £28, with a small fee for demonstration evenings.
Our members live in the towns and villages around the beautiful Ashdown Forest, hence our name!

To Contact Us

by Email, please click here, or on the link in the Footer below

Latest News:

Innovation by Paul Silvey:

It's a thread chasing set up which relies on a spinning blade in one chuck and the piece to be threaded on a carriage that advances towards the first chuck at the appropriate rate to cut the thread whilst being rotated. Make sense? No, I doubt it. I shouldn't have tested it out on softwood, that's for sure. Rubbish results! I lost interest a bit after I made it so I haven't tested it on hardwood yet.
I can come up with a much better description if you'd like one, I'm sure.

Anyway...here are some photos which may serve to help you understand what it does. ( a picture says a thousand words - or in this case ...two thousand!)

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Virtual Competition for April to June has been judged by Kevin Hutson. Many thanks to Kevin, a good friend of our club, for offering a half day tuition to the winner, who is Peter Creasey, (Jim Cullen the overall winner has passed on the tuition as he is a committee member)


Results:

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August's Virtual Competition starts on 1st August. This month's theme is a useful tool or appliance.


Only 2 entries this month!

Chris Pillinger:

Wood carver's mallet. Lignum Vitae, Leadwood & Holly. 27 x 9 mm, weighs 2lb.

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Richard Withers:
Beech with copper salt and pepper


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Beech and glass replica Victorian oil lights

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