We meet on the first Tuesday of each month at around 7pm for the meeting to start at 7.30pm. We also meet on other occasions, as decided by the committee.
Our club is held in the Hall at Sacred Heart R. C. Church, Cecil Road, Oldway, Paignton. (Opposite Paignton Fire Station) We have a small Axminster 600 and Jet lathe for demonstations of the production of small items and a larger Woodfast lathe which is capable of turning very large items e.g. bowls, platters, hollow forms etc.
The lathes are used by members to demonstrate to the club when professional turners are not available. Turning is demonstrated on most club nights with examples from simple spindle work tor more advanced turnings like hollow forms and inlaying.
Members are encouraged to demonstrate some form of turning but this is not compulsory as not all members are happy to turn in front of a crowd.
We also have a growing library for our members to borrow. During the evening we have a tea break and a raffle.
There is also a six monthly ‘showcase’ (summer and winter) when the subject to be turned will be members’ own choice (spindle or faceplate). A prize will be awarded to the winners.