Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood


Thanks to everyone who helped set up, and clear up after the auction today, and a special thanks to everyone who attended and bought items. Many bargains were taken home, and some of us can look forward to cleaning up, servicing, or making new handles for items we bought. It is good to see new homes being offered to the ‘stuff’ and ‘bits’.

There are a number of unsold lots still in the workshop, and over the next two weeks we will regroup them, and offers can be made for some of those items, either as groups, or individually. After that, items which are still unsold will be sent for recycling.



Does anyone know what items we’re entering into this year’s inter club competition?

Anyone also happen to know what the competition item is for November’s meeting?



Mallee Burls

If any body is interested in Mallee Burls – See poster below – please e mail me as I will be putting an order in soon. The more we can order the cheaper we can get them.



New in stock Red and Brown Mallee Burls

First quality seasoned caps available in a range of sizes from small Burls to large platter/clock blanks.

Sold on harvest weight at £9.99 per kg.

Express shipping from £3.50.

Stunning quality, viewing/collection welcome from our premises near Leek Staffordshire.

Our website will soon be ready, where purchases can be made through the online shop.

Open 7 days a week

Any questions/queries please call Lee or drop me an email

07792 565 661

Auction lots complete

So I think we’re all set for tomorrow with everything catalogued and plenty of biscuits. See the auction page for full details of lots as well as our terms and conditions.

I’ll be putting the lots out for display from 10am, members are welcome to assist if they’re available.

Updated Auction List

The auction list has been updated: galloway-woodturners-auction-2016.pdf


October Competition Results

The competition results for October are on the website, you can view them by clicking on the link below:

October 2016 Competition Results

The category winners were:

Mature Turners: Bryan Jardine

Novice Turners: Bill McCoskry


Inter-Club Competition

The Interclub Competition will take place on Sunday 30th October at Border Woodturners, Brampton.

Any items for possible entry into the competition will be judged by the committee at the meeting next Tuesday. The club needs to enter 5 items for judging and a range of pieces is preferable (not all bowls).

Please bring along any piece you would want to go forward into the competition.

Galloway Woodturners Annual General Meeting 2016

Galloway Woodturners 

Annual General Meeting  

Tuesday 11th October 2016, 6.30pm 


  1. Members Present
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Chairman’s Report to Members
  6. Treasurer’s Report to Members
  7. Election of Committee
  8. Any Other Business

Please take note of the start time ~ 6.30pm.

The papers for this meeting can be found above under ‘About us’

Please print your own copies and bring them with you to the meeting.



Hi folks

How much is the membership fee for the coming year? Just so I know what to bring next Tuesday.





Wood Prep Day – Sunday 2 October

Apologies for the late update on this, but only myself, Hugh and Bill will be going to Barwhinnock House tomorrow (Sunday 2nd) afternoon.

It would be great if everyone else who was planning to join us could join Arthur at the workshop instead with the aim of trying to tidy up the outside woodstore and replenishing our supply of sealed blanks.

Times are 1pm until about 4pm.

I plan to make wood prep day a regular event on the 1st Sunday afternoon of each month but, depending on what is needed to be done, the location might be off site, at the club or a mixture of the both.

Hope to see you all tomorrow,

Cheers, Phil