Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

Wednesday 27th June

The workshop will not be open next Wednesday afternoon, (27th June).

Normal service should resume on Wednesday 4th July.

Stewartry Sportive cycling event

The Stewartry Sportive cycling event is on Sunday 8 July and as last year we will be doing the catering to raise funds for the club.

We have enough volunteers for the actual day but we do need cakes, traybakes etc.

If you can help by baking could you please let Christine Carson or Judith Simpson know asap.

Kirkcudbright Country Fair

Kirkcudbright Country Fair will be on 14th/15th July and we will be having a stand promoting the club, displaying turned objects for sale and demonstrating using one of the small lathes.

If you can help over the weekend please let a member of the committee know, We are looking for teams of three to man the stand in half day shifts (12 people ideally).

If you have objects for sale please bring them along to the club – they should be named and priced. The club will take a small 5% fee on the selling price to cover costs.


June Notices

Notices –  June 2018

Tonight, – I’m afraid your stuck with me again looking at non round bowls

The wood of the month – Jarrah


The August meeting is yet to be decided and in September Chas, who was to have given a demonstration about “A beginners Journey”, has now declined. So we have two meeting to fill – if you have any thoughts on what you would like to see please let me know tonight.

The competition for August – A non round bowl

The Wood of the Month is Ash

 Our next professional demonstration will be by Joey Richardson

This will be on Saturday the 18th August Tickets available from the shop – £15 including lunch

Joey is a world class turner having exhibited her work at numerous world galleries. To see some of Joey’s work log on her web site –

We have had the offer from Mick Hanbury for a demonstration in October. As he was so well received last time he was with us we have agreed to book him for Sunday 14th October – More details later

Fund Raising

The Stewartry Sportive cycling event is on Sunday 8 July. And as last year we have been asked to do the catering. We have enough volunteers on the day but we need members to provide cakes etc. If you can help with baking please see either Christine or Judith tonight.

 GDPR and Us. – In line with the European Directive, the clubs Privacy Policy is now published on the Club Web Site and on the notice board. In October when you renew your membership you will be asked to sign that you agree with the club holding your contact information in line with our policy.

Club Officers – At our April Committee meeting I indicated that I will be standing down as Chair in October. Subsequently David has also said he will be standing down as Secretary. So we will be looking for two people to take over from out AGM in October. If you would like to suggest someone, or volunteer yourself please let a member of the committee know.


Joey Richardson, Saturday 18th August

Dear All,

Our next professional demonstration will be by Joey Richardson, on Saturday 18th August.

Please see the poster in the club workshop and view her work at

Tickets are on sale from the club shop.

Please remember that booking is essential so that the catering team know how many to provide for.



Data Protection Policy

As you will no doubt be aware last week saw the introduction of the Data Protection Policy Regulations, and I’m sure were all pretty tired of it already!

Galloway Woodturners in line with other clubs and groups that store information regarding their members have to have a policy on how to protect that information.

The Galloway Woodturners Date protection policy is now published under the library section of this website and will also be displayed on the notice board at the club.

When you renew your membership in October you will be asked to sign that you have given the club authorisation to use you information in line with this policy.

Information will be held up to one year after membership has lapsed after which all records will be erased.

Better Bowls Workshops

Thanks to everyone who has previously attended one of my two Better Bowls Workshops this year.

I have had a request for another, Ladies only, workshop. This will probably happen at the end of July, or beginning of August, and I have high hopes for really good things to come from this one.

There have been a few members who I could not accommodate on the course tomorrow, so I would like to run another workshop towards the end of August or September. Have a think about this and let me know over the next few weeks if this interests you.


Tiny Turner Demonstration, Saturday 2nd June

Emma, the Tiny Turner demonstration, Saturday 2nd June

Has everyone who intends to attend this demonstration bought a ticket or at least indicated to Jimmy that they wish one to be reserved on their behalf?

If not please do so as soon as possible because those doing the catering need to know how many to provide for.



Better Bowls Workshop 12th May 2018

Well done everyone, nobody was injured, nobody cried, and everyone had fun.

May Notices

Before I post the notices for this month, a quick apology for the lack of notices for April!

Notices –May 2018

Tonight, – We welcome back Chris Pouncey from Robert Sorby. Chris will be demonstrating some of the Robert Sorby range of tools as well as beguiling us with his sales patter.

The wood of the month – Monkey Puzzle

June Meeting –  A non Round Bowl

The competition for June – A table Lamp

The Wood of the Month is Jarrah (to be presented by Arthur – or his substitute)

 Our next professional demonstration will be by Emma Cook, the Tiny Turner.

This will be on Saturday the 2nd June Tickets now available – £15 including lunch

Emma. Is from the county of West Yorkshire; and standing at the mighty height of 4 feet, 10 and a half inches, you can understand why she adopted the business name of ‘The Tiny Turner’!

To see some of Emma’s work log on her web site –

 Saturday 19th May – The Broxburn Woodcraft Club Exhibition 2018 with Art and Calligraphy.  Entrance is free 10.30am – 4pm. For more information visit –

Don’t forget the AWGB Seminar in October – 10 International Turners will be demonstrating and many trade stands. This is open to both members and non-members. Prices start at £85 for a Sunday attendance with lunch to £395 for the full weekend including breakfast, lunch and dinner.