Galloway Woodturners

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Emma, the Tiny Turner, Saturday 2nd June

Dear All,

Our next professional demonstration will be by Emma, the Tiny Turner, on Saturday 2nd June.

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

Tickets will be on sale from the club shop from tonight, (Wednesday 2nd May).




April Competition

April Novices April Mature

Back by popular request

Dear All

I will be opening the workshop on an ad-hoc basis on Wednesday afternoons, (2.00 – 4.00pm), over the Spring-Summer period.

We will be open this Wednesday.



Margaret Garrard Demonstration and Master Class

Margaret Garrard Demonstration and Master Class

Saturday 7th April and Sunday 8th April

Dear all,

As of last night we had only sold 7 tickets for Margaret’s demonstration and this presents us with a couple of problems.

  1. This is insufficient to cover our costs.
  2. We need to know in advance how many will actually attend in order that those preparing the lunch know how many they are catering for.

If you intend to attend the demonstration please let us know by leaving a reply below as soon as possible.

At the latest we need to know by noon, (12.00 o’clock) next Monday, 2nd April.

We do not want to be in the position of having to consider cancelling the event, (and absorbing any costs).

David Simpson


The Mast Class with Margaret Garrard is on Sunday 8th April at the workshop. There is one place still available.

The cost is £55 for the full day 10am – 4pm.

If you would like to join the class please e mail me asap.

Change of Programme

Please note that the April and June Club Nights have been swapped.  The April will now be Phil Jones demonstrating the Simon Hope screw thread jig.

Robert Sorby

The demonstration in May is Chris Pouncy from Robert Sorby. As usual he will be selling items from Sorby and Turners retreat.

If you require something specific from the Turners Retreat catalog ( Please let me know by the 23rd April. Chris will then bring it along on the night thereby saving postage.

March Competiton

March Novices

March Mature

Tonights’ Demp

Don’t forget that we have Eugene Grimly from N.Ireland demonstrating tonight.

One not to be missed.


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AWGB Bulletin

 Dear David

Seminar Early Bird Rate

Please remind your members that the Seminar early bird rates will be withdrawn at the end of March so book before then to take advantage of the reduced rates. The seminar is open to all woodturners whatever their level of experience. More details on the Seminar website.

Seminar Club Collaboration Competition

At this year’s Seminar, the AWGB is introducing a Club Collaboration Competition involving a
minimum of five club members to produce a wooden tractor. First prize for the winning team will be £250, second prize will be £150 and third prize will be £100.
1. The Collaboration Competition is open to both Affiliated and Associated Clubs and judging will take place at the 2018 International Seminar, to be held at Yarnfield Training and Conference Centre from 5th to 7th October 2018.
2. Club teams should comprise of a minimum of 5 Club members and each club may submit one entry.
3. The theme for the competition is a Tractor and judging emphasis will be on as many  working/moving parts as possible. Battery powered, moving components are NOT permitted.
4. The maximum dimensions are 40cms long x 30cms wide x 25cms high
5. The tractor must be made solely from wood, which may be any variety.
6. Preference in judging will be given to turning techniques as opposed to other disciplines such as carving or pyrography.
7. Clubs must submit a materials list with their entry, together with any supplementary plans or techniques that may assist the judges with their decision.
8. Judging is ‘blind’ and therefore any documentation should NOT contain information that will identify the club or individuals.
9. However, the AWGB competition co-ordinator WILL require a separate, full list of participants in the collaboration, together with photographs of the participants and of the entry, during  production.
10. The judge’s decision is final.
Get those thinking caps on and teams organised! We are looking forward to seeing what can be produced.

Happy Turning!

The AWGB team