Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

Four new members, four newly graduated woodturners.

Well done to our latest four woodturners, seen here on the last evening of their Introduction to Woodturning Course, December 2017.

Club competition

Why is there no photos of the monthly competition items no longer posted up on the web site.

wood prep day

Another wasted journey/time going to non existing wood prep afternoon nothing on website cancelling it or have I missed something les

Better Bowl Workshop

You can sign up now for my Better Bowls Workshop on Saturday 12th May 2018 starting at 10am until 3pm with the possibility of another session, or an extension course in the evening.

I can take a maximum of 7 participants, so best to get your name in early and mark it in your 2018 diary.

Rolf Buwert


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table sale

hi folks, DENISE MCCLURG (one of our wednesday ladies) is having a table sale at castle douglas high school,and has a table to fill and wonders if people would donate any turned items for the sale, or if you like she would sell your turnings for you and take a small commission if any one would like to take part(please)bring your turnings on tuesday/wednesday 28/29th(sorry its short notice) night and give them to her or me thanks very much she will put club singes up and notice board for advert for club thanks            jake

green oak available

I will take two large chunks of fresh oak to the Club, tonight 21 November.

One is 18″ wide by 16″ long by 4″ thick, the other 15″ square by 4″ thick.

Available to any member for a contribution of  £10 or more to the Wood jar.

Phil H

Wednesday 15th November

Please note that I am off to Harrogate next week and so the workshop will not be open on Wednesday afternoon 15th November.

It will be open on 22nd as usual.


Demo Notes

Please note that my notes from last nights presentation on Finishing Products are filed under “Library” – “Presentations”


Draft Minute of the 2017 AGM

Please note that a draft minute of last night’s AGM can be found on this web site under, ‘About Us’ then ‘2017 Annual General Meeting’.

Any comments to me please.


October Notices

Notices –October 2017

Tonight, – Following our AGM we have a look at Finishing Products

The wood of the month – Laburnum

Next month–  October Rolf and Carl will be doing their Little and large Demonstraton, with Rolf looking at small items (Bring your glasses) and Carl showing us large turnings.

The competition for next month is something with a very nice finish.

Inter club Competition – This will take place on Saturday 29th October at Border Woodturners. We need five entries from the club from five different members.

Items are on display tonight.

Harrogate Show – This is on the 17th – 19th November. Tickets for the show are on sale now from:  – Adults £9.00 – Concessions £8.00

Tickets purchased at the door Adults  £11.00 Concessions £10.00

The Bus going from the club is full – See Jimmy for any cancellations

Next Years Programme: The Committee will be looking at next years programme of demonstration at their next meeting. If there is anything you would like to see on the programme please see a member of the committee tonight.

Scouts: Gatehouse Scouts have asked if we would give them a short course as an introduction to Woodturning. As this will require one to one supervision we need volunteers to help.

Please let me know if you are available (Probably on a Thursday evening).

Professional Demonstrations  –

Next year we have booked:

Margaret Garrard –        Saturday 7th April Demonstration

Sunday 8th April master Class

Margaret has demonstrated at the club before and was well received when she last visited

Emma Cook, The Tiny Turner  Saturday 2nd June – Demonstration

David spoke to Emma at Harrogate and was impressed with her work.

Joey Richardson Saturday 18th August – Demonstration

Joey is an internationally respected turner and sculptor who has exhibited all round the world.  I hope we can give her a warm welcome in Castle Douglas.

2019-David is currently looking at booking Demonstrators for 2019. If there is someone you would like us to book please see David Simpson ASAP