The Club is back, but not as you know it!

 In Club Events, Notices

It has been some time since we have been able to meet as a Club and therefore very little news to publish. However, we have not been idle during the lockdown and have been looking for ways to keep the spirit of the Club’s members during these difficult times. We have tested online meeting opportunities, as due to the current distancing rules, we are unlikely to be meeting face to face for some time.

We are pleased to advise you that we have made the following online meeting proposal, of which you will be receiving further information by email in the next few days:

We will hold a “Show & Tell” meeting on Tuesday 16th June 7pm, to enable members to chat with other members of the club.  So if you have made anything whilst in lockdown, bring it along and show on your camera. This will be a free meeting and all members are welcome. This meeting will also give you the opportunity to try the free Zoom software to see what is possible and be ready for the next full online Club meeting. If you need any help with setting these up, let us know as we are here to help you.

We then intend to hold a monthly meeting online, that will include a demonstrator. We have asked Chris Parker to demonstrate live for us via Zoom on Tues 30 June starting at 7pm. This will also be a free meeting and all members are welcome. He specialises in Woodturning, Texturing & Colouring. Please check out his website to see some of his work at: 

Online meetings are for existing members from 2019/2020.

The Committee has also agreed to contact all members to inform them of our proposals and in some cases a telephone call to those who have not picked up their emails. (Please check your emails regularly)

We do understand that not everyone has good access to the internet or are interested in watching online demos. We hope those who are interested and able to, will get involved to be able to see and talk to other members, probably for the first time in months.

Mick Close has also agreed to open up the Club Shop on Saturday 13 June , 10 am to midday, so if you need any supplies, please call in.  Strict social distancing rules apply.  If you have a mask and gloves please feel free to wear them.  Unfortunately, we can’t take card payments, so it will have to be cash only.  So if you know what you want, please call Mick (01507) 526138 in advance, so he can sort out your order to speed up the process if there are a few of us arriving at the same time.

The Club Shop has in it’s possession the following at competitive prices.  If anyone is interested please contact Mick:

Record DML 320 vs lathe and stand.  Brand new , never been out the box.  RRP £705.  Record Promo price £650  Club Shop price  –  £535!!!

Record SC3 Scroll chuck, brand new  RRP £110.  Shop price – £80.

Record Long Nosed Jaw kit, brand new in box  RRP £47.  Shop Price  £35. Will fit SC3 or 4 chucks.

Emergency remote stop switch for Record Herald lathe-  RRP £40. Shop price £25

In addition, if you are needing to stock up on wood, please contact Martin Pidgen, on (07947) 700814 or (07850) 782707 or (01472) 873342 or via email at to place an order.  If enough orders are placed, he will bring them on Saturday 13 June, same thing applies for social distancing and payment.

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible; watch this space and your email inbox for future news in the coming days.

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  • Pat Carroll

    Best wishes with your online meetings. Great your using such great resources to stay in touch. Regards Pat

    • Martin Pigott

      Thanks Pat, its good to be back and hopefully able to provide some woodturning demos for our members. Hopefully we will have you back on our screens soon. Regards Martin

  • Mick Close

    Any jumble/bric a bac can be brought to the shop on Sat.13th.
    Also if you provided any article for Newark Show they can be collected too.

    Keep well and stay safe.


  • Chris Fisher

    Fingers crossed members will get involved. Looking forward to it.

  • Lee Brown

    Would we be able to buy some acrylic pen blanks and bits and pieces on Saturday ?

    • Martin Pigott

      Yes Lee, just observe social distancing rules.

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