The Club maintains a varied collection of books, videos and DVDs on the subject of woodtuning and related skills. These are FREE for members to borrow for a month at a time.

The collection includes both instructional books for the very beginner and specialist books for most experienced (and most areas in between).

You will find Malcolm White at every demo and member's evening, ready to give advice about what is available. 

Malcolm White


Many of the books are written by demonstrators who have visted the Club and provide further insight into the wonderful world of woodturning.

Also available are various woodworking tools to hire for one month on a 'try-before-you-buy' basis. Hollowing, texturing and thread-chasing tools are currently available to members.


After a recent visit to the club as guest demonstrator,

The Club has purchased some new books for the library 

Weekend Woodturning Projects    by Mark Baker  (25 designs to help build your skills)

Woodturning--A craftsman's Guide      by Mark Baker

An excellent book for beginners to learn everything you need to know, from selecting wood, the anatomy of the lathe, to work holding, sharpening and using the tools correctly and safely. Plus a 3 step-by-step projects to make.

This bookcomes complete with a DVD attached 

9 New Books for the Club Library :

(Oct. 2015 )

Turning Hollow Forms by Mark Sanger

This book will guide the beginner through everything they need to know about hollow forms.

Contemporary Woodturning – Techniques & Projects by Nick Arnull

A practical guide to woodturning aimed at all skill levels.

Woodturning Full Circle by David Springett

A wealth of projects for woodturners incorporating the more unusual shapes and puzzles.

Turning Salt & Pepper Shakers and Mills by Chris West

Covers all aspects of turning these useful condiment holders.

Woodturning Design by Derek Hayes

Derek investigates the process and practise of design in woodturning.

Woodturning Techniques by Michael O’Donnell

This book covers materials, equipment and machinery; how to store timber, safety and more.

Woodturning Trickery by David Springett

Learn the secrets to a collection of 12 puzzling projects with step by step instructions.

Turning Toys by Richard Raffan

This book will bring you many happy hours of fun creating heirlooms for future generations.

Turning Green Wood by Michael O’ Donnell

An inspiring introduction to turning bowls and goblets from unseasoned wood.


October 2015 M.White