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Notice Board



Phil Boulter with the Mayor of Thatcham

The club now has its own Facebook Page: A Saturday Workshop


The prizes for the monthly raffle now include a voucher which can either be used in the club shop, or for the purchase of timber from Brian.


Chairman's Report ( and karaoke act )

Outstanding Books

Request to all members who have outstanding books and/or DVDs from the club library, to return them as soon as possible in order that other club members can enjoy them

Buddy Scheme

It has been suggested that the club starts a "Mentor" scheme for new members and novice turners. With this in mind, a list of club members willing to act as mentors will be posted on the notice board, with their telephone number and area of residence. Any new member or novice who may wish to avail him/herself of this opportunity, please contact the volunteer mentor directly. Similarly, if any of our advanced turners wish to join the scheme as mentors, please add their details to the list. Those Advanced Members volunteering to act as mentors so far: John Austin (Newbury Area) Denis Winter (Newbury Area)

The Club Tool Bank

Ray Brindley administers the tool bank

Members are reminded that the club has a selection of tools available in the "Tool Bank". These items are available to borrow in order to try out more unusual tools at home before perhaps contemplating an expensive purchase. The cost is only £5 for the loan, but a £15 refundable deposit will be required. Tools Available : The Allen Beecham 'Skewigouge' A Henry Taylor large bowl gouge with interchangeable ends(x4), inc. hollowing bit. A selection of thread chasing tools 18 & 20 TPI + recess cutter. A Robert Sorby texturing tool with selection of cutters. A Robert Sorby hollowing tool. A large Roly Munro hollowing tool. An arm rest for supporting various gouges and thread chasers.

Newbury & West Berkshire Show

September 15/16th 2018

The Club is hoping to attend the Newbury Show in September.

Final arrangements have yet to be made.


The Club is also hoping to be present at The Thatcham festival of Arts on Saturday 13th. October

March Saturday Workshop

Change of Date

Please note : 

Due to yet another error of double booking by the Padworth Hall Caretaker, the Saturday Workshop in March has had to be moved to the last Saturday of the month.  (31st).

This is Easter Weekend

Good sites to visit

The Toolpost

The ToolPost

Unit 7 Hawksworth, Southmead Industrial Park, Didcot, Oxon. OX11 7HR

01235 511101

Sharing Expertise


******************************** for lots of "How to" videos.

Don't miss...


31st Mar 2018

March Saturday Workshop

Theme : Pen Making and Colouring and Texturing


10th Apr 2018

Member's Evening (Theme : Napkin Rings)

Sewing Accessory