Colwin Way
Live Interactive Demo July 2023

We were lucky enough to have Colwin join us at our headquarters in July 2023 for a fabulous demonstration of a number of different projects.

After some “oh so often overlooked” warm up events, the ever popular “Turning Fruit”, Small Rimmed Thin Plate and The German Smoker were all skillfully and informatively presented by this master of the skew.

A Fantastic Day enjoyed by all.

Please follow the link to see a collection of the Show and Tell items that were displayed at the 2021 AGM

Sue Harker
Live Interactive Demo

The highly accredited Sue Harker RPT Joined us on Thursday 4th March 2021 for a live IRD. Sue was giving us a live demonstration of Involuted Turning (or inside out turning) on the ZOOM Platform. Club members then had a month to try and perfect their techniques for the show & tell on 15th April.

November 2020 Activities

The November Show and Tell Project is to be a toy. As always the decision as to what you do is entirely up to you and what you think your ability will allow (please be ambitious). As Colwin Way will be giving the club a live Zoom Demo on 29th October there may be some ideas at this meeting. One of Colwin’s projects is a Party Popper Cannon, this was shown in two parts on the Axminster YouTube Channel and Colwin has given permission for us to make the plans available to club members for this project so please click on the link

Live Zoom Demo by Colwin Way

Please join us for a live Zoom Meeting by Axminster’s Turning Pro Colwin Way.
The meeting will be on Thursday 29th October 2020 and members will receive a link to the meeting either on the day or the day before the event. The meeting will last for between an hour and a half and two hours. Please contact Jim for further details.

Autumn Events

As the Club will be closed until at least January it has been decided to meet on a Bi-Weekly basis via Zoom (if you can read this then you can join in).
The new programme of events has been posted on the Events Page
If you would like to join in but are having difficulty then please contact Jim for help.

July 2020 CrowValley News Letter

Our thanks go to Walter and the team for their efforts in producing the first news letter for a while now. Please read and enjoy it and if you can make a contribution for the next edition then why not contact Jim or Walter (their contact details are on the website) and let them know what you have. It could be just a few pictures with comments or a full blow article but content is required otherwise it won’t happen.
Please click this link to open the July Covid News Letter

Oz Awards 2019

The annual OZ Awards evening was held last night (14th Nov 2019) with a large number of exhibits from our beginners right through to our more experienced turners. We would like to thank everyone that took part and submitted an entry this year and to congratulate the winners of this event. Our congratulations also go to Richard Bowman for winning the Gordon’s Cup as the most improved turner for 2019.

Future Events at the Nest

We have several events planned for the 2020 season at the nest, please make a point of viewing our events page for the latest dates for your diary

All Day Demo with Gary Rance

Well, a brilliant day was had at the nest on Saturday with Gary Rance. Lots of new ideas and techniques to try at home

Crow Valley at the Axminster Challenge, Cardiff

Thank you to those of you who supported the club last Saturday at the Axminster Woodturning Competition either by taking part, supplying items for the gallery or being there on the day.

We are pleased to say our gallery won first prize ( £30 voucher), Rob Williams won the clock competition ( £20 voucher) and a special thank you to Glyn for representing the club in the nerve racking ‘turning competition’ and came away with a well earned prize.

The vouchers will be used to buy equipment for the club.

A good day for the club – thank you.