There has been a change to the first evening meeting as follows:-
Because of the current situation with Covid-19 in the Northampton area we have put back the opening meeting to the 21st October. (see below for the rules to allow us to start).

15th July 2020

Dear Members,

At last we can look forward to your Woodturning club restarting in October after a very difficult time for all of us.

However it does require changes to the way we conduct meetings, to ensure that we all keep social distance to help protect us all, and also to clean all equipment and surfaces in order to protect both us and other users of the hall.

Remember – these procedures are for the benefit of all of us plus our guest demonstrators, and for other users of the hall. Your full support and assistance of course will be greatly appreciated by all members.

The committee members have been working hard to ensure that the club will be able to operate in a safe and secure environment and have produced some procedures to be followed:

  1. Keep at least one and a half metres apart at all times. This social distancing starts in the car park and continues at the entrance to the hall, and inside the hall itself.
  2. Face masks are strongly recommended, not only for your protection, but also for others. Please wear them.
  3. Entrance payment will be at a desk away from the door – please continue to observe social distancing.
  4. Please only use a £5 note to pay your entrance fee. Unfortunately no change will be accepted or given – apologies!
  5. Chairs will be placed one and a half metres apart. Please don’t move them.
  6. Tea break will be slightly different – there will be paper cups and disposable cutlery provided with sugar and milk in individual sachets. Sorry to say biscuits will, for the time being, not be available. Perhaps good news for those who have put on a little weight during lockdown. Hot water will be provided by a kettle in the hall (not the kitchen boiler) so it may be easier for some to bring their own drink. There will be a drinking water tap and disposable cups in the hall.
  7. It will not be possible to crowd round the demonstrators to ask questions or look at things in the usual way so time will be allocated before we stop for tea and after the demo. To allow for this, tea break will be restricted to ten minutes.
  8. The toilets are to hold just one person at any one time so a one-in, one-out system will be employed with Occupied/Vacant sign by the door. Leave space for social distancing by the doors.
  9. The club shop will not be open. Sanding sealer, however, may be ordered before the meeting by email (contact to be agreed)
  10. After the meeting, those members who are able to, should help with cleaning and sanitising all surfaces and equipment used by us. This is in addition to the usual clearing away after the meeting. Please do help as otherwise it will prove very difficult to continue with the meetings if this is left to just a few people.

We have tried to make this list as short as possible but if you have any points of concern please contact us at info@westnorthantswoodturners.co.uk. We are of course relying on common sense to prevail so we may all continue to enjoy our club and friends. Your support is vital to ensure the safety of all of us.

Please be aware of the needs of others. Plus of course your own safety.

We fully appreciate that it is difficult for all concerned but, I’m sure, your support will ensure we shall look back and say we survived some most strange times.

On behalf of the committee,

Richard Coleman

Committee Member

Welcome to West Northants Woodturners
This West Northants Woodturners website is updated regularly, after our meetings, so please do come back and see what’s new.
Better still, come along to one of our meetings (entry is free for the first couple of visits), meet the members and join in the activities.
There is more info about the club on the “About” page, including how to join.
West Northants Woodturners meet on the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Meetings start at 7.00pm with the demonstrator starting at 7.15pm. The evening will usually close at 9.30pm to allow for clean up.
We have updated our e-mail and have a new e-mail address info@westnorthantswoodturners.co.uk however, for the short term our old email address has a divert in place but this will disappear soon. The links within the website have been changed but if you email us independently then please ensure you use our new address.

To see our future evening itinerary please go to the “Programme” Page

Next Club Meeting – TO BE CONFIRMED.

General notices.

We have opened a Facebook page under Westnorthants which has proved to be of interest. There is also a members Whatsap page that we are running which has allowed us to update people more readily on what is going on. Any members interested in joining this page please contact us for the link. 

As a club we try to encourage turners to improve their skills and also to be more involved with the events that the club organises. We are looking for members to step forward to do a demonstration one evening. This may sound daunting but could prove to be very rewarding and build your skills and confidence. If you would like to give this a try please contact Mick Denton and he will give you a run down of what to do. We would encourage you to give it a go.

Woodworks 2020. We have been notified that Woodworks show for 2020 has been cancelled.

Axminster Ltd discount. Over the last couple of meetings it was mentioned that if you purchase anything at an Axminster Tools store and you produce your membership card you are entitled to a 5% discount on all products except power tools. This discount applies only to transactions in store or over the phone.

Book Sale: The committee have also decided that as there have been no lendings from the library over the last 12 months that all of the books will be sold. If you are interested please see Tom Donnelly during the next few meetings to view what is available and get a price. There are still a few useful reference books available and only for a few pounds so get in quickly before they all go.
For Sale: Keep your eye on the for sale page as there is always a possibility of a bargain.


The links to the demonstrators below open in a new tab.


18th December 2019 CHRISTMAS Social Event
1st January NO Meeting
15th January Marcus Buck
5th February Three Musketeers & February Competition
19th February Gregory Moreton
4th March Gary Rance & March Competition
18th March Geoff Warr —- MEETING CANCELLED
1st April Les Thorne & April Competition —- MEETING CANCELLED
15th April Three Musketeers —- MEETING CANCELLED
6th May AGM & May Competition —- MEETING CANCELLED
20th May Emma Cook aka “The Tiny Turner” —- MEETING CANCELLED
3rd June Paul Hannaby & June Competition —- MEETING CANCELLED
17th June Bryan Brumfield —- MEETING CANCELLED
1st July To Be Advised & July Competition —- MEETING CANCELLED
15th July To Be Advised —- MEETING CANCELLED
5th August Adrian Finch & August Competition —- MEETING CANCELLED
19th August Three Musketeers —- MEETING CANCELLED
2nd September Roger Gilbert & September Competition — MEETING CANCELLED
16th September Geoff Warr — MEETING CANCELLED
7th October Gerald Hubbard & October Competition — MEETING CANCELLED
21st October Mick Denton
4th November Ian George & November Competition
18th November The Three Musketeers
2nd December Roger Gilbert & December Competition
16th December CHRISTMAS Social Evening

Continue reading “Programme”

Meetings & Events


Weedon Village Hall is next to the primary school, accessed from West Street.

For any information or enquiries about the club please use the form below or email info@westnorthantswoodturners.co.uk