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Contact Details

To find out more information about the club, Chris Davies on 01379 898236 or Mick Favager on 07540 288388.


About Diss and District Woodturners Club

The club meets on the last Friday of the month at 7:30 p.m. and has a varied itinery throughout the year guaranteed to inspire turners of any level and experience.

The club, with both male and female members, has use of a workshop in Redgrave for meetings with a very powerful Jet lathe used by visiting professional woodtuners for demonstrations each month.

All levels of woodturners are welcome, from the absolute beginner to the expert. Help and guidance is always available to develop your technique, improve your designs or tackle the project you have always dreamed of.

Diss Woodturning Club 2018 Monthly Programme

  • Friday 26th January - Clem Ansell
  • Friday 23th February - Chestnut Products
  • Friday 30st March - Tom Kittle
  • Friday 27th April - Rodger Foden
  • Friday 25th May - Mick Favager
  • Friday 29th June - tbc
  • Friday 27th July - Mark Baker
  • Fiday 31st August - Colin Smith
  • Friday 28th September - Richard Findley
  • Friday 26th October - Mark Sanger
  • Friday 30th November - John French
  • Friday 7th December - AGM
  • Friday 25th January 2019 - Paul Howard
  • Friday 22nd February 2019 - Darren Breeze
  • Friday 26th April 2019 - Brian Partridge

Additional Diary Dates for 2018

  • Saturday 19th May All day demo with Mick Hanbury (£15.00 per head)
  • 19th-20th May - Weird and Wonderful Wood
  • Sunday 10th June - Euston Rural Pastimes - Demo/Sale day
  • Sunday 2nd September - Bardwell Mill Demo/Sale day
  • 6/7 October - Ickworth Wood and Craft Fair

Competition items for 2018

  • January - A Toy or Puzzle
  • February - Vase (must be taller than its width)
  • March - Colours
  • April - Minature less than 1 inch in all dimensions
  • May - Pair of something
  • June - Lidded box or Pot
  • July - Egg
  • August - Anything goes
  • September - Involuted
  • October - Fruit and Veg
  • November - Christmas Decoration
  • December - AGM

Competition Rules

All entries to the competition will receive 2 points, with the winner receiving an additional 2 points and the runner-up an additional 1 point. Anyone not wishing to enter the competition but wishing to display a single item of their work will receive 1 point. N.B. Only one item per member in either the competition or the display, but not both. Any turnings displayed or entered into the competion must not have been previously submitted.