A Conkers Live Demo with Colwin Way

Another demonstrator well known to BWA. A master of the skew chisel - many of us owe our confidence with the skew to being taught by Colwin. Without doubt one of the best teachers of woodturning, working at the Axminster Tools Skill Centre and demonstrating at their stores. Those who know Colin will know his…

BWA December Club Night

Typically we would hold a BWA Social Evening with a speed turning competition, some nibbles, the Keith Sherwood Trophy and the annual prize giving

This year we will run the Christmas Social Evening as a Zoom meeting.

Sue Harker – Open Segmented Turning

A new demonstrator to BWA, Sue Harker will demonstrate open segmented turning.

She has developed an Open Segment Wheel to make creating open segmented items much simpler and she will be demonstrating this in her demo.

This will be an Interactive Live Demo shared with Kennet Valley.

Conkers Live Question Time

Terry Smart and his Chestnut Products Team have come up with yet another interesting initiative to keep us woodturners and woodworkers engaged during this Covid period.

While Terry manages to answer questions on the finishes many of us use in our workshop, he always acknowledges that he is not a woodturner and therefore struggles to anwser questions that are more about technique.

So, as an extention of their Conkers Live Series, they will run a YouTube based question and answer session based the BBC's Question Time programme.

March 2021 Club Night

Virtual Online Event

Title: Experiences with resins in woodturning – three club members’ journeys. The world of woodturning is forever evolving, with new techniques, new materials and new tools. The use of resins has grown with more and more people trying their hand and we thought it was time for the Berkshire Woodturners to look into the “resin…

Tuesday 13 April – Tim Yoder

Tim Yoder, another turner from the US, will give a demo shared with KVWT on Tuesday 13 April. Check out his website at https://wtwtim.com/. If time allows the intention is to deliver four projects, these being a rolling pin, a basic bowl, a spinning top and a honey dipper.  Each project allows him to focus on a…

April Club Night: BWA’s own ‘Meet the Woodturner’

Virtual Online Event

For our April Club Night, Wednesday the 21st April, we are planning a series of short presentations by members, including a brief tour of their workshops and telling how they got into woodturning - and why! Time to tidy up and volunteer!

May Club Night – Nick Agar

Virtual Online Event

Nick Agar will Zoom in from Georgia, USA to the BWA and KVWT members on Wednesday May 19th. His website is https://nickagarstudios.com.

June Club night – Andrew Daniels

On our June Club Night we have a demonstration by Andrew Daniels from Australia, who specialises in texturing techniques. The demo will start at 8pm, which translates to 6am at his workshop. Check out his website at https://www.fromaseed.net/.

July Club night – Wood and Tool auction

Priestwood Community Centre Priestwood Court Road, Bracknell

For our July club night we hope to be back at Priestwood and are planning to hold our annual wood auction. We'll keep you updated as we find out more about how the restrictions are going. An Ash tree cut down in Eversley

18th August Club Night – Phil Rose

Our demonstrator for August will be Phil Rose of https://dragonsrose.studio/interactive-remote-demonstrations and he will be doing "Split Turning" – he will walk through the steps of creating one of his split turned pieces from basic wood through finishing and embellishment ideas. Typically, he embeds fused glass into the piece (he will show examples of fused glass),…

Henley Country Craft Show

When you hear BWA members talk about 'Stonor', this is what they mean. We're regulars at this show in Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames on the August Bank Holiday weekend. See their website http://www.thecraftshows.co.uk/henley/ for more information about the show. Colin, Jason, Chris and Matt will be staying on site for the whole long weekend. If you…