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The Blackburn with Darwen Woodturning Club meets at The Square Meadow, Holden Fold, Darwen BB3 3AU on the second Wednesday of each month at 7.00 pm. For details of how to find us please click HERE.

Aims Of The Club

The main purpose of the club is to foster interest in woodturning and to help members improve their skill in a friendly and sociable atmosphere.

So what does the club do?

Future Events in 2019

9th January 2019

Hands On Evening

13th February 2019

Demonstration by

Emma Cook 

(aka 'the Tiny Turner')

13th March 2019

Hands On Evening

16th March 2019

Saturday Demonstration


Peter Osbourne

10th April 2019  

Demonstration by

Gerry Marlow

8th May 2019

Hands On Evening

12th June 2019

Demonstration by

Steve Heeley

10th July 2019

Hands On Evening

14th August 2019

Demonstration by

Margaret Gerrard

11th September 2019

Hands On Evening

21st September 2019

Saturday Demonstration with

Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner)

9th October 2019  

Demonstration by

Danny Woof

13th November 2019

Hands On Evening

11th December 2019

Club AGM and Social Night

All evening meetings start at 7 pm.  

Saturday Demonstrations start at 10am.

For full details of the clubs program please click HERE.

Demonstration Evenings

The usual format of the evening is that the Chairman starts the meeting at 7.00pm with a few announcements and then introduces the demonstrator who describes the particular topic he will be covering.

During the demonstration a description of methods used is given, often responding to questions from the audience. About 8pm we have a break for a cup of coffee at which time the demonstrator is usually surrounded by members wanting to ask questions or have a closer look at his tools etc.

After a 15 minute break, the demonstration continues and normally finishes at about 9.30pm.

Members Evenings

At least three meetings per year are dedicated to helping beginners. These evenings are run by the more experienced club members, offering advice and hands on tuition on most aspects of woodturning. The club has six lathes so that there are adequate facilities.  Novices are encouraged to bring their own tools but some can be provided by the club.

Club Competitions

To encourage development the club holds a monthly competition. The monthly competitions are divided into Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Levels and all members are encouraged to enter.  The competition theme is set by the Competition Secretary.

What Does All this Cost?

The annual membership fee is £50 payable in two installments in January and May.  

Members attending our morning and afternoon sessions on Wednesdays pay approximately £4.50 for half day, £8.50 for full day.

Thinking of Joining Us?

Why not come along and see what we do? You are most welcome to just turn up on an evening, or for more information please click HERE.

Visitors and non-members are charged £5 which is deducted from their annual fee if you decide to join.

Come out of the shed, join in and share your interest with others!



The club holds a monthly themed competition. Here are some of the entries for a “mug tree”.


The club organises regular demonstrations by well known wood turners. Here Pete Osborn presents “Rough around the Edges”