Woodturners News

2017 Craft Fair
This year's craft fair will take place on Saturday 5th August at St John's Garden Centre. Members are encouraged to enter the Competition to show off their skills. The Craft Show Competition Entry Forms can be downloaded here and the show details here.

Woodturning Magazine ArticleWoodturning magazine298
After contacting Mark Baker, editor of the Woodturning magazine, to tell him about our 25th anniversary Craft Fair, an article about the activities of North Devon Woodturners was published in the November Issue 298 of the Woodturning magazine - GMC Publications.

To read the article, click here to open a PDF, (178kb)

25th Anniversary Craft Fair
The club's 25th Anniversary craft fair was held on Saturday 6th August at St John's Garden Centre in Barnstaple. This was our first visit to this prime location on a hot summers day.

The Craft Fair was another great success for the club. During the fair we also hold our Club Competition where members are encouraged to enter their best turnings for scrutiny by local judges. This year St Johns Garden Centre offered a trophy and Nick Oliver who runs the garden centre helped with the judging.

Below are the results of the winners and runners up in the Club Competition held during the Craft Fair. Pictures of the Craft Fair can be viewed in the Gallery.

Class Name Maker's description
Class 1 Novice    
Winner David Cloke Ash bowl undercut with walnut rim
Runner-up Jim Pinn Olive wood platter
Class 2 Intermediate    
Winner Martin Coates Segmented vase
Runner-up Peter Steart Hollow form
Class 3 Advanced    


John Lancaster Yew lidded box with finial
Runner-up Bryan Cath Open segmented vase on chequered plinth
Class 4 Master    


Keith Edwards Matching lidded boxes
Runner-up Alan Coates Matching urns
St Johns Trophy Keith Edwards Pair of boxes
George Stuckey Trophy Martin Coates Segmented vase

North Devon Woodturners Club
Chair: Cyril Johns; Treasurer: David Cloke; Secretary: please
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