Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers was formed in 1992 to promote woodcarving across the two counties and to allow its members to share a common enthusiasm, ideas and improve their carving skills in a friendly and supportive club.   Carvers of all levels of experience are welcome, and beginners can be sure of a friendly reception.

We currently have over 30 members.    

During most of the year we meet monthly on a Saturday and regularly have speakers and demonstration on carving techniques and wider woodcraft. Optionally there are also a regular weekly informal carving sessions on a Thursday for the majority of the year. For full details  click here .

Members have access to the club’s extensive library of carving books and videos. The club also has tools that are available for beginners to use at meeting.

Where to find us

Address

Spotland Methodist Church
Rooley Moor Road
Spotland
Rochdale
OL12 7DQ

* Please use the side entrance on Tenby Street

When we Meet

For full details of when we meet please click here .

Latest News, Updates and Events

Sat 22 Feb. First Aid Course

We now have 9 members who attended a First Aid Course by our resident member Pete Davies, who is a First Aid-PDA Instructor. The titles covered were CPR, Recovery and Top – To – Toe survey on breathing and circulation, with hands on experiences with manikins and breathing techniques. Tailored to our needs were hazardous […]

Sat 18th Jan 2020 Paint, Stain, Plain or Grain Talk by Gill Smith (member)

Gill started by asking a series of question.    Finished your carving?    Now, do you feel tempted to paint it, stain it or leave it plain.   To paint or not to paint,  is the most argued question, especially on the other side of the Atlantic. British carvers, on the whole, are against adding colour […]

21st Sept 19 Bob Burton – Journey to being a carver

Bob is a new member and told us about his first adventures in carving.     One day, he had amazing luck, and found an advert in a carving magazine for a Furniture Making school that was only yards away from his front door.     There he could make what he wanted with the […]

Thursday 18th July. Murray Taylor on Chip Carving

Murray Taylor covered 3 topics, Chip Carving, Sharpening Knives,  and Lettering with a Knife.   There are no British books on chip carving but Murray hopes to remedy this in the near future, building on his articles in the Woodcarving magazine Murray was aware that many of our members consider chip carving to be boring, and set […]