Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

Derek and KenLancashire & 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.

DSCF1267_rWe 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

15th July 2017 John Adamson on Planning a Wood Carving,

John Adamson shared his knowledge from a lifetime of woodcarving. His motto for carving was “Planning time is cheap, time for doing corrections is expensive.” John encouraged us to consider several things before we start to carve. Think carefully about perspective especially if copying from a photograph. The item in the photo may be foreshortened, such […]

THe Club Library

20th May 2017 Brad Quarless Bowl carver

Brad’s talk was described as “Bowl carving not turning” although his Google entry says ” Bespoke organic furniture and wood sculpture”, and I see his work as the most exciting “Commercial wood sculptor” we have seen for years.   He uses both hand and power tools to produce  a sculpturally interesting, wide range of products including […]

22nd April Mark Hopkins – Furniture Restoration

Mark gave us as good a talk as he did last time he came.   This is a piece that Mark made from scratch for a show in Exeter, where it won 3rd prize.   Each surface has been covered with veneer.   The main sheet of veneer is soaked, glued to the surface with […]

18th march AGM

The Expert Panel