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.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are currently only meeting via video.  In normal circumstances 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 clubs 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

Daily Journeys by John Adamson

This is my 4th attempt at this project over the last 20 years or so.    I started it when I was studying for a BA in Sculpture in Preston about 1997.     It was my answer to a one day’s brief of “Do something in plaster”.   Any one who has seen me […]

ROCKING HORSE BY COLIN WILSON

Carving a small plywood rocking horse made from a design by Judy F. Fergusson. The horse is made from one 4ft by 4ft sheet of 9mm First Grade Finnish/Russian Birch Ply. Pieces were cut out using a powered fretsaw/scrollsaw and then glued together to form the two halves of the horse and then both halves […]

Murray Taylor visited the club on Thursday 18th July and talked about 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, […]

Carvings by Nick Pantelides

Nick has been a stalwart of the club for as long as I can remember.   He is generous with his knowledge, giving talks on a wide range of subjects from bone carving to Scandinavian flat knife carvings.   He is also willing to give members help and advice.   To see more of Nick’s […]

CARVING POST TOPS BRUN VALLEY, BURNLEY 2012

We continue to carve protective, and decorative post tops for marker posts on the footpath trails which are being developed round theBurnley area.     The subjects are chosen to be relevant to each particular site, and add interest for ramblers following the trails.     Traditional English hardwoods are used for improved durability in […]

CARVING THE WALTZERS BY JOHN ADAMSON

In March 2006, I was asked by the Friends of Openshaw Park, Manchester, UK, to design a sculpture for a poplar tree in the park.   The tree had lost one huge branch and another had been removed for safety reasons, but the tree was still some 30ft tall.   I submitted two designs; a […]

Jillian Smith – Dolphins

Jill says  “In 2003 I glued together some pictures from a “Dolphin Calendar” to make up a scene for a carving. I drew the outline on a piece of limewood 11.5 inches by 9 inches  My teacher at the time, Vic Bentley, said it would be too difficult for me to carve the part where […]

A View from the Galleries – CARVING THE AUSTRIAN BY NORMAN JACKSON

As I have run out of members current work, I thought that I would bring some of the work hidden in the back of the galleries out for an airing, and have chosen a carving Norman Jackson made on a carving holiday in Austria.    Norman attended a week long course at the Geisler- Moroder […]