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

Brad Quarless Bowl Carver

This talk was given on 20th May 2017 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 […]

TOUR OF ROCHDALE TOWN HALL 18TH AUGUST 2016

We all met outside Rochdale Town Hall which is an impressive building constructed in 1873.   The inside was equally impressive.   It had a look of a Siena church with stripes of red and white, large granite pillars, and a marvellous tiled floor.   The building costs had over run the budget by 6 […]

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 animal glue, […]

Scrollsaw work

Paul Metcalfe and his friend Martin from Red Rose Woodturners gave us a very interesting and informative talk on using a scrollsaw.   Martin at work They brought examples of their work for us to see.  Solid models and some cut into puzzles. Examples of Scroll work Patterns are easily available on the web and […]

Carving on turned work

  The April 2016 workshop meeting was led by Adrian Carter. As well as being a member of the Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers, Adrian is a experienced woodturner and member of the West Pennine Woodturners group. Adrian demonstrated turning a variety of items that can then be finished or embellished with woodcarving techniques, these included, […]

In memory of Danny

Danny was a popular member of the club, always happy, friendly and willing to help with anything that needed doing.   He passed away at a far too young age.   The club is carving three “In Memory” boards for the family, to be carved by club members. John Adamson, a member who has done […]

17th Century New England carving

From a meeting in March 2016 We watched a DVD on New England 17 Century carving by Peter Follansby. This was a bit controversial, as at previous meetings, when this had been suggested members had stayed away.  The DVD was very clear and introduced a subject that we are unlikely to get a speaker for […]

A Sculptor’s Progress by John Adamson

John’s work has been described as ODD, PECULIAR and QUIRKY, from admirers of his carving. John has been producing various styles of sculpture for 60 years, since the age of 8 or 9. Having been surrounded by tools and wood in his pattern maker’s father’s workshop, but not allowed to touch. He made his own […]