Welcome to Lancashire & Cheshire Woodcarvers

About the club

We are back meeting in person now that Covid restrictions have been lifted.

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 24 members. due to financial problems we have had to suspend the monthly Saturday  meetings where had speakers and demonstration on carving techniques and wider woodcraft. we continue with the regular weekly informal carving sessions on a Thursday for the majority of the year and on the 3rd Thursday of the month we will have a speaker. 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

We meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month and most Thursdays during school term time from about 10am to 3pm

For full details of when we meet please click here.

Latest News, Updates and Events

Club Session Photographs

Rochdale Photographic Society agreed to take on a project of recording the carvers at work.      Here are some of the pictures in no particular order                                                         […]

Brian Keatings miniature furniture

This picture is of a dining table with a 50p coin on the left to give an impression of the scale. Brian brought along a mind boggling array of miniature rooms, furniture, and crockery. This represents a room from Brian’s childhood  on a 1 to 24 scale.      You really cannot appreciate how small […]

CARVING LETTERs and A LADY’S HEAD 19th May 2022

LETTER CARVING DEMO by JOHN ADAMSON  19th May 2022 John Adamson, a club member,  has been working on a commissioned plaque in Oak with the words “A ROLL OF HEADMISTRESSES” on it. We were grateful to him for giving us a a demonstration while he worked. John thinks letter carving is the hardest because if […]

Members talk by Brian Keating on April 21st

Brian is a local boy who came to carving through wood turning He adds carving to turned pieces and makes some exquisite miniature furniture and room scapes.                    

AGM 17th March

This years AGM was rather different to our usual.    It was held on a Thursday and not a Saturday, and we had no problem with getting a quorum.     The main point of interest is that the Saturday meetings we have had since 1992 are being suspended due to financial difficulties.    Membership […]

Spotland Library Exhibition

In an attempt to popularise woodcarving and attract new members the club exhibited some work in Spotland Library                                                                           […]

Norman McLaren and Keith Salad – Speak on Wood

Thanks to Gill Smith for this report Keith spoke of many aspects of his life including his time with the General Post Office and Telecom when he was responsible for the buying of large pine trunks which would be used for telegraph posts. At first they came from Russia and quality control was done in […]

Show of members work during Covid restrictions

Some 18 members shared a Jacobs Join meal and viewed some of the work carved during lockdown.   There were poems, jokes, conjuring tricks and music after the meal so that it felt like an old time family Christmas ( before TV)  Below are some of the work on display.           […]