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

Using a Scroll-saw by Paul Metcalfe

Paul Metcalfe and his friend Martin from Red Rose Woodturners gave us a very interesting and informative talk on using a scrollsaw.   Examples of Scroll work Patterns are easily available on the web and Paul recommended. scrollsawworkshop.blogspot.com/ These are free but a donation can be made to Help for Heroes. Their “bible” for all […]

Covid Carving Suggestions

Now that Boris has dropped his Rule of Six bombshell, it is obvious that we will not be able to meet to carve for some time, so I thought that I would share with you some of my “On Holiday” carvings.    We go on walking holidays and often are carrying all our belongings in […]

17th Century New England carving

This was a very different meeting back in March 2016.     It showed us what can be done with the most basic of tools.    I am surprised that one of the 6 tools a craftsman back in the 17th Century, was a V tool, but what do I know.   If you want […]

Carving on Picnic Tables at the Memorial Park, Padiham 2012

The friends of the Memorial Park, Padiham asked us to carve something from nature on the ends of some new picnic tables                             

DOLPHIN CARVING REPAIR BY RICHARD HIGGINS

I saw this carving at the local rubbish tip and quickly grabbed it before it was thrown away. The thought of all that hard work that someone has put into this carving just for another to discard it because it needed a simple repair! 1 The following photos show how I went about the repair […]

Some carvings by Phil Palmer

Here are a selection of work carved by Phil Palmer, our long suffering treasurer and my goto for answers about the club website.    I hope that they will inspire some one to have a go at something new.   If you want your work to displayed on the website, please send me pictures, title […]

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 […]