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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 […]

Carving Picnic Tables in Padiham in 2012

The friends of the Memorial Park, Padiham asked us to carve something from nature on the ends of some new picnic tables Lets hope that we get such lovely weather in 2021 and that we can meet up like this again soon. ??          ??              

Barry Bates – Green Wood Carver

  Barry is a minimalist.   All his work is carried out on this bench.   It breaks down into 3 legs and a top for transport.   The metal bar bent like a shepherds crook is a very effective clamp to hold wood on the bench top. He does have more tools than shown […]