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

John Adamson’s Angelfish

A client asked me to carve an angelfish.   At first she wanted it for outside, but was put off by the price of really decent plywood. I had suggested plywood, as some parts of the carving are very thin and might break and fall off along the line of the grain, and I thought […]

Adrian Carter’s Marquetry

Adrian sent two photos for the website; the first one is his marquetry picture, the second one is the photograph that he was working from. The picture is a scene from Florence in Italy, somewhere they have visited on holiday with lovely memories.The picture was being made to enter into the Great Yorkshire Show in […]

Stuart Hood’s Viking chair

Stuart says that there is already a photo of the front of his Viking Chair on the web site (see Galleries, Members Carvings, Stuart Hood) but the back was looking a bit plain so  he has carved a boat on the lower half 12in x9in. On the top part he has put my family tree […]

Martin Haigh’s Animals

Martin says the animals and birds he has carved ranged from 4” to 6” with one at 9”. They have all been painted so the next stage is to mount them in a frame. He will also include 4 Birds in Marquetry. Most of his work has been from photographs from Pinterest. He has had no drawing plans […]

Richard Colbran’s Owls for a Bench project

Richard Colbran was requested to make this carving for a bespoke memorial bench.The subject  was to be “Two owlets, one winking”. It was carved on an oak panel supplied by the bench maker, which was then set into the back rest of the bench. The picture of the finished product was supplied by the customer      […]

Leaf by Glynnis Cruice

Ivy leaf in bass wood 10 x 9.5  inches, painted and finished with beeswax. I finished the carving and intended leaving it unpainted, but I had not realised that the undulations of leaf caused the danish oil to soak into the dips and it turned out patchy with almost black patches.  It looked like a […]

Member’s work during Lockdown

Stuart Hood kindly sent in pictures of two carvings he has done during the lockdown. He had been toying with the idea for a sign to go on my workshop door and came up with this.  There was a knot hole in the piece of wood, it’s yew by the way, so after wondering whether […]