All the demonstrations detailed below can be enjoyed by members as part of their membership. Places on demonstrations by Martin Saban-Smith RPT can also be booked by the public HERE.


Monday 2nd: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Goblet with a Twisted Bowl

Goblets are a superb project for any level of experience. The make excellence spindle projects, and hones the end grain hollowing techniques.
For this presentation, Martin will demonstrate how you can take a goblet to another level of ‘attractive’ by adding a twist to the bowl rather than the more traditional twist on the stem.
Find out more about Martin and his work at www.msabansmith.com

Places for this demo are also available for booking by the public.
WT360 members can enjoy this demonstration as part of their membership.
Book a place for the demo HERE or
Join and enjoy everything about WT360.

Tuesday 3rd:

Demo Discussion
October Challenge Review
Woodturning Jigs – Presented by Wayne Clasper
Separate Insurance Cover for your Woodturning Kit?

November Challenge:

  • Beginners: Chalice
  • Intermediate+: Touchy Feely


Saturday 5th: Rebecca DeGroot – Santa Claus Gnomes!

To fit around Rebecca’s other commitments, our demo meeting this month is on Saturday 5th December at the usual time.

Rebecca DeGroot is an accomplished turner, woodworker, and artist in Texas, USA.
For her Woodturning360 demonstration, she will take us through the process of turning one of these adorable Christmas Gnomes!
With a background in school teaching, her demonstrations are clear and concise, fun and great quality.
Check out Rebecca’s website for more information about this talented turner: http://rebeccadegroot.com/index.html

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
November Challenge Review

December Joint Challenge:

  • Freestyle Festive Fun
  • Funky Father Christmasses, Spectacular Snowmen, Emazing Elfs, Beautiful Baubels.

January 2021

Monday 4th: Tim Yoder – Banksia Pod Lidded Box

Tim Yoder is one of the most watchable figures in woodturning in ever! His presentation style is light and friendly with a great ability to communicate the project he’s turning.
For his WT360 demonstration, Tim will be turning a banksia pod lidded box.
*The image here is temporary.
See more about Tim on his website at http://wtwtim.com/ and his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/woodturningwithtim1

Tuesday 5th:

Demo Discussion
December Challenge Review

January Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+: Inlaid Lidded Box

February 2021

Monday 1st: Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner) – Valentine Special

Emma is a UK favorite demonstrator, and she’ll be performing a valentine themed demo for us.
Details to follow.
In the meantime, find out more at https://www.thetinyturner.co.uk/

Tuesday 2nd:

Demo Discussion
January Challenge Review

February Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

March 2021

Monday 1st: Cindy Drozda: Sea Urchin Ornaments

We’re very pleased to be bringing you Cindy Drozda in March 2021. The details of her demonstration will follow soon.

Tuesday 2nd:

Demo Discussion
February Challenge Review

March Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

April 2021

Monday 5th: Phil Irons: Caddy Spoons

Phil’s Caddy Spoons are an item he has turned tens of thousands of in the last 15 years.
They are so much nicer to find in your tea and coffee containers than the normal plastic measuring spoons, over the years they develop a lovely patina from constant daily use.
Phil will show us his method of turning these spoons using some home-made jigs, turning tools, and a saw.
Phil’s brand new website is https://www.philironswoodturning.co.uk/ where you can find more about him and his work.

Tuesday 6th:

Demo Discussion
March Challenge Review

April Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

May 2021

Monday 3rd: Jeff Hornung – Ancient Ring Handled Bowl

American turner Jeff Hornung will present for us, the turning of a Scottish Ring Handled Bowl โ€“ Inspired by an ancient Scottish design, this bowl features thin wall turning, rounded bottom and a pair of ring handles low on the form. We cover tool control, chucking methods for rounded bottom pieces, design and carving of the rings plus painting techniques to create the illusion of bronze.
Find out more about Jeff at www.thewalnutlog.com and Www.jeffhornung.com

Tuesday 4th:

Demo Discussion
April Challenge Review

May Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

June 2021

Tuesday 1st June: Founders Day Demo Evening

Monday 7th:

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
May Challenge Review

June Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

July 2021

Monday 7th:

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
June Challenge Review

July Challenge:

  • Beginners:
  • Intermediate+:

Past Meetings and Demonstrations

June 2020

Monday 8th: Inaugural Meeting

7.30pm (UK) Introducing the exciting new club and to discuss what members would like to see and do in the Tuesday meetings. We’ll also discuss which turners they would like to see demonstrate and other woodturning talk.
Members will be emailed the link to the Zoom meeting a couple of days before. It will also be streamed directly into the Facebook group.

June Challenge:

  • Beginners: A Spinning Top
  • Intermediate+: A Working YoYo (no kits allowed!).
  • Why not film your pieces in action and upload them to the Facebook group?

July 2020

Monday 6th: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Fanatical About Finishing

Finishing is a topic Martin is fanatical about, and in this demonstration, Martin will take you through a finishing process that starts with good tool presentation when turning.
Learn about the importance of good finishing and discover a technique that will give you a gorgeous finish every time.
Find out more about Martin at www.msabansmith.com

Places for this demo are also available for booking by the public.
WT360 members can enjoy this demonstration as part of their membership.
Book a place for the demo HERE or
Join and enjoy everything about WT360.

July Challenge:

  • Beginners: Honey Dipper
  • Intermediate+: A Taste of Asia


Monday 3rd: Pat Carroll: Deterioration and Decay

Pat is a renowned and popular Irish turner known for his hollow forms and intricate carvings.
For our demonstration this month, he will show his method on how he turns his thin wall vessels, pierces them and burns them to echo deterioration and decay. Find out more about Pat at www.patcarrollwoodturning.com/

*As you can imagine, the time taken to complete one of these stunning pieces is lengthy, so the demo piece will not be completed in the allocated time of a demonstration.

Monday 17th: Les Thorne: Bonus Demonstration

Les Thorne is a world renowned production turner, demonstrator and teacher of woodturning.
As Les and Martin join forces with The Woodturning Shop, it is a pleasure for WT360 to host Les on one of his first remote demonstrations.
If you have not seen Les demonstrate before, his style and commentary is not to be missed – his years of experience is very evident.

August Challenges:

  • Adventures in Texture
  • A Flatter Platter


Monday 7th: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Atmospheric Colour

Martin’s demo for WT360 will be his most requested presentation – Atmospheric Colouring.
He will guide members and guests through his technique in detail of using water based colours to achieve stunning results on figured woods.
Martin will also discuss his philosophy of colouring wood and why it should be considered on every piece.

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
August Challenge Review

September Challenge:

  • Beginners: Getting Round with a Bowl
  • Intermediate+: Mixed Up


Monday 5th: John Boyne-Aitken RPT: Turning With Pewter

John Boyne-Aitken RPT is the Chairman of the Register of Professional Turners and is known as the Bowler Hatted Turner.
For his demonstration for us, he will show us how he uses pewter in some of his work.
We’ll find out how he makes his moulds and his method for melting the pewter to use later.
John will also show us how he then turns a cast piece of pewter and if there’s time, even demonstrate thread chasing the turned metal.
Find out some more about John at www.thebowlerhattedturner.co.uk/

Tuesday 6th:

Demo Discussion
Harvesting Wood: A Presentation by Scott Walker
September Challenge Review

Halloween Challenge:

  • Beginners: A Magic Wand
  • Intermediate+: Pumpkin Hollow Form

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