compass rose 200w    Welcome to Turning North!

This site is mainly the result of a small group of woodturners from Scotland and the North of England who decided not to be beaten by viruses and lockdowns or whatever else might be thrown at us. We hold a Zoom meeting on Monday evenings (7pm UK time) to catch up, share information and generally discuss the addiction that is Woodturning, the meetings last an hour. Any woodturner is welcome, from any club or location.

Joining us is simple!

By subscribing to the newsletter below you will get an email each week with instructions on how to register for the meeting and that is it, no strings, no catches (no woodturner likes catches!!).

Interactive Remote Demonstrations

This site also features a calendar of Interactive Remote Demonstrations, you don't need to be a member of the group to see the calendar and you don't need to be a member of the group to post events so if you are a demonstrator then let us know what you have coming up, it only takes a minute or two and you never know you might sell a few tickets to your event!! 

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Interactive Remote Demontrations Coming Up

  • Who: Jim Echter

    Title: Turn Three spin tops

    Jim Echter: spin tops

    Description:

    Every child enjoys spin tops. Every executive needs a desk toy for those long Zoom meetings. Every woodturner needs a practice exercise to warm up with. Spin tops are great for this. In this demo, I’ll show you how I turn and embellish a one piece finger top. I’ll show you 4 different embellishment techniques I use to decorate my tops. Then we’ll turn a two piece top. Two piece top are challenging since you are dealing with two different grain directions. We’ll wrap up by turning a throw top.

    Sign Up: http://tcturning.com/personal-remote-demos/

    Date/Time: May 18th 2021, 7pm ET

  • Who: Eric Lofstrom

    Title: Namaste Bowls

    Jim Echter: spin tops

    Description:

    In this demonstration, you’ll learn the techniques Eric uses to create the endgrain bowls of his Namaste series. These bowls are artistic pieces, intentionally designed to welcome interaction between the viewer and vessel.
    • Emphasis will be on artistic inspiration, tool control, and sharpening techniques, techniques specific to turning endgrain, and discussion of the "optically resonant" form.
    • Eric will also share simple, yet elegant coloring and texturing embellishments which can be used to add depth and drama to any captivatingly simple form.
    After this demo, you’ll see small blocks of wood as potential pieces of art, and the use of color and texture as a way to amplify your creative voice!

    Sign Up: https://www.woodturner.org/Woodturner/Virtual-Events/Eric-Lofstrom-Namaste-Bowls-May-22-2021.aspx

    Date/Time: May 22nd 2021, 3pm ET

  • Who: Pat Carroll

    Title: Textured Bowl

    Pat Carroll: Woodturning

    Description:

    A demonstration on making a bowl and further enhancing with colour and texture.

    Sign Up: https://www.patcarrollwoodturning.com/index.php/interactive-remote-demonstrations

    Date/Time: May 30th 2021, 7pm Dublin

Meetings Coming Up

  • Sun. 23 May, 2021

    Meet the Woodturner with Pat Carroll

    A regular Sunday evening slot where Pat will meet and talk to Woodturners about what makes them do what they do, how they got into woodturning and all the rest of that interesting stuff. So if you have ever wondered what makes others do the woodturning thing then sign up for the sessions.

    To sign up for these Zoom sessions just email Pat


     

  • Mon. 24 May, 2021

    Turning North Online Meeting

    compass rose 100w Join us on Monday evenings for our regular get together, chat with other woodturners and catch up on the various woodturning happenings. We feature workshop tours, hints and tips, woodturning problems and occasionally have visits from professional turners or suppliers of tools and timber or such like.

    Time of Meeting: 7pm UK Time

    To access the meeting just join the mailing list on the front page, you will get a weekly newsletter and the joining link will be in the newsletter.


     

  • Mon. 31 May, 2021

    Turning North Online Meeting

    compass rose 100w Join us on Monday evenings for our regular get together, chat with other woodturners and catch up on the various woodturning happenings. We feature workshop tours, hints and tips, woodturning problems and occasionally have visits from professional turners or suppliers of tools and timber or such like.

    Time of Meeting: 7pm UK Time

    To access the meeting just join the mailing list on the front page, you will get a weekly newsletter and the joining link will be in the newsletter.