HP2 4EW, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
We will be glad to welcome you to our monthly meetings, introduce you to fellow turners, and give you more details about how you can join us on your journey. Tell us a bit about your experience with woodturning.
We can collect, and advise on the best way to process trees for turning. Donating can help new turners, and ensure quality timber is used to create beautiful objects instead of ending up as firewood or in landfill.
If you have woodturning or woodworking equipment to dispose of, for any reason, we can offer advice and help. Whether you are clearing the contents of a workshop, or simply de-cluttering, donations can help young turners and our club to encourage a new generation of turners to sustain our traditional craft.
Our members are often happy to attend craft fairs, cultural heritage and art events to share their skill and the knowledge of our craft. Some members offer items for sale or take commissions.
I inherited the turning bug from my father, who was an apprenticed carpenter and joiner by trade and he always owned a lathe. As a boy I watched, learned and was occasionally allowed to have a go. Later in life, I did not follow in his footsteps, but became an accountant instead. Then, when dad passed, I inherited his Union Graduate lathe and all his turning tools. So, I decided to remedy my lifelong neglect of the craft of woodturning and have not regretted one moment of my journey thus far.
I joined Herts and Beds Woodturners in 2017 and have been on the committee from 2019. In 2023 I became Chairman and am fortunate to follow in the most capable footsteps of Tim Pettigrew and prior to him, Tony Taylor. They led the growth of the club to its current size and activities and guided it through the pandemic years. They built an excellent and hardworking committee, and with its support my aim is to continue to grow the club and to secure its future.
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One of the best turners in the business, Gary Rance brings his many years of expertise to the club.
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