Radio Lancashire Display and Demonstration

Thursday 15 February saw a Red Rose Woodturning Club demonstration and display in the offices of BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn. A great arrangment of items were displayed in the front window of the BBC offices and Denis Headon (Chairman of the club) was on hand to ensure the shows presenter ( John Gillmore) got hands on experience and provided a chat on the club and its activities.

At this time I have no knowledge of when Denis will have his own radio show!


February “Hands on Night”

Monday 5th February is the next “hands on night at Red Rose Woodturning Club.

If you are interested in taking up wood turning or any other of the clubs activities come along and have a go. We will have pyrography, scroll saw, carving and lathes available for you to try. Details can be found in the Hands On tab of the header menu.


Radio Lancashire – Display

Red Rose Woodturning Club have been invited to display and provide a demonstration of woodturning skills at the offices of Radio Lancashire.

The display and demonstration will take place at the Radio Lancashires Headquarters in Blackburn, opposite the Cathedral on 15 Febuary. A couple of tables will be provided to display items and the demonstration (possibly with an interview) will be broadcaste on the John Gillmore show (weekdays 13:00 to 16:00).

Please contact Dennis Headon if interested in taking part in this event and/or displaying a finished item.


If any member wishes to display items at this event please bring them to the next “Hands on Night” on 5th Febuary. Dennis and Malcolm are the clubs representatives at this event and are looking for around 12 items to display. The demonstration and interview are likelly to be broadcast between 14:00 and 15:00 on 15 Feb.

Meeting demonstrations – audience PPE

Most of us are aware that ALL hardwoods and most timbers in general possess a potential health hazard, from irritant to down right unhealthy! As woodturners (at any level) I think we all know that woodturning creates many H&S issues and personal safety is paramount, protecting ourselves from any know or perceived hazard should be second nature. To that end the use of Personel Protective Equipment (PPE) is encouraged in our turning workspace (be it workshop, garage, shed or man/woman cave), the monthly demonstration falls into the “workspace” category.


Individuels know, or should be aware of what levels of wooddust effect them. Demonstrations generate the same dust and no matter how good a dust extraction system is used the demonstrator has to balance the presentation with the ability of the audiance to hear what they are saying. If you know you are likely to be adversly effected by dust, please come to the demonstration prepared to use your PPE. Everyone knows what PPE is right for them and its use is encouraged at any of our meetings and external demonstration (E.g. Sizergh Castle, Southport show etc), if you feel you need to were it, please do so.

Longton Library display & sale

Once again we have been invited to display show case items at Longton library from 3 April to 3 May.

Martin West is co-ordinating this and is looking to fill 2 tables.

Martin is looking for a maximum of four items per person. If you wish to sell the item please ensure a discrete price tag, which also indicates who made the item is attached to the product.

January 2018 – meeting and competition

Happy New Year everyone, hope your festive period went well and the New Year brings you all that you wish for.

The first monthly meeting and competition of 2018 took place on Monday 15 Jan. The guest turner and demonstrator was Chris Fisher (AKA The Blind Wood Turner) who turned a fantastic textured bowl using Tanga Panga wood.


The monthly competition entries get better each month and the number of entries are very encouraging, thank you for entering. This months winners are:


  1. Sue Hazel
  2. Greg Kent
  3. Jim Nelson



  1. Alex Lambie
  2. Robert Cookson
  3. Peter Hamer/Keith Barton – Joint 3rd

2018 January 15 (10)



  1. John Pickup
  2. Dave Threlfall
  3. Gordon Bell

2018 January 15 (1) ADVANCED