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We pride ourselves on being an active and friendly club, with plenty to offer, whether you are a complete beginner, or a proficient turner.  Our facilities are also suitable for wheelchair users.  

All aspects of Heath & Safety are taken seriously to ensure your well-being at all times.  

We do also accept minors into the club under certain conditions, please contact us for further information on this.


The club has a large fully equipped workshop with 12 lathes. Other facilities include a social area, a well-stocked shop selling materials and consumables to club members, and a kitchen.  There is also a comprehensive library containing woodturning reference books and DVD's which are freely available for loan to members.  

When can I turn:

We are open for turning four nights a week (Mon - Thur) when there are always 2 tutors present to provide support and advice.  This makes it an excellent place for those wishing to have a go at turning, as well as for those more experienced.  

Club Night:

In addition to the turning nights, on the last Friday of the month we have club night with guest speakers, demonstrations, our own themed competition and, of course, great food, all home-cooked in our kitchen. 

The club has a membership of over 80, including a professional turner and several exhibiting turners.  A free magazine is produced on a bi-monthly basis for club members   


Woodturners on holiday in Cornwall are welcome to join us for an evening but please ring in advance to ensure a lathe will be available.  (see Contact Us page for email/telephone number)

Out & About:

The club regularly has a stand for demonstrations and sales at a number of local venues, including some of Cornwall’s most popular tourist sites.

Charitable Support:
The club is proud to have supported many local charities, the club has raised many thousands of pounds for these. Each year at the AGM a new charity is nominated. In 2018/19 this is Penhaligon's Friends. Money is raised by undertaking woodturning demonstrations, making display items and toys. Please the other website pages for more information.