Ryedale Woodturners

Ryedale Woodturners

Our club meets on the first Thursday evening of every month, at Snainton Village Hall, Snainton (near Scarborough in North Yorkshire). We were known as Snainton Woodturning Club until January 2017, when we changed our name to Ryedale Woodturners, along with a change in our place of meeting.

We invite a range of top demonstrators, as well as running the occasional hands-on night, a Christmas party, and our annual general meeting.


The annual membership fee is £25.00 per single person,
£33.00 per couple.

This is payable at the beginning of September each year. For any person wishing to join the club after this date the membership fee will be reduced accordingly.

This fee is subject to review each year at the AGM.

At each club night attended a fee of £4 will be charged to members and £6 to guests. This fee will include refreshments and entry to the raffle.

Non-members are invited to attend for free for two events as a "come and try it" opportunity, after which they should either become members or attend as a guest at £6 per evening.

Any guests attending club nights more than twice in any one year would be expected to become a member.

Hands On Evenings

Anyone is welcome to attend a hands on evening run by Rob Thompson every Wednesday at Snainton Woodworking Supplies, 7.00 - 9.00pm. People can come and watch others turning, talk to people about woodturning, buy items from the shop, or have a go at turning, with help and advice available from a professional or experienced woodturner if required. This is Rob's evening, not a club evening, and he is kindly opening it up to all to help people with their turning and promote the activity generally. The only stipulation is that if you wish to use a lathe you buy at least £5 worth of wood from the woodstore. If you have never visited on a Wednesday before, it may be sensible to ring Snainton Woodworking Supplies before attending to alert Rob to your intention to come.


Site Manager

Steve Fearnley

The site is constantly under development, being created and managed by Steve Fearnley, a club member since 2010. It is by its nature a work in progress. Hopefully it will provide some interest to members and visitors alike. Contributions are very welcome.

Club Library

The club has built up a collection of DVDs in recent years, thanks to the efforts of Brian Wrigglesworth who has recorded demonstrations on club nights. Members can ask to borrow these DVDs for personal viewing.

Club constitution

A copy of the constitution is available as a pdf document.

Club committee 2017 - 8

Keith Harte - Chairman

Malcolm Dayson - Secretary (including bookings)

Bob Ingram - Treasurer

Steve Fearnley - website and press

John Whiteley

David Lowe - RPT

Frank Cornforth

Philip Coe

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