Ryedale Woodturners


Ryedale Woodturners

Our club meets on the first Thursday evening of every month, at Snainton Village Hall, Snainton, near Scarborough.

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

Site Manager

Steve Fearnley

This site is in development, being created and managed by Steve Fearnley, a club member since 2010. By the nature of its subject, it is very much a work in progress. Hopefully it will provide some interest to members and visitors alike. Contributions are very welcome, just email Steve Fearnley

Woodturning News

  • 16 June 2018 If you are looking forward to Richard Findley's demonstration on 5 July, why not have a look at his Instagram page, where he puts daily updates on his work at the Turners' Workshop. Photos, commentary and videos all there. A wealth of information and ideas.
  • 16 June 2018 A write-up of Danny Woof's demonstration on Thursday 7 June is now on the site.
  • 7 June 2018 We have had 1000 flyers printed to try and raise the profile of the club, and hopefully attract some more members. We will make them available at any exhibitions or sales we mount, and local woodturning tutors will hand them out for us. Snainton Woodworking Supplies also have them on display. I halso have an A4 template which I can print if anyone knows of a noticeboard that might attract attention. If anyone would like some to distribute then just let me know.
  • 1 June 2018 Keith Harte alerted us to a demonstration by Mark Baker, at our nearby club in Earswick (York), the Jorvik Woodturning Group. It is an all day, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. event, Saturday 18 August, and tickets are £15. It is limited to 50 people, and is likely to be full.
    If you are interested, please contact Steve Brankley at stephenbrankley@yahoo.co.uk , or 01405 948314 to reserve a place.
    There are notes on the site on Mark Baker's demonstration at Snainton in 2014.
  • 27 May 2018 A very brief write up of Sue Harker's demonstration at Snainton Woodworking Supplies last Saturday, 19 May.
  • 8 May 2018 I have been doing some tidying up on the website, and trying to improve file structure and consistency. Also I have migrated the site to a new server (Linux instead of Windows if you are interested). This may have resulted, and may still result, in problems accessing certain pages. Please let me know if you experience a problem.
    One result of all this background work is that the Search routine at the top of pages now works - so you can search this site for a particular topic, demonstrator, or picture.
  • 7 May 2018 A write up and photos from Randall Marr's demonstration on Thursday 3 May are now on the site.
    Good news on the evening was that Ian Temple has agreed to take on the job of booking demonstrators. Malcolm will continue to do the secretary role, but was heaving a sigh of relief at the end of the evening. Many thanks Ian.
  • 27 April 2018Apologies for the lack of a write-up of Peter Osborn's demonstration. I was on holiday on the night, and so was Gordon, the other member who usually takes a number of photos, and always gives me some notes if he is present and I am absent. We may put something together from the DVD that Brian will have made on the night. I have put a few notes together from his website.
  • 1 March 2018Severe bad weather and even worse forecasts have resulted in us cancelling this month's Thursday night demonstration. Apologies if you were hoping to come. Randall Marr will be coming on 3 May instead, in place of David Muckle.
  • 6 February 2018 A write-up of last week's Hands On Night is now on the site.
  • 12 January 2018 A happy new to all our readers! Although I could not attend, I have put a report on John Whiteley's January demonstration on the site, thanks to photos and notes from Gordon Malan.
  • 10 December 2017 A brief report on the Christmas party and club competition is now on the site.
  • 7 December 2017 A lady in Kirbymoorside contacted me to say she is wanting to sell her late husband's lathe and turning tools. She sent a couple of pictures, Update: 20 December, These items have now sold.
  • 26 November 2017 Some pictures from the Club sale and exhibition at Thornton le Dale on Saturday 25th November.
    A successful day I think.
  • 5 November 2017 A write up of the demonstration by Emma Cook, the Tiny Turner, is now on the site.
  • 12 October 2017 A write up of John Oldham's Harry Potter wand demonstration is now on the site.
  • 28 September 2017 A change to the programme for next week's demonstration. Tony Wilson is unwell, so Malcolm has managed to secure a visit from John Oldham, a member of the Teesside Woodturners Association. John will be demonstrating how to turn a Harry Potter wand, complete with Illuminatus charm!
  • 12 September 2017 A write up of Mick Hanbury's demonstration is now available.
  • 10 September 2017 I am working on a write-up of Mick Hanbury's exellent demonstration, but in the meantime a date for our diaries: club sale at Thornton le Dale is to be 25 - 26 November. Details to follow, but do get turning to provide some stock for the sale and exhibition.
  • 1 September 2017 Malcolm received some information about two lathes for sale. A Nova DVR XP and a Hegner HDB200. More details, such as they are, on the Sales page.
  • 31 August 2017 Full minutes of the AGM are now available.
  • 24 August 2017 Finally a write-up of the AGM, including a few pictures of items presented in the show and tell.
  • 16 August 2017 Apologies for the delay in information from the AGM at the beginning of the month. Busy times. To date I have made a start on the calendar for next year, with more detail to add, and there will be a write up of the AGM, including any documents that are relevant. Also the new constitution agreed in February is now on the site, apologies for not having an updated version sooner.
  • 18 July 2017 A write-up and photos from Dick Veitch's demonstration of turning a Saturn box is now available.
  • 13 July 2017 A quick notice from Malcolm Dayson regarding Mark Hancock demonstration:
    Mark Hancock’s demonstration at Jorvik Woodturners, Earswick Village Hall, Earswick Chase, York YO32 9FY on Saturday 29 July between 1000 and 1600 hr (cost £15).
    Also Malcolm provided a pdf on how to make a Saturn box from Dick Veitch. Notes and pictures from the demo will be available on the website soon.
  • 28 June 2017 Some pictures from Sue Harker's demonstration of turning an off-centre candlestick are now on the site. Sorry, no commentary, as I was not at the meeting. Thanks to Gordon for the pictures.
  • 14 June 2017 Terry Taylor gave a demonstration at Alba Rose nursing home in Pickering. A varied audience, including staff popping in and out, but they appreciated the tlak and being able to see the items that Terry made and passed around. At the end on the 90 minutes demonstration donations were made to Terry's regular adopted charity, the Marie Curie Trust.
  • 12 May 2017 Pictures and a write- up of most of Steve Heeley's demonstration is now available on the site. I had to leave early so missed the last part - any contributions to complete the description of the evening welcome.
  • 11 May 2017 Our secretary Malcolm Dayson has managed to book Sue Harker for our next club demonstration in June.
  • 4 May 2017 Congratulations to John Whiteley, who has had a piece accepted by AWGB to go on its exhibition tour.
  • 2 May 2017 Gordon Malan sent a report on the scout demonstration in Driffield on Saturday 22 April. Available as a pdf.

More news from 2015 2016 2017 2018

Woodturning Gallery additions

Acorn Bank grindstone

Tool sharpening technology.

I spotted this sharpening system whilst on a visit to Acorn Bank Watermill at Temple Sowerby. I thought it might give the Robert Sorby Pro-Edge or the Tormek system a run for their money, though it is not for the small workshop.

Harrogate Woodworking Show

Pouring honey pot.

A very original and unusual piece of turning spotted at the North of England Woodworking Show at Harrogate this year (2017). It was on the West Riding Woodturners stand, and had won first prize at the club competition in January 2017. It was turned by club member Phil Jackman. A clearer photo is on the WRWG club website - look in the monthly club competitions, Jan 2017.

Spheres and sphere turning jigs made by Tony Langthorne

Turned wooden spheres Sphere turning jigs

Club member Tony Langthorne brought along his sphere turning jigs and some examples of what they produce to the October meeting.

A timber durability chart from woodworkersruk.co.uk

Timber durability chart

More gallery pictures from 2015 2016 2017 2018