Cheam Woodturners Links

The internet provides us with a huge range of resources online, some better than others. You can find here (in no particular order) those links that our members have found useful and the websites of some of our members. If you find a link that no longer works or would like to suggest an addition to the list please inform us.

The links are divided into six categories: Demonstrators, Suppliers, Woodturning organisations, Information and inspiration, Members websites and Club websites (all links open in a new window)

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We are twinned with Central Oklahoma Woodturners Association and their website is here.



we have many demonstrators to our club including the following who have demonstrated since 2011:




Surrey Timber —  good range of home grown and exotic timber
Peter Child — tools and equipment
Turners' Retreat — tools and other woodturning supplies
Stiles and Bates — tools and timber
Axminster Tools — everything you need
English Hardwoods — timber from Northamptonshire
Timberline Exotic Hardwoods — great range of exotics and tools
RDG Tools — well known at model engineering exhibition
Honey Brothers — Foresty and arborist equipment
Exotic Woodshop Hardwoods UK
Olivers Woodturning — stockist of wide range of tools and accessories
Gustharts - Arborist and woodland equipment supplier (chainsaws, axes, PPE, climbing equipment)

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Information and Inspiration

The Woodturner's Workshop — Brian Clifford's UK website with a huge range of information, projects and video clips, including the Introduction to Woodturning — e-book for beginners
Woodturning Online — if you're short of ideas this website has project plans for just about anything you might consider making together with many informative articles relating to all areas of woodturning
The Daniel Collection — showcasing a selection of woodturners
Around the Woods — Woodturning tips, techniques and projects
Paul Hannaby — woodturning related information and articles
Sofas and Sectionals has this woodturning resources page with plenty of useful information including the history of woodturning
Sydney Woodturners Guild — particularly useful articles and advice
Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild
South Auckland Woodturners Guild r
Health and Safety Executive — good general advice on dangers of wood dust and debunks some myths about 'what H&S won't let you do', plus advice on what to consider when doing a risk assessment.
UK Workshop Woodturning forum — if you've got a question you'll find plenty of help here
More Woodturning Magazine — Your online source for innovative ideas and detailed articles about the woodturning world (
BC Woodworks - handout from Brian Cockerill's demo in November 2018.

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Woodturning Organisations

Association of Woodturners of Great Britain
American Association of Woodturners
UK Workshops — turning forum
Woodworkers Institute
Brighton and Hove Wood Recycling Project

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Members' websites

Brian Ash
David Buskell

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Club websites

East Surrey Woodturners — Selsdon
The Middlesex Woodturners Asociation — Northolt
Sheffield Woodturning Club — if you're in the Sheffield area they have a demonstration every 2nd Thursday and will make you very welcome in their impressive venue and the first visit is free!
South Downs Woodturners — East and West Sussex — Portslade
Surrey Association of Woodturners — Mytchett
West Sussex Woodturners — Storrington
Wheelchair Woodturners — based in Scotland and open to all

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