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Broxburn Woodcraft Club has been running for over 30 years in a variety of premises. We currently operate from Strathbrock Community Centre and each year we go from strength to strength adding new classes and activities, updating our practices and undertaking training.The vast majority are wood turners and are well catered for.  There are nine lathes available for use in the workshop, plus bandsaws, sanding and planing machines. Members also try their hand at wood carving and toy making.  There is a current project to make chess sets, using woodturning, veneering and carving techniques.

Over the past four years we have participated in APASS training course run by West Lothian College in order that we can ensure that all members are working safely. In addition to this a series of training sessions has been organised to update their skills and continue to improve the service we offer the community.

With over 120 members attending weekly and 16 groups running throughout the week the club is always looking for new ways to develop. An annual woodcraft competition is held and judged by some of the most prestigious wood crafters in the country. The group make musical instruments to walking sticks and the club offers opportunities and help for anyone interested in pursuing their interest in wood craft.

We have recently taken stands at the National woodworking Show at Ingliston, and the Lanark Show.  The club has been demonstrating and selling items made by members at the Strathbrock Parish Church Craft Fair.

Each session lasts approximately three hours. Members can pursue any craft discipline at the session, although special interest groups tend to meet at a set time each week. For example, stick makers assemble on a Tuesday and Thursday evening, but take a break for the summer. Musical instrument makers occupy the Wednesday evening slot. The club actively encourages members to take up any wood related discipline.  Sessions are run during the day Monday through Saturday and evenings Monday to Friday.

There are currently a few vacancies within the club.   All you have to pay a £10 annual membership and £2.00 session fee each time you visit the club.  If you want to see more, then come along to any session and meet fellow wood workers.  The first session is always free.  You can also come to demonstrations given by visiting experts.  See elsewhere on the site for details.

 

 

Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 December 2014 09:23
 
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