Our Venue

Our regular meetings are held at

Plumley Village Hall
(WA16 0TR)

between Knutsford and Northwich

on the

3rd Thursday of each month, at 7.30 pm.


Paul Jones

Close up action, demonstrator Paul Jones in front of our huge computerized display screen...


Welcome to the CGW

The Cheshire Guild of Woodturners is a friendly group of woodturners, from beginners to professionals, who get together to share their experiences, expand their skills and increase their knowledge

Whether you are already a turner or just thinking about starting, you will be most welcome at any of our meetings. You don't have to commit to anything initially so why don't you come along and give us a try

Our Passion

Creating Beautiful Things from Wood



Gary Rance Demo Day - Sat. May 18th 2019

A chance to see this popular demonstrator from Buckinghamshire, on a rare visit to the North West..

AWGB's Profile of Gary - click to open/close

Gary has been a full time woodturner since the age of 16, when he started with an apprenticeship with a small woodturning company.

It is since becoming self-employed in 1987 that Gary has made his mark on the woodturning scene, with success in competitions; articles of his work in various woodworking magazines; and demonstrating for trade companies. Exhibitions include the National Exhibition Centre Birmingham, Wembley, Axminster in Devon as well as woodturning clubs all over Great Britain, Belgium, France, Channel Islands, Ireland, Norway and two Utah Symposiums in Provo, Salt Lake City and Iceland. Gary has previously demonstrated twice at the AWGB International Seminar at Warwick University.

Gary is considered one of the fastest and most accurate production woodturners in the U.K and is one of only a few whose income comes solely from woodturning.

Gary has a broad customer base, including companies such as Harrods and Liberty’s and has also produced work for the homes of the Duke of Westminster and British celebrities.

Gary has also developed a range of tools for the woodturner, notably his round skew chisels which come in different sizes; lightpull drive; box Scraper and his easybead tool. He can turn his hand to spindle turning, bowl turning, hollow forms and twists and says that he will make anything from a lace bobbin to a billiard table leg.



Tickets £15 (£12 in advance)

includes light lunch snack, tea, coffee and soft drinks. 



Just Starting ?? Wanting to improve ?

Two club members are qualified and experienced tutors.

Why not benefit from their expertize?

Click their name button for further information


What's New in the Website
Jan 21 Updated : Meeting & Competion Schedules



Coming Up.......



Sat/Sun June 24/25

Arley Garden Festival  Arley Hall 


Next Demo Meetings

Thurs. Feb 21st.


Thurs. March 21st.

Ian Clarkson



Thurs. April 11th

Mick Hanbury


Next Talk & Turn

Thurs. May 30th.


Looking Ahead

All Day Event

Sat. May. 18th. 2019

Gary Rance



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