Originally from Birmingham with an engineering background I have lived in Hereford since 1999 and have been turning since 2007. I am an AWGB Approved Tutor and run training sessions at the club. I have covered most aspects of turning and particularly enjoy the various finishes that can be achieved.
I retired early and moved to Hereford from Surrey in 2018. Later the same year I joined the HWT club, bought a lathe and began to fulfill a lifetime ambition to learn to turn. The club's classes, demos and tutoring have been excellent. All I have to do now is practice more.
I have been turning and a club member for 10 years. I am self-taught and can be seen regularly at craft fairs.
|Programme Secretary||John Lelieveld
One of my earliest memories is of me walking into my dad's workshop and having my nostrils filled with the smell of oak being cut on his table saw. To me it's hardly surprising then, that I ended up spending virtually my entire working life with wood. What started as an interest has, now I'm happily retired, turned into a full-blown wood-turning obsession, and as the saying goes; every man needs one of those!
|General Member||Shelia Ford
I became interested in turning after my husband Brian took up the hobby. I enjoy photography and record his work. I enjoy watching the demonstrations, attending the shows and meeting the people.
|General Member||Peter Dennis
A recently retired civil engineer who has always liked working with wood but never tried turning - and now has the time to try it out. Still an absolute beginner but completely hooked
|General Member||David Bowen
First learnt to turn wood at Ross Grammar School in the 60s. Then meet HWT Club at the Herefordshire County Show in my 60s.
So after a gap of some 50 years I am now turning again. I enjoy watching demos at Headway and on the net, then going out to my workshop and trying to do them on my old SIP lathe. also love studying the work of our club grand masters.
I joined the Committee to promote the clubs profile and recruit new members. With our new committee I believe the club has a great future.
|General Member||Tim Wright
I am a retired maintenance engineer. I have always enjoyed playing with wood, especially carving and turning. I have been a club member for 10 years.