Dave Wagstaff – Life Member

Dave started wood turning in the early 2000’s when his fathers lathe was dropped on his doorstep.  Using an old carpenters chisel a lot of file handles were made and the bug bit.  A cheap set of second hand tools was bought and he joined the Woodcraft group.  The certificate in wood turning course was completed in 2011.  Dave has served as a committee member, secretary and president of the group.

Using a scroll saw Dave does fretwork and makes puzzles and a laser burner is used to make fridge magnets and toy cell phones.

The group ran the stall at the market from labour weekend to Easter, stopping for the winter.  Dave offered to run it on his own over the winter and the group agreed to support him.  He has attended almost every market since.  He can usually be seen turning spinning tops there on Saturday mornings.

Daves main focus is on making toys and small practical items.


Dave was made a Life member in August 2023.

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