The Committee

Frank DiCarlo


When I retired from being an engineer/project manager in 2010, I had planned to occupy some of my time restoring antique clocks.

However, watching Stuart Mortimer create his “spiral shapes” on a chance visit to the Ingliston Woodworking Show that year convinced me I had to try this.

So by the end of the year I had a lathe, a few tools and a copy of Keith Rowley’s Foundation Course. I am now a member of two clubs, whose characteristics are quite different. I also have a wood pile that dominates my workshop and garden.

Without doubt the woodworking community have some of the most helpful folks around, always willing to help a newcomer and to share techniques with others. If you have not tried it, you should come along to a couple of our meetings and see if it suits you. It is one of those hobbies where you are limited only by your imagination and you can either work alone or with others as you want.

Hamish Evatt

Vice Chairman

Hamish has been a member of Taywood since it was set up. During that time he has held most posts on the committee. Hamish can't stop collecting wood - he thinks it's in the blood as his son is a joiner, his grandfather was a cabinet maker and his great grandfather was sawmiller at Glamis! 

Dave Beatt

Club Secretary

Dave was given a chance to use a lathe at school in a minor role but the seeds were sown! His first woodturning lathe was powered by an electric drill which had one speed, fast. The urge was always there to get back into woodturning and it wasn’t until around fifteen years ago that he again picked up the tools and began turning again. Dave says he finds the hobby most therapeutic and enjoys the challenge of a new idea whatever it may be. 

Jacqui DiCarlo


I always enjoyed watching people do wood turning at shows like Glamis Transport Extravaganza and the Dundee Flower show etc but after watching Stuart Mortimer at the Ingliston Wood Show in 2010, I was well and truly hooked. I joined Taywood in 2011, there was always a warm welcome when we arrived at meetings. I do small items, mainly pens in both Acrylic & wood. I also do some Scroll saw work and have a Pyrography machine which I hope to master when dog walking duties allow.


Scott Murray


Previous to my wood turning hobby I had tried the usual things like fishing, golf and so on. I visited Taywoods open day in November of 2000 and was immediately hooked. I joined the club in January 2001 and have been a regular attendee since. But for the club I don’t think I would have had the same enthusiasm given that you are mixing with people of the same interests. So if you’re considering trying it try and join a club or organisation where you will get sound advice and encouragement. My only regret is that I didn’t start 40 years ago. It is a hobby I would recommend to young and old alike.



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Nick Tindell

I trained as an engineer and worked all my career in manufacturing. When I retired I went back to woodturning which I had tried in my youth. I have always enjoyed working with wood and find turning a most satisfying way of showing how nature can produce so much beauty. Taywood gives me the opportunity to make new friends, learn new techniques, swap ideas and exchange experience with fellow enthusiasts.


Dave Inglis

Newsletter Editor

I am a 67 year old retired forensic scientist. I've always had an interest in woodwork and took up wood turning when I retired in 2011. I thoroughly enjoy it and like to try turning new things. My other interests are outdoor activities so I usually carry a saw in my rucksack and often come back with some nice bits and pieces of fallen wood.



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