Charlbury Community Workshop

CCW opening Saturday 20 May 5:30pm onwards plus BBQ.

The opening of the new Charlbury Community Workshop (next to the Community Centre). Come along to see inside the new community workshop and find out more about the planned activities. BBQ, beers and soft drinks and (hopefully) a celebrity guest.

Donate tools to the Charlbury Community Workshop

We need the following tools and equipment to get the Workshop off the ground. If you would like to donate something on this list please email

Many thanks to all the generous people that have so far donated tools. 

Where donation cost is zero the item is still needed.

Description Donation worth new First name
Chisel £20.00 Jennifer
Power Drill £50.00 Stephen

Mini wood lathe £300.00 Colin
Pillar drill

Black and Decker BD227 40mm 550 watt circular £45.00 Simon
hand plane

Wood Drills

High Speed Steel Drills

BOSCH POF 1200AE 1/4 inch PLUNGE ROUTER £80.00 Ian
Lab coats x 3 £30.00 Jeff

Electric Sander £50.00 Stephen
Wood glue


Sharpening stones

Screwdriver set Large

Screwdriver set Small

Allen keys

Soldering Iron station £50.00 Colin
Extraction Fan £250.00 Gary
Assorted pliers, cutters, strippers,

Carving tools

Bench Vice Large

Bench Vice Small

Assorted wood saws

G clamps

Frame clamps

Jig Saw

Centre punch


Rubber mallet

Rulers and tape measures


Small spirit Level

Coping saw

Elipse P100 Dust Mask

Peltor hearing protectors

Safety glasses

Clear goggles £30.00 Jeff
Face shield

Nitrile disposable gloves

Lump Hammers £50.00 Jennifer
Stanley Tool chest £50.00 Jennifer
Electrician Tool bag £20.00 Kim
wood saws

Sewing machine £100.00 Stephen
½ inch router

Assorted tools £70.00 Gill
Evolution R210SMS+ 210mm Sliding Compound Mitre Saw £175.00 Jeff
Woodrat WR900 £600.00 Ian P
Bosch PST850PE JIGSAW £90.00 Ian
Bosch PHO 20-82 Corded Compact Planer 240v 680W £60.00 Ian
Wooden Mallet £10.00 Jennifer
Assorted hand tools 1 £40.00 Jennifer
Cordless drill £25.00 Kim
Brother 1034D Overlocker Sewing Machine £200.00 Kim S
Plunge Router ¼ inch 710w £60.00 Jeff
Titan router ¼ and ½ inch 1250w £60.00 Jeff
PerformancePower PAG750A angle grinder 750 w 115mm disc £40.00 Stephen
Router Pantograph £50.00 Jeff
Total £2,605.00

Donate materials to the Charlbury Community Workshop

To fit out the workshop we will need the following items so if you have some surplus please donate them to the fitting out of the Charlbury Community Workshop email

Description code unit price quantity needed sub total Link
CLS Door lining for 838 door 146288 £35.00 1 £35.00 link
CLS 89mm x 38mm studwork 3.00m 145306 £8.55 6 £51.30 link
CLS 89mm x 38mm studwork 2.40m 107713 £6.85 5 £34.25 link
838 Door c/w hinges & handle 239593 £70.00 1 £70.00 link
OSB3 sheet cladding to one side 2.44 x 1.22 x 11 mm sheets 170914 £24.00 5 £120.00 link
floor fixings ( fischer ) 233003 £10.00 1 £10.00 link
80mm screws 225955 £14.00 1 £14.00 link
nails for sheeting 516002 £8.00 1 £8.00 link
  • 13a 2-gang sp switched socket + 3.1a 2-outlet type a usb charger white
  • 13a 2-gang dp switched plug socket white 5 pack
  • 2-gang surface pattress back box 28mm 5 pack
  • grey 2.5mm² twin & earth cable 100m drum
  • 6ft led batten 59w 6800lm 220-240v
  • 10ax 2-gang 2-way light switch white
  • 1-gang surface pattress back box 30mm
  • 13a switched fused spur & flex outlet white
  • firechief co2 fire extinguisher 2kg
  • firexo all fires fire extinguisher 2ltr
  • firechief fire blanket with soft case 1 x 1m
  • wallace cameron 1002114 pgb 10 person hse first aid kit
  • wallace cameron mezzo eye wash kit
  • fireangel pro ht-230 mains standalone thermistek heat alarm
  • fireangel sw1-r mains standalone optical smoke alarm
  • photoluminescent "fire exit man left arrow" sign 150 x 400mm
  • non photoluminescent "fire action procedure" sign 300 x 250mm
  • yale premium+ burglar alarm kit

A new Charlbury Community Workshop (CCW) is being set up to provide an affordable facility for repairing, making and training in a variety of practical crafts such as woodworking, needlecraft, electrical/electronic repairs, stained glass, and upholstery.

It will be housed in a new building on the site immediately adjacent to the Community Centre next to the Medical Centre. The current proposal is for a workshop area of 9m by 5m, which would provide one work space for fabric/materials and another work space for woodworking and other crafts with benches and various tools.

The CCW would be opened on prearranged mornings and afternoons, where supervision would be arranged, and there would likely be a small fee for each session booked. In the long term the facility needs to be self-funding e.g. from a mixture of yearly membership fees, session fees, and special fund-raising events.

It will be established as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, and an application is being submitted to the Charity Commission.

We explained our plans at Street Fair and there are now nearly 50 people who have signed up because they might use the new community workshop, or they just wanted to hear more about it. A website has been set up

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