Club Meeting 24th January 2019

Our club meeting is on Thursday evening 24th January 2019, this will be a one to one meeting where an experienced turner takes a less experienced turner through the process of doing a part of turning they are finding they need a little help with. There will be 2 turners working the lathes David Hutcheson will be going through the process of spindle turning with Dave Line, I will be going through the use of a bowl gouge with Bill Henderson, David Hay is going to deal with sharpening, and we invite you to bring in a tool you think might benefit from some expert advice. John Ruickbie is going to take a novice turner through the process of getting started, this will include a talk on safety, some sharpening and some lathe work. This session is being managed by Peter Lawrence.

Oh how things used to be! no electric motor here nor any high speed tools.

Late update for Thursday’s meeting, David Hutcheson can’t be there due to other commitments, however his place has been filled by Bill Munro so the spindle turning with Bill and Dave line will go ahead as planned.

Our first meeting of 2019.

Our first meeting of 2019 was held on Thursday evening 10th January 2019. It was all to do with spindle turning, there were 4 turners working the lathes, Bill Munro who also managed the session along with David Hutcheson, Charles Richards and David McGruer, all were to do different things but with the same theme of spindle turning. The turn out was very good and the evening went well.

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First meeting in 2019.

Please be advised the first meeting in 2019 is on January 10th at the usual start time.

The meeting will be all about spindle turning, there should be 4 turners working the lathes, Bill Munro, David Hutcheson, Charles Richards and David McGruer, they will all be doing different things with spindle turning, there should be something for everyone to see and hold your interest.

The club committee would like to wish all the members and anyone who views this site a Happy New Year.

Christmas Competition & raffle draw.

A view of some of the many prizes on offer.
Another view of the prizes, Colin McRae (seated) was handling the prize giving along with Jim Kelman who did the draw.
These were the entries for the “Novice” category.
These were the entries for the “Intermediate” category.
These were the entries for the “Experienced” category.
This was the winning entry in the “Novice” category, the winner was Winston Amos.
This was the winning entry in the “Intermediate” category, the winner was Bill Henderson.
This was the winning entry in the “Experienced” category, the winner was David Ross.
Other winners in each category who were awarded a shield for the points based system for all entries in all the competitions for the year 2018 were,
Novice     David Line.
Intermediate    David Hobson.
Experienced     David Hay.

Congratulations to all the winners.

We hope to see even more entries in the competitions in the coming year 2019.

Latest club news.

It was with some surprise that our club chairman Mark Sutton decided to resign his chairman’s position at our last meeting on the 19th December 2018 with immediate effect. He put his reasoning for his resignation down to personal reasons and pressure of work, in other words he didn’t have the time needed to give to the position that it required.

Through the club’s constitution the deputy chair Alec Mutch will automatically assume the position of chairman.

We hope Mark can still find some time to come to the club in future and perhaps do a demonstration.

Christmas Meeting – Date Change!

Please note that the end of year Christmas meeting has been moved from the usual Thursday to WEDNESDAY 19th DECEMBER (usual 6:45 start time).

Our original date would have clashed with another group’s meeting in the hall above.

There’s lots happening at the next one:

Christmas Raffle and Open Competition

German Christmas Market Theme, subjects as below:

Spinning Top.

Table Decoration:

An object for a centre display, for example, a tea-light or candle powered carousel as described in the November and December 2017 Woodturning Magazine.

Christmas Tree Decoration:

A broad title which includes tree decoration items, baubles and the like either solid or hollow form. Perhaps a Christmas tree to hang an array of baubles on. Perhaps, with miniature electronics available these days, could be illuminated with LED, for example.

Christmas Figures:

Figures such as robins, small Christmas trees, snowmen, Santa Clauses, a Christmas scene not entered as a table decoration. And so forth.

Christmas Decorations 6th Dec 2018

These are the pictures from our last club meeting held on Thursday evening 6th December 2018. There were 5 lathes in operation and the theme for the evening was to make Christmas Decorations. 5 turners were scheduled to do the decorations but one turner had to withdraw due to unforseen circumstances, David Ross did an impromptu session replacing the absent turner.

To see larger pictures from the gallery below and see the text, click on any picture.

 

This weeks meeting.

Our meeting this week, Thursday 6th December is all about making Christmas decorations, there should be 5 turners on the lathes making their interpretations of Christmas decorations. We are expecting a high turn out as usual and don’t forget to buy the Christmas raffles, any donations by way of prizes would be very welcome as well.

We hope you all have a very pleasant evening.