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.

Next meeting.

Our next meeting on Thursday evening 22nd November 2018 is a one to one meeting. There will be 4 experianced turners mentoring  4 members wishing to advance their skills in 4 different fields of woodturning.

Bill Munro will be mentoring Uisdean McBeth in the making of a wooden box with a lid.

David Hay will be mentoring Mark Dale on the methods of tool sharpening.

Errol Levings will be mentoring David Line on long hole boring.

Alec Mutch will be mentoring Bill Henderson on the use of a bowl gouge.

We are looking for a good turnout, there should be something in this programme for everyone to see and enjoy.

Remember to get your raffles for the Christmas draw and we are still looking for donations of prizes.

The list of future meet-ups is on our meetings page