Our meeting on Thursday25th November 2021 was a demonstration by David Hutcheson, David’s theme for the evening was to be making Christmas decorations, he had brought along a few examples of Christmas decorations that he had made, one of which was a snowman. It was to be another snowman that David was to make.Continue reading “Report on our meeting 25-11-2021 Demonstration by David Hutcheson.”
Start time 6.45pm
Our meeting this week on Thursday 25th November 2021 is going to be a demonstration by David Hutcheson. David is going to be making some Christmas decorations, I’m not entirely sure what type of decorations he will be making as there are so many different types of decoration available to make, but I’m sure David will make some interesting items for Christmas, you too will have time to try your hand at making some of these.
Please be aware that the hall also have a meeting on Thursday 25th Nov 2021 from 7pm to 9pm, parking could be a problem, you would be well advised to use the public car park down the road from the hall.Continue reading “Our meeting this week 25-11-2021 a demonstration by David Hutcheson.”
It came to my attention recently that Ronnie Chisholm (one of our club members) had died. Ronnie had died very suddenly but peacefully on the 27th July 2021 at home, Lovat Road Inverness.
I spoke with his widow Gwynneth this week who informed me that Ronnie very much enjoyed his visits to our club, and that he would be very pleased to know that it continues to flourish. Gwynneth contacted me through our web site and asked if our club would be interested in some of Ronnie’s woodturning magazines and books, she also mentioned there were some wood blanks that she knew Ronnie would be pleased to know were being put to good use, it was during this conversation that I learned of Ronnie’s death.
In addition to being a member of our club Ronnie was also a member of the Inverness Mens Shed, it was at the Men’s Shed in the spring of this year that I along with Errol Levings last saw and spoke to Ronnie, It came as quite a shock to both of us to know he had died so suddenly.
Our club sends you Gwynneth and your family our deepest sympathy for your loss, Ronnie will be sadly missed by all our club members.
Our meeting on Thursday 11th November 2021 was a demonstration by George Burgess, George was to make as he called it a “Banana Bowl” now if your are wondering what exactly he meant by “Banana Bowl” well it’s a bowl made from a log split in half forming a “D” shape then turned, what makes it into a “Banana Bowl” is the fact that the half log is 3 times longer than it is wide. The wood George chose for the bowl was a piece of Laburnum, it’s a good wood to work, pale olive green heartwood with pale cream colour to the sap wood, as it dries the cut ends turn a dark chocolate brown, but the pale green colour will be present even after it’s dried and worked, it does however eventually turn dark brown from the effects of UV light, a process that effects all woods, some more dramatically than others.Continue reading “Report on our meeting 11-11-2021 Demonstration by George Burgess.”
Start time 6.45pm.
Our meeting this week, Thursday 11th November 2021 is a demonstration by George Burgess, George is going to demonstrate making a “Banana Bowl”, this is a bowl that is longer than the diameter usually made from a piece of branch wood, however I will leave that to George to explain when he comes to do his demonstration.Continue reading “Our meeting this week 11-11-21 Demo by George Burgess.”
Our Meeting on Thursday 28th October 2021 was a demonstration by David Ross on making an ornamental hanging using a Sea Urchin in his design. These are very fragile items and we were all intrigued to see how David was actually going to go about this.Continue reading “Report on our meeting 28-10-2021, Demo by David Ross.”