Start time of 6.45pm
Our meeting this week on Thursday 31st March 2022 is a demonstration by Errol Levings on making and using Templates. Errol is a long standing member of the club and is going to be working with Templates. Templates are extremely useful when making more than one of anything, from a very simple shape of an egg to the much more complicated detail on say a table leg or a pair of candlesticks. Usually made from pieces of card for short runs of anything like four chair legs, however if you were to be making a lot of any one item then a piece of acrylic cut to the shapes required would be the better option, the detail would not be degraded from constant use, and be aware the template is the most important item to be made as everything that you make using the template will be the same as the template so make it accurate in the first instance.
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Our meeting this week 17th March 2022 was a demonstration by Alec Mutch, Alec was to make one of Mick O’Donnell’s wooden birds, he had made one of these some time ago at a previous demonstration for the club, but now with lots of new members it was worth repeating.
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Start time 6.45pm.
Our meeting this week on Thursday 17th March 2022 is going to be a demonstration by Alec Mutch, Alec will be making one of Mick O’Donnell’s bird interpretations, Alec first saw Mick making one of these at a demonstration Mick did for the North Highland Woodturners based in Castletown near Thurso, and gave Alec permission to replicate his design when demonstrating at other venues.
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Just a short post to let you know the training programme for our club has re-started. Our first training session took place on Thursday evening 10th March 2022, we had 3 trainees working on the lathes and 1 member who wanted to deal with sharpening his tools.
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Our meeting this week on Thursday 3rd March 2022 was a demonstration by Nick Simpson. Nick was to make a Tricylinder, this is an example of a joint where multiple pipes intersect, normally made out of metal for the plumbing industry but for our purposes it’s made out of wood. This is an exercise on working out how to make such an item. The time we had available did not allow Nick to make a complete Tricylinder at his demonstration so he had prepared several at various stages, these he then explained how he got there. He did go on to do some of the more challenging parts of his Tricylinder including explaining the process that was needed to achieve his goal.
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