Report on our latest training day and our next club meeting.

Just a short report on our latest training day on Thursday 25th August 2022, Nick Simpson our training manager had organised for only 2 trainees and 2 tutors being involved in this training day, all the rest of the tutors got an evening off. Those involved were Catrin Anderson (pupil) being mentored by John Ruickbie, and Ewan Gunn (pupil) being mentored by David Hobson. A report from John Ruickbie the next day told us the training session went very well, Catrin and John were making the base for a candlestick and Ewan and David were making a shallow bowl. This was Catrin’s last training session before John set her free to practice, it was Ewan’s 1st session with David and he would have 3 more sessions.

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Report on our recent training evening, 11-08-2022.

Our latest training meeting happened on Thursday evening 11th August 2022.

There were 4 pupils with 4 tutors for this training session, most of the pupils were on their 2nd or 3rd training courses, we give them all 4 courses, 2 doing bowl work and 2 doing spindle work, they are then given time to practice and only after that time are any ongoing problems dealt with, this would be done by contacting our training manager Nick Simpson and getting a further training session to deal with specific problems the pupil may encounter, Nick would then arrange for a tutor who is best suited to deal with the problem and set up a further training session.

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Our next meeting 04-08-2022, Segmented Turning by Dave Line.

Start time 6.45pm

Our next meeting is on Thursday 4th August 2022, it’s being managed by Dave Line, this will be a solo affair Dave will be the only presenter, he is going to take you through some of the methods used in Segmented Turning , he will be bringing some of the equipment required to do Segmented Turning. The main thing Dave will be stressing is accuracy, working out your pattern then cutting the pieces required, how it’s assembled and how it’s then turned.

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