START TIME 6.45PM
Our meeting this week on Thursday 23rd June 2022 is a Showtime meeting, organised by David Hobson, compered by Myself (Alec Mutch). The usual format applies, bring whatever you have made recently or not so recently and tell us all about what you have made and why you made it or any other interesting snippets you consider we might like to hear.
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Our latest training evening was on the 16th June 2022, organised by Nick Simpson our training manager, he had arranged for all 5 lathes to be in operation but unfortunately one of the pupils failed to show, all 5 tutors were present but it did leave David Hobson at a loose end, however he volunteered to stay and do some observation along with taking a few pictures for this post.
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Our club meeting on Thursday 9th June 2022 was organised by Dave Line, Dave’s theme for the meeting was making wooden bowls, he had all 5 lathes in operation all making a bowl of one kind or another.
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Start time 6.45pm.
Our meeting this week, Thursday 9th June 2022 is being managed by Dave Line, Dave’s theme for the meeting is all about making wooden bowls, all 5 lathes will be in operation, Dave has not specified exactly what type of bowl all the turners will be making suffice to say they will all be working on some sort of bowl.
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Our latest training meeting took place on the 2nd June 2022, we were to have all 5 lathes working with 5 pupils and 5 tutors, however one of the pupils had to call off at short notice, this meant that one of the tutors would no longer be required, that tutor was our training manager Nick Simpson. He did attend as usual and stayed to do the officiating and be an observer for the meeting.
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Our meeting on Thursday 26th May was about making wooden boxes, this meeting was organised by Alan Geddes. Alan had all 5 lathes in operation with a turner on each, the turners whilst all making boxes were all working in their own way and producing a variety of wooden boxes.
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Start time 6.45pm
Our meeting this week on Thursday 26th May 2022 is all about making wooden boxes, the meeting is being managed by Alan Geddes, he will have all 5 lathes working and all will be making wooden boxes of various descriptions. I know that at least 2 of the turners will be using some Laburnum blanks we received during the pandemic in late 2020. Laburnum is a beautiful wood to work with, very dense, excellent for boxes.
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Our latest training day was on Thursday 19th May 2022, we had all 5 lathes in use along with 5 tutors. Most of the pupils were on their 2nd or 3rd training days, along with one trainee on their first session. Some finishing off their bowl work training and now starting on spindle training whilst the others were already doing some spindle training, and one pupil just starting with the bowl work.
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Our meeting on Thursday 12th May 2022 was managed by David Ross, David had organised for 4 of the lathes to be working, 2 of which were given over to making vases, whilst the other 2 were taking part in our training programme as a one off for this meeting only. The 2 turners making the vases were David Hobson and Dave Line. David Ross was working on lathe nr1 with Alan Smith as part of the teaching programme, Errol Levings was on lathe nr3 with Jeff Buttress again as part of the teaching programme.
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Start time 6.45pm.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 12th May 2022, it is being managed by David Ross and David will have all 5 lathes working. He has asked 3 of the demonstrators to make wooden Vase’s or some sort of smaller items, he is also using 2 of the lathes for some teaching practices as a one off for this particular meeting.
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