Start time 6.45pm
Our meeting this week Thursday 20th January 2022 is going to be a demonstration by Alec Mutch , wooden toys & puzzles are the themes for the meeting. We have done toys and puzzles before but there are so many different things that can be made using a lathe in the toy and puzzle line. Some of the toys might be better named as models, it all depends on the degree of accuracy that is put into an item.
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Our meeting on Thursday 6th January 2022 was a demonstration by Douglas Stewart, Douglas was to make some pieces of wooden jewellery, the range of items that can be made from wood using a lathe is practically endless. Douglas started the meeting by showing a variety of different wooden jewellery pieces to the watching crowd before then deciding upon the items he was going to make, in this instance he chose a scarf clasp and pin and a bangle.
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Start time of 6.45pm.
Our meeting this week on the 6th January 2022 is a demonstration by Douglas Stewart on making wooden jewellery, Douglas has demonstrated some examples of this type of woodturning before and it’s always interesting to see what he come up with.
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Our Meeting on the 23rd December 2021 was our annual Christmas raffle draw, we had a total of 75 prizes to be drawn, 31 of which were donated by the membership, the rest were purchased by Jim Kelman from club funds supplied by our treasurer Cliff Sim. The sale of the Christmas Raffle tickets started back at the end of September and we continued to sell tickets at every meeting up to and including the 23rd of December, it was hugely successful netting our club a total of £393.50 towards our club funds. A huge thank you goes out to all those who donated prizes and those who purchased the raffle tickets.
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Our meeting on Thursday 9th December 2021 was a demonstration by Andy Walters, Andy is the proprietor of Black Isle Woodturning and is self employed in this business. He agreed to do a demonstration for our club by making a Candle Lantern, this involved making a top and a bottom out of wood that were turned and a paper centre piece perforated to allow the light to shine through, he used an electronic candle for lighting the lantern.
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Start time of 6.45pm
Our meeting this week on Thursday 9th December 2021 is going to be a demonstration by Andy Walters, Andy is going to be demonstrating how to make a Candle Lantern. Being that I was unsure of what Andy meant by saying he would make a Candle Lantern, I asked him to send me a couple of pictures if he had them, the pictures duly arrived and you can see them below.
Andy is the proprietor of Black Isle Woodturning and runs training classes for would be turners, most of his other work is from commissions, Andy has demonstrated for our club on several occasions over the years and was asked by Jim Kelman to do a demo in 2020 which was cancelled due to the Covid restrictions, however Andy will be attending this time and we hope you enjoy his presentation.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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