Our next meeting 10-11-2022 managed by Peter Lawrence.

Start time 6.45pm.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 10th November 2022, it’s going to be a talk and demonstration on the safe use of a chain saw. Peter has organised for Roddy Ross a professional chain saw user to give our club some guidance on the use and maintenance of a chain saw, this will also include the safety protection gear recommended when using a chain saw.

Part of the meeting will need to be held outside, we are going to use the area under the Hall overhang for the demonstration when he is actually using the chain saw. We will have the area lit and it will be designated by some barrier tape for safety reasons, there will be adequate standing room for everyone but do bear in mind that it’s now November and the temperature may be a little cold so come prepared for the weather.

We will be inside for the main part of the talk, how much of that remains to be seen but Peter will be managing the meeting in conjunction with Roddy and using the inside when ever possible.

Topics likely to be covered, safe cutting of both cross cut and rip cuts, sharpening, various methods, the type of safety protection gear, things like the gloves, the hard hat with face screen and ear defenders, the trousers recommended when using a chain saw. This may not be all the talk to be about and if you have any questions then feel free to ask.

Here are a couple of pictures of the type of saw and protective gear to be used.

A typical chain saw.
One of my own chain saws.
A typical hard hat with face visor and ear defenders.
Another type of face visor and ear defenders.
A pair of chain saw gloves.
A pair of chain saw trousers.
The oils used with a chain saw.
This is the sharpening system for some chain saws, this is my own and it’s used with the Oregon chain saws.
Here you can see the Power sharp in use, Roddy may put us all through the proper use of this piece of equipment.

We know that the use of a chain saw is prevalent with most woodturners, we felt this could be a useful talk and demonstration to make everyone aware of it’s proper use and for the user to be aware of the dangers involved when using a chain saw, also for it’s maintenance.

We look forward to seeing you all there, do remember the raffles for the weekly draw and the Christmas draw will be on sale, coffee will be available by donation and may be needed more than usual if it’s a cold evening, and do wrap up well.