Our next meeting 22-06-2023 A presentation by John Ruickbie.

Our next meeting is on Thursday 22nd June 2024 it has an earlier start time of 6.30pm, this is to allow us to put forward some Health & Safety advice on the safe use of Fire Extinguishers, Joe Webster will do a short summary on using a Fire Extinguisher, which and when to use etc. this short presentation should last no more than 15 minutes but will give you some vital information on the use of a Fire Extinguisher.

Normal meeting will start at approximately 6.50pm.

This weeks meeting has been organized by John Ruickbie, John is going to take you through the art of Segmented Turning, he is going to use the equipment we have at the club where ever possible. Segmented Turning is all about accurate cutting and setting up, something I’m sure John will be emphasizing. John will be doing this as a solo presentation.

Here are a few pictures of Segmented pieces that should give you some idea of the type of thing John will be doing.

Left, this is a picture of the press John uses for clamping his pieces. Right, is the almost complete vessel ready to be parted off.

This is the type of thing that makes up some of the elements required to make a Segmented Turning, and bear in mind you may require lots of these components to make up one ring or level on a work piece.

Here is a bowl made by David Ross using the Segmented Turning method.

Left, here are a selection of tools, partly assembled pieces and books that John used to demonstrate his art of Segmented Turning. Right, A selection of finished items that John showed at a previous meeting.

We will be looking to have a good turnout and that you will enjoy seeing and learning about the art of Segmented Turning that John will be demonstrating.

Tea/coffee will be available by donation and the usual raffles will be on sale.

Do remember the earlier start time of 6-30pm.