Our next meeting should be on Thursday 1st April 2021, this meeting has been turned into a virtual meeting due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The meeting was to be managed by Nick Simpson and Nick’s theme for the meeting was green woodturning. Green woodturning is using wood that is still wet or fresh cut, this can still be achieved with good results if you know what you are doing, It can also be very interesting to see what actually happens to a piece of wet turned work after it has dried out, sometimes it can be quite beneficial but on other times a complete disaster. If you do make anything with wet or fresh cut wood, try to cut it very thin, this will give you the best chance of making something that after it dries is still useable. Wet turning can be very good when making items that are natural edged, these can distort in the drying and because of the natural edge can be difficult to see the distortion.
I have given you a couple of pictures to look at from a Holly plate I made some time ago, the wood was really wet having been down only a few weeks.
You are all invited to make something with green wood and then to send the pictures and text to me, your entries should arrive with me no later than Friday 2nd April 2021.
Send them to me at, firstname.lastname@example.org
We are hoping for a bumper crop of entries.
Do remember the clubhouse remains closed.