Next Meeting 3rd June

An evening demonstration by professional woodturner Keith Fenton.

Keith is a member of the Association of Woodturners of Great Britain, The Gloucestershire Association of Woodturners, The Forest of Dean Woodturners and The Heart Of England Woodturners

Keith prefers to work with timber from native grown trees selected carefully for its grain and unusual markings. His turnings are both utilitarian and artistic, occasionally combined for eternal use or pleasure.

Come along and see how a professional works, pick up some tips. plus have an entertaining evening.

All visitors welcome.

Meeting 20th May (Hands On)

Another Great Hands On Night where a number of our newer members completed 12 Bradawls with ferrules that they where able to take home.

May 19 Hands On.
Some of the bradawls made by our newer members.

 

It was a simple turned item that allowed them to continue their turning journey on the four club lathes, whilst being watched over  by the clubs lathe leaders.

The new members thanked the lathe leaders for their advice and mentoring.

 

New Weekend Demo at Hartelbury Castle. 15th 16th June.

Having lost the demo weekend at Hanbury Hall, Robert Shephard has organised a new venue for the club to demonstrate and allow members to sell some of their turnings.

 

 

The timings are 11.00 am to 4 pm both days. the 16th is fathers day when dads can get in free accompanied by their child!!!!.

Hartlebury Castle, a Grade I listed building, near Hartlebury in Worcestershire, central England, was built in the mid-13th century as a fortified manor house, on manorial land earlier given to the Bishop of Worcester by King Burgred of Mercia. It lies near Stourport-on-Severn.

The castle is a great place to visit and its recommended that 3 hours are required so members could bring the family along for a day out too. Post code is DY11 7XZ

Meeting 15th April

Barry, one of our own club members entertained a near capacity audience of 36 by showing the techniques of split turning, embellishing and offset turning. Having classified his skill level as between a lumber jack and a professional turner, he settled on “Hobbyist”. we saw Barry make a Skeleton fish necklace and a Bird (Crane) on a tree stump.

 

 

Barry got a great round of applause for his entertaining and instructive demo.

Well done Barry.

Meeting 1st April

A night hosted by  Keith Drew.

Keith showed a variety of the specialist turning tools he had made to produce some of the very intricate work he is capable of as well as some basic tools like captive ring cutting and beading, What the tools where made from. A discussion on how to heat treat & temper the steels (handing out some pamphlets on the subject)

 

 

Where to purchase the carbide tips and holding screws from, their manufacture, use and application of specialist turning tools.

Keith was assisted by Barry who used two of Keith’s tools to produce a captive ring on the lathe and a carbide tipped tool do some hollowing.

Keith is a hobby turner, but showed some really intricate woodturning wizardry he had produced using his homemade tools, Just an indication of what we can all aspire to and accomplish in our turning journey.

A really informative evening well attended by members and visitors, who hopefully will get some inspiration from the knowledge and experiance gained by Keith over many years.