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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

Next Meeting 15th April

An evening hosted  by Barry Burgess one of the clubs regular demonstrators who will be turning something different & easy for all.

He will be discussing safety on the lathe and the correct presentation of the various tools in use.

I am sure the item he is producing you will all want to make.

So come along be informed and entertained.

ANY VISITORS ARE ALWAYS WELCOMED.

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.

 

Meeting 18th March.

This was another well attended  project and Gallery night, members where tasked to produce a segmented item with a minimum of 4 pieces of wood. The range of work being shown and discussion about its manufacture was very impressive, allowing all members to get some ideas for future projects.

 

 

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The gallery is a show of other items some new some older produced by members to show what they are about and what they are proud of.

A very informative and sometimes witty, entertaining evening enjoyed by all. Some members getting inspiration and finding the discussion and questions showed what could be achieved by even the newest to the woodturning craft.

 

 

 

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Meeting 4th March

This evening was a demo by professional wood turner STEVE HEALY.

36 Members and visitors attended to watch Steve turn and texture a lidded box,

showing the tools he uses, their presentation to the workpiece and how he gets the require fits for the lid.

 

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He also did a quick demo on cutting a pommel on a square piece of timber plus cutting beads & coves.

Members gave Steve a good round of applause for a great demonstration particularly has he was suffering, not feeling too well. so thanks Steve for not cancelling!!!