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Next Meeting is the AGM 1st July

This is a very important meeting for all club members. We have had a bad year for members of the committee having to give up there posts due to unfortunate illnesses.  We all  I know wish them all a speedy return to better health.

However the club is run for the members by members volunteering to fill the jobs required.  It is necessary that members new and old become more active in the club  rather than a passive member and consider taking up one of the duties of a committee member or an assistant (in case of cover requirements) so that the club continues without the annual drawn out fight to survive.

Continuity makes everything easier for all.

HELP IS ALWAYS ON HAND FOR ANY NEW COMMITTEE MEMBER

 

 

 

Meeting 17th June Project & Gallery evening

This was a project night where members where asked to make something with the theme mushroom/s. Members definitely showed their creativity, giving plenty of new ideas and inspiration to the other members present.

 

 

The Gallery again was a diverse selection of burr bowls by a new member who joined us only this year, a myriad piece walking stick, a beautifully intricate inside out lamp, a wooden arrow piercing through a glass bottle with 2 captive rings mounted on a musical rotating stand, a fluted bowl and urn, as well as number of open segmented & economy bowls plus a “Dizzy bowl”. ALL CAN BE SEEN BELOW

 

 

As usual a very entertaining and informative evening,

Members who showed their pieces, talked about the woods they used and how their items had been made/constructed whilst answering any questions or comments from those present.

 

 

 

 

Meeting 3rd June

Another well attended meeting where professional turner Keith Fenton

demonstrated hollow form turning, his production method and the tools he uses.

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He then enhanced the vessel by colouring and introducing eyelets and lacing through them.

A great demonstration well applauded by members and visitors alike.

Thanks Keith.

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.

 

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

Having lost our usual demo weekend at Hanbury Hall, Robert Shephard organised this new venue for the club to demonstrate, promote the club and woodturning and allow  members to sell some of their turnings.

Members where warmly welcomed by staff at the Castle, the location and room allotted was ideal for us if not as big as Hanbury Hall and they did promote our club & the demonstration on their website.

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As a first visit to this venue the number of visitors was not as high as we are used too. However it was Fathers day weekend and the weather was not good either so sales where disappointing, but we have been offered the opportunity to have more days and as with Hanbury after people found out about us the footfall increased and we had repeat followers.

Members had the opportunity to have a look round  the castle & found  it very interesting, a great place for a future visit, its recommended that 3 hours are required so bring the family along for a day out. Post code is DY11 7XZ