Workshop Closure

Please note that the workshop will be closed from Monday 6th August 2018 for the planned refit of the dust extraction system.  It will open again on Monday 13th August 2018 @ 9am

Petition

Many of you may already be aware of the changes being proposed in an attempt to limit knife crime, and although these measures are welcome, the current wording of the bill will have a significant impact on our ability as hobby woodturners to purchase tools online. 

Please take the time to read & sign the petition at

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/222776 

Planned Closure

Plans are progressing for our new dust extraction system. Installation will require a shutdown of the whole workshop for a period of 1 week. Please keep a look out for notices in the workshop confirming dates of proposed closure.

Chairman’s Message

Lindsay’s first Chairman’s Message should be winging its way soon to an email box near you, so keep a watch for its arrival!

In the meantime here’s a small gallery of the finished products Eugene Grimley started at his recent demonstration night here at Broxburn. 

 

If you have been inspired by Eugene’s work, feel free to send us a picture of your creations which can be added to out members work gallery.

Glenrothes Invitation

After the culmination of many months of patience, determination, stubbornness, hard work and commitment by members and supporters alike, the Glenrothes Mens Shed members have extended a warm invite to members who would like to attend their Official opening on Wednesday 11th July at 6.30 pm at Glenrothes.

If you would like to attend as a representative member of Broxburn Woodcraft Club, please contact Ian Graham (email mmgraham@blueyonder.co.uk ) on or  before wed 4th July to confirm.

Congratulations to all who were involved in establishing the Mens Shed, and we wish you all a successful and creative future

Show Winners

Wood Categories Show Results

Category Winner 2nd 3rd
Wood Turning Faceplate Roger Williams Andrew Walker Eddie Elliott
Wood Turning Spindle Ron Beard Frank DiCarlo Graham Hamilton
Wood Turning Novice Steve Rooney Harry Hughes Harry Hughes
Pen Making Roger Williams Roger Williams Grant McReicht
Pyrography Ali Sneddon Andrew Prowse Andrew Prowse
Woodcraft Eddie Elliott Ron Beard Jim Richardson
Woodcraft Novice Eddie Elliott Jim Richardson Jim Richardson
Segmented Willie Watson Robin Sutton Tony King
Scroll Saw Dave Wright Roger Williams Dave Wright
Music Alan Thompson Donnie McPhail Grant McReicht
Club Challenge Callum Wood Lindsay Sawyer Frank DiCarlo
Best in Show Alan Thompson    

 

Stick Makers

 

Category Winner 2nd 3rd
Novice Andy Prowse Andy Prowse Andy Prowse
Plain Wood Jim Fraser Jim Peebles Jim Fraser
Fancy Wood Steven Docherty Steven Docherty Jake Bryce
Plain Horn Jim Fraser Jim Fraser Steven Docherty
Fancy Horn Jim Fraser Steven Docherty Matt Smith
Leg Cleek Steven Docherty Steven Docherty Andy Prowse
Any Other Jim Fraser Jake Bryce Jim Fraser
Senior Matt Smith George Bootlands Matt Smith
       

Congratulations to all our winners and a massive thank you to all members who participated in the show, without your entries the show just could not happen.

With Thanks

Both the members of the board and general members of the club would like to thank both Jim Carden, our retiring Chair and Frank DiCarlo, retiring Vice Chair, for their time and commitment over the past 3 years in these posts.

These posts are not easy to fulfil and at times can be challenging, so it is greatly appreciated.  Without them and the collective passion, intellect, insight, and experience of our board members, our club would not be able to move forward, and continue to provide the service we do for our members.

We wish the best of luck and goodwill to our newly elected Chair Lindsay Sawyer and Vice Chair Dave Willcocks in hope that the great work can continue.

AGM

Just a small reminder that all members are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be held tomorrow Friday 18th May 2018 @ 7pm at Strathbrock.

In accordance with our constitution, our Chair Jim Carden and the Deputy Chair Frank DiCarlo cannot offer themselves for reelection as they have served 3 consecutive years in these posts.  In addition our current Treasurer Dave Willcocks is also stepping down from this post. 

At present the following nominations for office bearers for 2018/2019 year have been received:

Chair                     Lyndsay Sawyer

Deputy Chair     Dave Willcocks

Treasurer            Iain Graham

Secretary            Ali Sneddon to remain in post