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Club Night - 27th April at 6.30pm - Segmented Turning with John Ruickbie PDF Print E-mail
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The next Club Night will be on Wednesday 27th April at 6.30pm.

John Ruickbie will talk to us about Segmented Turning.

John is one of our most talented members so we urge everyone to come along and see how he produces such wonderful pieces.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:38
2016 Club Challenge! PDF Print E-mail
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Update: Applications for the challenge closed on 13th Feb and the wood blanks are now available for collection.

RULES: Are pretty simple…

1. Register to enter by 13th February.

2. Participants will be given 2 x identical (as far as possible) sized and coloured wood blanks.

3. Make anything you want from the blanks.

4. No additional wood can be added, even as a mount etc.

5. If you accept the blanks you MUST submit an entry at the Annual Show on 7th May.

6. Entries will be judged by the external judges as part of the Annual Show.

7. Entrants can secure ownership of their entry by reimbursing the club for the cost of the wood (figure to be advised). Alternatively, entries can be gifted to the club to be sold for charity.

8. Trophy for the best entry.

9. Have fun!!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:38
Club Night - 14th Jan - First Aid & Safety PDF Print E-mail
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Safety Matters

First-Aid: Penny Lyons
Workshop Safety: Jim Stewart

Both matters affect everyone in the club and there is good reason for starting the year by revising our knowledge and procedures.

Penny is an experienced first-aider (but feels she needn’t deal with drowning on this occasion!).

Jim is reviewing the workshop safety procedures and will provide us with an update.

Please put the date in your diary now.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 13:16
June Club Night Story PDF Print E-mail

Egg-Cup Challenge

A fair turnout of members was entertained by attempts to turn an egg-cup in the time it takes to boil an egg – about 3 minutes 10 seconds. Cylinders of ash, kindly provided by Geoffrey Vicars, chuck-mounted on the lathe were the starting point for the nine members who tried to beat the clock, and each other, to produce a handsome, functional piece of kitchenware. It clearly is possible although finishing in most cases left something to be desired. The assembled membership performed the judging identifying Dave Willcocks, who had clearly been practising and Alan Stewart as winner and runner-up. The evening appeared to have been enjoyed by all. Any suggestions for next year’s club challenge?!

The July Club Night is on Tuesday 28th July and is a demonstration by the Irish turner, Joe Laird.  Click here to see his website.

The guided walk in August has had to be postponed and so the next event will be Margaret Garrard on 3rd September.  For more information click here.

Let Battle Commence

One Minute Left

You don’t need Latin for the judgin’!

The winners egg-cups do function.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 18:02
June Club Night PDF Print E-mail
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Read all about June's eggciting challenge, with seven members going head to head to make an egg cup in the time it takes to boil one.

To read the full story, click here.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 December 2015 12:31

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