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
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
Wood Categories Show Results
|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|
|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.
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.
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
Congratulations to all our winners in the 2017 annual show, however it is time to return your trophy in preparation for this years show. Please drop them off to the workshop marked fao Ali or Moura Thanks
If you would like to order from sorby/turners retreat, please email Chris Pouncy direct before 23rd April. This will allow him to deliver the goods on 11th May club night.