Recent events

June 15th 2019. 'Beads of Courage' Box competition. There were not too many entries for this competitiom, perhaps because these items are quite large, or maybe for other reasons. Each box has a Beads of Courage button inserted into the lid to identify their intended use. Beads of Courage are given to children who have to go through medical operations, sometimes critical ones, to recognise their courage. There are children who have many beads, usually worked onto strings, which are kept in these or similar boxes.

Here are the entries and placings:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places
Results

1st Dave Sh (431)

2nd = Peter B (429)

2nd = Geoff R (430)

1st Dave Hd (747)

2nd Carol B (748)

3rd Tracy G (746)

Null point

Come on Beginners, where are you?

Well done to those who took part.


April 6th 2019. Competition of a 'box in a box'. There were a reasonable number of entries for this competition, although we still had only three entries in the Intermediate class - come on people, where are the rest of you?

The difference in the standard of turning between each group was very small and all credit to both the Intermediate and Beginners groups.

Shown below are the entries and placings for each group:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places
Results

1 Graham H (6)

2= Colin P (2)

2= Geoff R (5)

1 David Hd (290)

2 Tracy G (288)

3 Carol B (289)

1 Judy S (62)

2 Stan H (61)

3 Tim McC (63)

Well done everyone.


March 2nd 2019. Competition of tall thin things. A good number of entries for this competition and of a very good standard.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners Extra
All entries
Places (1,2,3)

1 Graham H (78)

2 = Peter B (69)

2 = Geoff R (62)

1 Dave H (66)

2 Steve W (68)

3 Carol B (72)

1 Stan H (80)

2 Judy S (67)

3 Richard W (75)

What a whopper!

Well done Nick

Sorry we can't show the winning items separately, they were taken away before the photographer got to them!

The extra photo is a complete picture of one that could not be shown whole in the advanced group.

But you can click on the images to see a larger version of them and identify the winners, etc.

Well done to all who took part.


February 2nd 2019. Competition of a turned animal. The standard of turning for this competition was really very good. The downside was that there were only two entries for the Intermediate class which was disappointing.

Here are the runners and winners:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Results
Places (1, 2, 3)

1 Graham H (991)

2 Colin P (983)

3 Peter B (987)

1 Dave Hd (477)

2 Graz (476)

1 Tim Mc (9)

2 Hugh S (7)

3 Richard W (8)

Apologies, there was a late(ish) entry to the Advanced class, but the new picture of the group was so blurred it was (in my opinion) better not to print it. The entry was a handsome mouse with whiskers smiley.

Pictures for the Intermediate and Beginners groups are the same for whole group and winners as there are only two and three entries respectively.

Well done to all who took part.


December 1st 2018. Your Best of The Year competition. A reasonable turnout for this competition of your best turning of the year.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Results
Places (1, 2, 3)

1 Peter B (6),

2 Dave Sh (8),

3 Dave Sh (15)

1 Carol B (60),

2 Tracy G (56),

3= Chas Y (58),

3= Chas Y (59)

1 Dave Hg (982),

2 Graz (986),

3 Colin F (981)

Well done to all who took part, and thanks to Dave for his pictures.


November 3rd 2018. Christmas Window Decoration Competition. A really good turnout for this competition, especially from beginners who excelled themselves.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places         

1. Geoff R (10)

2. Colin P (9)

3=  Peter B (7)

3=  Peter B (8)

3=  Dave S (6)

1. Carol B (170)

2. Paul M (171)

3. Tracy G (169)

1. Grav (479)

2. Colin F (477)

3. Dave H (480)

Well done to all who took part.


October 6th 2018. Table centrepiece competition. Not too many entries for this competition, I think that people were short of ideas - I know I was.

All the entries were of a high standard, the largest number being done by the beginners. Many hours must have been spent producing such items.

The results are as follows:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places (1, 2, 3) Colin (286), Peter (287) Carol (54), Tracey (55) Dave Hd (4), Grav (3), Dave Hd (5)

You can click on the pictures to see a large version of them. Use the back arrow to return to usual size.

Well done to all who took part.


September 15th 2018. Peter's demonstration entitled  "Taking the mystery out of twisting". This was a well attended meeting, and Peter was well prepared with a piece of wood on the demonstration lathe.

Peter did talk about the basics of making a 'twist', of marking out, and of making the end result interesting i.e. not like a machine produced twist, but by extending the length of each twist to compliment differing diameters of the wood shape.

Peter followed this by explaining how to remove the unwanted wood using a variety of different tools, and showing some of them to us.

The talk continued with Peter giving us a run-down of various stages of his working life, and how he then came to be involved with turning wood - a natural progression you might say.

I feel that Club members were fascinated by Peter's story, the meeting room was quiet with attention - most unusual for a Club meeting.


September 1st 2018. Competition of small hollow form with a different wood (colour) finial. There was a lot of interest for this competition, especially in the advanced and beginner sections - come on you intermediates!

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Peter B (58), Norman S (60), Colin P (47) Tracey G (11), Carol B (4), Paul M (5) Alan K (976), Grav (977), Colin F (984)

Well done to all who took part, and thanks again to Dave for his pictures.


July 7th 2018. Competition of Natural Edge Vases. Again a satisfactory number of entries for this competition.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Peter B (978), Colin P (976), Colin P (977) Tracy G (3), Carol B (1), Paul M (2) Dave H-2 (44), Richard W (43), Colin F (42)

Well done to those who took part. Thanks to Dave H for the pictures and results.