Recent events

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.


May 19th 2018. Competition of an off-centre bowl. Once again there was a good number of entries for this challenging competition, as shown here.

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Dave H (745), Colin P (742), Peter B (741) Tracy G (426), Paul M (428), Carol B (427) Dave H-2 (167), Graz (165), Dave H-2 (166)

Well done one and all, some very interesting pieces.


April 21st 2018. Competition of an offset pendant necklace and beads. A good number of entries (22) for what some might consider to be a difficult area of expertise.

Here are the runners and riders:

  Advanced Intermediate beginners
All entries
Classes
Places (1, 2, 3) Peter B (153), Neville R 9157), Graham H (162) Tracy G (743), Paul M (744), Carol B (745) Alan K (415), Bill E (419), Graz P (413)

 Well done everyone, a really good effort, and thank you Dave for the pictures.


April 7th 2018. Demonstration by Joey Richardson. Another great demonstration by Joey Richardson, full of information, skill, and humour. Anyone missing this demonstration missed a real treat, and the chance to try some of the techniques involved in producing very thin walled shapes, piercing, pyrography and using colour.

 


March 17th 2018. Competition of a box with an inlaid top. Again, there were a good number of entries for this competition following Colin's demonstration a month ago.

Here are the pictures:

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

Peter B (399), Malcolm P (412),

{-Colin P (442)

-Graham H (415)

-Nick T (410)}

Tracy G (741), Carol B (742) Alan K (166), Colin F (167), Colin F (168)

 Well done one and all.