Recent events

March 7th 2020. All day demonstration by The Little Turner, Emma Cook.

The demonstration was well attended by Club members who watched Emma with admiration as she turned both a 'hanging' finnial and top piece for her trade-mark glass bubbles with lights in. Emma was very generous with turning tips, such as dealing with the tricky business of cleanly turning a ball in spindle work, and how to deal with possible tear-out when turning a base for her snowman project. The finish that Emma got on these projects was extremely good and seemed to take no time at all to achieve.

Emma went on to demonstrate ebonising, grain filling with gilt cream, and how to handle and apply metal leaf to projects.

Here are just two pictures from the day. Click on them to expand them.

 Thank you for a good demonstration.


February 29th 2020. Lidded Pot competition. A more traditional competition with a good number of entries. The standard of turning is getting better, I think.

The entries and places are as follows:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places
Results

1st Peter B (292)

2nd = Colin P (291)

2nd = Malcolm P (293)

1st Tracy G (177)

2nd Grazvidas P (178)

3rd = Graham B (180)

3rd = Carol B (181)

1st Judy S (52)

2nd Tim McC (54)

3rd Steve J (51)

Well done to those who took part.


February 1st 2020. Bangle competition. Not too many entries for this one, but thanks to those who did contribute. Styles and sizes are quite varied from little to large.

Here are the entries:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places
Results

1st Peter B (295)

2nd Dave Hd (296)

3rd Geoff R (294)

1st Stan H (81)

2nd Grav (84)

3rd Tracy G (83)

1st Steve B (51)

2nd Colin F (52)

3rd Tim McC (53)

 Well done to all.


December 7th 2019. Competition of your Best Turning of the Year. This is when you enter the turning that you think is the best one you have achieved in the whole year.

To those who put someting in, well done, to those who didn't - why not? Aim for the competition next year.

Results of this competition which were disclosed at the AGM on 21st December, are as follows:

1st place       Dave Shaer (piece number 15)

2nd= place    Geoff Rush (piece number 12)
2nd= place    Colin Parr   (piece number 16)

Well done to all who entered the competition.


November 16th 2019. Competition of non-utilitarian pieces. A good turn-out for this competition, especially for the beginners who put in a lot more entries than usual - keep it up! Intermediates, your turn in the next competition.

Here are the entries:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Places
Results

1st Dave Sh (287)

2nd Paul M (290)

3rd Colin P (286)

1st Dave Hd (10)

2nd= Tracy G (7)

2nd= Graz (8)

1st Stan H (64)

2nd Colin F (66)

3rd Tim Mc (76)

Well done to all who took part - a good competition. Thanks to Dave for his pictures.


October 19th 2019. Full-size Bird Box.

The entries and places follow: A reasonable number of entries, but hey fellas, you can do better than this!

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Placings
Results

1st Geoff R (175)

2nd Peter B (176)

3rd Dave He (178)

1st Graz (756)

2nd Graham M (752)

3rd= Carol B (755)

3rd= Dave Hd (754)

1st Stan H

Well done to all who took part.


September 21st 2019. Oyster shell competition. There were not too many entries for this competition, perhaps the thought of turning, or maybe designing, an oyster shell article was just too much for many members. There were only nine entries in all :(

Here are the entries and places:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Results

1st Geoff R (749)

2nd Dave He (750)

3rd = Peter B (747)

3rd = Colin P (748)

1st Dave Hd (172)

2nd Carol B (173)

3rd Tracy G (171)

1st Stan H (441)

Well done to those who took part, try harder to those who didn't enter.


August 17th 2019. Turned pencil case. For a 'middle of the summer holiday season' the number of entries for this competition was very good, and showed a diversity of thought and design.

As usual, the following table shows all the entries and their placings:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Placings
Results

1st Peter B (753)

2nd Geoff R (752)

3rd Colin P (751)

1st Grav (447)

2nd Tracy G (448)

3rd Dave Hd (450)

1st Stan H (173)

2nd Tim McC (174)

A fine effort and well done to all who took part.


July 6th 2019. Turned fruit competition. A reasonable number of entries for this competition, which showed considerable turning skill.

The entries and placings are as follows:

  Advanced Intermediate Beginners
All entries
Placings
Results

1st Colin P (433)

2nd = Peter B (436)

2nd = Paul M (437)

1st Tracy G (749)

2nd Dave Hg (746)

3rd Carol B (750)

1st Judy S (172)

2nd Michael St (170)

3rd Tim McC (169)

Well done to all who took part.


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.