Lots of notices this month. Lots going on in particular next years programme. Please let me know your thoughts before the next committee meeting.
Also are there any further takers for the Simon Hope Workshop?
Notices –August 2016
Tonight will be a question and answer session hope you all have your questions ready!
Following the June meeting the competition tonight is a Platter
The wood of the month is Plum and Geoff Thomas has short straw..
Next month- September- Rolf will be continuing with Easy Bowls Part 2 returning to the part turned wet bowl he rough turned in February.
The competition will be Items to be judged for the interclub competition (Anything)
Sunday 14th August (Next Sunday) – Sharpening using the grinder (see notice for details
Sunday 28th August – Part 2 of sharpening with the Sorby Pro Edge
2nd Oct and the 1st Sunday of each month – Timber conversion at Barwhinnoch, Twynholm (See web site for details)
Sunday 23rd October – Auction – (See web Site for Details)
The next professional Demonstration is on September 24th with Simon Hope – Please support this event – get your tickets early and not at the last minute They are on sale tonight.
There is one place on the Simon Hope Master Class on Sunday September 25th. The cost for the class is £55 for the full day. If you would like to come to this please let me know asap – first come first served.
Harrogate – The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show – 18th-20th November
The “Harrogate Show” is the largest and longest established retail woodworking and power tool show in the Country. An excellent day out with over 30 demonstrators taking part, plus a woodworking clinic, and more than 70 companies exhibiting. The club is hoping to hire a mini bus to go to Harrogate details are on the notice board. Please sign up if you are interested.
Constitution Due to some recent developments the Committee has had to revisit our Constitution and make some changes. The most significant change is to include a section on discipline. Copies of the constitution are available from myself for those interested and posted on the notice board– the new amendment will come into force following tonight’s meeting
.Band saw – It has become obvious that members not used to using large band saws have been using the club saw. This has resulted in two of the bearing beings mangled at a cost of £20+! In future only competent, experienced members will be allowed to use the saw, a list of whom will be poster next to the saw. If you would like to know more about the saw and be taken through its workings in order to become a named user then please let me know.
Health & Safety We have now had a Health & Safety check done on the workshop – thanks to Steve Young for that – and we now have three fire extinguishers located around the building. Please make yourself aware of them and how to use them. First Aid – We will be holding a First Aid course in the near future to cover possible accidents in the workplace please watch the web site for further details
Club Meetings 2017
The following Events have been put forward as possible topics for our Tuesday Evening Club Nights.
Big verses Small – Different techniques for turning large item and very small items.
Pyrography – A demonstration on how to use pyrography on turned items – or how to burn your turnings!
Is your bottom attractive – how to finish the bottom of turnings
A three legged stool
A winged bowl
Using non basic tools –
Turning material other than wood
Kitchenalia – turning items for use in the kitchen
Chris Pouncy (Sorby)
Brian Conchie (Border Woodturners)
Mike Poole ( Ayr)
If you have any thoughts on these or any other topic you would like to see please let a member of the committee know.
Professional Demonstrations 2017
The following have been booked for full-day demonstrations next year
Saturday February 25th – David Lowes
Saturday May 27th – Andrew Hall
Sunday May 28th – Andrew Hall Masterclass
September – Dave Atkinson (Date to be confirmed)