Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

Demo Notes

Please note that my notes from last nights presentation on Finishing Products are filed under “Library” – “Presentations”

Roger

Draft Minute of the 2017 AGM

Please note that a draft minute of last night’s AGM can be found on this web site under, ‘About Us’ then ‘2017 Annual General Meeting’.

Any comments to me please.

David

October Notices

Notices –October 2017

Tonight, – Following our AGM we have a look at Finishing Products

The wood of the month – Laburnum

Next month–  October Rolf and Carl will be doing their Little and large Demonstraton, with Rolf looking at small items (Bring your glasses) and Carl showing us large turnings.

The competition for next month is something with a very nice finish.

Inter club Competition – This will take place on Saturday 29th October at Border Woodturners. We need five entries from the club from five different members.

Items are on display tonight.

Harrogate Show – This is on the 17th – 19th November. Tickets for the show are on sale now from: www.skpromotions.co.uk  – Adults £9.00 – Concessions £8.00

Tickets purchased at the door Adults  £11.00 Concessions £10.00

The Bus going from the club is full – See Jimmy for any cancellations

Next Years Programme: The Committee will be looking at next years programme of demonstration at their next meeting. If there is anything you would like to see on the programme please see a member of the committee tonight.

Scouts: Gatehouse Scouts have asked if we would give them a short course as an introduction to Woodturning. As this will require one to one supervision we need volunteers to help.

Please let me know if you are available (Probably on a Thursday evening).

Professional Demonstrations  –

Next year we have booked:

Margaret Garrard –        Saturday 7th April Demonstration

Sunday 8th April master Class

Margaret has demonstrated at the club before and was well received when she last visited

Emma Cook, The Tiny Turner  Saturday 2nd June – Demonstration

David spoke to Emma at Harrogate and was impressed with her work.

Joey Richardson Saturday 18th August – Demonstration

Joey is an internationally respected turner and sculptor who has exhibited all round the world.  I hope we can give her a warm welcome in Castle Douglas.

2019-David is currently looking at booking Demonstrators for 2019. If there is someone you would like us to book please see David Simpson ASAP

Roger

Turning Tuesday, and Wednesdays

The club is open Tuesday evenings, and Wednesday afternoon and evenings for paid up Club Members to use club facilities.

The purpose is for members to use the club lathes and specialist tools in the company of other club members, and in so doing can call upon other turners for advice and assistance. These sessions are not for teaching or any form of training, classes are on Thursdays.

We are happy for non members to call in and see what we are about and see what we do, but it should be clearly understood that our insurance does not allow non members to use our equipment. Woodturning can be dangerous and we care about our members and visitors, and want them to have a fun, safe experience, therefore we would like all club members, and course participants, to demonstrate a basic knowledge of workshop safety before they use any club machinery or tools.

Visitors should therefore not expect to have-a-go when they come, but our members will be happy to show them what can be done, and if the visitors like what they see we can sign them up for a Taster Course, Introduction to Woodturning Course, or other courses as appropriate from one of our qualified tutors.

Our AGM – 2017 was 10th October

Galloway Woodturners 

Annual General Meeting  

Tuesday 10th October 2017,

Time:    6.30pm

 Agenda

  1. Members Present
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting ~ see Club website under “About Us”, “2016 Annual General Meeting”
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Officer’s Report to Members        Chairman,   Treasurer  ~  see Club website under “About Us”,  “2017 Annual General Meeting”
  6. Election of Committee
  7. Any Other Business

There were a limited number of paper copies of the documents available at the meeting.

Woodturning Magazine

I have been asked by Mark Baker, the editor of “Woodturning” for a picture of “members work” for an article we are putting together.

As we don’t have a collective picture of members work could I ask that members bring along a piece of their work next Tuesday so that we can photograph them for the magazine.

 

Good clean green Sycamore

A friend of mine has a recently felled Sycamore which is similar to the one he provided for our Andrew Hall masterclass.

The trunk will yield quite a few blanks of 200 – 250mm diameter and he will cut to lengths required if they are all done at the same time, (soon!). 

His price would be £4 per 125mm length. 

If any members are interested in one or more blanks please contact me either before or at our club meeting next Tuesday (10th October). 

If there is no interest he is prepared to get a tub of PVA and do some slow seasoning and see if that generates interest in the future.

David Simpson

 

 

2017 Annual General Meeting

Galloway Woodturners 

Annual General Meeting  

Tuesday 10th October 2017,

Note the time:    6.30pm

 Agenda

  1. Members Present
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting ~ see Club website under “About Us”, “2016 Annual General Meeting”
  4. Matters Arising
  5. Officer’s Report to Members        Chairman,   Treasurer  ~  see Club website under “About Us”,  “2017 Annual General Meeting”
  6. Election of Committee
  7. Any Other Business

 

September Notices

Tonight, – We welcome back Mike Poole from Kilmarnock

The wood of the month – Holly

Next month–  October we will be looking at various finishing products.

The competition for next month is your new name badge

Don’t forget that next month is our AGM so the meeting will start at 6.30pm with a short business meeting. If you wish to volunteer to serve on the Committee then please let me know asap. The subs’ will also be due next month so bring your cheque book.

Inter club Competition – This will take place on Saturday 29th October at Border Woodturners. We need five entries from the club. If you haven’t submitted an entry you have until the October meeting when the decision on our entries will be made. We need five entries from five different members.

Professional Demonstrations  –

The demonstration by Eugene Grimley was very well received to the extent that we intend to ask him back next year for a mid-week demo and a Master Class the following day.

Next year we have booked:

Margaret Garrard –        Saturday 7th April Demonstration

Sunday 8th April master Class

Margaret has demonstrated at the club before and was well received when she last visited

Emma Cook, The Tiny Turner  Saturday 2nd June – Demonstration

David spoke to Emma at Harrogate and was impressed with her work.

Joey Richardson Saturday 18th August – Demonstration

Joey is an internationally respected turner and sculptor who has exhibited all round the world.  I hope we can give her a warm welcome in Castle Douglas.

2019-David is currently looking at booking Demonstrators for 2019. If there is someone you would like us to book please see David Simpson ASAP

Strathclyde Woodturners   Have a demonstration by Andrew Hall on Saturday 23rd September. If anyone is interested in going along, please see me this evening.

Border Woodturners Have Colwin Way, who runs courses at Axminster, demonstrating this Sunday If any one wishes to go please let me know and perhaps we can car share.

Fractal/Lichenberg Pyrography: Be aware of the extreme risks!!.

The AWGB executive have reviewed the recent events relating to the use of high voltage equipment to produce Lichtenberg figures also know as fractal pyrography. A policy has been formulated which is available to view on the notice board. Also included is the policy of the AAW which is more in depth.

Roger

Wednesday Afternoon Workshops

Dear All,

I will be opening the workshop for members to come and use the club facilities on Wednesday afternoons between 2.00pm and 4.00pm starting next week, Wednesday 20th September.

Hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

David