Galloway Woodturners

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Notices –  October 2018

Tonight  – After the AGM Rolf will be making a Ghodiyu – A ghodiyu is an infant cradle formed of a wooden frame and a cloth hammock (Wikipedia).  The device originated in Gujarat, India to help babies sleep. Please note we expect all members to stay awake during the demonstration!!

The wood of the month – Oak

 

A Change to next months demonstration, Mick Schofield will be showing us An eccentric bowl that looks like a pile of washers!

Next months wood of the month is, Walnut

 

Demonstrations – On Sunday we are joined by Mick Hanbury making a return visit.

Tickets are available from the shop – Please get your tickets tonight so we know how many to cater for.

 

Workshops – The upcoming box workshops are now fully booked. If anyone would like to do a workshop, or has an idea for a workshop please let us know,  we could put one on in the new year,. The list for the sharpening workshop is on the board – please sign up if you would like to attend.

 

Next Years Programme. – The committee will be compiling ideas for next years programme at their next meeting. If there is anything you would like to see included please see a member of the committee tonight.

 

Inter-Club Competition. This will be voted on tonight. We need five entries from five different people. Please vote during the break. The competition will be at the Borders Club on the 28th October. If we do not get 5 entries then we cannot compete.

 

 

Harrogate 2018 – The North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show will be on November 16th – 18th. Advance tickets are on sale now at £9.00 – (£8.00 concessions) from www.skpromotions.co.uk

 

Roger

Wednesday 5th December

Dear All,

I am sorry but I will not be available to open the workshop on Wednesday afternoon next week.

I have spoken to the usual suspects and they will not be coming.

The next Wednesday afternoon opening will be Wednesday 12th December.

Best wishes,

David

HARROGATE 2018

I am just back from my annual pilgrimage to the North of England Woodwork Show at Harrogate, and what a show it was !
Jimmy tells me that A SEAT HAS BECOME AVAILABLE for the bus that is going down on SUNDAY. So if you want to go, and why wouldn’t you, contact Jimmy 07720 746018 asap.
Get on the bus at Home Base car park Dumfries at quarter to 6 Sunday morning. Ticket is £35 for the bus and the entry to the show. No need for breakfast as they stop in Harrogate old town for a proper Sunday morning breakfast.
A full day in the show, with tons to see, buy and demonstrations to watch. (loads of places to sit now and have a coffee and sticky bun) then stopping off at the Toby Carvery in Carlisle on the way home for a hearty meal. Home for 7pm (or later if you have second pudding).
Contact Jimmy to get that last ticket, you will not regret it.

Harrogate – pilgrimage.

I am just back from my annual pilgrimage to the North of England Woodwork Show at Harrogate, and what a show it was !
Jimmy tells me that A SEAT HAS BECOME AVAILABLE for the bus that is going down on SUNDAY. So if you want to go, and why wouldn’t you, contact Jimmy 07720 746018 asap.
Get on the bus at Home Base car park Dumfries at quarter to 6 Sunday morning. Ticket is £35 for the bus and the entry to the show. No need for breakfast as they stop in Harrogate old town for a proper Sunday morning breakfast.
A full day in the show, with tons to see, buy and demonstrations to watch. (loads of places to sit now and have a coffee and sticky bun) then stopping off at the Toby Carvery in Carlisle on the way home for a hearty meal. Home for 7pm (or later if you have second pudding).
Contact Jimmy to get that last ticket, you will not regret it.

Tesco Bags of Help

Dear All,

Please be aware that our application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme has been successful and our project is being put forward to a customer vote during November and December 2018.

Do remember that every time you shop in Tesco, Castle Douglas over the next few weeks to ask for a voting token, (it has been our experience that they are not always offered at the checkout), and to use it for the benefit of the club.

The more tokens we amass the more funds we may be awarded ~ so ask your relatives and friends to help as well.

Finishing with CA workshop, Sunday 4 November

The Finishing with CA Workshop is this Sunday 4 November, 1.30 pm – 4 pm. CA or Superglue can be used as a finish on any small item, not just pens.

This is a WORKSHOP not a demonstration so bring an item to finish, or bring a piece of fine grained wood to turn as a test piece. I wouldn’t advise trying an expensive pen kit as your first attempt.

It is also a good idea to bring a glove for your dominant hand – I use an old lightweight gardening glove.

CA, safety cloth and non-stick bushes will be on sale from the Club shop.

Phil H

Timber

A message for Rolf
A friend who is moving house from Rockcliffe has some wood which she has offered to me. Perhaps the club could use it ?
Would Rolf meets me down there sometime soon to have a look ant it ?
I will take my trailer.
John Colbeck

Cherry wood

I have some cherry that was recently felled. Pieces up to about 10” diameter but very wet of course. Donation to club funds. Collect from Kippford. First come, first served!

Please let me know by 27th October if you’re interested because I have to shift it by the end of the month.

Mick Schofield

Mick hanbury

Morning Roger , for your numbers will you put me down for sunday.

Cheers Reg.

Tomorrow, Wednesday 10th October

Dear All,

I am sorry but I will not be available to open the workshop tomorrow afternoon from 2.00 to 4.00.

However, I will open it as usual next Wednesday.

Apologies for the short notice.

David