Galloway Woodturners

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Notices December 2018

 Notices –  December 2018

 

Tonight, our very own Roger Cutler, makes a curly topped box – now that is different!

Visiting turners enhance what our club do by encouraging us to become better turners, inspiring us to try something new, and also entertain us. I encourage you all to support these turners, and our club. We often break even or sometimes make a very small loss by bringing these turners to our club. I am happy to continue to have them come, and would be even more happy if more members would attend and get the benefits in 2019. See the list below for this year’s visitors.

Competition entries please, new turners and experienced categories. You can decide when you move on to the senior class, unless you win the new turners at the end of the year. Big prizes!

Beginners course. The first Beginners Course starts on 7th February and two places are still available.

To help with our funds I would like to see a Donations Box for you to fill  in 2019 with, Christmas trees, Santas, snowmen, light pulls, spinning tops, spurtles, hedgehogs etc. bowls plates, at home or at the club on Turning Tuesday. To be sold at coffee mornings, shows, outside demo’s, CoOp etc

It has been suggested that we create a Storyboard  Freeze for tree to turned thing along top of wall, to encourage us to think about grain orientation, wood processing etc. anyone good at storyboards?

Thanks to wood prep team for … wood prep … and cleaning the workshop so well afterwards, it was very noticeable. Would it be a good idea to change the date to the Sunday prior to the monthly club meeting? This would mean that the workshop is super clean and tidy and can be set out for the meeting after wood prep.

List of professional turners booked for 2019

Tuesday 12th March Professional Demonstrator Eugene Grimley, and Wed 13th March Masterclass

Tuesday 9th April ‘Rough around the Edges’ by Pete Osborn and Wed 10th April Masterclass

Tuesday 14th MayChris Pouncy as our annual the Sorby demo and shameless sales pitch.

Saturday 1st June Professional Demonstrator Rick Dobney and Sunday 2nd June Masterclass

Tuesday 4th June Colwin Way

Saturday 21st September Phil Irons and on Sunday 22nd Sept Masterclass

Judith has made her excellent mince pies and shortbread again for us this evening. Thank you Judith.

If you have not paid your subscription by now your membership is deemed to have ended. As a non-member you can therefore no longer use any of the tools or machines. You can still attend, and pay a visitor’s entry.

No club meeting on Tuesday 8th January so Happy Christmas, and good health and happiness in 2019

Notices –  November 2018

Tonight  – Mick Schofield will be showing us an eccentric bowl that looks like a pile of washers!

The wood of the month – Walnut

 

Next months demonstration, Roger Cutler will show us how he makes a box with a curly top

Next month’s wood of the month is, Dogwood

 

Wood of the month will be replaced next year with a show and tell spot, so for those lucky enough to win the raffle will be invited to show and tell us about something you made, a tool you have or a material you use (not just wood)

 

Future plans of improving facilities at the club over the next five years include better dust extraction, replacing a couple of lathes, and buying a set of tools for each lathe. If you feel other items should be included in this 5-year-plan please share this with us. Each of these items will cost over £1,000 and will be financed in various ways from within and outwith the club. We hope you will support your club in these upgrades which will benefit you all.

 

Demonstrations – Our next professional demonstrator will be on Tuesday 12th March by Eugene Grimley from Ireland who is making a return visit, almost exactly a year since his last visit. Eugene will also be holding a masterclass on Wednesday 13th March.

Please put this in your diary, even though it is still a while away. Tickets will be available soon.

 

Next Years Programme. – We have five professional demonstrators booked for next year and seven club night demonstrations by our own members, not just by committee members, please speak to us if you would like to demonstrate on one of those evenings, and we will allocate you and evening and space in our 2019 programme.

 

Harrogate 2018 – The North of England Woodworking and Power Tool Show will be this weekend November 16th – 18th. We have a bus going, and one or two members are going separately or on a different day. Those who have been before really enjoyed it and if you have never been before I would encourage you to go. It is a great place to buy stuff you need, and stuff you don’t need, but also to be inspired and encouraged. Please bring back some of those ideas and share them with the other members, and maybe demonstrate them on a club night.

 

Rolf

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.

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.