Galloway Woodturners

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Club Competition Entries April 2022

Senior/ Mature

Ken Coates (winner)

Phil Jones

Colin Marshall

Junior/ Novice

Finlay Mitchell (winner)

Ken Powers

Gary Lowe, the Tartan Turner, will be demonstrating all day 10am-5pm on Saturday at our workshop. He was scheduled to come two years ago but Covid put a stop to all there things at the time, but he is back! and will be showing a variety of techniques such as an off centred thin rimmed bowl, rolling bottomed box or pot, carving, texturing, and a Turmkreisel (very clever little spinning top) and a bit of colouring (if it is the same as he had scheduled previously) . Gary will be teaching the colouring and texturing techniques during his Masterclass on the Sunday 10am – 5pm. You can see who Gary is, and what he produces on his web site, which is https://garylowewoodturner.co.uk/

This is a great opportunity to see an excellent and experienced demonstrator in our own workshop, so no transport or parking issues.

The All Day demo is £15, (please bring your own lunch/ sandwiches , which is excellent value given he will be packing the day with so much, and the Masterclass is also really good value at £50. There is a maximum of 5 places on the Masterclass so get your tickets from Jimmy asap – when they are gone, they are gone.

Club Competition Entries March 2022

Senior/ Mature

Phil Jones (winner)

Ken Coates

Colin Marshall

Rolf Buwert

Stephen Eccles

Junior/ Novice

Ken Powers

 

Club Competition 2022 March Update

 
Here is the points situation after the March meeting.
 
Senior/ Mature:
 
Ken Coates (11), Phil Jones (7), Rolf Buwert (6), Stephen Eccles (5), Colin Marshall (2), Arthur Young & Mick Schofield (1).
 
Junior/ Novice:
 
Ken Powers (12).
(In February Ken’s competition item was inadvertently placed in with the Senior/ Mature entries, although it still came in joint first position).
 
The scoring system awards 6 points for 1st position, 5 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd. All other entries, including those with no votes, receive 1 point.

Tuesday 8th March meeting

Here are some notes for turning a sphere. I will follow this more or less at the demonstration on Tuesday evening. The notes are updated from the version I posted last year.

Mick

Simply Spherical2

Refresher / Beginner’s Course 12 March

The next course will be on Saturday12th March at the Castle Douglas workshop. Derek Andrews has signed up to complete the course which he had to stop due to the Covid-19, if there is anyone else who wants to pick up where they left off I would be happy to see them on the 12th. There will be place for 3 others on this all-day course which runs from 9.30am to 4.30pm and may be the last of the all-day courses before I move on to a different format, spreading the learning over three or four sessions/ weeks.

Let me know if you are interested in the March course, or if you are interested in any subsequent courses.

Rolf

rolfbuwert@outlook.com

Wednesday Afternoon Woodturning

Don’t forget, we have a woodturning session starting on Wednesday afternoons 2pm – 4pm at the club. First session this coming Wednesday.

Roger

Club Competition 2022

Welcome to a new year of friendly competition. Here are the points for February.
 
Senior/ Mature:
 
Ken Coates & Rolf Buwert & Ken Power (6), Colin Marshall & Mick Schofield & Stephen Eccles & Phil Jones & Arthur Young (1).
 
Junior/ Novice:
 
No entries.
 
The scoring system awards 6 points for 1st position, 5 for 2nd, 4 for 3rd. All other entries, including those with no votes, receive 1 point.
 
Stephen Eccles
 
Rolf Buwert
 
Arthur Young
 
Ken Coates
 
Mick Schofield
 
Phil Jones
 
 

Colin Marshall
 
 
Ken Power

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday afternoon turning workshops restart.

Roger Cutler has kindly offered to restart the Wednesday afternoon, 2 – 4 pm workshop sessions. Those of you who enjoyed this afternoon chance to meet at the workshop, when David Simpson generously came to open up for us, will remember how nice it was to come out, and return, in daylight. Wednesday evenings can be busy so the afternoon slot is quieter and there is more room to let the shavings fly, plus stopping for a tea break at 3pm seems more natural. Retired, shift worker, between jobs or got some time you can take off work then this is a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

If you are interested in Rogers generous offer to come and open up for this Wednesday afternoon session please give him a call, or if you don’t have his telephone number you can email him at creetownstudio@gmail.com . The same procedure applies as for Turning Tuesday and Turning Wednesdays, namely you need to be a member, comply with all relevant and current Covid-19 restrictions, and put a pound in the jar if you are having a coffee break.

Next Club Meeting – 8th February – (Happy New Year)

It is nearly February so, for those I have not seen yet, Happy New Year !

Sorry we could not fulfil my hope of a meeting in January, but it looks like we are now out of the majority of restrictions and as of 8th February we are back to 95% of normal.

Our next Monthly Club Meeting is Tuesday 8th February 2022, our demonstrator is Rodger Cutler who is demonstrating something practical for the kitchen, and the competition is a kitchen implement.

The committee meet this Tuesday to firm up our demonstrators for the rest of 2022, so if you have an itching to have a go at demonstrating something then let us know and we will support you in whatever way we can. 

Although Turning Tuesday and Turning Wednesdays are well attended and also our monthly meetings are also almost back to pre Covid numbers  I am well aware that there are a few key members who have not been able to return, we value you, miss you, and would like to see you back as soon as you are ready.

Rolf