Galloway Woodturners

We're in Galloway and we turn wood

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.




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