Galloway Woodturners

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Notices November 2019

Notices –November 2019


Tonight, Phil Jones is our demonstrator and will surprise us with a Christmas Gift.


The competition item for this evening is a Snowman/ Snowoman/ non gender specific Snowpal (what is the world coming to?) and next month is A Toy.


The Show and Tell ‘winner’ is Eric McCowan (or a nominated person in his absence)


Next month– December, will be Woodturner’s Question Time with a panel of wise members. Please nominate a ‘wise member’ you would like to question, and submit questions via the web site or to me at This has been a fun and interesting evening in the past and the panel will share their knowledge, or ask the membership to chip in when they don’t know the answer (or can’t make anything up)


Turning on Wednesday Afternoons

The Wednesday afternoon sessions continue, thanks mainly to David. With the dark nights some of you may appreciate travelling to the workshop in daylight. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings continue as normal.



The current beginner’s course is half way through and I will hold the next one, probably in March and April next year. The usual conditions apply, open to all members (£35 to become a member) and £100 for the six week course at Castle Douglas workshop.


Machines for sale

A selection of woodworking machines were offered to us by a man from Shieldhill, most have been sold to members, three remain tonight. Bandsaw £100 Table Saw £30 and bench grinder £25.Prices are what the seller has asked for, feel free to add a donation to the club for facilitating the sale.


Diary Dates

15th to 17th Nov – Harrogate Show, our bus (which is full) leaves on the 17th as some unearthly hour. Thanks Jimmy etc for arranging this again (and who have to be first up in the morning to pick up the bus, and last to go to bed after taking it back, and can’t have a beer in the evening)


Next year’s programme is being put together and is nearly finalised. There is some space for members who want to demonstrate for part of an evening, or a whole evening in the Autumn. If you have a technique you would like to show us, or an item which you can make and would like to share with us then please let me know.


2020 Demonstrators –

Gary Lowe Saturday 28th all day Demonstration and Sunday 29th March Masterclass

Les Thorne Saturday 6th all day Demonstration and Sunday 7th June, Masterclass

Richard Finlay Saturday 22nd all day Demonstration and Sunday 23rd August Masterclass.


2021 Demonstrators – Roger will ask Gary Rance and Mark Sanger. Will we also ask Colwin Way to return for a demonstration and masterclass ? Who else would you like to see?  or see again? Suggestions by email please to Roger




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