Galloway Woodturners

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Bowls from a board

Tuesday 14th saw a good turnout at the workshop for Phil Howard’s demonstration of how to turn a three inch thick bowl from a one inch board (I just made up the sizes, but the principle is that you can make something bigger than the original)

Phil has demonstrated for us several times before, he came up to his same high standard again, and he has also written up an amended version of his notes should you want to have a go yourself at home, or at the workshop.

Click below to read his notes.

Phil’s Notes in PDF format.

Rolf

Monthly Competition September

Senior Entries 

No 1

 

No 2



No 3

Winner – No 3 – Colin Marshall

 

 

Monthly Club Meeting 14th September

Remember that the next club meeting is tonight Tuesday 14th September, at the workshop in Castle Douglas.

Our demonstrator is Phil Howard, who has demonstrated many times before, and has never disappointed.

The competition item is to make a chess piece, set of draughts, skittles or other game related item.

Jimmy will have the shop open at break time, there will be raffle tickets for sale and may even be some prizes to go with them, so bring some cash (even if it is just for a donation towards the coffee and biscuits).

This is the last meeting before the AGM, so please give some thought to helping the club by serving on the committee, and the post of Chairman is up for annual review, so get your nominations in for new Chairman.

Rolf (current Chairman)



Record Power Notice

 

Urgent Safety Notice: Record Power Envoy and Regent Lathes

 

We have issued an urgent safety notice on our website regarding the Envoy and Regent Lathes – please see the link below for the notice in full.

If you own or have access to an Envoy or Regent lathe, until the issue detailed in the full notice has been resolved, you must not use your lathe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the stockist where you purchased the lathe from, email lathe@recordpower.co.uk or call Record Power on 01246 571 020 and select option 2 to speak to our Technical Department.

Record Power Ltd, Centenary House, 11 Midland Way, Barlborough Links,

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S43 4XA









Club Competition August 2021 Update

Here is the points situation at August. This month’s winners are Colin Marshall and Andrew Hall (only entry).
 
Senior/ Mature:
 
Mick Schofield (36), Colin Marshall (34), Bill McCoskrie (26), Rolf Buwert (22), Stephen Eccles (19), David Simpson (18), Reg Thirlwall (4), Arthur Young (3), Tom Florey & Elwin Campbell (2), John Brown & Ken Coates & John Coldbeck & Steve Dunn (1).
 
Junior/ Novice:
 
Andrew Hall (40), Michael Jacob (27), Christine Carson (6), Alyson Young (5), John Faircloth-Wood (4), Jimmy Brown & Kenny Johnston (1).
 
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.

We are back !

The latest Scottish Government announcement informing us that we will be going beyond level 0 as of Monday 9th so we will be having our ‘normal’ monthly meeting on Tuesday 10th August.
 
There are still some remnants of the restrictions we need to adhere to – so we still should wear masks, wash our hands, do Track & Trace, and have the windows open.
 
But otherwise we will try, as best we can, to have a normal meeting.
There will be a live demonstrator, we will have a monthly competition, we will have a coffee break (but would prefer if you could bring your own flask and snack) and maybe even a raffle.
 
It has been a while, but we are back !

Club Competition 2021 July Update

Here is the points situation at July. This month’s winners are Colin Marshall and Andrew Hall.
 
Senior/ Mature:
 
Mick Schofield (31), Colin Marshall (28), Bill McCoskrie (26), Rolf Buwert (21), Stephen Eccles (18), David Simpson (13), Reg Thirlwall (4), Arthur Young (3), Tom Florey & Elwin Campbell (2), John Brown & Ken Coates & John Coldbeck & Steve Dunn (1).
 
Junior/ Novice:
 
Andrew Hall (34), Michael Jacob (27), Christine Carson (6), Alyson Young (5), John Faircloth-Wood (4), Jimmy Brown & Kenny Johnston (1).
 
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.

July Competition

 Welcome to hopefully the last competition on Zoom.

There are fewer entries than in previous months, but that is fine as we previously closed for July / holiday season. Hopefully some of you are able to take a break during this good weather.

Please vote by expressing your choice at the bottom or emailing me, Thanks.

Senior entry 1.

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Senior 2

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Senior 3

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Novice 1

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Novice 2

Crib sheet for toothpick holder

Ready for the demonstration Tuesday, 13th, here are some notes on the holder. Hopefully you can just click on the link below!

Toothpick holder

Club Night and Competition

Our next meeting will be on 13th July, and we aim for it to be our last one purely on Zoom. 

Our demonstrator is the most excellent Mick Schofield who will be demonstrating how to make a Tooth pick holder. It is a lovely thing to make, looks good, has a function, and even if you don’t use tooth picks is fun to play with if you make it right.

The competition for July is to Make a picture frame to hold an image of (Juli)us Caesar. So, in effect, a photo frame.

Despite Covid-19 numbers climbing rapidly at the moment, primarily among the young and unvaccinated, it is my intention to open the club again on the second Tuesday of AUGUST for our normal club nights. I will be the demonstrator and we will adhere to the regulations of the day as best we can. If you can take a lateral flow test before you have your tea on the evening I would appreciate it (plainly if you test positive you will be staying at home) and there will be guidance on hand washing and Track & Trace when you come in. It will be great to see each other in 3D again in August. Numbers will be limited but I expect we will be able to accommodate everyone who wants to come. More information will be available to you all be email, and the web, nearer the date to include current legislation and guidelines.

Rolf