Galloway Woodturners

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Meeting – January 2021

What a brilliant meeting we had on Tuesday 12th January 2021 ! First of the year, first on Zoom and a great start to a year full of hope.

Our very own Mick Schofield demonstrated how to make perfect spheres between centres and with a jam chuck (an idea he picked up from Alan Batty).

He produced a pdf file of how to do this back in October last year, and the file can be found by searching ‘spheres’ in the search box on this web site (or by clicking on the Simply Spherical link at the bottom of this post).

Our aim in this first Zoom meeting was to replicate, as close as possible, a normal club meeting, and I think it was successful, with the only thing not so easy to replicate being the coffee and biscuit break, but given that we can sit and have a coffee and (hopefully Irving’s) biscuit by our side right from the start it was not such a great loss. Maybe when we get to meet together again, and have to distance ourselves out more, we could have a coffee table between ourselves and the next person, and thereby replicate the Zoom session?

The competition was also excellent, especially as I got most votes for my little double skinned ‘fruit’ bowl with a plumwood outer skin and a pearwood inner lining.

Next month’s meeting will be a demo by our founder member and former chairman Phil Howard who will show us how he makes a hanging pomander as recently shown in Woodturning Magazine. 

The competition item for 9th February will be Make a soap dish, liquid soap or washing up holder, or other item for cleaning related activity. 

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