March Demo- Steve Healey

March Demo- Steve Healey

For our March meeting we welcomed back Steve Healey. His intention was to  make a vase out of a piece of relatively plain redwood into something of beauty. To start a piece measuring 27cm (10″) X 11cm (4 1/4″) X 7 1/2 cm (3″)  was placed...
February meeting- Les Symonds Jig and Woodturning Demo

February meeting- Les Symonds Jig and Woodturning Demo

Les Symonds returned for the first demonstration of 2019. As Les was a bit conscious about returning in less than a year he focused on something different. That being jigs, fixtures and simple aides to help ease turning and production.   As Les sells small...
January meeting – Annual competition Awards and AGM

January meeting – Annual competition Awards and AGM

This year we decided we would have a change from the last few years and hold the AGM after the annual competition awards this month. As only members are allowed to attend that part of the meeting nothing can be reported. Only to say that all the officers were...
November Demo- Stuart Thomas Club Member

November Demo- Stuart Thomas Club Member

For the second month running we had another long standing member of the club, Stuart Thomas to do this month’s demonstration.  Stuart decided that as the club has welcomed quite a few new members  that it would be helpful to get ‘back to...
Octobers Demo – Club Member Peter Morgan

Octobers Demo – Club Member Peter Morgan

After an absence of three years from demonstrating we welcomed back, Peter Morgan, a long standing member of our club to do this month’s demonstration.  At the August “Open Shed Event” Peter said that at the September meeting he would bring a...
September’s Demo – Chris Fisher the Blind Woodturner

September’s Demo – Chris Fisher the Blind Woodturner

For the first time at the club, this month’s demonstrator was Chris Fisher the Blind Woodturner. To put a piece of wood 12″ dia. x 3″ in a lathe spinning fast and holding a chisel against it seems crazy. But if you are blind it just seems...
August’s extra meeting – Open Shed Event

August’s extra meeting – Open Shed Event

Having taken over as Chairman this year I asked the question: Why is it that we do not have a meeting in August?  Well the reason is it is holiday season, but as probably over 90% of the club members are retired it’s holiday season twelve months a...
Demo by Bob Neill – Hands on Pyrography

Demo by Bob Neill – Hands on Pyrography

Bob’s demo in June or I should really say masterclass was divided into two sections. The first was a demonstration and the second was hands on for willing members who wanted to have a go with Bob overseeing.  Bob started with wood selection, what wood is...
Demo by Les Symmonds

Demo by Les Symmonds

Les Symmonds, a local turner, in fact the only professionally registered woodturner in Snowdonia National Park came to do July’s demonstration. Les chose to turn an hollow form vase without the use of hollowing tools. He showed a variety of his turning that...
Auction evening 2018

Auction evening 2018

Back by popular demand — another auction was requested at the last Annual General Meeting. May was chosen for this year’s and, as always, there was a bit of trepidation as to whether we could beat last year’s total. All members had been asked to search out...