More Turnings As We Cannot Meet

More Turnings As We Cannot Meet

I have been turning olive wood recently- it’s got a lovely smell when turning and produces a beautiful grain result. During a holiday in Helsinki we saw a local woodturning with a central insert and Lyn said to me why don’t you do that? As Lyn is a potter she offered...
We cannot meet but we can share Turnings

We cannot meet but we can share Turnings

During lock-down I have done nothing as benevolent as Vish and Tony.                       All credit to you, now I feel guilty! One problem is I have never liked doing the same thing twice. I’ll try...
We cannot meet but we can share Pen Turnings

We cannot meet but we can share Pen Turnings

  Helen my daughter is a GP on the Wirral. On the 22nd April I offered to make her NHS staff some pens.  Thinking that she had twenty staff this would not be a problem. Then came the text “she has increased her staff numbers to 38” as she...
We cannot meet but we can share Turnings

We cannot meet but we can share Turnings

A few years ago one of the monthly competitions was an item less than 3” (75mm). Although the items are of little practical use it provided a challenge. Trust me albeit small items do not equate to quick or easy. Faults and scratches stick out as there nowhere to...
We cannot meet but we can share our turnings

We cannot meet but we can share our turnings

This turning began last year when I was looking at our very tired wind chime seen on the right.  I had a vision in my head of what I wanted so firstly I ordered some Bamboo around 2″ (50mm) Ø. The next stage was to sketch out a design of something...
February Meeting 2020 – Les Symonds

February Meeting 2020 – Les Symonds

Les returned once again and this time his demonstration concentrated on scorching. So what exactly is scorching, basically it is burning the surface of a turned object with a blow lamp along the grain. Trees grow slowly in autumn and winter producing hard wood then...
November Meeting – Club Night

November Meeting – Club Night

A club night was chosen for the November meeting, as we had a few new members join over the last year. Richie Southerton and I volunteered to do a small demonstration concentrating on the basics of turning. I chose to be on first on and attempted to turn an apple. I...
Dave Atkinson demonstration – 24-Oct-19

Dave Atkinson demonstration – 24-Oct-19

For this month’s demonstration the club welcomed Dave Atkinson, a highly respected and professional woodturner. Dave treated us to a fast and furious 3-hour evening covering a shallow maple leaf shaped bowl, a yew lady with a hat, a child’s spinning top and an...
Wall clock demo by Peter Green

Wall clock demo by Peter Green

Our Chairman, Peter Green, kindly stepped into the void created by our booked speaker having to cancel for September’s monthly meeting. Peter gave a splendid demonstration and produced a very interesting wall clock.  Materials were a 12″ disc of dark...
June Meeting – Auction

June Meeting – Auction

By popular demand we held our auction which is now becoming an annual event. With some great donations especially from Alison Pantony, the widow of one of our founder members, Martin. Alison had requested that half the sales be split between the club and Macmillan...