May Demo- Emma Cook ( The Tiny Turner )

May Demo- Emma Cook ( The Tiny Turner )

The May meeting brought a double celebration, a welcome back to Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner) and a birthday celebration for our oldest member 90 year old Rachel Thompson (see other report). To start Emma explained that she was going to turn an ornament that had a...
May Meeting Birthday Celebration.

May Meeting Birthday Celebration.

During the tea break we had a very special celebration One of our long standing members was two days away from celebrating her 90th birthday. Rachel Thompson, who is a retired GP from Chester, took up woodturning when she retired.  I remember just after I joined...
April Demo – Chris Fisher the Blind Turner

April Demo – Chris Fisher the Blind Turner

April’s meeting welcomed back from last year, the lad from Salford, Chris Fisher (The Blind Turner). Being blind Chris had a vision in his head of what he intended to make. A bowl textured below and on the rim but this time he was going to have a go at colouring...
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...