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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...

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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 most...

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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 has quite a...

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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...

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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 resembling an...

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Lockdown

Lockdown

  Spent an afternoon of "social distancing" in the shed and came out with this 4 sided box in ash (turned on five centres) with a cocobolo insert in the lid. While the club is closed down why not post pictures on here or the Facebook page to show what you are...

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March 2020 Club Night cancelled

March 2020 Club Night cancelled

As a result of the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the Committee has been considering whether we should meet in March. I’m sure you will agree that the health and well-being of our members is of the upmost importance and we need to reduce the risk of members catching...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Lochnagar Crater and our Club

Lochnagar Crater and our Club

How the club became involved In March 2014 the club was approached by Jim Stillings on behalf of the Army Cadet Force Platoon based in Rossett, which is between Wrexham and Chester, regarding a project the cadets were involved in at  the Lochnagar Crater on...

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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 walnut, a...

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