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28th April 2022 – Colin Smith

28th April 2022 – Colin Smith

Colin has been turning in the region of 40 years.  For many years he was the AWGB South Eastern Rep and has recently moved “North” nearer his daughter.  Moving was a fairly traumatic experience, not because of the house, etc. but many of his tools were disposed of...

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24th March 2022 – Chris Parker

24th March 2022 – Chris Parker

Chris was originally booked for the March 2020 but, as we are all well aware, COVID 19 suspended our activities, - we are just beginning to catch up.  Not that we ever will because the 2 years of Demos, shows, etc have been deleted from our history. The theme for the...

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Les Symonds Demonstration 24th Feb 2022

Les Symonds Demonstration 24th Feb 2022

Before starting the demonstration, Les gave a brief outline of the past couple of years.  Before COVID took a grip, Les had decided to retire.  However, he soon missed doing demonstrations and the tuition side of life so decided to return to former...

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The Blind Woodturner (Chris Fisher) Nov 25th 2021

The Blind Woodturner (Chris Fisher) Nov 25th 2021

CNWWA Meeting 26th November 2021 Tonight’s demonstration was by Chris Fisher, ‘The Blind Woodturner’. The night started off less than ideally since there had been an accident on the road just passed the entrance to the hall and meant that I needed to find an...

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28th Oct 2021 meeting – Steve Heeley Demonstration

28th Oct 2021 meeting – Steve Heeley Demonstration

The second meeting of 2021 was slightly better attended than the first one with more familiar faces and a couple of new ones. We have a new member, Aubery Lawson, so welcome Aubery and look forward to seeing you at future meetings Steve began by saying he has been...

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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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