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Our thanks to Don Smith for writing and photographing the article in this month’s issue.

CLUB NIGHT DECEMBER 20th 2017

December Competition and Gallery Pieces

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Brian Stewart

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Mike Haselden

Brian Eyley

Brian Bocking

Pete Withers

Peter Noot

Walter Siergerist

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Photographs by Don Smith

Account of the evening - written by Don Smith


What an extraordinary evening this was going to turn out to be, which all started with the chairman John Wyatt outlining what was going to happen tonight and in the future with emphasis on the 25th Anniversary in April 2018.


Tonight was going to be an evening of different members talking and demonstrating different aspects of turning.


He started by introducing Don Hall with his hand made ball turning jigs, then Dave Marsh with his home made hollowing jigs etc. Dave Reynolds came next explaining about sharpening followed by Mike Haselden talking and giving hands on how he hollows out his pieces. Don Smith was next explaining about Involuted turning of flowers and other projects. John explained that he would be showing his jigs especially on those used to create Celtic Knots. Dave Hutchings, who had set up his Laptop and Tablet for the evening, gave help those club members who had difficulty in understanding and exploring our website or signing up for the mailing list.


The evening started with lots of interest at each one of the demonstrators lathes. With coffee on offer throughout the evening, the usual festive spirit it was free.


The whole evening was a great success with many positive comments being made like “can we run it again.”


Everyone involved also thought that it was the way forward when we have club turn-ins with more members bringing in any jigs or ideas that they would like to share with the rest of the club if you have any ideas please contact any member of the committee with your thoughts. Alternatively you may use the “Feedback” button at the bottom of this page.


The evening finished with everyone being wished a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to all members in January 2018.

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January 2018 Newsletter