I hope you are enjoying the good weather but are also staying safe. We are not through the pandemic yet and the risk of second wave remains strong.
Whilst some are optimistic that we can get back to some normality in the near future, being realistic it is likely to be quite a few months away so we have been giving some thought as to how we can keep members in touch.
I have been having some discussions with Carl Burn, who is Webmaster both for our Club and also Border Woodturners and we would like to try a new development which may help us keep in touch both within the Club and also with neighbouring clubs.
We are going to try running some interactive sessions online using Zoom, a popular and FREE system which allows us to enter a virtual meeting together and - hopefully have a bit of a catch up.
To help you take part in this the Border Woodturners club website now has a page with some pointers on it so you can get help with getting set up and using the software in advance....don't panic its not so scary, honestly its not!
That should have enough information to get you going!
The club sessions are going to start on Monday night at 7pm and in order to get access to the sessions we need you to register in advance to let us know you are going to give it a go. To do this you need to click on this link and fill in the form:
The information you put into the form goes only to the club and will not be used for any other purposes.
The sessions are open to members of other local clubs but registration is required before we will allow you to enter the meeting and we must be able to see your name when you enter the waiting room so your Zoom software needs to be set up correctly.
You will find a file attached to this mail which gives you some pointers on the zoom system, thanks for this file go to the AAW.
The system may not suit everyone but in these times but it is a way for us to keep in touch and see friends so if you can please give it a go, the system is free and works on most computers, tablets and mobile phones.
Necessity is the mother of invention and many of us have found other Zoom and You Tube sites .If you become aware of any which are worth visiting then please let me know so I can share the information with everyone.
Tony our Chairman has a RSDE1 Record Power Dust Extractor which has 5ft by 4inch inlet pipe for sale at £70 ono. I will be putting it on the website “for sale” page in the next few days but if you are interested please contact me via the contact page on the website and I will put you in touch.
Stay safe, keep those shavings flying and please do keep in touch