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WHAT WAS THE NEWS IN 2011?


20th December 2011
Box Competition
Following on from Alan Morrison's inspiring December demonstration (see photos below), all members are invited to turn a box for display at the next Club meeting on Monday 16th January 2012.


19th December 2011
Alan Morrison Demonstration.
Alan gave a fascinating & very clearly explained demonstration of turning an off-centre box. Here are some photos taken as the demonstration progressed.

Alan Morrison demonstrating at the December 2011 meeting Alan Morrison Demonstration

Alan making the shavings fly as he turns an off-centre spindle whilst making the box until...

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Bottom of Alan's box completed.

... the bottom was completed in perfect time for the tea-break!

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Top & bottom of box completed.

Top & bottom of box completed and united. Alan kindly donated the completed box as a raffle prize for some lucky club member to sand and finish.

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19th December 2011
Snowman (& woman) fun Christmas competition.
Thanks to all those members who brought in their turned snowmen for the club December meeting fun display. For those who missed out, here are a couple of photos.

Snowman exhibits. Snowman Exhibits

The seven snowman exhibits turned by members for the December 2011 meeting.

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Snowman exhibits.

We need pictures of your turnings!
You will notice that the margin areas of the web pages contain photographs of members turnings. Different images display (at random) each time the pages are visited or refreshed. We would like to include at least two photographs of turnings by each member. If you have photographs which you would like to be included please use the Contact us link and choose the Webmaster option to send me a message. The images can be e-mailed, put on a CD or memory stick or it is also possible to scan photographic prints.


3rd December 2011
The full program for 2012 has now been finalised and can be viewed on the Events calendar page.


21st November 2011
Please support the Snowman Fun Competition!. Following on from Andrew Hall's abbreviated demonstration of a smoking snowman (17th October), members are invited to turn a snowman (doesn't have to be smoking), and bring it along for display on the occasion of the Christmas meeting on Monday 19th December. This is a new kind of event for the Association and, if it is a success, other similar informal fun competitions will follow.

Note that Andrew is due to give a full demo of making a smoking snowman at Sunderland Woodturning Association on 9th January 2012.


30th October 2011
Wear Valley Woodturners win Borders Inter-club Woodturning Competition.

Winning exhibits. Winning Exhibits

The 2011 Borders Inter-club Competition and Open Day was held at Brampton Community Centre on 30th October. There were stunning displays of woodturning from all the clubs together with demonstrations and stalls. The photograph shows the winning group of exhibits entered by the Wear Valley Woodturners Association. With grateful thanks to the Borders Woodturning Club for their hard work in organising an excellent event.

Photograph by courtesy of Allan Joicey ©

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