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WHAT WAS THE NEWS IN 2012!


17th December 2012
Demonstration by Margaret Garrard
The main part of Margaret's demonstration was the preparation, turning and finishing stages of a series of Christmas decorations. Photos by Arthur Bowes.

Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Margaret demonstrating at the club on the 17th December 2012. Here Margaret is turning a composite blank consisting of blocks of wood temporarily glued together using animal glue.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Margaret demonstrating at the club on the 17th December 2012. Club member Andrew Maxwell fulfilling a new role of resident 'Dust extractor' during Margaret's demonstration.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Here Margaret has placed the turning into a plastic bowl and is adding boiling water to melt the animal glue and release the component parts of the turning. These can then be pierced, textured and decorated with paint & glitter etc.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Here is an example where Margaret has pierced one of the separated sections of turned wood to form an attractive tree-shaped decoration.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Another attractive tree decoration with two turned finials at top and bottom of a textured and painted central globe.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Here Margaret has re-glued two outer segments from a tree-shaped composite turning and then added delicately applied pyrographed decoration.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

Another skillfully decorated Christmas tree-shaped decoration.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Margaret Garrard's demonstration. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard

An eye-catching display of Margaret's turned Christmas tree decorations.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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WEAR VALLEY WOODTURNERS DO IT AGAIN!
The 2012 Borders Inter-club Competition and Open Day held at Brampton Community Centre on 28th October was won for the second year running by the Wear Valley Woodturners Association.


AGM IMPORTANT NOTICE
The Annual General Meeting of the Wear Valley Woodturning Association will take place at 6-30pm prompt on Monday 15th of October at Bearpark Community Centre. Any notices relating to officer and/or committee nominations, changes to the constitution, or other items for inclusion on the agenda, should be submitted,in writing, to the Secretary at least 14 days before the AGM.


20th August 2012
Demonstration by Lesley Churton
The main part of Lesley's demonstration was the preparation, turning and finishing stages of an acrylic, ball point pen - taking the "sanding" stage to 12,000 grit, followed by burnishing and a final polish. She also demonstrated turning a small, lidded pot. Photos by Arthur Bowes.

Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Lesley demonstrating at the club on the 20th August 2012.

Photograph by courtesy of Andrew Hall ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Lesley used a Powerpoint computer presentation to effectively enhance her demonstration.

Photograph by courtesy of Andrew Hall ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Lesley turning an acrylic ball-point pen.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Work in progress.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Sanding the pen...

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

... Followed by burnishing.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

The completed pen!

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

A selection of beautifully crafted pens made by Lesley.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Lesley turning a small lidded box.

Photograph by courtesy of Andrew Hall ©

Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

The completed lidded box made by Lesley.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Lesley Churton's demonstration. Demonstration by Lesley Churton

Some more of Lesley's boxes and small hollow forms.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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21st May 2012
Demonstration by club member Allan Joicey
A welcome return of Allan who demonstrated 'simple' off centre turning. Photos by Arthur Bowes.

Allan Joicey's demonstration. Demonstration by Allan Joicey

Allan demonstrating at the club on the 21st May 2012.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Using steb-centres for mounting stock off-centre. Demonstration by Allan Joicey

Allan showing how to use steb-centres to align stock for off-centre turning.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Mounting stock for turning an off-set cabriole leg. Demonstration by Allan Joicey

Allan showing how to mount stock for turning an off-set cabriole leg.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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The completed cabriole leg. Demonstration by Allan Joicey

The completed cabriole leg.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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16th April 2012
Demonstration by professional turner Sue Harker
Sue was showing us how to make a segmented vase in Ash and Beech. Photos by Arthur Bowes.

Sue Harker's demonstration. Demonstration by Sue Harker

Sue was in sparkling form when she demonstrated at the club on the 16th April 2012.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Segmented vase by Sue Harker. Demonstration by Sue Harker

Sue demonstrated how to make this beautiful segmented vase made from Beech segments and Ash.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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19th March 2012
Wacky Turning Competition.
Photos of entries for this fun 'competition' taken by Arthur Bowes.

Cooked Breakfast by Jim French Wacky Turning Competition

'Cooked Breakfast' by Jim French.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Untitled by Allan Joicey Wacky Turning Competition

'Untitled' by Allan Joicey.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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19th March 2012
Pete Osborn Demonstration.
Here are some photos taken by Arthur Bowes of Pete's interesting demonstration making a wine set.

Pete Osborn demonstrating at the March 2012 meeting Pete Osborn Demonstration

Pete with a captivated audience as he demonstrates making a wine set.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Pete Osborn making a wine bottle coaster Pete Osborn Demonstration

Pete making the shavings fly as he turns a wine bottle coaster.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Completed wine bottle coaster, top view Pete Osborn Demonstration

The completed wine bottle coaster, top view.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Completed wine bottle coaster, base Pete Osborn Demonstration

The completed wine bottle coaster, base view showing beaded decoration.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Work in progress wine bottle stopper Pete Osborn Demonstration

After completing the coaster, Pete demonstrated how to make a wine bottle stopper, work in progress shown here.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

Completed wine bottle stoppers Pete Osborn Demonstration

A selection of completed wine bottle stoppers.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Work in progress wine glass stem. Pete Osborn Demonstration

A Work in progress wine glass stem.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Design variations in wine glass stems. Pete Osborn Demonstration

A selection of wine glass stems showing a wide range of different design ideas.

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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Completed wine set. Pete Osborn Demonstration

Completed wine set comprising wine bottle coaster, two wine glasses with wooden stems, bottle stopper & tray to stand them all on.

Cheers Pete and thanks for an ace demonstration!

Photograph by courtesy of Arthur Bowes ©

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23rd February 2012. Rumours that Bearpark Community Centre is to close are unfounded.
Members may have seen an article in the local press dealing with the future of Community Centres in County Durham. This listed Beaurepair Bearpark for closure along with a number of others. Be re-assured that the centre named is NOT the one used by the Wear Valley Woodturners. Our venue is therefore definitely not under any risk of closure.


How Wacky Can You Get?
Well, this is the title for the next fun competition. Please, we want you to create the wackiest possible turnings and bring them in for everyone to see at the next meeting on Monday 19th March.

Jim's Wacky Wand Jim French's Wacky Wand

To give you some inspiration, here's Jim's wacky take on Andrew Hall's January demonstration making a Harry Potter Wand. Can anyone beat this for wackyness?

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Hands On Meeting 20th February 2012
This was a first for the Club and was very well attended. It was a great opportunity to exchange ideas and learn new techniques. Very many thanks to all the club members who volunteered to demonstrate a wide range of turning skills. The following photographs give a flavour of the evenings activities.

Ray Pope (left) demonstrating pen making at the February 2012 meeting Ray Pope

Ray (left) discussing the finer points of pen making with interested club members.

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John Heslop demonstrating bowl turning at the February 2012 meeting John Heslop

John making the shavings fly as he demonstrates the use of a bowl gouge hollowing a bowl.

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Richard Kennedy demonstrating piercing at the February 2012 meeting. Richard Kennedy

Richard demonstrating the breathtaking intricacies of pierced decoration techniques using a Foredom rotary grinder and burr bit.

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Carl Burn with assistant Minnie at the February 2012 meeting. Carl Burn

Introducing Carl Burn our resident Pole Lathe turner with his black and white assistant, Minnie.

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Setting up the Pole Lathe at the February 2012 meeting. Carl Burn

Carl finishing setting up the Pole Lathe.

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Pole Lathe demonstration by Carl Burn at the February 2012 meeting. Carl Burn

Carl roughing down some green spalted Silver Birch using a spindle roughing gouge.

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Pen demonstration by Brian Overton (left) at the February 2012 meeting. Brian Overton

Brian (left of picture) involved in technical discussions with other club pen makers.

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Joe McElwee demonstrating mushroom making at the February 2012 meeting. Joe McElwee

Joe demonstrating mushroom making using Yew logwood.

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Andrew Hall (right) running a sharpening clinic at the February 2012 meeting. Andrew Hall's Sharpening Clinic.

Andrew (right) giving tips and wrinkles on how to keep gouges and chisels razor sharp.

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More pen making discussions with Ray Pope at the February 2012 meeting. Ray's Pen Clinic.

More pen making discussions with Ray Pope.

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Allan Joicey Pole Lathe turning at the February 2012 meeting. Pole Lathe Trials.

Allan Joicey trying his hand at pole lathe turning under the watchful eye of Carl Burn (& Minnie).

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20th February 2012
Extraordinary General Meeting
Most of you will be aware of the changes within WVWA since the last AGM. You may also be aware that a number of new members have recently joined WVWA, and that work is going ahead to pursue grant money to support our activities. These changes, and the need to re-appraise all members of our Constitution, have led to changes in several elements of our control documentation. This includes our Rules and Constitution and Membership application documents. These have now been updated and approved by your executive committee but, under the terms of our constitution, these changes need to ratified by the membership. 

An EGM offers the ideal opportunity to obtain this support and to re-issue the updated documentation which controls our Association. An EGM has been called by the committee and this will take place on 20th of Feb 2012 at 6-30 pm, prior to our monthly meeting. It should last no more than 30mins, and will not impact significantly on our planned activities that night. Please try to remember and wear your membership ID.


To see news items from previous years click on the following links
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