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19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas.
Nikos is from Greece and first of all he showed us how to make a winged bowl. After the break he demonstrated how to make a stylised figure with some spindle-turning.               

Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Nikos making the shavings fly as he starts work on his winged bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Detail of Nikos turning the bowl.

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Nikos using a Proxxon carving tool to carve the rim of the bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Using a micro plane rasp to tidy up the carved shape.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Nikos uses a sanding stick to smooth the delicate winged edges of the bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Photograph of a completed winged bowl.

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

After the refreshment break, Nikos demonstrated making a stylised figure with a hat.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Making a hat for the figure. The hat was held on a jam chuck.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016. Demonstration by Nikos Siragas, 19th December 2016.

Photograph of a completed figure by Nikos.

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21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury.
Mick showed us how to make a platter and then how to decorate it using acrylic paints.               

Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

Mick began by making the platter, which he later showed us how to colour.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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> Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

A closer view showing how Mick is using the bowl gouge to create the platter.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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> Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

Here Mick has applying two layers of wet acrylic paint onto the platter, before running a finger along the wet layers to create a pattern.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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> Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

Mick then demonstrated another technique using cling film to create a mottled effect on the freshly painted surface of another platter.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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> Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

This is the spectacular and very effective end result.

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> Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016. Demonstration by Mick Hanbury, 21st November 2016.

Lastly, Mick demonstrated one way of completing a decorated platter by hollowing the central part to expose unpainted wood, which makes a striking contrast to the decorated outer rim.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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3rd November 2016.
WVW Entries Selected for the Border Woodturners 2016 Inter-club Competition.
The five pieces, shown below, were selected at the Wear Valley Woodturners AGM held on the 17th October 2016. The competition was held at Brampton on the 30th October 2016. The winners this year were Border Woodturners with Northumbrian Woodturners in second place. Wear Valley Woodturners were awarded third place.           

WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016. WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

Grecian Urn with stand by Ray Midgeley.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016. WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

Olive Wood Vase by Basil Waugh.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016. WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

Platter by Billy Watson.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016. WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

Chinese Platter by Jim French.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016. WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

Art Platter by Allan Joicey. Front and back views.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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WVW entries for the Border Woodturners Inter-club Competition, 30th October 2016.

25th October 2016.
Hot off the press, the 2017 Events Calendar is now available!

Also the October 2016 AGM Minutes are now available.


17th October 2016.
Wear Valley Woodturners very own Forum goes live!

The Forum is a place for members to chat about all things related to woodturning, post photographs of their work and post details of any woodturning problems which other members may be able to solve. NOTE that membership of the Forum is strictly limited to paid-up members of the Club, no non-members are allowed.

The first step for members of the club to join the Forum is to REGISTER. You will only need to register once. Follow THIS LINK to register.

If you have already registered, you can LOG IN to the Forum. Follow THIS LINK to log in to the Forum at any time.

If you have a problem registering or logging in to the Forum, follow THIS LINK to contact a Forum administrator.     


19th September 2016. Demonstration by Jason Breach.
Jason made a "pagoda box" which was a small box with a square lid.               

Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016. Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016.

In this photograph, Jason is making the inner rim of the box, where the lid will sit. This required some very precise work.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016. Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016.

Here Jason is using a spindle gouge to make a delicate finial for the box lid.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016. Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016.

Next, Jason is hollowing the box body.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016. Demonstration by Jason Breach, 19th September 2016.

Finally, Jason used some buffing wheels, mounted on the lathe, to finish the box by polishing and waxing.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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19th September Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 19th September were for the Beginners; Matching Candlesticks, Intermediate; Platter, Advanced; Spiral Work.

The winner of the Beginners Category for Matching Candlesticks was Billy Watson.

Club Competition Results, September 2016. September 2016, Club Competition entries.

  The winner of the Intermediate Category for A Platter was David Bird.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, September 2016. September 2016, Club Competition entries.

  The winner of the Advanced Category for Spiral Work was Ray Midgeley.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, September 2016. September 2016, Club Competition entries.

  The runner-up of the Advanced Category for Spiral Work was Jim French.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney.
Rick showed us how to make two items; a hollow form vase which was made in two halves with a disguised (invisible) join, followed, in the second half of the evening, by a demonstration of a chucking method used to make off-centre turnings.

Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

In this photograph, Rick is spindle turning to shape the vase.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

The next stage was to drill out the neck of the vase and extend the hole as a pilot to the vase bottom.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

Here Rick is using a thin parting tool to cut the vase in two. The position of the cut is chosen carefully to make a good match when the two halves of the vase are rejoined.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

Having parted the two halves of the vase, here Rick is making the shavings fly, hollowing the centre of one of the halves.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

Here is the completed vase (with no finish applied). Note how a V-cut cleverly disguises the area of the joint between the two halves.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

The second part of Rick's demo was a new chucking method for off-centre turning. Here is a photograph of the chuck in use (at slow speed).

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th August 2016.

In this last photograph, Rick is colouring the piece using air-brushing and spirit stains.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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15th August 2016. August Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 15th August were for the Beginners; A Bowl, Intermediate; Square Edged Bowl, Advanced; Off Centre Turning.

Club Competition Results, August 2016. August 2016, Club Competition entries.

  The winner of the Beginners Category for A Bowl was Billy Watson.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, August 2016. August 2016, Club Competition entries.

 The winner of the Intermediate Category for A Square Edged Bowl was David Bird.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, August 2016. August 2016, Club Competition entries.

 The winner of the Advanced Category for An Off Centre Turning) was Ray Midgeley.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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4th August 2016. July Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 18th July were for the Beginners; Scent Bottle, and the winner was Billy Watson.
Intermediate; Clock, and the winner was Tony Chappel.
Advanced; Ornamental Bird Box, there were no entries for the advanced category.

With apologies that there were no photographs taken of the July Competition entries.


23rd July 2016. More changes in items for Sale.
Check this out on the For Sale page.


16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner.
Emma combines turning and carving in her work. The demo was in two halves, in the first half Emma turned a heart shaped platter and a box with lid. In the second half of her demonstration, she carved both items. The platter had an amethyst bed inlaid into the top surrounded with carved concentric rings in the wood. The rings represent ripples around the amethyst. The box and lid were carved to look like a large cup cake, with semi precious stones sparkling on the top.

The carving part of her demonstration served as an introduction, aimed at novices in carving. This included a fascinating talk on using carving chisels on the pieces she had turned in the first half of her demo.

Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

The first photo shows Emma turning the platter.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

Here Emma is shown finishing the inside of the box with a hollowing tool.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

Here she is finishing the base of the box.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

In the second part of her demonstration, Emma showed us some carving techniques. Here she is carving the ripples which will surround the amethyst in the platter.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

Here she is carving the box lid to look like the top of a cup cake. Note the ingenious use of the lathe chuck to hold the piece securely whilst it is being carved.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016. Demonstration by Emma, the Tiny Turner, 16th May 2016.

Here is one of Emma's completed cup cake turnings. Doesn't it look scrummy?

Photograph by courtesy of Andrew Hall ©

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16th May 2016. May Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 16th May were for the Beginners; Cup & Saucer, Intermediate; Fruit Display (apple pear etc.), Advanced; Inside Out Turning.

Club Competition Results, May 2016 May 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winner of the Beginners Category for A Cup & Saucer was Billy Watson.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, May 2016 May 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winner of the Intermediate Category for A Fruit Display was David Bird.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, May 2016 May 2016, Club Competition entries.

The runner-up of the Intermediate Category for A Fruit Display was Chris Kelly.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, May 2016 May 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winner of the Advanced Category for An Inside Out Turning was Bill Mooney with a Table Lamp.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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26th April 2016. April Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 18th April were for the Beginners; Bud Vase, Intermediate; Lidded Box, Advanced; Box with Lid & Finial.

Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winner of the Beginners Category for A Bud Vase was Billy Watson.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

Intermediate category entries for A Lidded Box.

1st was Brian Hedley (top left), 2nd was Chris Kelley (right), and 3rd was David Bird (left foreground).

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

Closer view of the Intermediate category winning entry for A Lidded Box made by Brian Hedley.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Advanced category winning entry for A Box with Lid & Finial made by Allan Joicey.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Advanced category 2nd place entry for A Box with Lid & Finial made by Ray Midgely.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, April 2016 April 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Advanced category 3rd place entry for A Box with Lid & Finial made by Basil Waugh.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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18th April 2016. Club Hands On Evening.
Lots of activities and member expertise on offer including pyrography, pen making and signing up for the newly launched club internet forum.

Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016. Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016.

Club members trying their hand at Pyrography.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016. Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016.

Pyrographic results!.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016. Club Hands On Evening, 18th April 2016.

Friendly discussion on a point of turning!.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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18th April 2016. Change to website address.
The website now has a new shorter address; www.wearvalleywoodturners.uk which replaces the old longer address of www.wearvalleywoodturners.org.uk. The old long address is no longer in use.


21st March 2016. March Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 21st March were for the Beginners Category; An Egg & Cup; for the Intermediate Category; An Easter Egg; & for the Advanced Category; An Egg & Stand.

Club Competition Results, March 2016 March 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winner of the Beginners Category for An Egg & Cup was Julian Reisner.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, March 2016 March 2016, Club Competition entries.

Joint winner of the Intermediate Category for An Easter Egg was David Bird.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, March 2016 March 2016, Club Competition entries.

Joint winner of the Intermediate Category for An Easter Egg was Chris Kelly.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, March 2016 March 2016, Club Competition entries.

Winner of the Advanced Category for An Egg & Stand was Basil Waugh.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley.
Steve showed us how to make a large hollow form vase which he etched and coloured with acrylic paint. In the last part of the evening, he showed a very quick but informative spindle turning demonstration.

Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016.

The first photo shows Steve putting shape into his main demonstration item, a large hollow form vase.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016.

The second photo shows Steve using a large hollowing tool to hollow the vase. Steve said he had a number of hollowing tools, but his personal preference was for the Woodcut tool shown in this photograph.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016.

Here, Steve is using an ArborTech tool to etch the outside of the vase.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016.

Steve coloured the vase with layers of acrylic based paint and ebonizer and sanded the paint down to let the colours show through. He warmed the surface of the inside of the vase by igniting some methylated spirit. He said warming the surface helped with sanding. If you zoom into the photo flames are visible from the burning meths.   

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016. Demonstration by Steve Heeley, 21st March 2016.

The last photograph shows the vase in a mostly finished condition. It should be completed with acrylic base lacquer.  Steve donated the vase to the club raffle and said the winner could finish it.  

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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15th March 2016. February Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 15th February were for the Beginners Category; a Display of Mushrooms; for the Intermediate Category; A Pot Pourri Bowl; & for the Advanced Category; A Bowl.  There were no entries for the Mushrooms in the Beginners Category.

Club Competition Results, February 2016 February 2016, Club Competition entries.

The three Intermediate Category entries for A Pot Pourri Bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, February 2016 February 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winning entry for the Intermediate Category was A Pot Pourri Bowl with pewter lid, made by Chris Kelly.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, February 2016 February 2016, Club Competition entries.

The four Advanced Category entries for A Bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, February 2016 February 2016, Club Competition entries.

The winning entry for the Advanced Category was A Bowl with this segmented example, made by Ray Midgeley.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy.
Richard showed us how to make a small vase which he stained and lacquered. In the last part of the evening, he showed us how to make a candlestick.

Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016.

Richard began the demonstration by using a drill and Jacob's chuck to initiate the hollowing and to make a depth gauge.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016.

The next photo shows him using a laser guided hollowing jig. The jig uses a laser beam which gives Richard an accurate measure of where the tip of the hollowing tool is, even when the tool is inside the vase.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016.

In this photograph, Richard is staining the vase, before it was cut from the chuck.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016.

Here is the finished vase after the stains and lacquer had been applied. Richard said that he would spend more time finishing the vase in his own workshop than time would allow at a demonstration.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016. Demonstration by Richard Kennedy, 15th February 2016.

To conclude his demonstration, Richard turned a candlestick following the pattern of a famous design.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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26th January 2016. January Club Competition Results.
The subjects for the competition on the 18th January were for the Beginners Category: a goblet; for the Intermediate & Advanced Categories: any subject

Club Competition Results, January 2016 January 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Beginner's Category was won by David Bird with an off-centre turned oak goblet.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, January 2016 January 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Intermediate Category was won by George Irvine with the pictured square-edged bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Results, January 2016 January 2016, Club Competition entries.

The Advanced Category was won by Ray Midgeley with the pictured segmented goblet.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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26th January 2016. Overall (2015) Competition Winners
   Beginner: George Irvine
   Intermediate: Stephen Gaffney
   Advanced: Ray Midgeley

The presentation of the competition trophies to George and Ray took place at the club meeting on the 18th January 2016.

Club Competition Presentations (2015 Winners). Overall (2015) Competition Winners.

The Advanced Category winner was Ray Midgeley shown with his trophy at the presentation on the 18th January.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Club Competition Presentations (2015 Winners). Overall (2015) Competition Winners.

The Beginner's Category winner was George Irvine shown with his trophy at the presentation by Margaret Garrard on the 18th January.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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26th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard on the 18th January
Margaret showed us how to make a bud vase and then a bottle stopper with an involuted turning which looked like a flower.

Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016.

Margaret began the demonstration by showing us how to make a bud vase. Here she is working on the base of the vase.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016.

Here is Margaret's completed bud vase after it has been sanded but not polished or lacquered.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016.

For the second part of her demonstration, Margaret showed us how to make a bottle stopper featuring an involuted flower. Margaret planed and sized 4 pieces of wood and then glued them together using a paper joints and PVA glue. She then turned the interior shape of the flower, reversed the join, and then turned the exterior. Here she is measuring the narrow point of the wood which will become the flower.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016.

This photograph shows Margaret at a difficult stage, turning the flower petals of the involuted turning.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016. Demonstration by Margaret Garrard, 18th January 2016.

Here is Margartet's completed bottle stopper, sanded but with no lacquer or polish.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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19th January 2016. Club Competition Calendar for 2016.
The monthly categories for the Club Competition have now been added to the Events calendar page of the website.

A separate copy of the categories can be viewed by clicking HERE.
SO COME ON FOLKS, GIVE IT A GO, HAVE SOME FUN AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB!


13th January 2016. New subscription rates for 2016 now apply.
Just a reminder that the new subscription/admission rates agreed at the AGM are now active. Full details can be seen on the About us page of the website.


4th January 2016. Club Competition Categories for the January 2016 meeting
A reminder that the categories for the club competition on the 18th January 2016 are for the Beginners Category: a goblet; for the Intermediate Category: any subject; and for the Advanced Category: any subject


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