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LATEST NEWS 2017!


9th October 2017. Border Woodturners Open Day.
Posting by David Gordon

October has crept up on us once again. This year our Open day is on Sunday 29th October 11.00am -3.00pm
The venue is as usual:- Brampton Community Centre
Union Lane
Brampton
CA8 1BX

Clubs competing for the inter Club Trophy are:-

We have our usual friends with their trade stands:-
Martin and Pat Pidgen with the timber blanks etc.
David and Chris Biven with all manner of goodies.
It is advisable to pre-order any specific requirements with the above to save disappointment on the day.

There is the Cafe on site of course
We are looking forward to meeting up with all our friends again.
See you all on the 29th
Regards to you all
David


18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way.
Colwin worked very hard and showed us how to make four items; a toffee bowl, a lace bobbin, an apple, and in the second half of his demonstration, a German-style Christmas decoration.           

Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

Colwin began by showing us how to make a toffee bowl.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

The next part of the demonstration was making a lace bobbin.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

The completed lace bobbin.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

Next Colwin turned an apple from Purple Heart wood, using a jam chuck.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

The completed apple and a turned pear. Note that your mouse changes into a virtual magnifying glass when this image is viewed full size.

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That concluded the first part of Colwin's demonstration. After the break, Colwin showed us how to make one item; a German-style Christmas decoration. He did not complete the full item at the club meeting, as it would have taken too long, however he showed how to make the component parts. Note that details with annotated drawings are available in the Woodturning Magazine. Volume 311, November 2017, pages 7 - 11 features part 1 of the project, and part 2 will be pulished in Volume 312, December 2017.

Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th> September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

Turning one of the Christmas trees on the base of the German style Christmas Decoration.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

Making a tea light holder, again on the base of the German style Christmas Decoration.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

Turning the centre shaft of the decoration. It has been drilled to take a thin steel rod on which the "propeller" assembly rotates on the top of the German style Christmas Decoration.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

The "propeller" blades are mounted onto a hub. Colwyn is using the lathe's indexing system to drill the hub where the blades will fit.

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Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017. Demonstration by Colwin Way, 18th September 2017.

The completed German style Christmas Decoration. When the tea lights are lit, the rising hot air turns the blades. Note that your mouse changes into a virtual magnifying glass when this image is viewed full size.

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30th August 2017. New items in the For Sale Section.
A club member is selling the contents of his wood-turning workshop with over 57 items up for sale. See Woodturning Workshop Sale.


22nd August 2017. New item in the For Sale Section.
A Record Power Woodturning lathe has been added to the For Sale section.


21st August 2017. Demonstration by David Lowe.
David made a "lace up" vase and a tea light holder. The lace up vase is one of David's specialities and the tea light was made to demonstrate a colouring technique.           

Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017. Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017.

David is using Yorkshire grit to sand/polish the outside of the vase. The vase needs to be polished before the laces are inserted.

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Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017. Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017.

Hollowing the vase, using a hollowing tool.

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Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017. Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017.

David using a drill to make holes for the laces. The edge of the vase is supported because it is thin.

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Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017. Demonstration by David Lowe, 21st August 2017.

The finished vase, with laces threaded. David used a fine jigsaw to make the cut out section.

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19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey.
Club member Allan Joicey did the June demonstration at short notice, instead of Mick Hanbury who was indisposed. We are most grateful to Allan, who volunteered to step in at short notice. The title of Allan's demonstration was Turning Cubes on the Bias and, using that logic, he showed us how to make a winged box.           

Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017.

Allan turning the base of the box.

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Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017.

Allan explaining how to make the turned shapes. Use your mouse as a magnifying glass in the large picture to see the shape of the box!

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Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017.

Here Allan is using an electric toothbrush to sand and polish the nooks & crannies of the box.

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Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017.

Allan used a pull saw to separate the box sections, the saw is thin and curves to fit the shape of the wood.

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Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017. Demonstration by Allan Joicey, 19th June 2017.

Allan hollowing the box.

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Wood-turning cubes on the bias, photographs by Allan Joicey Wood-turning cubes on the bias, photographs by Allan Joicey Wood-turning cubes on the bias, photographs by Allan Joicey.
Wood-turning cubes on the bias, photographs by Allan Joicey Turning Cubes on the Bias.

Some completed boxes by Allan illustrating the interesting design opportunities presented to the wood-turner when exploring this fascinating technique.

Photographs by courtesy of Allan Joicey ©

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15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney.
Rick showed us how to make two items, a natural edge bowl with wings, and a goblet with an aluminium stem.           

Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017.

Rick turning the bowl, being careful to keep his hands clear of the square edges.

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017.

Rick turning the aluminium stem for the goblet. Rick said it's ok to use ordinary tools to turn the aluminium but the lathe speed should be slow.

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017.

Rick turning the base of the goblet.

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017.

Rick turning the cup end of the goblet. The sequence Rick used to make the goblet meant there is a perfect fit between the metal and the wooden parts.

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Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017. Demonstration by Rick Dobney, 15th May 2017.

A photograph of the goblet made by Rick in the demonstration, plus another completed goblet. Because of the light colour and fine-grained nature of the wood, the photograph does not show the excellent finish on these pieces.

Photograph by courtesy of Keith Phillips ©

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24th April 2017. Demonstration by Philip Greenwood.
Philip showed us how to make a jewellery stand, which he said had the potential to make turners popular!               

Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017. Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017.

Philip making the base of the jewellery stand.

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Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017. Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017.

Philip making the 'stem' of the jewellery stand.

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Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017. Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017.

Philip making the stand top with a finial.

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Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017. Demonstration by Philip Greenwood, 24th April 2017.

A finished jewellery stand that Philip passed round for members to examine.

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1st March 2017.
At the Open Meeting on the 20th February, presentations were made to the three overall winners of the Eddy Scrivens Memorial Trophy Competition for 2016.        

Eddy Scrivens Trophy Winner, 2016. Winners of the Eddy Scrivens Trophy, 2016.

  The winner of the Beginners Category was Billy Watson.

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Eddy Scrivens Trophy Winner, 2016. Winners of the Eddy Scrivens Trophy, 2016.

  The winner of the Intermediate Category was David Bird.

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Eddy Scrivens Trophy Winner, 2016. Winners of the Eddy Scrivens Trophy, 2016.

  The winner of the Advanced Category was Ray Midgeley.

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6th January 2017.
A brief description of the demonstration by Nikos Siragas on the 19th December last year can be found HERE. This was the last demonstration of 2016.        


1st January 2017.
A Happy New Year with lots of shavings to all our members.        

To see news items from previous years, click on the following links
2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011


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