Club Night – 18th September 2019

Gerald Hubbard undertook this demonstration which was designed to provide instruction and little nuggets of knowledge from a very experienced woodturner.

His first part was to produce a garden dibber which he showed us at normal speed to show how quickly they can be made. He then proceeded to show the process as a step by step guide including use of the skew chisel and a marking out template.

The second part was to make a small lidded box often described as a tooth fairy box. Gerald described it as a one handed fit lidded box. This means that the lid is sufficiently loose to be able to remove it using just one hand. Gerald started this process from first principles and explained actions such as measuring, facing off, hollowing, witness marks, Jam chucks and much more.

The final part was to fill the time so he made a 2 part mushroom.

All in all this was a very entertaining, informative and inspirational demonstration.

Club Night – 4th September 2019.

This evening was a hands on session which ended up with Roger Gilbert making a lidded box, Duncan Anderson providing a little tuition and Mick Denton doing a sharpening workshop. Many thanks to those contributors to the evening, there were plenty of opportunities to learn something of use.

The evening also hosted the September competition which was well subscribed with many varied projects all of high quality, it was difficult to decide which was your favourite.

1st place went to Geoff Warr with a Laburnum vase

Equal 2nd were Bob Green with a lidded box along with Glyn Jennings also with a box

3rd place went to Clive Bryant with a pen holder in the shape of an elephant and a pen.