The evening was described as a social event which allowed us to have a chat and also watch a couple of people using the new lathe. Overall the evening was a reasonable success even though the turnout was a little below par. This was the last meeting of the year 2019, there will be no meeting on 1st January so the first will be Wednesday 15th January 2020. Merry Christmas to you all and a Happy New Year. See you all in the middle of January.
This evening was a new concept of “technique improvement” whereby a lathe was brought out so that members could get close and Roger Gilbert demonstrated woodturning techniques at close quarters. Members got to ask questions and be shown the relevant detail to that question. At the same time our new lathe, an Axminster AT406, was set up and then tested by Gerald Hubbard. He then supported Roger for the rest of the evening.
Also for the evening we had the December competition which was themed as Christmas Decoration and proved to be well represented with a good number of quality projects.
There was a dead heat for first place with a spiky bauble by Bryan Turner and a family of snow men by Bob Green.
Second place went to Ken Garratt with a tree decoration.
Third place went to Arthur Ellis with an elegant snowman T light holder..