July 2017 Meeting

Our guest demonstrator was Margaret Garrard seen here commencing an example of involuted turning. Four staves glued up with newspaper.


Outside turned to shape (this will become the inside).


Stage 1 completed and the four staves reversed and glued up - outside is now the inside.


Timber turned to final shape.


The completed Xmas ornament.


Afternoon session saw Margaret turn a thin walled (2mm.) bowl.


This was decorated with transfers.


The bowl after painting.


Piercing technique of the painted bowl also demonstrated.


Further examples . . . . . .


. . . . . . . of Margaret's work.


First place in the Members' Open competition went to visitor Eric Hudson with his segmented bowl in Oak.("appearance" point only.)

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First place for points scoring to Tina Shinner for her pyrography work on Beech.

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Second place to John Waring for his disappearing ball game in Beech which earned him a bonus point.

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Third equal and following the "child's toy" theme was Gregory Holmes . . .

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. . . . also Third equal and following the theme was John Williams who went all Russian on us . .

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. . . . also sharing Third was Derek Puplett who also grabbed a bonus point with his cup and ball game.

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Also entered was a carving in Pine by Chris Carlton-Bull . . . .

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. . .bowl in Oak from Graham Legg . . . .

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. . .and Carol Snell with her toy and grotesque carving.

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In the Masters' competition first place was taken by Peter Fantham for his two bowls . . . .

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. . . . turned from a single block of Beech.

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Richard Hagues came second and got a bonus point for his tractor and trailer.

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Third place taken by Dick Potter for his use of Laburnum.