DDWC
March 2018 Meeting
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Our demonstrator arrives in classic style!

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No mistaking his profession.

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David Wood - Master Thatcher -commences work on a bird table.

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Bundles of wheat straw/rye straw tied to frame of bird table.

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Straw tied in to give it the desired shape.

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Pegs and band (Hazel) used to permanently fix the thatch.

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Addition of decorative banding.

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Excess thatch trimmed from base.

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Base of thatch knocked into an even finish.

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Lead sheet cut and fitted for top.

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Finished and ready for the birds!

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First place in the Masters' competition went to Richard Hagues who used Walnut and Sycamore. . . . .

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. . . . there was a surprise inside!

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Second place to Peter Fantham for his finial box in Apple.

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Third to John Williams' finial box in Walnut and Maple.

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Also entered was John Henbery using African Laurel and Mahogany . . .

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. . . and Dick Potter who chose Laburnum and Rosewood for his exhibit..

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First place in the Members' competition went to Peter Rutter for his use of Walnut and Tulip wood.

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Second equal to David Waldron who used Walnut and Fruit wood . . .

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. . . .Graham Jerram chose Sycamore for his entry . . . .

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. . . . and David Reynolds' finial box in Ebony and Brown Oak.

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Third equal to Gregory Holmes who made good use of a piece of driftwood. . .

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. . . and Tina Shinner with her pyrographed entry in Lime.

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Also entered were - Roger King's finial box in Yew . . .

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. . .Liz King who used Basswood and gold leaf . .

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. . . James Snell using Plum and Blackwood . .

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. . .Carole Snell's carving in Pine . .

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. . . Terry Murtha's entry turned from wet Yew . .

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. . . Brian Walker used Oak for his themed entry . . .

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. . . Douglas Moseley . . .

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. . . John Waring produced a finial box in Scots Pine . . .

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. . . Tony Rawcliffe who combined turning and carving . . .

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. . . Graham Legg turned a finial box in Ash. . .

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. . . . Ernie Hanson who used Oak and Mahogany . . .

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and Geoff Dalton who also used Scots Pine.