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  1. By Des on May 14, 2013

    I totally agree Eric a great demo by Joey,she along with other members were very impressed with your masterpiece and to think you have only been doing it for a short time,it looks like my Daughter Jessie wants to do piercing now so I'd better start saving up also.Overall a great day thanks to the club for organising these great demonstrations.

  2. By Eric Harvey on May 14, 2013

    Great demo by Joey Richardson last night (13th May),I was hoping to learn allot with techniques and such and I wasn`t disappointed,it was great to learn from a master about piercing techniques,looks like I`m doing it mostly right,but the demo was a great help.I`d love to have that £800-900 of airtool kit and can`t imagine how much the spraying kit was,will have to look on Binh Pho`s site and get a shock,if he has prices there,back to Joey,great pieces and designs,gives allot of food for thought for future design techniques,mind you when an idea pops into my head I normaly go with it as it tends to stick there till I`ve had a go at making it.I got a surprize when Joey liked my piece,when I saw the quality of her work,I wasn`t sure wether to get it out of the box and when Des (sorry if I got names mixed,still learning them all)said Joey wanted a word with me about it that was a shock,a very pleasant one mind you as it went down quite well with her,all in all I had a great time last night and hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did,regards,

    Eric.

  3. By ron davis on April 11, 2013

    I have opened 'Your Turn2', so please leave your message on there.
    Ron

  4. By ron davis on April 9, 2013

    Des, i will email Simon for the dimension soon
    Ron

  5. By Des on April 9, 2013

    Well done Dave very nice pattern in the vase very creative,it was great watching through the clouds of dust when blowing out the vase.
    Eric's masterpiece was amazing makes me want to have a go.
    Some great egg timers from members with Dave's fancy one to Vic's complicated design and Mick's 1st class piercing I think I should have gone back to the drawing board with mine.
    Next step is for Jessie to make that whistle,I may regret this one.

  6. By ron davis on April 7, 2013

    Mine is the same, you just cant get the same quality sand these days!

    When we get to 100 comments i will open a second comment page, this software does not allow the latest comment to be at the top, so I wil open 'Your Turn2' soon
    Ron

  7. By Des on April 6, 2013

    At last we have an egg timer finished one snag the sand gets stuck every now and again so should be good for hard boiled eggs.
    Des

  8. By ron davis on April 6, 2013

    Dear glasses, and I know what you paid for your current lathe!

  9. By mick on April 5, 2013

    Don`t talk to me about super glue i mended michelle`s glasses it worked so well the opticans can`t adjust them without breaking them.Michelle told me the price of new frames i said" [ HOW MUCH] i can get a new lathe for that.!!

    #~@*# ~+> Super Glue!

  10. By ron davis on April 4, 2013

    Not after all the sand ran out!
    Have you tried the super glue we bought at Detling?
    Ron

  11. By mick on April 3, 2013

    Hi Guys, ever thought of useing super glue.See you monday

  12. By Des on April 2, 2013

    I'm not alone then,started two finished none both went wrong.
    Will have another go soon.
    Des

  13. By ron davis on April 2, 2013

    Three down, one nearly done, when I say down I mean down as in on the floor!
    Ron

  14. By mick on April 1, 2013

    Happy Easter !!!
    How`s the egg timers getting on made four one to go.

  15. By ron davis on April 1, 2013

    OK so I will have to make my own comments!
    Here's one

    Happy Easter
    Ron

  16. By ron davis on March 27, 2013

    Thanks for the comment Des, I didnot take note of the comments, but I guess a little experimentation coou;ld be fun. Otherwise contact Simon through his website.
    Ron

  17. By Des on March 26, 2013

    Simon Hope gave a great demo as usual something to try in the future.Did anyone get the dimensions for the whistle as Jess wants to make one?
    Looking forward to Dave demonstrating although we may have to watch out for flying veg.

  18. By Des on February 15, 2013

    Good work to everyone on the committee,Carol the products I bought from Mark were Jo Sonja's Brilliant metallic collection,rose gold,copper,pale gold,pearl white,rich gold,silver,I also bought iridescent colours gold,green,red,violet,blue,turquoise The ones I used on the clock and platter were pearlescent they came in deep pink,pink,yellow,green,purple,blue,I found these very good when spinning the paint outwards.on the back I used mylands spirit stain with pearlescent over the top,I found I needed to let each colour dry as they mixed together giving a different colour.Mark said to give a light coat of sanding sealer between coats to seal the paint

    Ryan's black goblet is in Revolutions this month on the AWGB stand.

  19. By Ron Davis on February 13, 2013

    Thanks for the nice comments, nice to know we are appreciated.
    Carol. I have sent you an email with Marks details.
    Ron

  20. By mick on February 12, 2013

    Hi Carol , I think Mark was useing Mayland products but D J Evans do sell Chestnut spirit stains which give a good finish.

  21. By Carol Sturman on February 12, 2013

    Thanks to everyone on the committee. You all work hard to make the club as successful as it. On a different note, can someone post the name of the paints that Mark Raby used last month. I would like to try some and I'm disappointed that I missed the demo.

  22. By mick on February 12, 2013

    Thanks Ron for your talk I think you done a great job also a big thank you for all your hard work as our club secretary.

  23. By Ron Davis on January 21, 2013

    Mark always gives a great demo.
    The work people bring in is aways an eye opener, we have some great craftsmen and women in the club.
    Ron

  24. By Des on January 20, 2013

    Another great demonstration from Mark Raby this month I think we will see some colourful pieces very soon,I was very impressed with members work very clever indeed.

  25. By Ron Davis on December 11, 2012

    Well I got close! You must have been pleased to beat Ryan though, by jst one point.
    We should have had a prize for the best looking car, Ryan would have won that along with all the other thinggs he has won this year!
    I will put pictures up on the web site soon
    Ron

  26. By Des on December 11, 2012

    Looks like we will have to try harder to beat Howard,perhaps we could let some air out of his wooden tyres.
    Looking forward to Mark and Lisa Raby next time.
    Merry Christmas Everyone
    Des Ryan & Jess

  27. By Ron Davis on November 28, 2012

    Thanks Des we try to please!
    Good luck with the competition, you will need some really good work to win anything, both Howard and I are entering......
    Ron

  28. By Des on November 27, 2012

    Been busy making a wooden car,ball,and spinning top,Ryan is in competition with me so it should be interesting come Christmas meeting.I thought Mark Baker was very good it certainly is a great club with all the demo's put on for the club well done.
    Des.

  29. By Ron Davis on October 19, 2012

    Well done to Ryan, brilliant work, I look forward to hearing about it next club night.

    Loooks like you have a chauffer in future Des
    Ron

  30. By Des on October 18, 2012

    What a great educational talk from Mendlesham Chairs Ryan took great interest in this as he loves his joinery.
    Ryan has also done very well this week at wizardry in wood in London,he made a candlestick to be used at their banquets,he gets a national diploma for his work and is put into a special leather bound book,he also gained 1st place in the Junior competition,and 2nd place in the Ray Key competition.Stuart Mortimer has offered to mentor him.and to top it all he passed his driving test.WHAT A WEEK.

  31. By Ron Davis on September 30, 2012

    Thanks Des,I went for the flying owl, I thought the turtle was extremely well done and a source of pride for the carver, but I thought the choice of timer for the shell was not quite right, turtles do not have spalted shells!
    Better by a country mile than anything I can carve!
    Ron

  32. By Des on September 29, 2012

    Hi Ron I see from your e-mail you had a good day at Cressing Temple Barns,we went on the Sunday minus Ryan he went fishing.,yes we got wet.I learned a lot from John Lloyd with his excellent demo on veneering. A great day out with lots to see,as for the carving we chose the diving turtle,and hey presto it won.
    I saw a lathe for sale in Solar Stowmarket it is a nu tool about 3 foot long floor standing I think it is £180 anyone interested I will get the phone number
    Des

  33. By Ron Davis on September 21, 2012

    Hi Dave, they are giving the catalogye with current woodworking magazines.
    Basically my Chrustmas wish list!
    Ron

  34. By david elliott on September 21, 2012

    Hiya all I've had the winter sale price guide through from a company called Rutlands ,in it they have a scroll chuck marked at half price.Its a dakota with a ten year gaurantee.email -www.rutlands.co.uk or phone -01629-815518 Dave

  35. By Ron Davis on September 18, 2012

    Thanks Dave, I expect an orderly queue to form by Bury Club Members!
    Ron

  36. By david elliott on September 17, 2012

    Hiya all just to let you know theres a wood supplier local to us,it is Taylor Solid Fuels,he as most English hardwoods at reasonable prices.His on the Thetford to Bury road very near Dine India resteaunt .His name is Robin and the telephone number is 01842 890568 regards Dave

  37. By Ron Davis on September 12, 2012

    Didn't a'peel' to me! Got me all in a stew.

    Great fun Dave, as Des said, never know what you will do next!

    Ron
    PSit was a swede

  38. By Des on September 11, 2012

    Well done Dave Jnr Dave Snr,great demonstrations,Just knew something funny was going to happen when Dave brought in a turnip.
    Des.

  39. By Ron Davis on September 8, 2012

    Thanks Des, one day soon Ryam will be famous! Puts some of us to shame.

    I have a couple other things crop up re Ryan so I will send an email.
    Ron

  40. By Des on September 7, 2012

    Sounds like Howard had a great time,thanks for the detailed report.
    Last meeting was great with Mick,such a great club always something new going on great demonstrations.
    Looking forward to the two Dave's should be fun.
    Thank you Ron for a great report in revolutions about Ryan,he thinks he is famous now,he has entered a piece in wizardry of wood if anyone goes 17th-20th oct.
    Des

  41. By Ron Davis on September 3, 2012

    Iagree, I have mentioned this in the newsletter and Howard not only works hard to produce these reports, they are full of detail and should inspire some of us to attend some of these events in the future
    Ron

  42. By mick on September 2, 2012

    Just a quick note to say a big thankyou to
    our Howard for his reports on shows and events around the country.

  43. By Ron Davis on August 23, 2012

    Thanks Eric, glad you enjoyed the evening.
    We have some more top turners next year.
    Next month we have a double act in Dave and Dave Elliott, our Dave and his Dad! Looking forward to that

    Ron

  44. By Eric Harvey on August 22, 2012

    great demo by Mick Hanbury (sorry if spelling is wrong),it was a very enjoyable evening watching Mick,I`ve never seen him before so was a good learning curve,as with Simon the month before was,will try to emulate him on my new Jet 3520B lathe,just got it running,so off to play,regards to all,Eric.

  45. By Des on July 11, 2012

    Hi Ron,we will have to wait and see how Ryan gets on before Jess does it to see how hard it is.
    Yes we will collect the shavings at those prices you can't waste a bit £42.00 inc vat & post for 1 kg
    Simon was very clear with his demo, I think Ryan will get on well with him on his training day in August.

  46. By Ron Davis on July 11, 2012

    Thanks Des, save and remelt the man said! Do you think Jessica will have a go?

    I will look into booking Simon again later.

    Ron

  47. By Des on July 11, 2012

    A brilliant demonstration by Simon hope,Ryan has ordered his pewter online so we will have to wait and see what happens,if all goes wrong he will have some very shiny shavings.

  48. By Des on June 16, 2012

    Well done Ron uploading the pics, love your table lamps.

    Hope you enjoyed the England game

    Des,Ryan,Jess

  49. By Ron Davis on June 15, 2012

    Over the weekend Des, England play tonight!

    Ron

  50. By Des on June 14, 2012

    Hi Ron thought I would have a go after watching so many demonstrations with Ryan,If you had seen the amount of mistakes I made it is amazing I completed them both,it was good fun though.
    I think we have Simon Hope next meeting,Ryan has just recently applied to go on a training day with him in August through the AWGB,so it will be good to meet him.
    Looking forward to seeing the photo's of the club members talents,Cheers Des

  51. By Ron Davis on June 13, 2012

    Thanks Des, a great show all round. We have some talent in the club. Nice to see Jessica taking an interest in turning.
    Jon seems to have taken to carving and has done extremely well with the kingfisher.

    The photo's will be on the site by the weekend.
    Ron
    PS and as for you not being a turner!

  52. By Des on June 12, 2012

    Thanks for the BBQ
    Great items made by club members in the two items the same competition.
    How good were those bird carving??? Amazing comes to mind.
    Thanks Ron for the tip on how to create a pattern in the wood.
    Cheers Des, Ryan,Jessica.

  53. By Ron Davis on April 16, 2012

    Thanks Des. Iexpect that Ryan will bing one to the clun next month now he knows how to make one!
    Ron

  54. By Des on April 15, 2012

    Another interesting demo by Brian Partridge as always,and some very nice drop spindles by club members,think we need Ron to stand up next time to show off his wonderful pen.Got away with that one Ron.

  55. By Ron Davis on April 10, 2012

    I will pass your comment on to Howard, as he does not have a computer.
    You might like to look in 'Out and About' for his comments on the South East Woodworking Show

    Ron

  56. By Dave Elliott on April 7, 2012

    hi everyone I think Howard's dust extactor is the bee's knees,if you can keep the dust out of your lungs its a good thing.Maybe you could draw up a type of plan for people that need one Howard.Nice one Howard ,Dave

  57. By Ron Davis on March 19, 2012

    I agree Des, the attention to detail was mind boggling. Ryans table was something special as well and the photo's of him working. I will do a feature on the web site soon, if I can have some photo's and a chance to talk to Ryan.
    Ron

  58. By Des on March 16, 2012

    We really enjoyed the bird carving by Terry Getley what a perfectionist Jessica wants to carve a bird now.
    Some lovely pieces of work by club members, I really liked Carol's bowl it was decorated perfectly,the best I have seen so far with these paints.See you all next meeting.Des

  59. By Ron Davis on March 9, 2012

    Thanks for the comment Carol, Micks advice is good and that is why we started the club.
    I put the article in Revolutions because I felt we had something to shout about! I was very much a club effort so welldone to all of you.
    I am looking forward to seeing everybodies drop spindles on the 2 April

    Ron

  60. By Carol Sturman on March 6, 2012

    Hi everyone,
    Just wanted to thank Mick for the advice about putting a cardboard collar between the faceplate and the lathe. It's much easier to get off now. It's great that we have the support of the more experienced turners at the club.
    Well done Ron for the excellent article about the toys in the new edition of revolutions. Good to see we're sharing the club's achievements.
    Looking forward to seeing you all Monday.

  61. By Ron Davis on March 4, 2012

    I agree, that is a special piece of work. Nice to know hat we have such talent in the club

    Ron

  62. By Des on March 3, 2012

    I must say it was very very interesting to have Howard explain all the woods on the tree he made,it was nice to know more about what the woods were and where they came from especially those from ships.

    Nice one Howard.

    Looking forward to the carving next meeting,see you all there.

    Des & Ryan

  63. By Dave Elliott on February 21, 2012

    Hi everyone
    I loved the tree of woods .what a labour of love.I was wondering if anyone knew anyone or had a thicknesser planner for sale,Either email me or let me know at the club Thanks Dave

  64. By Ron Davis on February 18, 2012

    I am looking forward to this, some of his work was on display at one our early sessions when Jim Snell gave us a talk on making walking sticks. The birds were almost alive!

    Ron

  65. By Don Bennett on February 17, 2012

    Jon,
    If you are interested in woodcarving,don't miss our next meeting (March) as Terry Getley will be demonstrating his skills. He is a British and European champion, mainly carving birds.

  66. By Eric Harvey on January 12, 2012

    Jon,have you tried looking on the www.woodworkersinstitute.com web site,they cover all types of woodworking thereand have a woodcarving forum,someone may know of a club there,regards,
    Eric.

  67. By Jon Winnan on January 12, 2012

    mick
    Yes, thanks. I'll take them off your hands.
    Cheers
    Jon

  68. By mick on January 12, 2012

    Hi jon,
    I have some carving mags would you like them ,there may be some local clubs near by.

    mick

  69. By Ron Davis on January 11, 2012

    Thanks for the comments, it is always a joy to have Fred, I am sure he does not realise the quality of his work and of his demonstrating skills. I will soon be making some of the birds and seeing if they re as easy as Fred made them look.
    I agree with Des regarding the super glue though!

    I know that eric comes quite a distance to the club, as do several other members sowe must be dong something right

    Ron

  70. By Eric Harvey on January 10, 2012

    I`m fairly new to the club,but it is such a friendly welcoming club,its great to be there.last night,(mon 9th jan),was a really good demo with Fred,it was a laugh a minute with his funny stories and his losing of tools.the turning was simple but very effective,especialy for novices or people with a lack of confidence,I had a really enjoyable night again and look forward to next month,regards to all,
    Eric.

  71. By Des on January 10, 2012

    Hi all,
    another interesting demonstration from Fred Winter full of laughs as usual, nice to see him doing it just for fun,although not to sure he should be any where near the super glue!

    Cheers Des & Ryan

  72. By Jon Winnan on January 10, 2012

    Does anyone know of a local woodcarving cub please?
    Thanks
    Jon

  73. By Ron Davis on December 15, 2011

    Thanks Des, Tell Ryan not to worry, we all have a scrap box for the failures! Part of learning. When you consider what he has done in the past, Ryan has agreat future in front of him.

    I agree with you that we have some top rate turners in the club and we will demonstrate again in the spring for our next competition

    Ron

  74. By Des on December 14, 2011

    I would like to thank the club for putting on a great christmas evening,the food was wonderful.Some lovely works of art with the bowling pins I was amazed at the skill of the club members,unfortunately Ryan's did not go to plan,Oh Well,Ryan an I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  75. By Ron Davis on December 13, 2011

    Thanks Jon, I expect that she will get a few calls, hopefully they will mention the club

    Ron

  76. By Jon Winnan on December 13, 2011

    Sorry.. Contact name is Penny..not Pauline!

  77. By Jon Winnan on December 13, 2011

    Some of the members were asking me for the telephone number of a wood supplier in Barton Mills.
    Contact is Pauline on 01638718622
    She stocks yew, laburnum, false acacia, walnut and various burrs..

  78. By Ron Davis on November 21, 2011

    Thanks Dave, see you at the next session

  79. By david elliott on November 20, 2011

    Hi everybody and thanks to ron,mick and vick for a great evening with nick arnull. I found it to be a very imformative evening and not only enjoyed it but i also came away with a lot of knowledge to.Look forward to seeing you all in december Dave Elliott

  80. By Ron Davis on November 17, 2011

    Thanks Des. I thought the demo was great as well. Ryan certainly impressed Nick with the bowl, that will certainly hold a lot of sweeties1

    I hope you can get to see us next session, I willask if there is anyone in the area who can give Ryan a lift

    Ron

  81. By Des on November 16, 2011

    A great demo by Nick Arnull very informative and very funny as well,Ryan has had a go with the countersink drill revealing the celestial look,but he's putting a twist to it with some hand carving,we will have to wait and see how it turns out.I think quite a few people were surprised to find slowing the speed to combat vibration with the tool to be a great tip,it makes sense.
    Hope you all have a great Christmas meeting,I will try to get Ryan there somehow.

    All the best Des & Ryan

  82. By mick on October 18, 2011

    Hi Ron, Website looking good.
    You have really got the hang of it.
    Nice job!!


    Thanks David for you great demo its good to have someone that speaks the same language [swearing] i lost count on how much you got up to must be a packet of fags!!

  83. By Ron Davis on October 3, 2011

    Thanks Dave,a great evening and as good as many of the proffessional woodturners can do

    Ron

  84. By david elliott on October 2, 2011

    By david elliott on October 2, 2011

    Thanks for the chance to do a demo I really enjoyed it.I woulld also like to invite anyone who would like to ,to come to my workshop for a turning session.Just email,ring or see me at the club and we'll sort something out.See you all soon Dave

  85. By Des on September 13, 2011

    A great demo David well done.

  86. By Ron Davis on September 11, 2011

    Thanks for the comments Dave,the club would be nowhere without the support of its members.

    Ihave just spent half an hour down loading some pictures, and finally got them unzipped and into photo gallery,you are not alone getting in a muddle with a computer!

    Ron

  87. By Dave Elliott on September 10, 2011

    Hello everyone

    I would like to thank all the committee members for setting up and the running of the club.I'd also like to thank the members because without them we would'nt have a club.and well done Ron and Dorothy for setting up this website.And to all members we all have to start somewhere,its the enthusiasm that matters.I'm waiting for someone to explain to me in a foolproof way how to to download some pictures,I would'nt mind betting I can make a computer do more things wrong than right.I look forward to seeing you all at the club at the next meeting Regards Dave

  88. By Ron Davis on September 6, 2011

    Thanks David, would not have it if it was not for Dorothy

    Miles, dont be shy, show us some of your work, It will be better than you think.

    Ron

  89. By Miles Chandler on September 6, 2011

    Well done, Ron, for getting it all up and running. I only hope that one day I can produce something good enough to photograph for the Gallery!
    At the moment I feel rather like the bloke in the poem - although I'm still at the candlestick, not toothpick stage!

  90. By David Griggs on September 5, 2011

    Had a look at the website, looks good. Well done Ron.

  91. By Ron Davis on September 4, 2011

    Thanks Ryan and Des, See you both on Monday
    Ron

  92. By Des on September 3, 2011

    Hello everyone,Great demo last meeting,Video was very good although one or two people were tucked to one side found it hard to see.Looking forward to Davids demo this month.

  93. By Ryan on September 3, 2011

    Hi Ron,nice website will post some pictures soon.

  94. By Ron on August 23, 2011

    Thanks Carol,













  95. By Carol on August 22, 2011

    Hi Ron, well done for all the hard work on the site. It looks great.

  96. By Ron Davis on August 10, 2011

    Thanks Mick, great camera work

    Ron

  97. By mick on August 9, 2011

    Hi ron,
    I thought last night went well.

  98. By Ron Davis on July 27, 2011

    Leave your comments here please, the funny looking letters below are there to ensure that these are genuine comments from people with an interest in our club and not spammers

    Ron

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