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By Ron Davis on April 11th, 2013
We had Woodies in the Park on Sunday with some satisfying results, people of all ages came in and learned a few things about woodturning and won some nice prizes on the tombola stall.
Lots of turning, pyrography and colouring in done and a wonderful write up with pictures in the local paper.
Well done Ryan, shows we have some top rated turners in our club.
Ryan was asked to be the demonstrator at the Worshipful Company Of Turners in London it was their Banquet on 6th July 2016. only a small handful of people have ever been asked to do this so it was a big honour to have been asked. Ryan demonstrated the same as on our club night square turning,he text me afterwards saying,Nailed it ha ha,which was reassuring as I had my fingers crossed for him at home.
Thanks Mick, I will shed even more light next club night!
How many woodturners does it take to change a lightbulb?
Three, Mick to buy it, Ron to reach it,Vic to direct it.!!
Ryan's competition pieces at The Worshipful Company Of Turners London can be viewed on Facebook if you type in The Daniel Collection,some wonderful works of art this year on display.28/29th Oct 2014.
He will do it Des, he will show Ryan the way soon!
As you now have a third member of the club making pens I expect that you will start a club of your own soon.
The last two demos' were our star turns for this year, Richard Findley and Sue Harker.
As you say some brilliant demo's. However it never ceases to surprise me that some of the less well known demonstrators can also put on an interesting and informative evening, which is just as well or members would not come back month after month.
Some great demonstrators in the last couple of months not sure if I dare take on the segmented turning although Harry (aged 9) was impressed and wants to have a go (why did I take him to that one ?) you never know we may be bringing in a segmented bowl in lots of bits,anyone got some glue ready?
The load of gibberish that was posted recently has been deleted, thanks to those who pointed it out to me, it shows that some of you are monitoring the site
Anybody out there, there have been no comments since May 15!
I thought Sue Harker gave an entertaining and informative demo last night, the project was a bit ambitious, but then graham seems about to have a go! I await the results.
Thanks for the comment left on Your Turn, Eric.
I thought that Graham did really well, lots of ideas and I think everyone came away with at least one to try at home.
Graham is relatively new to demonstrating and does seem to have the knack of connecting with the audience, not true of every demonstrator we have had!
Thanks go to Michael Pulfer for sending in photo's of his work, look in Gallery for them
Thanks Des, I have had similar comments about Shaun, so maybe we will book him again later.
Do you have any suggestions for next year as I am slowly filling the programme
It appears to be working this time so here goes fingers crossed it should post ,the captions box has re-appeared.
A great evening the other night with Shaun Clifford thanks to the club for organising so many demo's through the year.
Some of you have said they cannot post on this site, I have spoken to onesuffolk and they say check your browser as some will not allow you to post.
Please try again and let me know if there is a problem. I use Internet Explorer 11 and I have no trouble posting.
Hi Des, the last comment I have on your turn 2 is the one I left in February.I have contacted onesuffolk on this and I await a rely
Everyone please note that the most recent post is now on the top of the list!
You will still have to scroll down to the bottom to leave a comment though, so I will open Your Turn 3 soon
Hi Mick, I have made one only last week!
You may have a close examination when you come to the committee meeting on Monday
Happy new year!!
I thought John done well with his sticks.
Does any one have a lathe steady i can look at
and may-be i could copy it.
8th Dec is on a Sunday is this correct.
Asyou are all shy about posting I will put one up.
The Party is on the 8th December and not the 11th as in the newsletter, thanks to all those who queried it.
Thanks also to everyone who contributed to the Christmas tree for the St Nicholas Hospice Appeal.
Thanks Des, it would not work without the support of the club members.
We had 49 people at the demo Monday, a record for us
The last two demo's one by Andy Coates the other by Mark Baker were absolutely brilliant it just goes to show how good this club really is with such great demonstrations put on throughout the year a lot of thanks has to go to those who organise all this for us so thank you.
Thanks Des. The photo's you sent are now on the site. Look under Gallery/Ryans trophy
Thanks for a great night at the BBQ last meeting a lot of work went into all that great food well done.I will have to try and make one of those pens Graham made it look so easy turning a resin blank.I'm off for some training later this month along with Ryan so who knows I might give Ryan a run for his money,Ok that was wishful thinking.See you all on the 8th.
Remember you saw it at the club first!
Turn to page 31 of Revolutions,Eric's masterpiece looking stunning,well done Eric looking forward to your next one.
Thanks to Eric and Des for thier comments on Your Turn, please go and read them as it is great to have this sort of response to a club night.
i thought Joey was great and I learned a few things from her, one being that peircing is as hard as it looks!
I think my last comment went on your turn 1 by mistake.
Thanks Des, I now have Simons plans for the whistle, and I will send one out to everyone when I send the next newsletter.
I have had one donation for the Christmas donation already, someone is looking forward to it already!
Any donations like this can be left with me on a club night.
As for what sells best, well small items seem to go well light pulls. scoops, tops etc. Big bowls and complex work which may have a high selling price may not do so well.
As for the light bulb question. Various Social Workers were asked 'How many Social Workers does it take to change a light bulb'
Amswer from one was five, one to get an electrician to check the wiring was safe, (why he did not change the bulb I dont know), one to stand by the switch whilst the bulb is changed, one to hold the step ladder, one to change the bulb and one to comfort the service user whilst in the dark!
Try and beat that!
What would be a good seller for the charity to sell ??? spinning tops,,Whistles or maybe anything wood perhaps we could have a box for donations at the club then when we have enough they could be handed over,then start again to fill the box ???? We have made two whistles now although not quite Simon Hope standards we drilled different sized holes at around 2 inches deep guessed the opening for the air to pass through and hey presto we have 2,,,,sorry 1 1/2 whistles I went a little wrong.The smaller hole produced a higher pitch sound,they are relatively easy to make if you have a good drill like a Forstner bit unlike my first attempt using a spade drill.Oh and don't use quick setting glue when glueing the end piece into the hole with the flattened surface for air to pass over like I done as it set too quick went wonky and had to be drilled out.
As for the lightbulb question Ron, I thought about it for ages and ages but couldn't figure it out that was a tricky one.
Comments have dried up again!
How many woodturners does it take to change a lightbulb?
No prizes so let your imagination run wid
Mick and I took the egg timers in to the Hospice Shop yesterday, and they were very well recieved.
As we have sort of adopted the Hospice as our Charity this year, do you have any ideas for fund raising for them, try toinclude other members if you can.