August 2011 Club Meeting
Members of Wight Woodturners gathered together at the Riverside Centre on the 9th August for an evening of various demonstrations and lathe work.
Mike, our chairman opened the meeting with a welcome and drew our attention to the August edition of Turning Points which for members may be found here. Details of the Wight Woodturners stand at the Wolverton Manor Show on the 3rd & 4th September were discussed. Mike encouraged all members to support the show as this is our main shop window to promote Wight Woodturners. Demonstrators and stewards are required for both days together with help to dismantle the stand and equipment at the end of Sunday. A sign-up sheet was available, otherwise contact Mike. Members turning small “give away” items, in exchange for donations to “Help the Aged”, should bring them along on the day.
The Yandles show is on 9th and 10th September and any additional members offering to take their cars should contact member of the committee as soon as possible.
On the subject of competitions, Mike clarified that the “Bowl of Fruit” competition in September would be judged in its entirety, that is the bowl and all the pieces of fruit included.
The demonstrations for the evening were varied. With bowls for the fruit in mind, a teach-in on making a shallow bowl was given by Mike. Tommy, using Arthur’s portable lathe, showed what could be done with a block of spalted beech while Bernie demonstrated the capabilities of the new Crown Revolution Hollowing System on some fresh wood.
A few additional resources related to the evening’s activities are included at the bottom of the page.
Here are a few photos of the evening.