July Club Meeting
A good turnout of members gathered together at the Riverside Centre on the 12 July to present their entries for the “Mushrooms” competition and for demonstrations on how to turn fruit for the September Bowl of Fruit competition.
Mike opened the meeting welcoming all, especially our newer members. Mike reminded us of the items of interest in the July edition of Turning Points, which may be found here. The Yandles Autumn Show is on the 9th & 10th September and any member prepared to use their car and take passengers should contact Mike or a member of the committee. The Yandles Show is always well worth a visit.
Bill Clayden kindly offered to judge our “Mushrooms” and the results of the competition may be found here.
For part of the evening we were joined by John Pedley, Membership Secretary of the East Surrey Woodturners, who was visiting the Island. He told us briefly about his club and that he was quite envious of our facilities!
The lathes were set in motion and we were treated to demos of fruity turning by various members the committee. Quite a few others were soon eager to try their hand. Here are a few photos of the evening.
You can find a few more resources on the techniques of turning fruit at the bottom of the page.
Here are a few techniques on turning fruit from some other experts:-
Turning Apples Keith Rowley article here
Turning Pears Oskar Douglas article here
And if you really want a challenge to complete your bowl of fruit, how about a turned banana !