Wight Woodturners   Meeting 26th May 2016

Competition – Something for him and something for her.

Mike got the meeting under way, the main item on the agenda being the competition which drew twelve entries with a wide variety of turnings being inspired by the title.

Mike reminded everyone of the exhibition at the New Rembrandt Gallery, Tues June 21st to Sat 25th 9:30 to 16:30 daily.

Please bring work on Monday 20th 10-12 o’clock. Some members are providing work for sale for club funds in which case please mark the pieces with a D (donation).

Items for the club stand should be marked NFS (not for sale) and please bring rosettes if applicable.

There will be a preview for members and guests from 4pm until 6pm on Monday.

Please collect work from 3:30 on Saturday and by 5pm.

There will be the Barbeque at the June Meeting on Thursday 23rd at the Scout Hut with Andy and Gareth cooking. Guests are welcome.

Mike thanked Jon for producing a screen show which was on display at the meeting.

Show and Tell: Roy Groves showed a stebcentre which he had found on the internet at £13. Although not of great quality Roy was pleased with its performance. Bernie commented that Axminster were producing a good quality stebcentre for £24.

We had been provided some wood by the Scouts with a request to make mallet heads. Despite bad cracks Tommy had a go and produced a serious looking head which we hope will knock in a good few pegs.

There was a sale of wood and once again Roy shook the electronic dice. Members took advantage of this and most of the wood was sold.


Exotic wood for sale

The result of the competition was a win for Peter Wright in the Beginners Section with his integrated earing, cufflink and small change holder. Peter said he was going to use a different wood like Roy Groves had used in his entry but he had stuck to one after he had had problems. Bill Glaire in second place explained his procedure for using Fimo as decorative inserts on his box and paperweight. David Burden had found the Yew in his smokers bow more consistent to turn than the holly he used for the rocking chair.

June Shorkey won the Intermediate Section with a memo stand and candlestick. The segmented pattern on the candlestick was obtained by using kitchen worktop. Tommy Ford in second explained how he had nailed his captive ring and Paul French had produced his mark two lighthouse together with a keyring.

Roy Groves won the Experienced Section with his earing stand and desk tidy. Roy explained how he had turned the base of the desk tidy on three centres. Peter Smart was second with his decorated goblets and David Woodward was third with the first goblets he had turned in fifteen years. Must be like riding a bike David. You don’t seem to have forgotten how to do it.

Photographs are on the competition section of the website. Click here to view the Competition Results.


Tommie turning a mallet head

Mike thanked all the entrants and thought the level of work was very good, particularly in the beginners section which he thought greatly improved over the years. Bill Clayden said he was relieved that experienced members were not re-assessed in case he was relegated back down the tables.

The usual raffle was held with those lucky to win choosing between chocolates, DIY kit and wood.

Next month:

• The exhibition at the Rembrandt Gallery Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th June.

•  On Thursday 23rd the Barbeque with guests invited.