Wight Woodturners

January Club Meeting

 Thursday 26th January 2017

The first meeting of 2017 was well attended.

Mike opened the meeting and informed members that the Club Health and Safety booklet, which he told members to read, was included in the 2017 membership pack. Members expressed their appreciation of the effort put in by Peter Smart during 2016 on the booklet.

We had received notification from the Scouts that the whole site is a NO SMOKING area. If any member wished to smoke they should therefore go outside the site to do so.

Mike said the Club was looking for a Safety Officer and asked if anyone would consider this. Also we needed to know if we had any qualified First Aiders.

The first Mentoring Session had gone well and the next would be 4th March. There was a sign-up sheet for those interested. Any experienced members willing to help would be welcomed. Please talk to Mike.

Next month was the Open Competition. Members would be asked to complete a short entry slip to accompany their work. This will be on the web-site and also available at the meeting. Judging will not commence until after Show and Tell.

The Axminster trip was arranged for April 16th and will cost £23 from Southampton. There was a sign-up sheet and a deposit of £10 is due.

The Mark Hancock demonstration was on Saturday 11th March and a lunch was available for £5. Another sign-up sheet was provided for attendees.

The autumn Yandles Show was on 8th/9th September. Mike had looked into arrangements and costs but there was insufficient interest to book a coach.

The Grand Raffle at the AGM had been a success and would be repeated in 2017. Tickets will be on sale from February.

Show and tell: John Craig had brought a countersink with a chip extractor incorporated.

Lathes were out with Alan and Roy turning green wood, see photos below.

With Roy on the lathe Peter Carver looked after wood sales.

1 John Craig Countersink

2 Peter on wood sales

John Craig shows his countersink with chip ejector

Peter on wood sales.

Alan starts his goblet in Cherry.

Alan progresses with his goblet.

The stem is nearly complete.

Roy starts roughing a Beech? bowl.

Roy on the inside of the bowl.

Roy on the stem of a goblet in Sycamore. Note the tennis ball supporting the tail end.

There was the usual raffle but this time prizes were geared to personal consumption rather than the workshop.

Thanks to David Woodward and Tony Woodfield for their stint on the tea rota.

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Next Club Meeting - Open Competition   Thursday 23rd February

Mentoring Morning     Saturday 4th March 9:30 am.

Mark Hancock Demonstration…Saturday 11th March 9:00 am


 David Burden

 January 2017