February 2018 Club Meeting – Open Competition
Thursday 22nd February 2018
Mike welcomed everyone to our second meeting of the year. We had had an approach from the Scouts for advice on a pair of wooden wheels. Do we have any members with wheelwright experience? None were present. Mike reported that we had decided to make a tiered carousel to replace our previous Christmas Tree at the Brighstone Festival. It was also hoped to display this prominently in Newport. The main business of the evening would be the Open Competition. Members were invited to submit any piece made in the last year which had not been previously seen and a wide variety of turnings were now on display for members to judge. Before judging by members got under way we had “Show & Tell” and, David Burden turning finials on the one lathe whilst the other was available for guidance on spindle turning. Tea, coffee and biscuits would be available as usual and the raffle would be drawn at the end of the evening.