Steve Giles Demo and Competition Results

 In Club Nights, Competitions

On Tuesday 26th June 18, we were joined by Steve Giles and his Wife, Sheila who travelled up from Newbury in Berkshire to be with us.  Despite it being a rather warm evening, we still had a good turn out of members and guests, so thank you for your continued support.  Steve demonstrated the process of using coloured resins to fill a recess made in the top of a Tealight holder to give a spectacular contrast to the natural wood. The blue one shown below needed more time to fully harder before it could be finished.  An example of a finished article is shown in the green below.


He went on to show how to make a wooden framed vanity mirror with a textured and coloured pattern.

The last project he made, was a different type of Tealight holder which was then coloured with spirit stain and then had liming wax applied.

To finish the night off, he showed two new products that he and Sheila have been recently experimenting with, that transform a normal looking bowl with a cleverly woven in leather strip into the rim which looked absolutely stunning.  Sheila made it sound easy, but I am sure it is a lot harder than we think, especially to get it looking as neat as she had.  For more examples of their work, have a look at his website.

Very well done to the following Competition Table winners and all those others that took part to present another great display of members work.  We are still somewhat lacking in people entering into both the Novice and Club Classes.

Novice Class – 1st Adrian Backhouse, 2nd Martin Gough.


Club Class – 1st Andy Peacock.

Open Class – 1st Chris Fisher & Ric Sutherland, 2nd Tony Cooke & John Liles, 3rd Geoff Espin.



We look forward to seeing all those who are going to the Summer Grill night at the Royal Oak Inn, (The Splash), Little Cawthorpe, this coming Sunday and hope you all have a good time.

Next month, we welcome back Sue Harker to demonstrate for us, so definitely not one to miss.

Reminder – Don’t forget to get your All Day Demo ticket for Emma ‘The Tiny Turner which is not until October, but it would help us to known the numbers attending.

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  • Chris Fisher

    A good and generous description of the night.

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