14 Mar 2023 – Hands on Night

 In Hands on Nights

Welcome to our Hands on Night

After a hectic few days at the Midlands Woodworking Show at Newark, we returned to the Village Hall to unload and put everything away, well briefly, as we then had to set up the evening for our Hands on Night.  With our resident Humpers and Dumpers on the case, we soon had everything set up and ready to go, for what could be a busy night.  With a lot of interest shown in the Club at the Show, we hoped we might see a few new guests as a result.

Well we were not disappointed as the Hall started to fill up we were really pleased to see 37 members and new guests arrive for the evening’s activities.  With four lathes set up, Chris, Darren, John Mitchell and Mick were kept busy passing on their wealth of knowledge and experience to those wanting to have a go often for the very first time like for example, Hazel and Jason who had seen us at the Show and came along.  Thanks to our turners who did an excellent job as usual.

Out in the shop, our shop keepers were kept busy all evening.  John Radford, Paul, Mel and Dave, our four willing volunteers who are taking on the task of running the Shop with the idea of sharing the work and to enable Mick to be free to go on the lathe inside. This will also enable each one to get a break during the evening to actually get into the hall instead of being stuck in the shop all night.

We had a great display of items brought along to put on our exhibition table for all to see, admire, discuss and critique if necessary.  So if you have made something please bring it along next month even if you do send us photos to go into the Show and Tell at the online Workshop Night.  Photos do not always do justice to the item, so lets see what you have been making.

For more photos of the evening please check out the Gallery.

And finally,

What’s up next?

21 Mar 2023 – Workshop Night.  Meeting links will be sent out shortly, so if you have not seen it by Monday night, check your spam/junk mail and if not in there, please get in touch. Also, if you have any photos to go into the Show and Tell, please send them to me by no later than Monday 7pm.  The Dropbox link to send them to is in the email.  Thanks.

28 Mar 2023 – AGM followed by a online Demo by Chris Parker.  The AGM minutes and reports etc will be sent out via email shortly and if you have any questions please let us know.  Also if you wish to help in any way with the Club, again let us know.  All members are invited to attend the online AGM, and full members may watch the demo that follows, but PAYG members do need to purchase a ticket to attend the demo, click HERE

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  • Dai Crawford

    Yes, another good evening. Nice to see potential new members as well.

  • Chris Fisher

    I can see us starting a waiting list to join the club.🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Zak

    Great to see the hall full with our members and new faces checking out the club. Lots going on in all the corners and everyone seemed to get involved. Looking forward to workshop night Tuesday next.

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