10 Oct 2023 – Hands on Night
Welcome to our Hands on Night
Sorry for the delay in posting last week’s Hands on Night news post, its been one of those weeks and I’ve just run out of time. As we have the Workshop Night on Tuesday, this will be a quick post.
A good turn out from the membership which is always good to see, plus we welcomed a new guest, Tim, who we hope will now join following an introduction to woodturning by Darren. I am pleased to announce that since last Tuesday, Darren has now successfully passed the AWGB ‘Approved Tutor’ course which is fantastic, so well done Darren and well deserved.
On the lathes we had Chris Fisher, Darren Brown, Ian ‘ Zak’ Flack and John Mitchell. Thanks to all those for their continued support and also to all our fantastic helpers that get everything setup and cleared away. We are always looking for other able bodied members to help out with this, as there is a lot to do and it does not just magically happen. Also, not forgetting John Cox, who sorts out the refreshments and keeps us well supplied in tea/coffee and not forgetting the biscuits! Thank you.
Mick still has several items for sale which he had set up in the bar area. Please stop by next month and see what he has on offer.
Paul, Dave and Rob were kept busy out in the shop, but found time to start looking at restocking certain popular products. We had hoped Nathan from NE Woods GB was going to come along with some of his wood blanks to sell, but unfortunately he had to cancel. We hope to get him along next month. He has kiln dried ash, oak, sycamore to name a few all at good prices. We then might be able to stock some of his products in our shop, but watch this space.
It was good to see a large selection of member’s work on the exhibition table this month. We have some excellent turners in the Club and their work never ceases to amaze me. Well done everyone. The exhibition table is just that, no competition, all just for show and makes a great talking point with other members. Let’s keep this going as it is brilliant!
Pleased to announce that the Nov Training Day is now fully booked, but still have a couple left to pay, so there might be some last minute cancellations to be had if you have missed out. This is our last training day for 2023 and following the success of the 4 we have done this year, we expect to be able to do the same next year.
We Need You! – Yes, we still need someone to fill the post of Club Secretary despite various requests, so please have a think and step up and take on the role. Club’s like ours don’t run themselves and its only the fact we have a group of us who have volunteered to do the various jobs do we keep operating. Take away those people and we no longer have a Club. If you can help in someway, please get in touch.
For more photos of the evening please check out the Gallery.
What’s up next?
17 Oct 2023 – Workshop Night. Meeting links were sent out on Fri 13 23, so if you have not had it, 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.