East Sussex & West Sussex wood turners typically meet on the first Thursday of the month from 7:00 to 10:00pm in Lancing Parish Hall.
If you would like to join us please come to any meeting without obligation
and meet our Membership Secretary. For further info please e-mail us at Enquiries@SouthDownsWoodturners.com
3 August 2017
David Hare demonstrates Time for the November competition
Chairman's Challenge - Reclaimed
Stewart turns a spigot on the front of his platters, and a recess on the rear enabling him to re-turn either face as necessary if the technique he is trying doesn't work to his satisfaction.
Once mounted he often carves texture in with his Proxxon
Fortunately all the splatter was contained in Stewart's custom splatter catcher - proving that not all wood turning tools need be expensive
This month we held a Club Draw with prizes to fund anything associated with woodturning. The winner of the first prize of £200 was Steve James with Bob Brading being drawn Second receiving £100 and Gordon Eaton third with £50 - congratulation to all
The trick is starting with an exact cube and alugning it between the points so that you can create a chucking spigot
Then you can hold it to turn it into a delightful little bowl, and finally create a small foot
Right, Allan Fielding brought one of his signature Yew goblets for us to admire on the Tools 'n' Turnings table
December Chairman's Challenge - Xmas Decoration
We had an exceptional response to this month's Chairman's Challenge with a total of 79 individual turned items, and the member who entered the Xmas Carousel was counted as one item as there were too many small individual elements to count!
The variety of ornament was impressive, surpassed only by the quality of the entries
Members are clearly on a mission to make the Chairman's job of choosing entries to highlight as difficult as possible. Whilst it was overwhelming on this occasion our Chairman welcomes the challenge.
This month Chris highlighted the work of 5 turners including Anna Cates, Steve Golds and Jim Young who each recieved a Club Pen for their efforts, and Bob Harris and Peter Pullin who join Steve Golds in having had their work highlighted by Chris 5 times this year, and as a result have been awarded a Club Mug.
Thanks to all who entered and helped fill our new tree with fabulous treats
Photos of each item appear below