Cumbria Woodturners Association

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A very enjoyable morning for all the members who attended the Christmas meeting with a wonderful selection of food (Thanks to all who contributed)

December - Christmas meeting

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A very enjoyable morning for all the members who attended the Christmas meeting with a wonderful selection of food (Thanks to all who contributed)

Ian Clarkson introduced himself as a tree surgeon and that he prefers to work with wet timber and kept us all entertained with the projects he produced during the days visit

November - Ian Clarkson

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Ian Clarkson introduced himself as a tree surgeon and that he prefers to work with wet timber and kept us all entertained with the projects he produced during the days visit

For this month we had a visit from Bob Chapman turning three items and a demonstration of how his home made vacuum chuck worked on a bowl he had turned earlier

October - Bob Chapman

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For this month we had a visit from Bob Chapman turning three items and a demonstration of how his home made vacuum chuck worked on a bowl he had turned earlier

Due to Andy Lodge unable to demonstrate our own Roger stood in at short notice to keep an attendance of 34 entertained

September - Roger Busfield

Contains 15 Pictures

Due to Andy Lodge unable to demonstrate our own Roger stood in at short notice to keep an attendance of 34 entertained

With an attendance of 35 we all enjoyed a demo by Tracy showing 3 very different projects

July - Tracy Owen

Contains 33 Pictures

With an attendance of 35 we all enjoyed a demo by Tracy showing 3 very different projects

A return visit for Simon who kept us all entertained in his usual humorous manner

June - Simon Whitehead

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A return visit for Simon who kept us all entertained in his usual humorous manner

Although the visitor numbers were as good as last year the sales were marginally down, the charity table was well supported for The Derian House Trust and a big thanks to all the members who have made the effort to support  this worthwhile cause. But we still had people from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, America & Canada who were all kept entertained by the usual stalwarts Roger, Lionel, 2 Gordon's, 2 Peters, Bill, Alistair, Allan, Bryan, Danny and  Fred who has kept the finances in order as well as wrapping up all the purchases. While Lionel was showing some of the younger visitors what can be found inside a piece of wood (a Spinning Top). Roger kept busy with an array of ducks, storks, hedgehogs and even a female form, and not forgetting our latest entertainer Bryan who encouraged the juniors (and some not so junior) to help put together a wooden mouse all leaving with a smile on there faces.

May Revolutions 17

Contains 27 Pictures

Although the visitor numbers were as good as last year the sales were marginally down, the charity table was well supported for The Derian House Trust and a big thanks to all the members who have made the effort to support this worthwhile cause. But we still had people from around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa, America & Canada who were all kept entertained by the usual stalwarts Roger, Lionel, 2 Gordon's, 2 Peters, Bill, Alistair, Allan, Bryan, Danny and Fred who has kept the finances in order as well as wrapping up all the purchases. While Lionel was showing some of the younger visitors what can be found inside a piece of wood (a Spinning Top). Roger kept busy with an array of ducks, storks, hedgehogs and even a female form, and not forgetting our latest entertainer Bryan who encouraged the juniors (and some not so junior) to help put together a wooden mouse all leaving with a smile on there faces.

The concept of a bowl within a bowl came to Sue when she was packing some bowls to take to an exhibition at Pickering, a large red rimmed bowl was placed in a box then a pierced smaller bowl was then placed inside, low and behold an idea formed. This is where things are now at, she brought along two disks of Sycamore, one clean about 8" round, the other dirty about 20". Both were cleaned up and faced. The smaller one, to go inside the larger was then fixed to a faceplate and 4 areas were cut using an eccentric off centre setting. It was demonstrated how the 4 points were found to enable to cut the circles and how she had made a device to help find the right position to put the centre of the circle, then four lots of cuts were made. as the picture shows. These were cut using a fluted parting tool with the flute down to give a clean cut, then reversed to cut the depth.

May - Sue Harker

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The concept of a bowl within a bowl came to Sue when she was packing some bowls to take to an exhibition at Pickering, a large red rimmed bowl was placed in a box then a pierced smaller bowl was then placed inside, low and behold an idea formed. This is where things are now at, she brought along two disks of Sycamore, one clean about 8" round, the other dirty about 20". Both were cleaned up and faced. The smaller one, to go inside the larger was then fixed to a faceplate and 4 areas were cut using an eccentric off centre setting. It was demonstrated how the 4 points were found to enable to cut the circles and how she had made a device to help find the right position to put the centre of the circle, then four lots of cuts were made. as the picture shows. These were cut using a fluted parting tool with the flute down to give a clean cut, then reversed to cut the depth.

At the AGM, after the club business, including the position of webmaster being passed to Bill Robinson, there was a display of this month's 'theme', eccentric turning, including all those on the table and two large, hefty platters by Danny Woof.

April - AGM

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At the AGM, after the club business, including the position of webmaster being passed to Bill Robinson, there was a display of this month's 'theme', eccentric turning, including all those on the table and two large, hefty platters by Danny Woof.

A return visit for Ian. He spent the morning demonstrating a fluting jig, using a router on a home made platform to mount on the lathe bed, and producing a lamp with a 9-fluted stem.

March - Ian Forster

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A return visit for Ian. He spent the morning demonstrating a fluting jig, using a router on a home made platform to mount on the lathe bed, and producing a lamp with a 9-fluted stem.

A year after his first visit to the club, Gerry Marlow again entertained us, despite still being jet-lagged after recently returning from New Zealand. There was also a table of members' work, this month's main theme being 'fruit', though there were several new pieces from Bill Robinson and the cameras and projection equipment were evidence of more of his activity.

February - Gerry Marlow

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A year after his first visit to the club, Gerry Marlow again entertained us, despite still being jet-lagged after recently returning from New Zealand. There was also a table of members' work, this month's main theme being 'fruit', though there were several new pieces from Bill Robinson and the cameras and projection equipment were evidence of more of his activity.

Some photos from Alf (Garner) of Mick Hanbury's demo.

January - Mick Hanbury

Contains 7 Pictures

Some photos from Alf (Garner) of Mick Hanbury's demo.

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