Cumbria Woodturners Association

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The December meeting was the usual 'Bring & Tell' followed by tea/coffee and mince pies etc.

December - Christmas Meeting

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The December meeting was the usual 'Bring & Tell' followed by tea/coffee and mince pies etc.

Once again, our demonstrator could not attend (dependent family member admitted to hospital) and once again, Roger Busfield, who was going to be demonstrating in the afternoon, stepped in

November

Contains 6 Pictures

Once again, our demonstrator could not attend (dependent family member admitted to hospital) and once again, Roger Busfield, who was going to be demonstrating in the afternoon, stepped in

For this month, we had a talk by Mr David Ellwood about rope making.

October

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For this month, we had a talk by Mr David Ellwood about rope making.

September saw a welcome visitor to the Club - Tony Wilson.Tony produced three items, a eucalyptus burr bowl (which he donated for the raffle), an eccentric, square bowl and an eccentric candle holder.

September

Contains 11 Pictures

September saw a welcome visitor to the Club - Tony Wilson.Tony produced three items, a eucalyptus burr bowl (which he donated for the raffle), an eccentric, square bowl and an eccentric candle holder.

Alpaca Centre, Saturday, August 21st. We had glorious weather for this event...Report and photos from Alf Garner.

August

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Alpaca Centre, Saturday, August 21st. We had glorious weather for this event...Report and photos from Alf Garner.

It seems 2004 is turning into a bad year for demos! Tony Bunce was in the programme to entertain us - unfortunately his car wasn't in on the idea and broke down. Thanks are due to Roger Busfield who, at very short notice, stepped into the gap to do a 10am - noon turning demo. with a Clock stand and a Box. Sorry no photos available.

July

Contains 1 Pictures

It seems 2004 is turning into a bad year for demos! Tony Bunce was in the programme to entertain us - unfortunately his car wasn't in on the idea and broke down. Thanks are due to Roger Busfield who, at very short notice, stepped into the gap to do a 10am - noon turning demo. with a Clock stand and a Box. Sorry no photos available.

The visit to Black Beck Wood and the charcoal burner having had to be cancelled and a replacement wood-turning demonstration also having been cancelled due to injury, June was looking very bleak!
Lionel took it on himself to bring along his small lathe and demonstrate some different twists on turning fruit - an apple and a pear in yew.

June

Contains 6 Pictures

The visit to Black Beck Wood and the charcoal burner having had to be cancelled and a replacement wood-turning demonstration also having been cancelled due to injury, June was looking very bleak! Lionel took it on himself to bring along his small lathe and demonstrate some different twists on turning fruit - an apple and a pear in yew.

Our annual display at the Rayrigg Rooms at Bowness.

May Revolutions 13

Contains 12 Pictures

Our annual display at the Rayrigg Rooms at Bowness.

A demonstration by Jimmy Clewes

April

Contains 16 Pictures

A demonstration by Jimmy Clewes

Demonstration by Margaret Garrard....Margaret's work is mainly involute, or "inside-out" turning.

March

Contains 17 Pictures

Demonstration by Margaret Garrard....Margaret's work is mainly involute, or "inside-out" turning.

<strong>Furniture Design & Development in Britain. 5/5 Gerald Cole.</strong> Gerald gave us a brief resume of the previous four lectures and the situation of solid but uninspired designs in furniture towards the end of the 19th century. At the Great Exhibition of 1851, not one British furniture maker won a Gold award. But new ideas were evolving through the Arts and Crafts movement - influencing architects and designer-craftsmen such as the Cotswold School. Charles Rennie Macintosh (1868 - 1928) created wonderful architecture with furniture and every design detail - influenced by Japanese contacts and his European travels. In 1908, the Daily Mail started its Ideal Home Exhibitions with annual awards for the best items - and the concept of whole room furnishing evolved - slowly - with the 1st World War's intervention. In the 1920s, Gordon Russell - designing in the Cotswold tradition - started to develop good design for industrial manufacturing methods, such as his mass-produced wireless cabinets.

February

Contains 3 Pictures

Furniture Design & Development in Britain. 5/5 Gerald Cole. Gerald gave us a brief resume of the previous four lectures and the situation of solid but uninspired designs in furniture towards the end of the 19th century. At the Great Exhibition of 1851, not one British furniture maker won a Gold award. But new ideas were evolving through the Arts and Crafts movement - influencing architects and designer-craftsmen such as the Cotswold School. Charles Rennie Macintosh (1868 - 1928) created wonderful architecture with furniture and every design detail - influenced by Japanese contacts and his European travels. In 1908, the Daily Mail started its Ideal Home Exhibitions with annual awards for the best items - and the concept of whole room furnishing evolved - slowly - with the 1st World War's intervention. In the 1920s, Gordon Russell - designing in the Cotswold tradition - started to develop good design for industrial manufacturing methods, such as his mass-produced wireless cabinets.

This meeting was well attended and Harvey (Willets) gave us a demonstration during which he produced an earring tree, a clock stand and two wine bottle stoppers, all of which, he generously donated to the club for use as possible raffle prizes.

January

Contains 2 Pictures

This meeting was well attended and Harvey (Willets) gave us a demonstration during which he produced an earring tree, a clock stand and two wine bottle stoppers, all of which, he generously donated to the club for use as possible raffle prizes.

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