Cumbria Woodturners Association

Past Events

Bring and Tell Christmas meeting. This was a well attended meeting, with about 40 members welcomed by Lionel

December - Christmas Meeting

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Bring and Tell Christmas meeting. This was a well attended meeting, with about 40 members welcomed by Lionel

Peter Osborn stepped in this month,although Peter had already been asked if he would give a demonstration to the Club, it wasn't anticipated that it would be this early.

November

Contains 4 Pictures

Peter Osborn stepped in this month,although Peter had already been asked if he would give a demonstration to the Club, it wasn't anticipated that it would be this early.

Our demonstrator, at very short notice, due to Tony Wilson, the booked demonstrator, being unavailable, was, once again, our own Roger.

October

Contains 8 Pictures

Our demonstrator, at very short notice, due to Tony Wilson, the booked demonstrator, being unavailable, was, once again, our own Roger.

A Demo by Les Jameson

September

Contains 19 Pictures

A Demo by Les Jameson

A Visit to White Scar Caves

August

Contains 9 Pictures

A Visit to White Scar Caves

July - and no demo, no visit... just a 10am to noon Bring'n Tell and a spinning top competition!... for which there was quite a large turn-out on what turned out to be a very enjoyable couple of hours

July

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July - and no demo, no visit... just a 10am to noon Bring'n Tell and a spinning top competition!... for which there was quite a large turn-out on what turned out to be a very enjoyable couple of hours

June saw the welcome return of Margaret Garrard, to demonstrate her 'inside out' turning.Note the hat, made for her by Johannes Michelson during the 2004 Wood-turning cruise. It is very light and she tells us is very comfortable to wear - and she showed this by wearing it throughout her demo - except while it was being passed around and admired.

June

Contains 8 Pictures

June saw the welcome return of Margaret Garrard, to demonstrate her 'inside out' turning.Note the hat, made for her by Johannes Michelson during the 2004 Wood-turning cruise. It is very light and she tells us is very comfortable to wear - and she showed this by wearing it throughout her demo - except while it was being passed around and admired.

Report by Brian Thomson. Despite earlier misgivings by the committee this years annual exhibition & Sale at the Rayrigg Rooms Bowness proved to be a success yet again.
The club members were able to put on a well received exhibition stand. However it is still felt that if we are to continue with this event more of the membership should be able to introduce some 'new blood' into the show.Special mention is afforded to our two main stalwart wizards of the lathe; Chairman Lionel and 'can-lad' Roger who were able to keep this years visitors well occupied and at times amused, in particular the younger members of the audience some of whom were able to appreciate what a bit of wood could turn into. Whilst some of the older generation were able to receive some private tuition into the bargain - all for free!As usual we had many guest's from the Colonies and our American 'cousins'. This year we had additional guests from Iceland. Most of the visitors expressed their delight at being able to view the excellent standard of work that was being produced by the membership, these comments were very encouraging indeed. ( Some however were disappointed that they were unable to purchase some of the items from the exhibition tables) The number of visitors were perhaps a little lower than previous years as were the sales, this perhaps was due to the variable weather that we have recently been experiencing. Our charity table was well received and the proceeds this year will benefit The Derian House Trust. Any items left over from the table are being forwarded to the Trust in order for them to realise more funds from sale at their own events - Thanks to all who contributed. Thanks also to those members who were able to give up their time to act as stewards for the event.

May Revolutions 14

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Report by Brian Thomson. Despite earlier misgivings by the committee this years annual exhibition & Sale at the Rayrigg Rooms Bowness proved to be a success yet again. The club members were able to put on a well received exhibition stand. However it is still felt that if we are to continue with this event more of the membership should be able to introduce some 'new blood' into the show.Special mention is afforded to our two main stalwart wizards of the lathe; Chairman Lionel and 'can-lad' Roger who were able to keep this years visitors well occupied and at times amused, in particular the younger members of the audience some of whom were able to appreciate what a bit of wood could turn into. Whilst some of the older generation were able to receive some private tuition into the bargain - all for free!As usual we had many guest's from the Colonies and our American 'cousins'. This year we had additional guests from Iceland. Most of the visitors expressed their delight at being able to view the excellent standard of work that was being produced by the membership, these comments were very encouraging indeed. ( Some however were disappointed that they were unable to purchase some of the items from the exhibition tables) The number of visitors were perhaps a little lower than previous years as were the sales, this perhaps was due to the variable weather that we have recently been experiencing. Our charity table was well received and the proceeds this year will benefit The Derian House Trust. Any items left over from the table are being forwarded to the Trust in order for them to realise more funds from sale at their own events - Thanks to all who contributed. Thanks also to those members who were able to give up their time to act as stewards for the event.

Tracy Owen...Tracy is generally known for his hollow vessels, platters and bowls. Most of his work is decorated by carving with 'Arbotech' type angle grinder cutters, texturising with rotary gear type tools, sandblasting to remove soft wood or highlighting areas with stains.Three projects were completed to explain his methods of operation

April

Contains 8 Pictures

Tracy Owen...Tracy is generally known for his hollow vessels, platters and bowls. Most of his work is decorated by carving with 'Arbotech' type angle grinder cutters, texturising with rotary gear type tools, sandblasting to remove soft wood or highlighting areas with stains.Three projects were completed to explain his methods of operation

March 19th saw a visit by Tony Bunce - click on his name to see more work at his site. He brought with him some examples of work done with his spiralling jig and then demonstrated their production - in spalted sycamore, the spalting induced by storing in a plastic bag for several months, together with a handful of rotting vegetation.

March

Contains 10 Pictures

March 19th saw a visit by Tony Bunce - click on his name to see more work at his site. He brought with him some examples of work done with his spiralling jig and then demonstrated their production - in spalted sycamore, the spalting induced by storing in a plastic bag for several months, together with a handful of rotting vegetation.

Gerald's talk on Mediaeval Screen Construction - a copy of the Great Screen of Carlisle which was once in Carlisle Cathedral.Gerald presented his collaboration on researching and reproducing an oak screen, 13 feet long and 16 feet tall.  With Roy Thompson, a wood carver, the screen was made full size as a copy of one of "the six great screens of Carlisle" using the techniques of the 15th century.

Febuary

Contains 14 Pictures

Gerald's talk on Mediaeval Screen Construction - a copy of the Great Screen of Carlisle which was once in Carlisle Cathedral.Gerald presented his collaboration on researching and reproducing an oak screen, 13 feet long and 16 feet tall. With Roy Thompson, a wood carver, the screen was made full size as a copy of one of "the six great screens of Carlisle" using the techniques of the 15th century.

This Month Harvey Willets again visited us and gave a demonstration of his skills.

January

Contains 5 Pictures

This Month Harvey Willets again visited us and gave a demonstration of his skills.

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