Diary and Events

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January 2017

Monday 9th. First meeting of the year.
The idea was to team up a novice with a experienced turner, give them a green log and see what they can make. This would enable a one on one experience and would hopefully advance a novice a step further. As it turned out (no pun intended), too few members attended, but we did have two new members join, Joe and Mike. So we did manage a one on one experience with them, coupled with a demonstration by Jon turning a natural edged two wing bowl which made the evening.

Unfortunately due to too few members we were unable to hold the AGM so it has been rescheduled to next Monday evening 16th January. 

John. B

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January
Monday 16th.
Hands on this evening, good showing of members. The AGM was held this evening, no change of committee members. Membership is growing, the future is bright.
Excellent turning of a Christmas tree by Joe, particularly so as it was only the second item he has made. Good work!

John. B

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January
Monday 23rd.
Hands on this evening, again quite a good member attendance. I spent most of the evening on lathe maintenance freeing up sticking tailstocks. Most of the other lathes were in use, a good evening.

John. B

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January
Monday 30th 
Hands on this evening, not quite as good as last weeks attendance but we did have 4 lathes running with other members giving assistance to those that required help. a good evening.

John. B

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February 2017 

Monday 6th
A good afternoon and evening! We had our first junior in the afternoon and in the evening we had 10 members who attended. Despite today's good numbers, due to problems in members attending every Monday, the committee have decided to return to the twice monthly system from immediate effect. This will be the second and forth monday each month when the school is open. Next Monday, the 13th was to be challenge evening, but being half term the school is closed in the evening, so hands on will be during the day between 10am until 2.30pm. This means the challenge will now take place on, Monday the 27th. 

John. B

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February
Monday 13th
Daytime for a change, (half term) even sunny!  A cold wind outside but warm inside.
five attendees, a very busy 4 hours.
Graham turning a bowl, Jon cutting panels, me changing a switch on a lathe, even managed to complete an audit of our tools. The others on the Sorby sharpener. a good day!

John. B 

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February
Monday 27th

A very good evening! Well attended, ten members including a new member Graham.
A good Challenge event, not too many entries though. A win again for young Graham in the novice event. I think we will have to promote him into the intermediate level, he's getting very good. Intermediate  level was won by Lynne and Experienced by your's truly.
We need more entries! Rest of the evening, most were on lathes creating!
A good evening!

John. B

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March
Monday 13th

A great evening! at least 14 in the audience, a very entertaining and informative demonstration by Terry Smart. With a great display of Chestnut products . Did very well in the interval.

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I have had to temporarily suspended the activities of the Junior section of the club, due to a technical problem. Hopefully this will soon be rectified and normal activities can resume.  

John. B

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TO ALL CLUB MEMBERS.

A few weeks ago the school had a Health and Safety inspection which included our lathes.
Every one of our lathes failed to meet the inspectors standard, meaning until they are upgraded to meet it they must not be used.
We still can meet Monday evening for hands on, but the only thing you will be able to do is sharpen your tools. (he didn't condemn our Pro-Edge) and sit and discuss the problem.
See you then.
John. B

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At the present due to the H&S inspection, club meetings are still suspended. However, The Greg Morton Demonstration is still on. I hope to see you all there.

John. B

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May
Monday 8th.

 

 

   

 

Greg Morton 

A great demonstration, (as usual) informative and instructional and very entertaining. 
Had a good audience, somewhat larger than usual, a very good evening all round!

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May
18th
The club committee had a meeting with the School Head and Business Manager today.
The good news is we still have a club and we are still here at the school. However!
The bad news is no club meetings are to take place at the school until the full repairs to the lathes have been carried out, with the exception of the demonstration by Gary Rance on 12th June.
I hope to see as many of you that can make it that evening, when we can discuss how the club is to go forward. Jon Warwicker has sent an email to you all with more information.

John. B

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June
Thursday 8th 

I received an email from Jon Warwicker this morning and have repeated it on this page in case it did not arrive in your mail box.

 

 

Try to make it, because it's going to be an interesting evening.

john. B

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June
Monday 12th
Gary Rance

 

 

Well I said it was going to be an interesting evening, and it was!

Highly entertaining, very informative. Some good tips on using a skew.  a larger than usual audience with the usual back and forth banter, A very good evenings demonstration.

John. B

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Fairlop Woodturners   04/07/2017

 Dear Member,

                       A reminder that on Sunday 23rd of this month (July) we shall be holding a social gathering of club members at my house (garden) (no wood turning regrettably) but food and drink, (happily!) will be served including the BBQ from 12.30 onward!

A donation of £10.00 per person will be asked to cover the food and drink (pay on the door). So if you would like to join the gathering, please let me know by email/text/phone call, if you are coming please let me know and if you will be accompanied by your partner/girlfriend/boyfriend etc, as soon as you can and your preferred drink.

White wine/red wine/ fizzy /beer/ale/etc. This will help me with the arrangements.

 The Address is:

14 Philip Avenue, Rush Green Romford. RM7 0XD.

Parking is permitted half on/off the pavement where you can find a free spot in our borough, but not near the Main road, That is in Havering (not allowed).

 This is repeated on the website in case of email failures

 As yet, the upgrading of the lathes by the school, is not yet completed, so we are still waiting for the school to inform us when we can resume club meetings.

 John Brotherton.

 Chairman of Fairlop Woodturners.

 

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Fairlop Woodturners Monday 24th.

A great day yesterday! did have some concerns with the weather, fortunately the rain held off

until around Six o'clock when most were deciding to finish up.

john. B

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September.
Wednesday 06th 

Update to the club situation! 

In case Jon W's email fails to reach all members I have repeated it below.

(Demo Meeting On Thursday 14th September)

Hi everyone, great news! we are still in business.
John Bold one of our turners has offered us the use of a workshop in
Chingford, its in (Willow road) off Station Road behind Barclay Bank at E4 7EG  7.00pm
- 9.30pm
Parking is in Station Road or Willow Road (restrictions stop at 6.00pm) (I think now ends at 6.30pm and not as stated by Jon.)
Our demonstrator will be Phil Jones (who was due to do the original
demo on the 11th).
We will be short of stools, so bring your own as well as a cup (not
for begging but for tea / coffee).
I realize that the change of day will not suite everyone, however it
would be good to see as many of you as possible especially since we
are experiencing some housing problems. If you have transport problems
then email me.
Hope to see you all soon.
I have just received an address update from John Bold, and it reads:
The full address is 1E Willow Street Chingford E4 7EG. The workshop is through the gates at the end of the Service road behind Barclay's Bank.
John. B
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September
Thursday 14th         John Bold's Workshop
Phil Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Great evening!  Audience of around a dozen watched Phil give a basic lesson in turning then make a salt cellar in the shape of a pig.

Lots of interest from members in an unusual setting, (in the middle of a metal machine shop). Some friendly banter from one or two usual members, but it was interesting, informative and an entertaining Demonstration,
A great evening.

John. B

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October
Thursday 14               John Bold's Workshop.

Martin Saban-Smith

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another great Evening,
Similar turnout to Septembers Demo, this time with Martin Saban-Smith.

 
A lot different this time, mainly based on hand colouring.  Extremely interesting!
Lots of interest from club members on the blending and application of his "Intrinsic Colour Collection" Water based wood dyes on a turned wall plaque with which I shall be soon be testing myself.
A Great Evening

John. B 

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