Diary of Events 2019
The following are the dates and details of specific events which have taken place or are planned for 2019. All Wednesday evening events take place at our club rooms at Hemlington Recreation Centre, Cass House Road, Hemlington, Middlesbrough.TS8 9QW
All Wednesdays, other than those listed here, are club "hands on" evenings.
Wed 16: We will start the New Year with a demonstration by club member Stan Lax.
Stan completely lost his voice on the moroning of this demo which prompted a last minute change of plan. Luckily club memebr Dennis Wake stepped in at very short notice (he was in bed after night shift when I woke him up mid morning - sorry Dennis)and gave us an excellent demo.
Dennis produced a square bowl with lid and finial. It was interesting and informative for both new starters and experienced turners. Thanks Dennis for an excellent evening.
Wed 20: Demonstration by club member Nigel Coates.
As always, Nigel gave us a completely different subject and gave us a completely new and interesting insight to the humble bud vase. He demonstrated many new techniques and gave us lots to think about and try at home.
Wed 20: Visiting turner Richard Kennedy RPT will give our first professional demonstration of the year.
Once again we enjoyed a superb informative demonstration by Richard. We had a record attendance and an excelent evening.
Richard produced a superb bowl with carved tree As there was a week's work in producing the finished product he demonstrated all the techniques required in the carving and finishing and then passed round a finished piece.
As there was ten minutes left at the end of his demonstration he made sure we got our money's worth by making an extremely fine finial. Thanks Richard for a superb evening.
More examples of Richard's work.
Wed 3: Club AGM.
Wed 10: Pen making demo by club member Mike Nightingale.
Mike did a very informative and professional demonstration on the popular theme of pen making.
Tuesday 16th: Due to our annual donations to Great North Air Ambulance Service, representatives of the club were invited to their base at Durham Tees Valley Airport.
Committee members (left to right) David Muckle, Stan Lax, Brian Haggath and John Basford attended and enjoyed a very interesting tour of the base and the helicopter.
Wed 17: Another visit by the ever popular Tony Wilson RPT. Tony has visited us many times but due to health reasons he has not been for about three years.
We welcome him back and know we will have another excellent evening. This is a night not to be missed.
Unfortunately, due to a family bereavement, Tony had to cancel his visit at short notice.
Once again our chairman Stan Lax filled the gap with a demoinstration worthy of any professional.
Stan produced a superb owl, demonstrating various methods of hollowing and of cutting the grooves for the owl's eyes.
He had on his table many variations of the theme including a lidded box, a pencil box, a walking stick knob and cord pulls.
As he had half an hour to spare on completion of his owls he changed direction completely and produced an off centre goblet with captive ring.
Thanks Stan for a very full interesting and absorbing demonstration.
Thursday 25: Presentation of club collaborative 'collage' to Butterwick Hospice.
During the last three months or so a number of club members, under the guidance of Duncan Hutchinson, have produced a collaborative wall hanging piece and today some of those members involved, and our club chairman, presented it to Butterwick Hospice . They were very pleased to receive it and the photograph shows it on the wall in their reception area.
Left to right ..Club members Stan Lax, Harry Sampson, John McGee, Butterwick Hospice Care Chief Executive Debbie Jones, Estates Manager Carl Booth, and project organiser Duncan Hutchinson.
Wed 15: A return visit by popular request... Emma Cook RPT, the Tiny Turner.
Tonight Emma produced a very attractive large Christmas bauble complete with LED lights.
Sat 8: Club demo and craft stall at Lacemakers Guild AGM, Eaglescliffe.
Wed 19: Demonstration by visiting turner Sue Harker RPT. Sue has visited us a number of times but we have not seen her for a while. We look forward to another interesting demonstration.
Wed 24: Demonstration by visiting professional Mick Hanbury RPT. Mick is another of our regular visitors and is eagerly awaited.
N.B. This is the 4th Wednesday of the month, not the usual 3rd Wed.
Wed 21: Demonstration by club member John Basford.
Sun 25: Club demonstration and stall at Swainby Car Rally.
Wed 18: Demonstration by visiting professiional turner David Lowe RPT. It is a few years since David last demonstrated for us.
Wed 16: Demonstration by visiting professional turner Tony Wilson RPT. This is a rebooking to replace the April booking which Tony Was unable to attend. We look forward to another excellent evening's entertainment.
Fri 17 to Sun 17: Harrogate Woo0dworking/Woodturning Show. Our club not involved but many of our members will be attending .
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