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.


January 2019

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.

February 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

April 2019

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.

May 2019

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.

June 2019

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.
Tonight Sue did a very simple candle holder designed for the many new starters we have in our club.

Sat 22: Club demo and craft stall at Cheshire Home, Marske.

July 2019

Sat 20:Club demo and craft stall at Picton Show, North Yorks.

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.
Thanks Mick for another very interesting and informative demonstration on the art of colouring and texturing a bowl.

Sat 27: Club demo and craft stall at Cleveland Show, Stewart Park,Middlesbrough.

August 2019

Wed 21: Demonstration by club member Tony Meadley.
Tony is a relatively new member to our club and this is his first demonstration, but anyone who has seen his work on our exhibits table will know that we are in for a good demonstration.

We were not disappointed !! Tony gave an excellent demonstration with loads of detailed explanation regarding the cutting and glueing of the segments then after turning the bowl showed how to get a superb finish.
Thanks, Tony for a very interesting and informative demonstration.

Sun 25: Club demonstration and stall at Swainby Car Rally, North Yorks.

September 2019

Sat 14: Club demo and craft stall at Middlesbrough Town Meal, M'bro Town Centre.

Wed 18: Demonstration by visiting professiional turner David Lowe RPT. It is a few years since David last demonstrated for us.
David gave us another totally new, unusual and intriguing demonstration. He produced a superb bowl suspended on a stand and with time to spare he then made a tea light holder imitating a rusty old steam pump flange and the likeness was stunning.
Thanks again David for another unique demonstration.

October 2019

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.

Unfortunately Tony was unable to attend due to illness so club member Brian Haggath stepped in and produced a serviette umbrella.

Wed 30: Bring and buy sale at the club premises...a chance for members to get rid of surplus gear and new members to get some bargains.

November 2019

Fri 15 to Sun 17: Harrogate Woodworking/Woodturning Show. Our club not involved but many of our members will be attending .

Wed 20: Demonstration by club member John Basford.
John showed us how to make a snowman and four different ways to make a Christmas tree.

Wed 27: Annual club competition.

December 2019

Wed 18: Demonstration by club member Dennis Wake.

Tonight we were treated to an excellent demonstration on how to make a pedestal bowl. Dennis included loads of useful tips and information for new and long term members.
Thanks Dennis, for a very informative evening.

The finished bowl............................................Dennis's exhibits table.

Wed 25: Club closed.

January 2020

Wed 1: Club closed.

Wed 15: Demonstration by club member Nigel Coates.

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