Thursday, February 4, 2016

January, 2016 Workshop

A cold Saturday afternoon in January saw a smaller than usual crowd of enthusiastic woodturners from the Cork Chapter in Pádraigh Mac An Fheallaigh’s extensive workshop in Dromohane, just outside Mallow.  His main area of interest was the forming of a Celtic knot which he included in a couple of tool handles as well as a couple of pens.  He achieved this by cutting deep slots into the squared wood and filling the slots with veneers of a contrasting colour before turning them in the ordinary way.  He produced very decorative effects on the finished items.

Tool handle with the Celtic Knot design.

During our usual break in proceedings we enjoyed a varied lunch, for which we were all very grateful.

The competition was for a pestle and mortar as made by Brian Goulding at the November workshop with Brian acting as the judge.  Joe Kennedy won the Intermediate and Ger Hennessy won the advanced.
Ger Hennessy, with his winning entry, and Brian Goulding
Plans are well on hand now for the Chapter Seminar on the 16th April next with Colwyn Way.  Colwyn will also do a master-class on the following day at Tony Farrell’s workshop.  More precise details will appear here fairly soon.