John also asked that anybody who may wish to serve on the incoming committee should give in his/her name to either himself or Hon. Sec., Mick Bouchier.
The Cork branch of the Stickmakers have a visiting carver from Wales at The Lough Scouthall (In the grounds of The Lough R.C. Church) on Sunday 23rd November from 10.00 a.m. to about 3.00 p.m. He will first give a demonstration and then conduct a short workshop. We have been invited to attend if any member wishes to.
We had two demonstrators today. First off was Brian Goulding who was giving his first demonstration on his own. He did a beautiful lighthouse, which generated much interest. Brian came well prepared with examples of his various parts pre-prepared. He demonstrated some neat practices to ensure accuracy and with the expertise of a well-practised teacher introduced each tool to the assembly before he used it.
|Brian's lighthouse, before sanding/finishing|
After refreshments our demonstrator was Seamus Healy. Seamus came very well prepared also with several examples of his project, which he passed around. His subject was a square bowl made from Chestnut. With the dexterity and confidence of an old master Seamus was very soon passing around a lovely square-edged bowl. He also showed the assembly some variations, including how to make a bowl with legs and also one with handles.
The competition was 'a bowl' and there was an excellent entry, probably the best this year.
|Seamus Healy, with his blank mounted on the chuck.|
|The full entry.|
The winners were: Beginners: 1st.......Joe Kennedy. 2nd.....Christy Fitzpatrick. 3rd......John McCarthy.
Intermediate: 1st......Brian Goulding. 2nd....Bill O'Mahony. 3rd.....Hugh Garrett.
Advanced: 1st......Gerard Hennessy. 2nd....Charley McCarthy. 3rd.....Stephen Pearson.
|Brian Goulding with his lighthouse.|
|Winners of "Beginners" - placed as listed, left to right.|
|Winners of "Intermediate" - placed as listed, left to right.|
|1st & 2nd of "Advanced" - placed as listed, left to right.|
Stephen Pearson had departed.
|Our demonstrators, Brian Goulding (left) and Seamus Healy.|