Sunday, April 13, 2014

We had a great chapter seminar at Garryduff Sports Centre, Rochestown, on Saturday, 12th April. Our guest turner was the Guild Chairman, Joe Laird and Joe did us proud.  He undertook three projects that essentially took in most of the skills associated with faceplate/headstock work and even in making a hole-boriong jig did a little spindle turning too.
Hearty congratulations to Jim O'Donovan who won the overall prize.  Everybody present was absolutely delighted for Jim who won his first major award.  We look forward to greater success for Jim, who is turning for only a few years , in future competitions.  We'll be expecting a few demos now, Jim.
The venue was an excellent one and being just off the main road into Cork, coming from The Jack Lynch Tunnel, was easy to find.  It is very likely that we will use it again.  Brian McAdoo was the main organiser and the usual volunteer members, under Chairman John Ahern, all contributed to making it a flawless event.
"The Hut" volunteered at the last minute to set up shop for the event and that contributed in no small way to lending a great sense importance and enjoyment to the event - though it lightened our pockets too.  Everything we bought, however, we definitely NEEDED.  Thanks Des, and your lovely assistant, for coming and for donating the winner's prize.
Somebody asked me recently if I was still woodturning and I replied: "Well, I am still collecting the tools anyway."
We are especially grateful to our Kerry brother and sister turners for travelling to be with us and for their participation.
Our next chapter meeting is the 17th May at our usual Togher venue and remember it is "Bring & Buy Day".

Some of "the crowd".

Competition entries (1)

Competition entries (2)

Competition entries (3)

Com,petition entries (4)

Joe, with his first completed project, a square bowl.

The square bowl in detail - and Stephen's hand, of course.

Project number 2, a three sided bowl.

Jim O'Donovan, receiving his prize from Chairman, John Ahern, with Joe in the middle.

The third project, Joe's now famous Celtic bowl.