|David Lee, who, with Leo O'Donoghoe, judged the competition points out the finer points of the lamp.
|David handles Ger Hennessy's prize ball while Chairman, John Ahern, keeps an eye on proceedings.
|From left: Paddy O'Rourke, John Ahern, Micheál Howard, John O'Shea, Ger Hennessy, Jim Byrne and Bill O'Mahony.
|Paddy Lynch's 'Chapman Twist' before final glueing.
|Paddy Lynch at the lathe.
The "Beginners" section was won by Micheál Howard.
"Intermediate" was won by Jim Byrne with Bill O'Mahony second .
"Advanced" was won by Ger Hennessy, second was John Ahern and John O'Shea & Paddy O'Rourke were joint third.
The first demonstrator was Paddy O'Rourke who did an intriguing box with a 'twist and spur' lockable lid. Many experienced turners hadn't seen it before and were fascinated.
The irrepressible and highly entertaining Paddy Lynch then took over and produced his now well-known "Chapman Twist" lamp. Paddy is well known as a straight talker but with a great sense of humour. His way of describing things, as well as his humorous 'asides' , had the members rocking in their seats with laughter. Yet, he produced the goods and several members left the workshop with a full set of "the makings" which Paddy had wisely prepared in the off chance that there may have been buyers for them.
|Some of the attendance at the September Workshop
|Paddy O'Rourke, working on the lid of his box.
|The unusual (for a woodturner box at any rate) locking system.