|Some of the attendance.|
We had two of the Chapter’s better turners doing demonstrations for our May 2016 workshop.
First off was John O’Shea and he made a jewellery box from Ash. It could be said that he really made 4 pieces; the main box, the insert, the cover and the knob. He started each piece on a screw chuck and having rounded the pieces then made spigots. Our attendance was a bit smaller than usual but those who attended were very impressed. This item is to be the subject of the competition for June.
|John O'Shea's jewellery box. Project for the June competition|
After the break David Lee went through the intricacies of turning a tool handle from Ash also. This “back-to-basics” exercise was very welcome. Dave can only be said to be “the devil for detail” and without doubt this stood us all in good stead.
With a few minutes left Dave showed us a jig he had made for making spheres and demonstrated it. Maybe he might decide to patent it and he will have plenty of customers from the Cork Chapter.
|David Lee's 'sphere' jig.|
The competition was a set of napkin rings on a stand, as demonstrated by John Ahern in March. David Lee and Paddy Lynch kindly acted as judges. There was a small entry, just 2 in “Intermediate” and 5 in “Advanced”. Peter Manning took the honours in “Advanced” and Frank Allen in “Intermediate”.
|Dave Lee, judge, congratulates Frank Allen.|
|Peter Manning with one of the competition judges, David Lee.|
The Chapter are planning a days fishing in late June and also a possibility of a day with Glenn Lucas. If we choose a weekday we can have use of the Scout bus. Anybody interested should submit his/her name to Mick Bouchier.