Sunday, May 29, 2016

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.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Remember: The workshop on Saturday next (21st May) is deferred to the following Saturday, 28th May at 1.30 p.m.