Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Woodturners an fishermen

Ballycotton Fishing Trip June 28th 2017

Today Skipper Peter Manning once again hosted the annual Cork Chapter fishing trip in Ballycotton Bay, Peter is also a member of the Chapter.Our boat headed out for the open sea at 9am sharp. A second trip organised for the afternoon was not filled this year.

A beautiful day good companionship and excellent fishing made it a day to rember. Fishing was slow to begin with but as we headed out to open sea we all started to catch an abundance of fish. The catch mainly consisted of mackerel pollack wrasse pouting and geunarll. Peter strictly ensured that all the smalls were returned to the sea in good condition. He had  as always had a plentiful supply of tea and coffee.

After a great days fishing a lovely lunch was enjoyed overlooking Ballycotton pier and island. A great day was had by all. 

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 2017 Workshop

The July workshop was home-based in Kieran Higgin's in Skibbereen. As always, Kieran was well-prepared for the fine audience that attended. Unusually for Kieran, he turned a platter in yew compared to his usual medium of Bog Oak. He used a piece of yew that was originally destined for the fire heap. Kieran then proceed to turn a natural-edged platter. As he proceeded, he explained in great detail his method, the tools he used, and why he used those tools. 

After the break, for tea, coffee and fine food, Brendan Griffin and Tony Farrell announced the winners of the competition. I would like to thank Tony and Brendan for volunteering for judging same. 

When we resumed, Kieran finished his project, which as always was excellent. The event finished with a general discussion on wood turning.It was indeed a most enjoyable day.

John B. Ahern.  

Setting Up the Blank
Finished Natural Edged Platter
Kieran at work
Brendan Griffin, Gerry Twomey and Tony Farrell
Brendan, Hugh Garrett and Tony
Brendan, John O Shea and Tony

Best Wishes to Michael Pattwell

All members of the Cork Chapter IWG wish Michael a speedy recovery and are looking forward to seeing him up and about soon.