Report on June Meetings

6th June

Chat & Shavings Night

The subject for the evening was texturing.

On our latest trip to Toolpost Felix demonstrated how use the Crown Texturing tool and the Henry Taylor Elf tool. We were all encouraged to have a go, which we did, with varying results. However with money to burn in his pocket Roy decided to purchase the Crown tool and Mike bought a couple of the replacement Burr's for the Elf. 

So that is the reason that we thought an evening spent playing with these tools might be of some interest to some of our Club members. Roy brought his very expensive tool along to show some of the effects that can be achieved with practice. It is very difficult, if not impossible, to replicate the same design but good fun trying. Several members had a go and appeared to get the hang of using the tool. Mike used the second lathe to show off his home made holder for the Elf burr's. This tool requires a shallow cove to be formed on the work piece before applying the texturing tool

22nd June Summer BBQ

This years BBQ was held on a Saturday afternoon and not a Club night as in previous years which appeared to prove popular with members and guests. The weather gods were very kind to us and we enjoyed perhaps the best day of the summer so far.
About 50 members and friends sampled a good selection of food that the Club supplied, this was prepared, cooked and served by June, Ruth, Alan and Roy. After the BBQ food was consumed a selection of homemade cake was well received, this was kindly donated by Derek's wife.
A lot of members had brought along some of their work to put on display in the hall, I am sure some of the guests were surprised at the standard of workmanship.
                  The afternoon concluded with a bumper raffle staged by Tony.
Those members who were unable to attend missed a very good event, but we hope you might be able come next year.
A big thank you to ALL who helped make the BBQ a great success 

27th June Club Night

How to turn a Japanese Tea box Demonstration

by

Mike Graves

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