Lots of really great work being produced which shows that folks are returning to the workshop after a bit of a summer break, we also had a visit from an old friend and we have a new face - welcome to Daniel Stewart, a very talented young turner from the North West of Scotland....read on for more.
Burnsy received a special delivery from Phil Irons, a rather lovely small Olive Ash urn complete with threaded boxwood lid. It is laser engraved with the name Minnie so there's no prizes for guessing what it's for. Safe to say that the urn has been put to it's intended use and she is now safe and sound inside. Thank you Mr Irons.
Daniel Stewart joined us for the first time, and hopefully not the last ! Daniel is a very talented young turner from the North West of Scotland, we got a glimpse of his work from a photo he sent over....we definitely hope to see a lot more.
Gary Lowe sent over some photos of a few pieces made whilst he had some quiet time...what's that we all ask!! Very nice as always with plenty of colour and texture, Burr Elm featured heavily...apparently it's in short supply down in England...shame that....
John Brown sent in some photos of a piece of wet Laburnum he had quickly turned into a bowl with the bark still showing. John had also been using up some more of the spalted beech supplies and produced a vase with some really interesting colour and patterns.
Martin Stacey sent in some photos of his most recent projects, some replacement handles for his lathe - the supplied ones are very uncomfortable to use so Martin made his own ergonomic ones. We also got a look at a project for remembrance day which is fast approaching. Very creative work as always.
Mick Johns sent in some photos of a very interesting project he has completed. A steering wheel for a restored early model Cortina was commissioned from Mick and this is the result...lovely piece of work and very unusual request...could be a great niche market.So we now have steering wheels and gear knobs in the group - next it'll be a wooden stick welder!!
Nick Simpson sent in some photos from a recent club challenge. The challenge had been to make an item on the lathe from a 3 inch cube of material which allows for whole range of turning techniques to be put into practice. Some interesting ideas displayed.
Patrick Lindsay sent over photos of some of his recent pieces, a couple of natural edge bowls. We also got a look at an article that features Patrick and his work from a Bushcraft magazine, we got to see the detail of a large bowl with a feature inclusion in the base - Patrick has secured the piece with superglue and metallic powder to allow him to turn it safely. As always we also got an orchid !!
Phil Irons was sent some photos of a piece of his work which was acquired by a collector from an antique shop. The piece is made from Olive wood but Phil can't remember either getting the wood or making the piece...but it's signed and definitely his. Surprisingly nobody made the obvious comments about Phil and antiques...I guess it would have been too easy....!!
As always we had several contributions from others so, if you showed something, then please do send over some photos you can do it from your mobile phone.... it's not that hard, just ask a teenager for help!!
DON'T FORGET: YOU SHOULD SEND OVER YOUR PHOTOS/VIDEOS FOR MONDAY EVENING RIGHT AWAY FOLKS!!
Don't forget you can find the previous Monday Session Reports on the website just click here. You can also look at the images for each week by clicking here and look at the images for each contributor by clicking here.
Once again thanks to all of you for making these evenings such a success, if nobody contributed then none of these evenings could happen. Keep on making and, most important of all, keep on sharing!
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