Twas the final meeting before Christmas (sorry couldn't resist that one) .... so it had to be give away time!! We had some work submitted but of course everyone was busy with the run up to the holidays. However the promise of those wonderful give away prizes meant we still had a pretty full house.
John Brown gave everyone a look at a small piece he had made from a mystery timber. The high resin content of the timber had meant that the finished piece had taken on a translucent appearance. The answer to the mystery was....Douglas Fir.
Phil Irons had been out raiding the local timber yard (again!) and this time had come back with Robinia and Eucalyptus. Some of the Robinia has already become a rather nice hollow form....almost looks like involuted turning. In response to our recent demo by Emiliano Achaval, a piece of the Eucalyptus has been converted into a Calabash bowl. The Eucalyptus was green and has, of course, done it's thing ..... the bowl is most definitely no longer round!
Gary Lowe has been out doing a sculptural piece with fair sized lump of Burr Elm. The piece was turned and of course a certain amount of texture and colour has been added to the work (well it is Gary after all!!).
We had contributions from several others and I have (as usual) failed to take screen shots....you know who you are so please send over some photos and I will add them in.
The big events of the evening were, of course, the give away prizes !!
The winners on the evening were:
- Elm Blank: Ray Midgley
- Phil Irons Caddy Spoon: Jay Heryet
- Phil Irons Caddy Spoon: Brian Conchie
- Pat Carroll "Barney" Mug: David Gordon
Photos are below, as usual click on the little image to see a bigger version: