Another packed meeting, I'm not even sure how we manage to pack it all in !! Lots of splendid work on show from those in attendance:
Bill Mooney shared some of his photos with us from the presentation of pens he had made to Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex (or to those of us North of the border Her Royal Highness The Countess of Forfar). The presentation was made as part of Bill's work for the Blind Veterans Association and it looked like a very special day.
Kevin McAlister was allowed into the workshop again this week, Cameron was clearly feeling generous...it's about time Kevin got his own workshop though!! This time we were given a look at some pyrography as well as some turning....multi-talented!
Graham Brooks showed us a selection of his work, mostly off-centre work with a variety of textures and a hollow form made following an online demo by Cindy Drozda to create a three sided hollow form with apertures on all three faces.
Ian Forster showed us a three sided box he has made, with some decoration on the outside and a locating pin for the lid to help with alignment. The piece is finished with a liming wax.
Len Shield has been ousted from the workshop again!! Len's granddaughter Martha has been out in her workshop...see what I did there Len....and has been making some of these rather jolly ducks. So it looks as though Len (like Kevin) will be shopping for a new workshop soon then.
Martin Stacey has been out there making things, how does he find the time!! The projects in hand this time were a yarn bowl (segmented) and a wooden watch, both of these look like they have a lot of bits...I'd lose them all instantly. We should, hopefully, get a look at the finished bowl and watch in a future session....not so subtle hint there Martin!!
As always we had several contributions from others but the session is not recorded so I don't have screen shots....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!!
Photos are below, as usual click on the little image to see a bigger version: