Yet another good evening, thanks go to all of those who sent photos or simply held up a piece of work on the night. Lots to get through so lets get started!
Len Shield had reached a certain birthday (21 again Len!) and sent us over some photos of the utterly brilliant birthday cake he was presented with by his family. Len's grand daughter has also been back to take over the workshop again....move over grandad!!
Dave Wilcocks joined us for the first time this Monday. Many of you know Dave from his spell working within the AWGB and of course many of us have seen Dave demonstrate and met up with him at events in person....remember those? Dave sent over a photo of a square piece he has on the lathe at the moment...he clearly didn't think that one through as I can now pick on him again in future to see the completed work....rookie mistake!!
Ian Forster has been out making a rather lovely multi faceted lidded box with a finial. The piece is Ian's take on an idea from Cindy Drozda and the images sent in speak for themselves...really lovely.
John Brown has been working with some pieces of Bamboo flooring and decided to make some laminated pieces. John has made great use of the interesting material and produced some really nice pieces though he reports that tools need to be really sharp and kept sharp throughout.
Martin Stacey sent over some photos of a piece he shared with us a little while ago. Having seen a similar project some while ago Martin decided to have a go himself and has made a wooden wrist watch. Martin told us that the original project he had seen was produced by CNC but Martin's version is totally hand made. Great stuff!
Pat Carroll rejoined us having survived his trip to hospital. Pat had received a delivery of a new workshop accessory which is now on display in his workshop. The accessory has been hand customised with Pat's logo and I'm sure will be a feature in his IRD's from now on. We were even given an extra special treat when Pat let us all hear the song played.....nice!!
Burnsy has submitted a few photos of a piece which was sold a little while ago. A small Monkey puzzle vase using a shape copied from a Ginger Jar found in an antique shop. The piece has a spun silver rim made by David Allinson, a metal spinner working in Sheffield. As you can see Pat sent over an image suggesting some design improvements which could be made to the piece .....thanks Pat.
Kristin Gray has created a very special portrait of Pat Carroll and this has been put onto a very special limited edition t-shirt. It's not clear yet how to get hold of one of these unique garments but perhaps they may become available on Pat's website.....
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!!
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!
Photos are below, as usual click on the little image to see a bigger version: