Well, what a talented bunch, a fantastic amount of work was on display this evening with contributions from old and new friends...most importantly the Powertex king is back!!
Gary Lowe up in the frozen wilderness has been keeping warm in the workshop and produced this stunning hollow form with a beautiful carved finial. Just the sort of thing that will look really good on his new website at https://garylowewoodturner.co.uk/ See what I did there folks....slick or what!!
Graham Brooks sent over a few photos of a type of box he makes quite regularly, it's off centre turned and it can be adjusted to form different shapes, really neat. Graham has also been out in the workshop making one of the Pat Carroll demo pieces - a Tinea rimmed platter and a very nice job it is!!
(See Pat. I didn't mention "Jock Itch" at all, not once !!)
Len Shield having recovered from eating all of that birthday cake Len has been out in the workshop making more things to show us all. I think it's nice of Len's granddaughters to allow him to use their workshop !!
Joe Laird joined us for the first time this Monday. Many of you know Joe from his demonstrations at woodturning clubs and events in the UK, Ireland and all round the world. Joe has sent over some photos of his work and is joining the ranks of demonstrators getting into Interactive Remote Demonstrations...we will of course keep you posted on ticket availability for his IRD's!!
Ken Bryden has been out putting us all to shame (again). This time Ken has produced a spiral fluted hollow form out of Holly. Of course the Holly has done its normal thing and split so Ken was looking for some suggestions on how to handle the split and whether or not to colour the piece ... of course there were a number of views....especially on the subject of colour and glitter!
Kevin McAlister has been allowed back out into the workshop and, after a long absence, we have the return of Powertex. Kevin has made a chalice and his t-shirt collection has been depleted yet further .... another stunning and colourful piece! Plus Kevin was given a suggestion for a hidden box base by Gary Lowe....I think we may have some more Powertex shortly folks!!
Martin Stacey sent over some photos of a piece he shared with us a little while ago. The segmented yarn bowl is now fully completed and in use, the owner is very pleased with it as it keeps her wool away from the cat....the cat's view on things remains unreported. Nice job Martin!
Mary Ashton made a rookie mistake on her first Monday session by showing us all a rather lovely bowl with a pewter rim and foot. Lots of you then asked for photos so Mary sent in a series of photos to show us how she makes these bowls. So we will hopefully see a whole crop of bowls with pewter rims and feet in the not too distant future...and of course more from Mary herself would be nice !!
Reg Thirlwall sent over some photos of a bowl he has completed. This one has carved handles to allow it to be lifted and a rather stunning natural pattern, overall a really nice piece!
Pat Carroll Update: Some of you may have become upset or concerned about the video in circulation showing Pat's new workshop mascot falling into a bin of shavings. Please note this is fake news, Barney is safe and well, he's even been bought a special chair to sit on.....
Kristin Gray has, after requests from around the globe, added a link to her website to allow you to purchase one of the lovely Pat Carroll t-shirts. So if you would like a t-shirt then just visit her website here: https://www.kristingrayphotography.com/merchandise
(Pat wanted me to pass on his thanks to Kristin for doing this, at least I think thats what he said !!)
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: