Report by: Lindsay Amies
Club Night Demo: February 11th 2015
Our first club entertainment evening for 2015, also known as a demo, was presented by Master Carver Mike Davies and we weren’t disappointed.
Assisted by a power point presentation, Mike introduced Record Power, a Sheffield company with over 100 years experience. Lathes, M2 grade high speed chisels, an impressive dust extraction system and a wet stone sharpening system that really worked all got the once over.
We heard a little about Mike’s interesting background before he introduced the Six Techniques, the foundation skills for successful carving.
Mike went through the six techniques, one by one, explaining and demonstrating clearly the essential techniques for holding a chisel and making various cuts. It looked so easy. A sales pitch which wasn’t lost on members present was his one day course ($157) and a set of carving chisels thrown in for good measure, or that might have been vice versa, it didn’t matter, it was still a good deal.
The theme for term one is decorating platters and Mike came up with three straight forward designs that even the uninitiated could try. A point of interest was his comment that the carving working level needed to be at elbow height, to save your back.
A quick demo on lettering, a series of two cuts, just scratched the surface of the subject, pun intended.
Mike wound up the evening with a quick demonstration of the WG250 and the effectiveness of this sharpening system!
This was a quick moving demo sustained by a high level of interest from the benches. Expect a lot of interest in Mike’s One Day Introductory Course.
Well done Mike and thanks. A really good evening.
|February 11th||Carved Rim||Mike Davies|
|February 18th||Inlays round vertical exterior rim||Joe Hosking|
|Turn a cube challenge||Colin Wise|
|February 25th||CNC Demo||Piet Van Rensburg|
|March 4th||Feet on Platter||Bruce Wood|
|March 11th||Shape and Form||Gordon Pembridge|
|March 18th||Textured Rim Platter||Terry Scott|
|March 25th||Platter Stand , Term Awards||Dick Veitch|
|April 1st||Last Night of Term reduced Programme due to opening Easter Show.||Bruce will demo hollowed babies rattle|
|October 15th||Kidz First Toys||Tom Pearson|
|October 22nd||Pyrography||Terry Scott|
|October 29th||Kidz First Bowls||Lindsay Amies|
|November 5th||Air Brushing||Gordon Pembridge|
|November 12th||Sandblasting||Dick Veitch|
|November 19th||Crackle Paint||Michele Pointon|
|November 26th||Tie Dying||Alison Smith|
|December 3rd||Gold Leaf||Terry Scott|
|December 17th||Last night of term programme TBC
Table Prize, term project, Life members award for excellence in woodturning, Bring a plate
|July 23rd||Butterfly Box||David Jones|
|July 30th||Threaded Lidded Box||Dick Veitch|
|August 6th||Natural Edge Box||Graeme Mackay|
|August 13th||Jewellery Box||Warwick Day|
|August 20th||Carbon Fibre Pens||Richard Bootten|
|August 27th||Russian Boxes||Terry Scott|
|September 3rd||Escoulen Lidded Box||Bruce Wood|
|September 10th||Spinning Top Lidded Box||Andrew Bright|
|September 24th||Last night of term programme TBC
Table Prize, term project "Lidded Box", Life members award for excellence in woodturning
Term 2 Project Theme – Clocks
Demonstrator – Demo
7 George Archer – Round Wall Clock
14 John Moat – Triangular Mounted Clock
21 Terry Scott – Sphere Clock
28 Annual General Meeting & Power point clocks by Rhys Hana
4 Bruce Wood – Escoulen Mounted Clock
11 Cam Cosford – Crescent Clock
18 Chris Pouncy – Robert Sorby Demo
25 Dick Veitch – Telegraph Cross Tree Clock
2 Last night of term programme tdc, Table Prize, term project “clock’, Life members award for excellence in Woodturning.