Happy new year to you all.
Whilst most people would be nursing a sore head from last nights parties, visiting friends and family or just taking in some fresh air, I have been slaving away to update the website calendar with this years schedule.
There are still details to be finalised in some areas but the dates have been confirmed.
I have also updated the dates for the spring term, learn to turn dates.
Should you wish to print these dates out, Barbara has produces a calendar which can be downloaded from the button below:
2018 Dates For Your Diary
As we are approaching the end of the year the club house opening times have been scaled back to cater for the festive season.
The opening details for December are as follows:
- Hands On – Tuesday 5th December
- Mark Baker (All Day Demo) – Saturday 9th December
- Nikos Siragas (All Day Demo) – Tuesday 12th December
- Christmas Social – Wednesday 13th December
- Hands On – Saturday 16th December
The workshop will be closed for the Christmas/New year break between 17/12/2017 and 10/01/2018.
The Christmas Social
As is usual for the Club, the December meeting is a social gathering where we bring food and drink to share, get the opportunity to chat whilst trying to figure out the answers to the devilishly hard quiz and submit our entries for the turning challenges.
The Meeting will be held at the Kegworth Village Hall, next door to the Club House, and will start at 19:00.
Barbara has a list of who is attending, the number of guests and what food are bringing food.
This year we have the following categories:
- Turning between Centres
- Turning using a chuck
- ‘Anything Goes’
- The Chairman’s Challenge
- The Charnwood Machinery Challenge
You can enter all five competitions or just a few. If you cannot make it to the social but would like to enter the competitions, you will just need to get your pieces to the club on a Hands on day, or contact Barbara.
The Chairman’s Challenge is to turn and construct an Elephant as demonstrated by Ian Ethell at the November Meeting. Details of the elephant can be found by clicking the button below:
Download The Christmas Elephant Plans
The Charnwood Machinery Challenge
This year, Charnwood Tools have again agreed to donate a tools voucher to the winner of their challenge.
To be in with a chance you will make a Christmas themed free standing money box with the following limitations: it must be mainly turned, but could include some/limited carved work; The top can be screwed, push fit or have locking peg; It can be painted, stained or plain.
The October 2017 Competition, to create a Genie Vase, received a flood of entries and all were to the usual high standard.
- Derek Henderson
- Martin Stenlake
- Stan Ethell
- Tony Stubbins
- John Spray
- Bill Percival
- Melvyn Francks
- Ben Wild
The winners were:
1st Derek Henderson
2nd Martin Stenlake
3rd Stan Ethell
Click here for details on the competition brief.