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Burnham-on-sea          Woodturning Club

Meeting Reviews

July 2019 - Chris Foweraker

June 2019 - Paul Sweet

May 2019 - George Foweraker

April 2019 - Bryan Milham

March 2019 - Mark Sanger

February 2019 - George Foweraker

January 2019 - Paul Sweet

November 2018 - Jason Breach

October 2018 - Colwin Way

September 2018 - John Blake

August 2018 - Paul Sweet

July 2018 - Mark Sanger

June 2018 - John Lancaster

April 2018 - Liz Kent

March 2018 - Paul Hannaby

January 2018 - George Foweraker

November 2017 - Jason Breach

October 2017 - Tony George

September 2017 - Bryan Milham

September 2017 - AWGB

August 2017 - Mark Hancock

June 2017 - John Aitken

April 2017 - Chris Foweraker

March 2017 - Mark Sanger

February 2017 - George Foweraker

January 2017 - Paul Sweet

November 2016 - Jason Breach

October 2016 - Bryan Milham

September 2016 - Mark Sanger

August 2016 - Keith Fenton

July 2016 - George Foweraker

June 2016 - Chris Foweraker

June 2016 - Stuart Mortimer

April 2016 - Pete Moncrieff-Jury

March 2016 - Mark Sanger

February 2016 - Ray Blake

January 2016 - George Foweraker

December 2015 - Nick Agar

November 2015 - Paul Hannaby

October 2015 - George Foweraker

September 2015 - Mark Sanger

August 2015 - Jason Breach

July 2015 - Chris Foweraker

June 2015 - Nick Agar

February 2017 - George Foweraker

There was a good turnout of members for the February meeting and we also welcomed three guests who hopefully will become members of the group.

Our own George Foweraker provided a demonstration of back to basics with the turning of a simple beech wood bowl. George spent the first part of the session explaining the various grain cuts and wood drying times. He then moved onto turning the bowl explaining the push and pull cut techniques using the gouge and how to hold the tools correctly. Group members were invited to join George at the lathe to review the correct cutting angle/technique and ask individual questions…

The bowl took shape (and didn’t look anything like a dog bowl!) before we went for a break for refreshments made by Shirley.


On returning discussions took place regarding the use of abrasives and the rest of the bowl was turned. The bowl then came to life when George textured the rim of the bowl.

Yes George’ it’s always good to go back to basics!!

I was unable to attend the meeting, which was a shame as I was looking forward to a FREE bowl turning masterclass from George! Thanks go to Carole Davis for standing in and providing the above review of what I am sure was a very useful meeting, no doubt full of George’s usual banter and sales patter!


David Langan