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Meeting Reviews

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


October 2015 - George Foweraker RPT

George was off on a course for the following 2 days and so this month’s meeting was shorter than normal but packed with useful information and friendly banter as always.


The theme was Christmas Decorations and therefore was very timely as that is the theme for next months Monthly Challenge. The main item to be turned was a sea urchin pendant, the sea urchins being purchasable on the internet for about £1.50 each. The first task was to abrade the holes circular and both faces flat using homemade pieces of appropriate scrap wood to which 240 grit abrasive was attached. For the purposes of the demo the sea urchins were left in their natural state but could easily be painted before assembling the finished pendant.


Finials were then turned from pine for each end and a wire hook glued into one end to create an attractive pendant about 5” in length …















Top Tip 1 - when using a Stebcentre, punch the centre holes in each end of the spindle rather than drilling which can easily run off centre

Top Tip 2 - When sanding the delicate parts of a spindle, don’t use course abrasive as this can remove the fine detail

Top Tip 3 - keep the cutting tool close to your body and then move your body to keep better control

Top Tip 4 - drill the hole for the wire hook before shaping the finial end to size


To round off the evening George quickly turned a snowman and Christmas tree which provides fun pieces for children to decorate …












Thanks to George for yet another entertaining and informative evening.


David Langan