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Bryan’s theme for the evening was children’s toys and the audience appeared to enjoy the trip down memory lane as well as the challenge of solving the mystery of the snapper stick. The whole evening enabled Bryan to demonstrate his skills using the skew and hopefully will have encouraged many of us to experiment with this much maligned tool.
Bryan helpfully provided detailed drawings for the 3 items that he demonstrated namely, a snake, a knitting dolly and the Snapper or Bang stick and therefore this review consists mainly of “Top Tips” filtered from the myriad of useful hints, tips, workarounds, home made tools, products etc revealed by Byan during the evening. All the items were turned in beech wood reclaimed from offcuts of kitchen wooden worktops.
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If anybody is still uncertain as to how the Snapper Stick works then Shirley will be happy to demonstrate!
Finally, to complete the evening, Bryan quickly demonstrated the creation of a couple of Christmas ornaments -
(Apologies to Bryan for photographing the side of the Christmas tree where the skew caught -
As next month’s monthly challenge is a Christmas decoration there’s no excuses now for members not to enter.
Thanks to Bryan for an enjoyable and very informative evening.