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December 2009 Christmas Social Evening

Wood Turning
demonstrated by
Graham Bailey

Despite the inclement weather Thursday night’s meeting was a great success with nearly 70 members and friends attending to enjoy this Christmas social evening and watch Graham Bailey demonstrating wood turning. Graham is a local man and is well known to many of our members.


Graham brought along a portable wood turning lathe (which was very heavy and needed two people to carry it) into The Manor House for the evening and showed how to produce a simple garden dibber. He explained about the different type’s gouges and chisels he uses and how the wood is held with the various types of chucks and spigots needed to produce the bowls etc. During the demonstration Graham answered many questions from the audience and there was a lot of interest in what he was doing.

After the demonstration Graham spent a lot of time talking to individual members about wood turning and showing a variety of items he had made ranging from bowls to pens and earring stands which were all for sale.

Chris and Jo getting friendly with Santa

After the wood turning it was time to tuck-in to the refreshments provided by the society with some kind donations by members and take part in the quiz and guessing game devised by Jo and Jane. There was also a sparkly waistcoat and fancy tie contest for the men won by Keith Gissing in his silver attire. The meeting closed around 10:00 just as the snow was beginning to settle but with the entertainment, food and games everyone enjoyed the last event of 2009 and look forward to next year when we start off with the AGM on January 21st at 7:30.


Keith in his winning waistcoat

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