Presentation at Mary Stevens Hospice 28th May 2021

Today we are at Mary Stevens Hospice to present the Wig stands that were turned by the club members for the people who are undergoing treatment for illnesses who also need additional help with other areas of their treatment and wellbeing.

Those present for the handover were Roger Cheshire, Stephen Hackett, and Barrie Fisher, committee members of the Black Country Woodturners Club.  James Totney, the community, and events fundraiser from Mary Stevens Hospice accepted the Wig stands from us on behalf of the hospice. James stated that it was a pleasure to accept them and was impressed with the craftsmanship being displayed.

At the handover we undertook a photoshoot of the Wig stands and people present, James also had Beth come along for the event. 

He also stated that he is looking forward to the visit by the club for the summer fair being held in September.  In addition, he confirmed we would be able to have an area for the items that we can turn for the charity to sell, so they can gain additional funds for the Mary Stevens Hospice.

February’s Chairman’s Challenge

February 4th chinwag saw the return of the Chairman’s Challenge after a few years beak.

For the member who missed the Zoom meet I’ve added a gallery below of the piece sent in.

As well as more Wig stands that will be donated to charity.

Next months challenge can be found on the Chairman’s Challenge section of the website Link

We Also Have a few pieces that were not finished for Januarys Challenge

John Aitkin – Zoom Demo

THURSDAY 15th OCTOBER 2020 – Start Time 6.45PM

Our clubs second Pro demo will be hosted by John Aitkin the Bowler Hatted Turner. He will be demonstrating making a sea urchin ornament. Outlining all necessary design considerations and detail tooling techniques required to complete the project.

If there is time left he will turn a second project – a mirror or picture frame, again discussing design considerations and detail tooling techniques.

This is a paid demo, the demo fee is exactly the same as you would be charged at the club when we put on a professional demo such as this, as  Covid19 looks to be with us for the foreseeable future we will be having more of the remote demonstrations as we go along. We are collecting the payment by bank transfer or cheque/cash handed to a committee member.

All club members Should have had a email regarding this. If anyone is having a issue with payment or setup of Zoom please contact a committee member or use the below email, One of the committee will help you out.

blackcountrywoodturners@gmail.com

Second Zoom Club Demo

On Thursday 17th September 2020 the club will be doing its Second live club online demo… Starting at 7:15pm and will finish when it does

This Demo is free to all members.

Demo to be arranged

All Club member will having a email Regarding this meeting In the next few weeks, if there are any issue please contact a member of the committee and we will sort out getting the details to you.