May 2024 – Chairman’s Challenge

This month’s submissions for the Chairman’s Challenge and other items that were made by our club members during the last month.

The challenge was “Small Pierced Bowl /Platter/Vase / Box /Free Choice” and any other items made by members this month

Next month’s Chinwag Zoom meeting is on the 6th of June 2024. The Chairman’s Challenge theme will be “Bird Box Large or Small”.

April 2024 – Chairman’s Challenge

This month’s submissions for the Chairman’s Challenge and other items that were made by our club members during the last month.

The challenge was “Three Pieces of Fruit (Different woods)” and any other items made by members this month

Next month’s Chinwag Zoom meeting is on the 2nd of May 2024. The Chairman’s Challenge theme will be “Small Pierced Bowl /Platter/Vase / Box /Free Choice”.

March 2024 – Chairman’s Challenge

This month’s submissions for the Chairman’s Challenge and other items that were made by our club members during the last month.

The challenge was “Vase with Decorated & or Textured Rim” and any other items made by members this month

Next month’s Chinwag Zoom meeting is on the 4th of April 2024. The Chairman’s Challenge theme will be “Three Pieces of Fruit (Different Woods)”.

February 2024 – Chairman’s Challenge

This month’s submissions for the Chairman’s Challenge and other items that were made by our club members during the last month.

The challenge was “Platter with decorated Rim 150 to 200 mm in diameter” and any other items made by members this month

Next month’s Chinwag Zoom meeting is on the 7th of March 2024. The Chairman’s Challenge theme will be “Vase with Decorated & or Textured Rim”.

January 2024 – Chairman’s Challenge

This month’s submissions for the Chairman’s Challenge and other items that were made by our club members during the last month.

The challenge was “Any Style Bowl between 100 -150 mm in diameter” and any other items made by members this month

Next month’s Chinwag Zoom meeting is on the 1st of February 2024. The Chairman’s Challenge theme will be “Platter with decorated Rim 150 to 200 mm in diameter”.

April 2023 – Saturday All-Day Members Workshop

Blackcountry Woodturners had their Saturday All-Day Members Workshop on April 29th 2023. It started at 10.00 and went on till 16.00, this is an event that is popular with members and takes place at least once a year.

The project for the day was to turn a set of nine oak Skittles

The workshop day was well attended by the committee and had a steady member base drop in during the day with most being in attendance all day. 

Members’ workshop days and evenings will be ongoing events in the coming years for the members to get hands-on with the club lathes. 

We had three lathes on the go during the day, which were used to good effect, each lathe was looked after by a “lathe master” (an experienced club member) giving guidance to members turning the Skittles.

Though out the day members were able to help themselves to tea and coffee with biscuits, cake and savoury items provided for everyone

Robert kindly brought along one of his 3D printers to demonstrate to members that were interested. He was kept busy most of the day with questions and demonstrations.

These are some interesting infrared Videos, thanks to Chris Clay.

Report by Steve Hackett – Photos thanks to Andrew Bache, Chris Clay and Greg McAteer.