Issue 79 Summer 2014


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TRENT VALLEY WOODTURNERS WOODWORD New Workshop Latest Progress Competitions Demonstration Pop Box Winners Robin Barlow Summer 2014 Issue 79 & More


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CONTENTS PAGE No 2 2 3-5 6 6 7 7 7 8 9 9 11 13-14 16 18 Dates for your diary 2014 (Wednesday Club nights) Dates for your diary 2014 (Saturday and Thursday ‘hands on’) New Workshop Building 2014 Annual General Meeting Scout Group Visit Trent Valley Trading Forthcoming Shows and Events Advertising Sponsors TVWT Club Website Information Club Meeting Wednesday 9 th April 2014 - Video March 2014 Pop Box Competition Results Member’s Forum May 2014 Demonstration night - Robin Barlow Classified Ads Editor’s comments SPONSORS 7 8 10 12 15 17 18 In The Studio Jewellery Shop John Boddy Timber The Tool Post The Tool Shop Derby Turners Retreat Chestnut Products Ashley Iles 1


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 2014 WEDNESDAY CLUB NIGHT January 8th March 12th May 14th July 9th Chris Pouncy February 12th Paul Bellamy Video Jimmy Clewes John Berkeley Stan Bryan Richard Findley AGM & Wood Sale April 9th Robin Barlow TBA June 11th August 13th October 8th September 10th Steve Heeley November 12th Member’s Night December 10th Christmas Social See Club Website for more details SATURDAY AND THURSDAY ‘HANDS ON’ DATES 2014 SATURDAY January 11th February 15th March 15th April 12th May 17th June 14th July 12th August 16th THURSDAY January 30th February 27th March 27th April 24th May 29th June 26th July 31st August 28th September 13th September 25th October 11th October 30th November 15th November 27th December 13th TBA 2


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New Workshop Building Over the past few weeks significant progress has been made in the building of the new Workshop. At the time of publishing this magazine the brick work was well advanced and roof trusses were about to be erected. (Photographs of all the different stages of the build are shown below). At the current rate of progress it is estimated the building will be complete by the end of August 2014 and subject to the water, sewerage and electricity services being available the building will be ready for occupancy sometime in September 2014. Providing the services however, is the responsibility of the council and therefore completion date is subject to how quickly they build the community centre which will be situated adjacent to the new workshop. Once the new building is fully complete all lathes and ancillary equipment currently situated in the current building will need to be moved to the new premises. When complete the new workshop will provide much needed additional space and a better working environment. The membership numbers are currently restricted to 53 due to lack of space and health and safety requirements. Once the new building is complete the club will be able to increase membership numbers which will bring in much needed revenue. Many congratulations to everyone who have helped in the construction of the new workshop and a special thank you to Frank Wood who has tirelessly project managed the procurement and construction throughout. All members are requested to help raise workshop funds by turning items that can be sold at wood-fairs. If anyone has any items that they have previously made which are no longer required then bring them to the next club meeting. To make the club a success and guarantee its long term future everyone needs to do their bit by getting involved in activities such as making parts, attending stands at wood-fairs or helping at night school. The club belongs to all the members and only by each and every person making a contribution to the day to day running will it succeed and progress. If anyone has any ideas on how the club can be improved then make these known at the next meeting or pass details on to any of the committee. David Senior 3


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Photographs showing the various stages of construction. A more detailed list of photographs can be seen on the Club Website 4


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2014 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING The Annual General Meeting was held on March 12 th 2014 and the following Committee members were duly elected. Mr Peter Allen - President Mr Frank Wood - Chairman Mr Vic Taft - Vice Chairman Mrs Barbara Rundle - Secretary Mr Adrian Woolmore - Events Secretary Mr David Routledge - Treasurer Mr Colin Oakhill - Committee Mr Reg Read - Committee Mr Eric Rushby - Committee Mr Ken York - Committee Barbara Rundle is now the new Secretary taking over from Peter Allen who was elected to the new position of President. David Routledge is the Treasurer and Adrian Woolmore is the Events Secretary. SCOUT VISIT A photograph of 10 Scouts from the Sagarmatha Explorer Scout Unit who enjoyed an evening at the Club making ‘Dibbers’. 6


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TRENT VALLEY TRADING There is a large amount of woodturning accessories available to purchase at discounted prices from the shop. The list and price of equipment is available on request. Typical items include, clock inserts, polishes, super glue, wood etc Also available is a range of clothing with club logo. In addition to the above there is a library of books and DVD’s which are available for hire at £1 per week. All proceeds go to the Club Building Fund. See Vic Taft for details. FORTHCOMING SHOWS AND EVENTS Beacon Hill Event, Monday 25 th August 2014 Sutton Bonington Show Sunday 7 th September 2014 Elveston Castle Event, Mid September (date to be confirmed) The North of England Woodworking & Power Tool Show Harrogate 21 -23 November 2014 The Club will be represented at some of these shows and will be selling items to raise funds for our new workshop building. All members are requested to make some items and to bring them along to the next meeting. ADVERTISING SPONSORS The advertising revenue received from our Sponsors is used to offset the magazine printing costs and expenditure associated with maintaining the Club’s Website. All members are encouraged to check out all of our sponsors and to make themselves known when placing any orders. THE STUDIO Jewellery Shop Learn jewellery making techniques in classes ranging from complete beginner to the advanced student. Through two, three or five days as well as evening classes. So what do we offer the Wood Turner? · Hinge making · Silver for boxes · Leaf and Stalks for fruit · Special rates for group bookings of one day Evening classes especially designed for School Groups are held 2 times a week. 59 High Street, Kegworth, DE74 2DAl Telephone 01509569890 Website address: 7


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TVWT WEBSITE The Club’s Website address is Typical topics included on this site are; ● Latest Club News ● Dates of Club meetings and Hands-on days ● Copies of all ‘Woodword’ magazines back to Summer 2010 ● Details of all forthcoming competitions ● Competition Winners Members are requested to look at this Website on a regular basis for any special or breaking news items. If anyone would like to include a specific topic on the website then contact the Webmaster 8


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CLUB MEETING WEDNESDAY 9 APRIL 2014 The guest demonstrator for the evening was to be Mel Dowling (A Toy Maker) but unfortunately due to illness was unable to attend. Thanks to Ken York the members were able to watch a video by Jimmy Clewes entitled ‘Turn it up’. The first part of the video showed Jimmy turning an ornamental disk and finishing it with colouring dyes and gold leaf. The second part of the video showed him making a Top Hat from a piece of large wet sycamore. Whilst not the usual format the video provided a great deal of entertainment and was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. The video was the first of a set of three and is available for loan from the club library. MARCH 2014 POP BOX COMPETITION RESULTS There were only 7 entries to this months competition all of which were to a very high standard. Shown below is a photograph of all the entries together with details of winners. 2 nd Place Jim Hadfield 3 rd Place Stan Ethell 1 st Place Alan Beresford 9


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MEMBER’S FORUM Editor’s comments f anyone would like to share an idea or experience with other members , then send details to me at for publication in the next edition of the magazine. I Information provided can be anything at all, the only criteria being it must be of interest to others in the club. Listed below are a selection of jokes from some of our members A ROBBER’S TALE A few years ago robbers entered a Bank in a small town. One of them shouted: "Don't move! The money belongs to the Bank. Your lives belong to you." Immediately all the people in the bank laid on the floor quietly and without panic. While running from the Bank the youngest robber said to the oldest robber "Hey, maybe we should count how much we stole?" The older man replied: "Don't be stupid. It's a lot of money so let's wait for the news on TV to find out how much money was taken from the Bank." After the robbery, the Manager of the Bank said to his Accountant: "Let's call the cops and tell them how much has been stolen." "Wait", said the Accountant, "before we do that, let's add the £800,000 we took for ourselves a few months ago and just say that it was stolen as part of today's robbery." The following day it was reported in the news that the bank was robbed of £3 million. The robbers counted the money, but they found only £1 million so they started to grumble. "We risked our lives for £1 million, while the bank's management robbed 2 million quid without blinking? Maybe its better to learn how to work the system, instead of being a simple robber." The Moral of the story is: Give a person a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a person a bank, and he robs everyone. AN IRISHMAN’S STORY Michael O'Flaherty went into a bar the other night and while he stood at bar sipping his Guinness Stout ,he happened to overhear three rather hefty women talking at the bar. Their accent appeared to be Scottish, so he approached and asked, "Hello, are you three lassies from Scotland?" One of them angrily screeched back, "It's Wales, Wales you idiot!" So he quickly apologised and replied, "I am so sorry. Are you three whales from Scotland?” And that's the last thing he remembers. 11


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MAY 2014 DEMONSTRATION Robin Barlow Two projects were selected for the evening demonstration, namely; 1. An Offset Eggcup 2. An Offset Box. 1. An Offset Eggcup To save time Robin had already turned the outside diameter of a piece of Sycamore 75 mm diameter x 125 mm long and attached it to an offset faceplate with a screw. Using a spindle gouge a dimple was made in the end face approximately 15 mm diameter. Removing the wood from the faceplate he marked an offset centre point 10 mm on end face. Mounting between centres locating on the 10 mm offset point a spigot diameter was cut for chuck location. After removing and remounting between true centres another spigot diameter was turned for chuck location. Remounting in a chuck on the offset spigot diameter the egg cup profile was hollowed out in the end face to 30 40 mm diameter . A line was marked 35 mm from the end face and defined with a parting tool. Outside profile was finish turned and several bead features made in the bottom face. Work piece was almost parted off leaving a small pip which was removed with a saw to avoid tearing wood. A sharp chisel was used to remove the pip. 13


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2. An Offset Box After the interval Robin demonstrated how to make an Offset Box with decorative grooves in the Lid. The photographs show the complete assembly and an exploded view of the lid and base. Note: the decorative features in the lid. Robin had pre prepared a turned blank 56/58 mm diameter x 50 mm long. A spigot for chuck location had been turned at one end after work piece had been offset 10 mm. Mounting in a chuck on the spigot diameter various beads were formed in the end face. A scraper was used to perfectly form the shape of each groove profile. Masking tape was attached to the end with grooves to protect to surface from being damaged. Removing the work piece and relocating in a chuck over masking tape the location spigot was removed with a parting tool. Masking tape was again applied to the end of work piece to prevent damage when located in a chuck. Work piece was parted off to create Base and Lid items. Note: the wood still left in the chuck after parting off was the Lid and the length was 1/3 ratio to 2/3 base. The inside profile of Lid was hollowed out and a diameter made to locate with the Base. In the end face decorative grooves were turned and finished formed with a skew chisel. Removing the Lid the Base was located in the chuck over the masking tape. Inside profile was hollowed out and external flange turned to ensure a nice fit with the lid. Tip: Take a little time and make sure there is an interference fit between lid and base. 14



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