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Members Show and Tell

Members Show and Tell  

 This is a new page during the current lock-down to enable members to show some of thier recent work.


I will start things off with a Holm (Ilex) Oak bowl that has some radial heart shakes and has been in my garage for some time waiting inspiration.

Filling the shakes with slivers of wood did not seem to work so I decided to make a feature of them and fill them with black Milliput.  Colin Willetts.

Colin 1 



 Some work from Ray Thompson.

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 Ray T 02_1   Ray T 03_1



Some from Gary Parkinson


Gary_1    Gary_2 

Some things don't always work first time! 




 Some from Stewart Furini showing not everything he does is coloured!   For more of his work see http://www.stewartfuriniwoodturning.co.uk/


Stewart 1  Stewart Colour WIP_1

















 An interesting Tea Light Holder using Resin Cast Pencils from Sam Crick (see Sam's notes and video below)

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  • Collect coloured pencils (surprising how many you actually need) - I think that the hexagon shapes work best for this.
  • Find a suitable plastic container (something disposable) to cast in and cut pencils to length.
  • Arrange pencils in said container, and try to get a uniform tessellation (very fiddly and time consuming), leave a couple of pencils out so that the pattern is slightly loose allowing resin to get in between. 
  • Mix and pour two part epoxy casting resin (there are loads out there at varying prices, mine was a cheap one off ebay and was actually out of date by the time I used it but it worked just fine) Always mix the resin longer than you think you need to and then do the same again!
  • Pour the resin into the mould, from height in a thin stream to avoid air bubbles, then agitate until it fills the mould. 
  • Weight down and leave 24hrs to cure - I ended up leaving 48hrs as I was busy with actual work. 
  • I tried to de-mould by whacking it with a rubber mallet but it wasn't having any of it so I had to cut it off with a bandsaw.
  • Sand top and bottom to flat and so that you are down to solid resin/pencils with no air gaps. (I had quite a big gap between where the resin ended and the top of the pencils so I cut off about 5mm before taking it to the sander. 
  • Turn - Apparently carbide tools are best for resin, I stuck with carbide as there were no elements of this shape so complicated or fiddly that they requires fine gouge work.

My description might make more sense with the videohttps://youtu.be/oGIaNt5ySmA



Something completely different, and not turned, Greenwood Carved Spoons by Mark Hill


 Mark_1  Mark_2



One from our Chairman, Ian.  Banksica nut mushrooms on stems of differing woods. As yet with no finish





From Andy Heath. Set of six (nearly his words) matching candlesticks for the local parish church.




 Some from Peter Kelly

The two small turnings are from wet Apple, and while they have been drying out they moved and warped. Adds to the character. and a Bowl 


Peter K_1               Peter K_2


Peter K_3




 One from Martin - First attempt at an apple







Another one from our Chairman, Ian.  

An Easter gift: Egg is corian (two pieces expoxy resined together), egg cup wood unknown but courtesy Mike Heseltine, plate/platter Walnut.






 Ray Thompson has been busy again!

I have been busy making a few more pens and earrings. I’ve also made a stand for the earrings based on a design from Keith Rowley’s book of woodturning projects. Going on from there I made a stand for rings and also a stand for pens. To make the earring stand I first had to make a drill jig for the holes.

                                                                                                                                                                 Drilling Jig

Ray_T 05   Ray_T 06


Ray_T 07   Ray_T 08



Ray_T 09   Ray_T 10


 Ray_T 11  Ray_T 12




Another clever one from Gary 


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 Some from Terry Hooper


Terry_01  Terry_02  Terry_03  


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    A Bowl of fruit and a Cypressus bowl from Martin






Some more from our chairman: The bird boxs and hanging table do include some turning the gate does not. All made from scrap wood with the gate from old decking boards put through the thicknesser and yes I had to re sharpen the knives. The bird box lids from recyled floor joists. The only bought in timber is the feather edge boarding for the bird table roof which I happened to have left over from another project.  


Ian_03     Ian_04  




Some more from Gary on a different tune! 

No Woodturning here but a little recent project. Two CBG's ( cigar box guitars) I couldn't source any cigar boxes so made them as well.

One is fretted and one fret less. Both with electric pickups. 

  Gary_06          Gary_07



 Some Lace Bobbins from Martin

Now up to 4. I've only lost 2 so far. The 2 on the right are London Plane, the next one is Box, the left hand one is Ash I think.


 Martin_04      Martin_05