What happened during 2013

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Notes of meeting 12th December 13

 

This month there were 23 members and guests present.

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was a fun event with John Blake attempting to turn items with a 5 minute limit for each. The items turned (all within the time limit) were:

·       Honey drizzler

·       Christmas tree

·       Goblet

·       Father Christmas

·       Bowl

·       Light pull

 

Competition

This month’s competition, a bowl after Peter Einig demo last meeting was won by Bert Alexius.

 

Next Meeting 17th January 2014

The next meeting is on the 3rd Thursday in January will be a professional demonstration on colouring and finishing techniques by Mark Raby. We have moved the meeting to fit in with another demo Mark is doing in the area.

 

Next Competition

As we are having a demonstration on finishing and colouring at the next meeting, the competition will be any turned and coloured item. The competition will be judged by Mark.

 

Scout Experience Evenings

 

The Lamphey scout leader requested at their experience evening that we produce woggles for their Rwanda associate club, thanks to all who made the effort and a total of 40 are on their way to Africa.

 

 CLUB EQUIPMENT

When items of club equipment and tools are on loan, please ensure they are brought to the various meetings particularly for the hands on evenings so that members can receive tuition with adequate equipment available.

  December Pics

 

Notes of meeting 14th November 13

 

This month there were 21 members and guests present.

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was bowl turning given by Peter Einig.

The first demonstration was a natural edge design, Peter highlighted the importance of safety, design, feel and sound as the work progresses. Followed by a demo of basic bowl turning for the more novice members.

Peter finished with a general discussion where various suggestions and tips were exchanged regarding finishing work, turning green timber and how to give advice to buyers on care of their new purchase.

 

Competition

This month’s competition, a Christmas decoration was won by Richard Smith (treasurer) with a magnificent stylised icicle with a captive snowman inside.

 

Next Competition

Following on from this demonstration the next competition is a bowl made using the techniques covered in the demo today, pair of matching woggles. See bold type below for details.

 

Next Meeting 12th December 2013

The next meeting a demo of things that can be made quickly

 

Scout Experience Evenings

In the last two weeks the club has given the scout group from Lamphey a couple of experience evenings, where they have produced dibbers under supervision by members.

 The evenings were so well received there are two more arranged for 29th January and 5th February, volunteers welcome to come and assist.

 

The Lamphey scout leader has asked the club to make woggles to send to a scout group in Africa, with which the Lamphey group is twinned. They can be barrel shaped or parallel, thin walled with a 20mm dia hole and 20 to 25 mm long. We are hoping for approximately 30 woggles in total by January.

 

Things to remember

Due to Christmas celebrations there will be no hands on meeting in December, so after the 12th December demo the next meeting will be the third Thursday in January with a demo by Mark Raby (professional demonstrator) who is in the area for the Botanical Garden woodturning event.

December's  Winner

Bert!

November Pictures

November's  Winner

Richard!

 

 

Notes of meeting 10th October 13

 

This month there were 30 members and guests present.

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was by John Blake who produced a Christmas tree, a Snow man, an Icicle and a miniature Bird House (no bird). John Charnock demonstrated how to turn a rough bell.

 

Competition

This month’s competition, a cup and saucer was won jointly by Mike Pannell and Dough King well done to both of you.

 

Next Competition

Following on from this demonstration the next competition is a Christmas Decoration.

 

Next Meeting 14th November 2013

.Peter Einig will cover bowl production.

 

Things to remember

We have a scout group coming for a basic introduction on 6th and 14th Nov (both Wednesdays). Volunteers needed to assist with tuition and care. Anyone willing to assist please reply to secretary so we have an idea of people coming.

 

 CLUB EQUIPMENT

When items of club equipment and tools are on loan, please ensure they are brought to the various meetings particularly for the hands on evenings so that members can receive tuition with adequate equipment available.

September Pictures

 

Notes of meeting 12th September 13

 

This month there were 26 members and guests present.

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was by Bert Alexius (of pole lathe fame).

Bert turned a cup and saucer. The body of the cup was pre-cut on a band saw ready for finishing top, bottom and inside on the lathe, and hand sanding of  the body.

The saucer blank had a spigot glued to the base and parted off after completion.

 

Competition

This month’s competition (a pen) was won by Mark Howells with a ball point in segmented wood.

August Pictures

 

Meeting 8th August 2013, 21 members present for demo of Pen making by John Blake.  He explained the different techniques and equipment required and where to source various kits, then made 3 pens, one from Bubinga a dark hardwood, shaping it with a half inch bowl gouge, says more control with bigger tools, then an Ash blank was shaped and then coloured with Mylands stains, overcoated with acrylic sealer and finished with acrylic gloss then buffed to a glossy finish. The 3rd pen was decorated with burning wire.

Thanks to Mary and Sonya for refreshments at half time.

The Challenge was to make a fruit/salad bowl and Colin's made from wood given by Bruce at Slebech was judged to be best, see picture of entries.

No hands on in August, so next meeting on Sept 12th when Bert will be demonstrating fruit turning and finishing using his methods.

Picton Castle craft fair 24/25 August, also on 24th August is Camrose Working Show, both venues will have club representation.

 

The eagerly awaited Slebech Visit

 

We had a great time with Bruce on Saturday 13th July at Slebech Park, he showed us around his workshop and told us about sharpening chainsaws and demonstrated a few cuts in a large Ash Butt.  We then headed off to view the park and gardens, wow! never thought it would be as good as it was and Bruce does all the work in the park, from grass cutting, tending the flowers, fruit on the terraces etc. What a wonderfull spot on the banks of the river. Take a look at the pictures and get jealous!!

Bruce and Helen had laid on lunch for us to take in the garden in front of the big house. A big thank you to them both for the hospitality and the tour. All present came away with some great ash blanks which Bruce had cut for the demo.

 

 

 

Julys pics

Pembrokeshire woodturners enjoyed a talk by Jim who is a Ranger at Stackpole Estate.  He told us about his career in the woodland management business and how he saw the need to pass on skills to the younger generation, mostly the importance a of hands on experience the type not learned from books and courses.  His wealth of knowledge about all things woodland and his passion for the work came to the fore during his talk.

 

Jim also brought along a chainsaw and safety equipment needed to work in the woodland environment,  spoke of the need to be safe, the does and don'ts of working with chainsaws, the dangers of felling small and large trees and chainsaw maintenance.

 

After a question time the club thanked Jim for his informative talk.

 

The challenge this month was a coloured or textured wood turning and Bruce's bowl was judged to be the winner, with Steve's textured wing bowl runner up.

 

Saturday13th July club meets at Slebech Park where Bruce will be talking chainsaws and giving us a tour of the park. Meet at 10.30 - 11.00.

 

Challenge for next month a Salad Bowl or Fruit Bowl.

 

Thanks to Mary and Sonya for doing the refreshments at half time and to Phil for taking over the raffle and challenge in Pauls absence.

 

May (AGM) PICTURES

 

Minutes of 2013 AGM

 

Held 9th May 2013 in C21 Foundry House, Orange Way, Pembroke.

 

 

1        Welcome and apologies

 

The Chairman opened the meeting at 7-30 and welcomed all to this the fourth AGM.

Apologies were received from Rob Barker.

There were 23 attendees, which was sufficient for a quorum under the Constitution requirements.

 

2        Comments resulting from 2012 AGM Minutes

 

There were no comments from last year’s minutes. Jerome Keleher proposed they were a true record, seconded by Peter Einig.

 

3        Report by Chairman

 

John Blake briefly reported on the years activities, covering some of the highlights in more detail.

He gave special thanks to the members for their support and also thanked his committee for their efforts.

John also gave special thanks to Sonya and Mary for their work in providing refreshments at the monthly meetings and thanks to the staff of the 21C centre.

The full transcript of his report is attached as Appendix 1.

 

4        Report by Treasurer

 

Richard Smith presented his report; a copy is attached as Appendix 2:

The club is in a sound financial position and able to purchase more essential equipment without the need to increase membership fees.

There were some questions regarding the AWGB membership and insurance, it was confirmed:

·       Non WGB persons cannot join the club as stated in our Constitution.

·       Public demonstrations require more safety screening than club meetings.

(Members attending public demonstrations have to have their names recorded

to be covered for liability, also safety statement required. Health and Safety Information relating to demonstrations document prepared by Peter Einig attached for information)

5        Report by Events Organiser

 

Peter summarised the progress made by members as a result of the varied programme over the last 12months which has lifted the quality of the work produced.

Peter is standing down and the chairman thanked him for his excellent work during his term of office.

A copy of his report is attached as Appendix 3.

 

6        Election of Club Officers

 John Blake announced his intention to stand down however; there have been no nominations for the vacant post. After some discussion John agreed to stand for a further year taking his term of office up to 4 years which is the maximum allowed under the club Constitution. It is therefore essential that someone comes forward in the next year to fill the post; they will receive assistance from John and other members of the committee to fulfil their duties.

 

Peter Einig has stood down as after retiring wishes to pursue other activities for a while, again there are no nominations for the post. After some discussion Paul and Phil Smith agreed to jointly undertake the role with assistance from committee members.

 

 7        Equipment Supervisor

Since publication of the Agenda Nathan Roberts has put his name forward to look after all machinery and tools and to maintain a register of any loans.

Alan Carrier proposed Nathan for the position and Llyn Caruso seconded and he was duly elected.

The committee and club are most grateful for his help.

 8        AOB

 ·       Nathan enquired if Facebook had been considered as a medium for advertising the club. This was generally thought to be a good idea and Nathan was requested to progress the idea further.

·       Future Club Programme content was reviewed and suggestions were:

§  Evening of U tube videos

§  Videos of professional turners (providing no infringement of copyright.

§  Routing, biscuit jointing etc.

§  Pen making

§  Segmented turning.

§  Colouring and texturing.

§  Tree identification, maintenance and timber best use.

§  Professional demonstrators:

Mark Raby

Mark Sangster

George Foweraker

§  Use of Chain Saw, providing AWGB Insurance covers the activity.

 

Post Meeting note

Richard Smith contacted Ian Wallace of Ian W Wallace Limited (The Craft Insurance company that looks after the AWGB Insurance) and he has advised and confirmed the following:

For a chainsaw demonstration we will only be covered if the operator (in our case Bruce) is trained and fully certified.  If not we will not be covered.  He also suggested that ALL members attending the demo should stand at least 2 meters away from the action”

9        Competition Prizes

Paul Johnson has run the monthly competitions and totalled the running score over the qualifying 10 month period and the overall winner was Bruce Wright. An excellent result showing commitment in entering

 

The Christmas competition was won by Gerald Gardener.

The AGM prize was won by John Charnock.

 

The Chairman’s prize for most improved turner went to Steve Jacques.

·       John Blake advised the members that the sales cabinet had been moved from Stackpole to C21 and that a volunteer was required to control the sales etc. Steve Jaques volunteered to take responsibility.

 

10      Meeting close

The meeting was closed by the Chairman at 9-10pm.

Attachments

1.     Appendix 1    Chairman’s Report

2.     Appendix 2    Treasurer’s Report

3.     Appendix 3    Events Organiser’s Report

4.     Health and Safety Information relating to demonstrations.

5.     Monthly Challenge Results

 

 

Post Meeting Note

 

The club will be demonstrating at the Stackpole Walled Garden on Sunday 26th May, attending will be John Blake, John Charnock and Nathan Roberts.

Appendix 1.

 

Chairman Report

 

Since our last AGM 2012 the club has continued to grow in membership and it seems in popularity.  The “hands on” evenings continue to be a hit with newcomers and members alike

Most importantly the standard of work produced by members is improving beyond what I thought possible when the club formed in Nov 2009.

 

For those of you have only been with us for a short time and for others like me who’s memory is not as good as used to be I would like to give a brief resume of the last years events.

 

In May we were treated to an all day demo by Phil Irons at Lamphey community hall, this was well attended and thanks to the girls Mary and Sonya who served up morning coffee, lunch and tea. Peter for arranging the day and for accommodating Phil at his home saving the club overnight expenses.

 

June saw Leigh Rihan demonstrating, covering the design and turning of goblets, he turned an exceptionally long and thin one.

Challenge was a pair of Salad servers with Doug’s voted best with his segmented pair. Where does he find the time?

 

July, I did a demo on finishing and colouring

Challenge was an item long and thin with Doug’s voted best, Bruce’s was a close runner up.

 

Lamphey show in August, usual rainy day, unable to run club lathes outside so had club table in ,main marquee.

 

August saw me again doing a follow up on finishing techniques, liming and texturing

Challenge was an item incorporating colouring, Bruce’s wall decoration voted best.

 

Camrose Working Show, Jerome, myself and Sonya attended with lathe and table sale

 

September Peter covered tool design, control and handling for bowl turning

Challenge voted best was Mike Pannels pierced lidded box.

 

A mention for Rob Barker who competed in the Iron Man Wales, well done Rob

 

Oct, Alan Carrier demo on Sharpening and tool finish techniques including the use of buffing

Bruce again gained most votes for his plain Bowl in the challenge

 

Nov Peter demo covering off centre turning

Gerald and Doug voted best in the challenge with their segmented platter

 

Dec Me again!! Making jigs to hold off centre pendant blanks

Gerald’s multi centre turning gained most votes

 

Jan Mark Raby gave a great demo on colouring and staining, we hope to have him back for some more demo’s in September

 

Feb Peter demonstrated the art of joining two pieces to make a lamp base

I gained most votes for my coloured lamp

 

March Leigh recapped on the principles of box making, he makes it look so easy !

Bruce again voted best lamp base, real beauty in Ash

 

 

 

April Leigh and I did a joint demo of multi axis turning.  3 sided goblet, female form, multi off centre goblet, eggs using a jam chuck, how to make good on mistakes.

Who’s lidded box got most votes, Steve or Eddie? There was severe competition this month !

 

So that’s the year gone, I would like to thank your committee John, Richard and Peter for making my job easy. Thanks to Paul for organising the challenge and the raffle, Nathan for volunteering to look after the club equipment and to keep a book on who borrows what. A vote of thanks please.

 

Thank you the members for your continuing support without you there would be no Pembrokeshire Woodturners.

 

Thanks to 21c for accommodating us for our meetings

 

A very special thank you to Mary and Sonya who without fail bake us cakes and brew up for us at half time at our main meetings. Also to Nathans wife who has recently also been making cakes for us to enjoy.

Our appreciation please.

 

Thank you all for being here tonight for the AGM and for being loyal members and indeed good friends.

 

I now call on our treasurer Richard to give his report.

 

John Blake

Chairman

 

 

 

 

Appendix 2

Treasurer’s Report for the Financial Year April 2012 to March 2013

Income and Expenditure

 

The attached spread sheet shows the detailed month by month figures for the financial year with the resultant excess of income over expenditure being a healthy £247.78.

 

The figures speak for themselves although I should point out that the ‘unusual’ figure in Income from Raffles in May represents the balance of cash when I took over the role last year.  It was easier to account for it in this way rather than try and be more specific.

 

The ‘Hands On’ evenings have boosted income with a nominal charge being made for the beverages on the evening and this has covered the cost of the room hire.

 

The Sundry items relate to £19 for ‘Liteglaze’ purchased by Peter for use at demonstrations, £6 for mince pies and £5 for Tea, Coffee and milk.

 

Our annual demo-day was given by Phil Irons and after income from payment for lunches, raffle and the AWGB grant of £175 it was a net cost to the club of £137.55.  The second demo by Mark Raby cost the club £145.

 

The purchase of tools and equipment have been added to the club Fixed Assets and represented as such in the Balance Sheet (see next).

 

Balance Sheet

I have summarised the annual balance sheets for the years since the club was established in 2010 and a copy of the figures are attached.

 

As mentioned above, I have accounted for the tools and equipment purchased by the club within the Fixed Assets and, in line with normal accounting practice; I have depreciated them at the rate of 25% year on year.

 

Members will, I am sure, be pleased to see that we have a positive credit balance with NatWest amounting to £692.46.

 

 

Richard Smith

Treasurer

May 2013

Balance Sheet

FIXED ASSETS

Lathes

Accessories

Accumulated Depreciation

Total Fixed Assets

CURRENT ASSETS

Bank

CREDITORS DUE WITHIN ONE YEAR

NET CURRENT ASSETS

CREDITORS DUE AFTER ONE YEAR

TOTAL NET ASSETS

CAPITAL & RESERVES

Retained Earnings

31/03/2010

180.00

89.00

-3.00

266.00

18.68

0.00

18.68

0.00

284.68

284.68

31/03/2011

327.00

192.00

-46.00

473.00

311.06

0.00

311.06

0.00

784.06

784.06

31/03/2012

327.00

455.00

-121.00

661.00

444.68

0.00

444.68

0.00

1105.68

1105.68

31/03/2013

327.00

654.00

-232.00

749.00

692.46

0.00

692.46

0.00

1441.46

1441.46

 

Appendix 3

 

Events Organiser’s Report

 

 

Yet again this year has seen a varied programme of demonstrations that had something for everyone. Members have been prepared to show us how they turn and others have been able to voice their views. All in all I believe that the club has built a strong base from which anybody joining will find something for them.

 

The standard of work produced shows that members have taken on board what has been talked about and demonstrated through the years.

 

 

Peter Einig

 

 

Appendix 4

 

Health and Safety

 

Pembrokeshire Woodturners

Health and Safety Information relating to demonstrations.

 

 

Contents:

Overview

Risk Assessment for Pembrokeshire Woodturners.

Prepared by Peter Einig

 

Overview.

 

Risk assessment and health and safety is not about stopping you doing something, it is the opposite – how can this be done SAFELY.

I am not an academic but I have built up my practical knowledge on the subject over a number of years.  This has resulted in my gaining an IOSH Management qualification and am an Electrical Tester.

Woodturning is not dangerous but I am sure we can all recall a tale or two about something that happened to someone we knew or met. It might even have happened to you.

It is quite right that the AWGB insurance which covers us for demonstrating in house and at other events requires certain criteria to be fulfilled. The following applies to outside events:

A risk assessment is made for the event.

 

A safety screen MUST be used between the turning and the audience (not required at club nights).

On occasions these demonstrations are in the open air and this is beneficial so far as dust is concerned, as no extraction is required. On the other hand, it makes us vulnerable to the weather and others milling around. It also usually necessitates the use of a generator to provide power for the lathe. So it is therefore reasonable that we also consider these issues:

Generator to be a safe distance away but not too far so that we do not have ‘control’ of the area around it.

 

Only petrol in the generator will be allowed.

 

A fire extinguisher to be available or knowledge of the exact location of one. Co2 (black), powder (red) or foam (cream) extinguishers are suitable.

 

PPE – individuals must make their own decision about turning with or without eye protection.

 

 

With all this in mind I have put together the following risk assessment and in the main make use of the AWGB’s assessment from its International Seminar 2009. Why reinvent the wheel?

 

This file should be available at each event and all members be asked to familiarise themselves with its contents. In particular, the ‘clubs’ Overview and Risk Assessment.

Risk Assessment for Pembrokeshire Woodturners

What are the hazards?

Who might be harmed and how?

What are you already doing?

What further action is necessary?

Lathes

Demonstrator.  Tripping over unsecured  leads.  Lathe not being stable and falling, lathe unsteady

Lathes should be of an appropriate condition, size and specification for the demonstration being staged.

 

Inspection on the day to check all lathes are appropriate for the demonstrations planned– resolve issues before demo.

Bench grinders

Demonstrator, cuts, sparks in eyes

Bench grinders should be suitable for purpose with all safety features and guards in place.

Users to wear eye protection when using grinder

 

Inspection on the day to check all grinders remain in good order – resolve issues before demo.

 

 

Turning tools

Demonstrator

Cuts and abrasions

Sharp edge tools should be used and stored in a safe manner

Tools provided br demonstrators to remain their responsibility.  This should be highlighted by seminar coordinator in charge of demonstrators.

 

Accessories/supplementary equipment

Demonstrator

Cuts and abrasions

Worklights and similar accessories should be in good condition with power cables suitably secured to avoid trip hazards

 

Inspection on the day to check all accessories are appropriate for the demonstrations planned – resolve issues before demo.

Turning Procedures

Demonstrator

Cuts, bruises and abrasions

Demonstrators should employ accepted and safe working practices at all times

Assumed knowledge but this should be highlighted at the start of each event

Flying timber, bark and woodchips

 

Continued..

Flying timber, bark and woodchips

Demonstrator, Any person attending

Cuts, bruises and abrasions

Persons close to the activity of woodturning should be aware of the possibility of flying timber, bark and woodchips.

 

Safety screens should be employed where practical.

If necessary hazard barriers should be placed around the demonstration area.

Assumed knowledge but this should be highlighted

at the start of each event

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inspection on the day to check that arrangements are adequate

Generator (petrol)

Demonstrator,  Any person attending

Burns

Placed a reasonable but safe distance from the work area where it is not easily accessible.

Spare petrol may be kept in an approved vessel.

A suitable fire extinguisher should be available or its location known ascertained before the start.

Inspection on the day to check that arrangements are adequate – resolve issues before demo.

Electrical equipment

Demonstrator, Any person attending.

 

Shock, burns, death

Electrically tested prior to event  in accordance with Regs.

Visual  inspection on the day. Resolve issues before demo.

Injury

Demonstrator, Any person attending.

Any injury requiring first aid.

Identify a first aider from those members present.

Make first aid kit available.

Make use of event first aider and know their whereabouts.

Resolve issues before demo.

 

 

Date Completed:     2nd  July 2010                    By: Peter Einig                  Signed:

 

 

Appendix 5

Monthly Challenge Results

Paul Johnson

Jun

5

July

5

Aug

8

Sep

8

Oct

5

Nov

6

Dec

5

Jan

10

Feb

8

Mar

6

Apr

5

Total

71

John Blake

John Blake

Gerald Gardiner

Doug king

Bruce wright

John Marshall

Richard smith

Chris McLaren

Nick falcon

Andrew Bodfish

Mike panel

John charnock

Eddie eddision

Alan carrier

C hopkin

Peter eing

P, Caruso

Lyn C

Steve jacques

Jerome Kelleher

Phil smith

5

8

10

6

5

5

5

5

5

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12

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65

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71

84

41

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25

39

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20

8

15

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J

APRIL PICTURES

Bill Kelaway

 

 

Notes of meeting 11th April 13

 

This month there were 24 members and guests present.

Bert

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was by Leigh Rihan our professional wood turner member and John Blake our chairman

This shared evening was really excellent with off centre and multi centre turning that produced some very interesting items. This was followed by both turners demonstrating alternate methods of holding the work and recovering work following mistakes.

Altogether an excellent evening enjoyed by all.

 

Competition

This month’s competition was very close and won by Steve Jaques with an excellent lidded box

 

Next Competition

At the AGM, anything not previously put in a club competition. The standard of entries at our recent competitions has been very high so let’s have some inspired work for this occasion.

 

Next Meeting 25th April 2013

This will be the usual hands on meeting.

 

The next main club night will be Thursday 9th May which will be the AGM

 

Things to remember

 

Don't Forget The Colby Lodge demonstration days on the 4th and 5th May

 

 CLUB EQUIPMENT

When items of club equipment and tools are on loan, please ensure they are brought to the various meetings particularly for the hands on evenings so that members can receive tuition with adequate equipment available.

April's  Joint Winners

Steve and Eddie

General Meeting (2013) Notice of Meeting and Agenda

The 2013 AGM will be held in the Foundry House on Thursday 9th May starting 7-30pm. The proposed agenda for the meeting is as below. Should anyone wish to add to this agenda then per the Constitution:

“Motions for the AGM from the proposer, seconder and at least TWO other full club members are to be received in writing or e-mail by the Secretary oneweek prior to the date of the meeting.”

 

1                 Welcome and apologies

 

2                 Comments from last year’s AGM

 

3                 Report by Chairman

 

4                 Report by Treasurer

 

5                 Report by Events Organiser

 

6                 Election of Club Officers

 

a.     John Blake is standing down at the AGM as he has served a term of 3 years (as required by the Constitution)

 

b.     Peter Einig has also reached 3 years in place and is standing down.

Should anyone wish to stand notification of such intention should be sent to the Club Secretary at least one week prior to the AGM.

 

7                 Club member required to look after tool loan and tool condition, as well as members to assist with the raffle.

 

8       AOB

9       Meeting close

 

 

Following the meeting there will be the presentation of the prizes for the cumulative monthly competition, the Xmas and the AGM competitions.

 

 

Minutes of 2012 AGM

 

Held 10th May 2012 in C21 Foundry House, Orange Way, Pembroke.

 

 

1       Welcome and apologies

 

The Chairman opened the meeting at 7-30 and welcomed all to this the third AGM.

Apologies were received from Rob Barker, Leigh and Jo Rihan.

There were 20 attendees, which was sufficient for a quorum under the Constitution requirements.

 

2        Report by Chairman

 

John Blake briefly reported on the years activities, covering some of the highlights in more detail.

He gave special thanks to the members for their support and also thanked his committee for their efforts.

The full transcript of his report is attached as Appendix 1.

 

3        Report by Treasurer

 

Jerome Kelleher presented our financial status:

 

Money received during the year                       £3969

Money spent                                                   £3770

Money in hand                                                £  199

 

 

 

4        Report by Events Organiser

 

Peter briefly reviewed the programme for the last 12months which has included interesting and varied topics covering topics for beginners as well as those with more experience.

A copy of his report is attached as Appendix 2.

 

5        Election of Treasurer

 

Jerome Kelleher is standing down as Treasurer; the only nomination to fill the post was received from Richard Smith. Richard therefore is appointed without a vote.

 

6        AOB

·       John Blake and Peter gave brief details of the forthcoming demonstration on the 19th May 2012 by Phil Irons that will include - primarily covering hollow forms but include sharpening, work holding, timber selection, form and proportions, finishing.

 

Details of Phil Irons background and experience are on our website.

 

John thanked Peter for the excellent work he does arranging the demonstrations by well respected internationally known demonstrators. John also thanked Peter for providing these demonstrators with accommodation thus saving the club considerable expenditure.

 

·       Bert Alexius raised the issue of expenditure on equipment, after much discussion he proposed a motion that before expenditure in excess of £50 the membership would be consulted, this was seconded by Dave Rees. The members took a vote; the result was 2 for, 16 against, with 2 abstentions. Not carried.

·       Peter Einig proposed the accounts be provided in hard copy form up to and including 31st March next year, seconded by Allan Carrier. The vote 18 for with 2 abstentions, the motion was carried.

·       The possibility of a club trip to a major show such as Yandles was discussed. John Charnock advised the cost of hiring a coach for the day for say up to 20 people was expensive and as the shows were in the summer there is limited availability of coaches. A self drive option was discussed and found to be a possibility as a club member has a suitable licence for up to 19 passengers. It was agreed John Charnock would investigate costs etc.

 

 

7        Meeting close

 

The meeting was closed by the Chairman at 8-32pm.

 

 

Appendix 1, Chairman’s Notes for the AGM

 

Pembrokeshire Wood turners AGM 10 May 1012 Chairman’s report

 

Apologies from Leigh and Jo Rihan, Rob Barker

 

Since last AGM April 27 2011 the club has continue to grow and we have started a second “hands on” evening on the 4th Thursday each month, we now have a storage crate on wheels to keep club equipment in made by Eddie and I with materials supplied by 21c for which we are very grateful.

 

Most importantly the standard of work has improved almost beyond that which I thought possible when the club started back in November 2009

 

A brief resume of happenings through the year:-

 

May   Peter stood in at short notice after Sorby cancelled at 2.30pm on the day of the demo. Peter turned Spindle work.

 

June   Alan Carrier turned his version of square bowls a very good demo by a club member

 

First of our “hands on” at the newly refurbished 21c. The “hands on” evening is proving ever   more popular with novice and experienced turners alike.

 

Chris Eagles all day demo at Lamphey Village Hall a great Day for us turners where we learned lots of new techniques from Chris.  Refreshments were served up by Mary and Sonya including a    lunchtime meal for about 35, thank you to them.

 

July              Saw the cabinet installed at the Stackpole Centre to display member’s turnings. It was donated by Vaughan’s of Haverfordwest, Thanks to them for their support.  I think Jerome dropped more than a few hints that we wanted it, Thanks Jerome.

 

August          Lamphey show on the first Wednesday in August, a new art class of Woodturning was sponsored by the club and after some competition when members turned items for a trophy, John Charnock’s was chosen.  I was very pleased to win it in the woodturning section with a Hollow Form in Mulberry.

Bert Alexius demonstrated candle stick making at the club night, which for me was one of our best member’s demos, fancy forgetting the callipers Bert!!

Sept             Picton Castle Fayre, sales and demo’s by members, Jerome, Rob and Bob did washout Saturday and Eddie, Paul, Bert, Sonya and I did sunny Sunday. Sun really does shine on the righteous.

Also did the Stackpole event, where I was accused of turning up late by Bert, Dougie and Gerald.

 

They had the stand already set up. I wasn’t late, they couldn’t sleep!!

 

Club night saw Peter turning and joining two pieces together and making a clock surround.

 

Oct     Leigh Rihan did lidded boxes, always good to watch and learn from Leigh.

 

Nov    Mark Sanger and George Foweraker did a ‘Master Class” on the Friday evening before Mark did his all day demo at Lamphey. This was the best demo I have seen by a pro turner.  The event was   well attended and once again Mary and Sonya did an excellent job of the catering.

 

On our regular club evening we were given a demo of long and narrow turning by Joe Rihan.  She is the first lady turner to demonstrate at one of our meetings and showed how to make lace bobbins, parts of which are 3mm in dia.  Although she tells us 1 in 4 she makes is a failure she has made hundreds from different types of wood.  Joe then showed us how to make Christmas decorations like wood icicles; she had brought along various different designs some with spirals.  Have a look at the pictures of Joes turning.

Our thanks to Joe for an entertaining evening, also to Mary and Sonya for the refreshments.

 

Dec   Rob Barker he of the “Rings” did his Goblet with captive rings and also a Rattle.  After the break for the usual refreshments I showed how to make shop made chucks to hold and make pendants.

 

Jan 12          The club was fortunate to have Mark baker editor of the wood turner magazine do a demo do   Japanese inspired turning, he also urged members to think outside the box when designing items   to turn.  About this time Bert started bringing wood to be raffled, can only think how much room he has made in his workshop by the amount he has brought and still brings.  A big Thank you Bert.

 

Feb    Natural edge turning and a bit of hollowing by me.

 

MarchJon Simpson for Yarmouth who was on holiday here in Pembrokeshire showed us items to be turned for craft fayres, bag carriers and pens etc.

 

April    Leigh Rihan, this time turning Rhododendron into fruit shapes.

 

May   Colby Woodland Garden, demo’s and sales a successful day with many interested visitors, also Stackpole revisited, from both these events we may have potential new members.

 

All in all a busy and very good year for the club, lots of interesting demo’s, I hope we have all learned something to take back to our workshops or sheds to help make our turnings better.

 

My thanks to our committee John Charnock, Jerome and Peter for making my job easy.  Jerome is stepping down from his post and I would like thank him for his efforts, he will continue to be “Webmaster”

 

Mary and Sonya deserve a special vote of thanks for being such good caterers and  looking after us so well with the delicious cakes etc.  Thank You.

 

One other thing I have to say before I finish.  The committee has co-opted Paul to run the raffle and to organise the monthly challenges.  The raffle will be as before at half time, with hopefully some more wood from Bert’s seemingly endless supply and also some useful woodturning items.

 

Paul has decided the rules for the challenge will be on a points system along the lines of 10 for best exhibit 8 for second, 6 for third and 5 points to all other entries.  This will encourage more members to enter and as can be worked out someone who enters every month but has not made first place could have amassed enough points to be judged the best. 

 

A further 2 competitions will be held at Christmas and the AGM entries cannot have been entered prior to the competition and can be of any wood turned item.  The club will provide a trophy for the winner of each competition.

 

Please do all you can to support Paul in his efforts to improve our competition entry numbers.

 

Thank you all for being here tonight and for being such loyal members and indeed friends.

Thank you

John Blake

MARCH PICTURES

 

Notes of meeting 14th March 13

 

This month there were 24 members and guests present.

 

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was by Leigh Rihan our professional wood turner member (for more of his work see www.rihan.co.uk).

Leigh again produced an excellent demonstration; he recapped the principles of turning a basic box with a spigot on the lid.

Various shapes and lid designs were discussed from fruit shapes to plain boxes with lids with finials or inset woods or horn.

This was a very informative evening enjoyed by all present.

 

Competition

This month’s competition was won by Bruce Wright with a fine example of a table lamp.

 

Next Competition

Next month’s completion will be a lidded box any shape or size and any finish.

 

Next Meeting 28th March 2013

This will be the usual hands on meeting.

 

The next main club night will be 11th April when John Blake and Leigh Rihan will demonstrate spindle work and different methods of gripping the wood.

 

 

Things to remember

 

 CLUB EQUIPMENT

When items of club equipment and tools are on loan, please ensure they are brought to the various meetings particularly for the hands on evenings so that members can receive tuition with adequate equipment available

March's Winner

Bruce

FEBRUARY PICTURES

February's Winner

Chairman John

JANUARY PICTURES

 

Notes of meeting 17th January 13

This month there were 24 members present.

Demonstration

This month’s demonstration was by Mark Raby covering a wide range of finishing techniques, finishing as well as colouring products were explained in great detail.

Tips on application using almost anything from brushes to fingers highlighted the fact that the only limitation to finished effects was your own imagination.

Some of the more interesting effects was the use of water based acrylic stain, iridescent and pearlescent to colour pigments and by spinning the item to produce star effects.

Safety was a major component of the evening and Mark provided some thought provoking sensible facts and tips.

Competition

This month’s competition was won by John Charnock with a Cherry Burl bowl.

Next Competition

A coloured item.

Next Meeting 14th February 2013

The next meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday as shown above with a hands on evening 2 weeks later on the 28th February.

Things to remember

CLUB EQUIPMENT

When items of club equipment and tools are on loan, please ensure they are brought to the various meetings particularly for the hands on evenings so that members can receive tuition with adequate equipment available.

 

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