Copyright Pembrokeshire Woodturners 2015© All Rights Reserved

We are a group of people of varying competences sharing a common interest in woodturning of all sorts.


Our aims as set out in our constitution are:-


1. To foster friendship amongst woodturners in the area.


2. To impart knowledge and expand the craft of woodturning.




Meeting of the club will be held on Second And Fourth Thursday of the month @7.30 pm, at the Pembroke 21c Foundry House(Foundry House, Orange Way, Pembroke, SA71 4DR).


Woodturners Mess A Round


Some of our Competition entries..


John Blake




John Charnock




Richard Smith




Jerome Kelleher

April Meeting

Notes of meeting 14th April 16


18 members and 1 guest present



Tonight was a new style format evening along informal lines. Members were able to see at close quarters the setup of Ball turning jig and although the demo was not altogether satisfactory as it was a second hand jig with some wear and used on scrap wood, members were shown the basic set up to produce a sphere and an oval.


An offset chuck was also shown, it’s set up and steps needed to produce a pattern on say a turned box lid.


Next there was a process to prepare a pen blank, insert the brass tubes, true the ends and set up on the mandrel. Once shaped sanded and polished the parts were pressed together using the tail stock with shop made jaws which fitted the head and tail stocks M2 taper.


Brought to member’s attention were events at Colby Woodland Garden and Pembroke Farmers Show.


Members cleared away 21.30, thanks to those that helped with that task and also to Mary and Sonya for our half time refreshments.


This Month’s Competition

Competition was a Gavel set and there were eight entries all very well put together, however Dougie' s was judged by members to be the winner and to be the trophy for the club, in memory of the late Alan Carrier who sadly died in November last year.


Next Competition

The AGM competition is an open comp. bring along anything you think is worthy of showing.


Next Meeting

Will be the AGM, Agendas were handed out for the AGM to be held on May 19th at Foundry House 7.30pm, please note this is the third Thursday in May.


General Meeting (2016) Notice of Meeting and Agenda


The 2016 AGM will be held in the Foundry House on Thursday19th May (the 3rd Thursday) 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 one week prior to the date of the meeting.”




2Comments from 2015 AGM minutes


3Matters arising


4Report by Chairman


5Report by Treasurer Welcome


6Election of Club Officers


Phil Smith agreed to take over Treasurers responsibilities from Richard who was standing down after the AGM due to personal commitments. Phil is now standing for election formally however, should someone else wish to stand against him they should submit themselves formally per the Constitution (Proposer and seconder) for a club vote.




The committee has had authority to spend up to £200 on tools and equipment; is the membership happy to continue with this arrangement.


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






Minutes of 2015 AGM


Held 14th May 2015 in C21 Foundry House, Orange Way, Pembroke.



1Welcome and apologies

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

No apologies were received.

There were 18 attendees, which was sufficient for a quorum under the Constitution requirements.


2 Comments resulting from 2014 AGM Minutes

There were no comments from last year’s minutes. Jerome Kelleher proposed they were a true record, seconded by Eddie Edison.


3Matters Arising


Last year two issues were causing concern with the C21 as a venue for our meetings; the storage of equipment and car parking.

John Charnock sent letter to C21 outlining our problems and managed to secure improved accommodation for equipment with a cupboard in the main hall, however, the parking remains a problem due to the building being surrounded by common land and a reluctance by the town council to grant permission for any development on it.


Young members

Last year members of Lamphey Scouts attended rudimentary turning tuition sessions, several of them indicated a desire to join the club. This raises issues of minimum age, cost and chid protection legislation.

The committee has considered all the issues and proposed a club policy based on the AWGB guidance document policy (attached as Appendix 1).

There was much discussion which surrounded the minimum age proposed of 14, the cost for an accompanying parent or guardian, the suggestion that parents used the club as a means of getting away from younger persons and possible aggravation of the parking issue.

Following the extensive discussion a proposal by Jerome Kelleher seconded by that the policy be accepted seconded by Bruce Wright that was passed by a majority vote.

Clarification of the AWGB insurance situation for both young person and guardian required.

Action: John Charnock



4Report 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.

John also informed the members that following suggestions by members he had ordered a set of Forsner bits, Jacobs chuck and a set of twist drills

The full transcript of his report is attached as Appendix 2.


5Report by Treasurer

Richard Smith presented his report; a copy is attached as Appendix 3:

The club is in a sound financial position despite spending more last year than income (new Jet lathe) and is still able to purchase more essential equipment and arrange professional demonstrations without the need to increase membership fees.



6Election of Club Officers

•John Charnock having reached 4 years in post had to stand down however; there have been no nominations for the vacant post. After some discussion John agreed to stand for a further term of office. A proposal for John to start a new 3 year term by Bruce Wright, seconded by Bill Kellaway was passed unanimously.


•Richard Smith has also reached the end of 3 years in post and agreed to continue for a further 3 years term, Proposed by Jerome, seconded by Bert Alexius and was also agreed unanimously.



For some years the members have given the Committee authority to purchase equipment up to the value of £200 per item, after a short discussion the members agreed this could continue.

After discussion it was agreed that the club purchase a Sorby pro-edge sharpening kit, proposed by Bert Alexius seconded by Eddie Edison and passed unanimously.


7Co-opted Member

John Blake informed the members that Phil Smith had volunteered to undertake sundry duties for the organisation of the club. These duties to include such things as Demonstrations, Competitions, Events and the raffle with help from others. For this he will need to be in contact with the committee, John Blake therefore proposed he be co-opted onto the committee, seconded by John Charnock and passed unanimously.





8Competition Prizes

The Christmas competition was won by Mark Howells with his pencil clock.

The AGM prize was won jointly by Bert Alexius with his excellent ball.

The prize for the best cumulative performance went jointly to Gerald Gardiner, Bert Alexius and Mark Howells.




•Hands on Evenings.

Eddie Edison enquired the fate of the hands on evenings; John B advised that due to lack of support both by attendees and “trainers” there had been a suspension of these evenings until September.

There was a proposal by Bert Alexius that we use of main club evenings to also run “a hands on group” for anyone needing tuition in a corner of the room and have a second table with members work in progress displayed.

It was also agreed that when we re-commenced the 4th Thursday hands on meeting in September it would be without charge to the attendees but the popularity of the meeting to be kept under review.



10Meeting close

The meeting was closed by the Chairman at 9-40pm.




1.Appendix 1Child Protection Policy

2.Appendix 2Chairman’s Report

3.Appendix 3Treasurer’s Report




Post Meeting Note


Competition for the next meeting in June, a pair of matching light pulls