Hi, I am sorry that it has taken soooo long to report on the June meeting. it is all down to circumstances entirely under my control, other than a graduation date which was set by my daughters Australian University!
The June 2018 meeting and demostration took place on Monday 18 June and Mr Richard Findley gave the demonstration. Unfortunatelly I have no feed back on the meeting or demonstration although I have been advised it was very interesting and presented in a very interesting way.
The monthly competition results are:
1st Norman McLaren
2nd John Collier
3rd Kieron Harris
1st Greg Kent
2nd Robert Cookson
3rd Peter Hamer
1st John Pickup
1st Gary Thomson
The ltest club meeting was held on Monday 21 May. During the evening Mr Greg Kent was awarded the Red Rose Woodturning Club Novice Platter. This is awarded to individuals who win the monthly Novice competion three times. Very well done to you Greg, he now moves up to the Intermediate entry level and we look forward to seeing more of your work.
Morning all, sorry to distract you from making shavings, dust or wood smoke but as a club (and like fb, banks and all organisations etc that hold digital data about you) we are required, by EU regulations to advise what we use that data for and where it is used.
All registered members of RRWTC will shortly receive notification of what data is held about you for use by club committee members. We will need your agreement for this data to be held and in future an annual acknowledgement that you agree to this.
Further information regarding this matter will be made available and will be co-ordinated by RRWTC Secretary.
Once again, RRWTC are displaying at Longton library for the month of April. This year has seen a remarkable 11 members displaying items they have produced and between 9:00 and 12:00 on 28 April Martin West will be demonstrating Scroll Saw techniques and Denis will be explaining turning skills.
Items on display…….
Most of us are aware that ALL hardwoods and most timbers in general possess a potential health hazard, from irritant to down right unhealthy! As woodturners (at any level) I think we all know that woodturning creates many H&S issues and personal safety is paramount, protecting ourselves from any know or perceived hazard should be second nature. To that end the use of Personel Protective Equipment (PPE) is encouraged in our turning workspace (be it workshop, garage, shed or man/woman cave), the monthly demonstration falls into the “workspace” category.
Individuels know, or should be aware of what levels of wooddust effect them. Demonstrations generate the same dust and no matter how good a dust extraction system is used the demonstrator has to balance the presentation with the ability of the audiance to hear what they are saying. If you know you are likely to be adversly effected by dust, please come to the demonstration prepared to use your PPE. Everyone knows what PPE is right for them and its use is encouraged at any of our meetings and external demonstration (E.g. Sizergh Castle, Southport show etc), if you feel you need to were it, please do so.
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