Hands on nights for 2018/2019

The “hands-on-nights” for 2018 into 2019 have now been arranged. They willbe heldon the first Monday of the month starting 5 November and the last one will be on 1st April (Hmm, perhaps that last one may change!)

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July 2018 – monthly meeting & demonstration

The July meeting of RRWTC tookplace last night, Monday 16 July. Club members were entertained by a demonstration by Emma Cook (a.k.a. “The Tiny Turner”) who demonstrated a fantastically turned Bauble.

The monthly competition attracted the usual high quality entries and the winners are:

NOVICE:

  1. David English
  2. Norman McLaren
  3. Jim Nelson

2018 July NOVICE (10)

INTERMEDIATE:

  1. Robert Cookson

2018 July INTERMEDIATE (7)

ADVANCED:

  1. Gordon Bell
  2. John Pickup

2018 July ADVVANCED(8)

OPEN:

  1. Emma Collins
  2. John Collier

2018 July OPEN(9)

Well done to all those that entered the competition, the next one will be on Monday 20 August and the demonstrator will be Joey Richardson.

RRWTC Data Protection

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.

Meeting demonstrations – audience PPE

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.

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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.