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North Devon Woodturning Club News

Club member demonstrating at our show

August 2023

Despite the awful weather forecast for the day, we had a very enjoyable and busy day at our Annual Show. As usual, we had three members demonstrating turning on our two lathes. Our sales table and tombola had lots of visitors. We had some excellent entries into our competitions, which were judged by John Lancaster RPT and a member of St John's Garden Centre staff.

The competition winners and runners up were as follows:

Class 1 - Novice

Winner: Graham Johnson (Desk tidy, made from an old fence post)

Runner up: There was no entry this year

Class 2 - Intermediate

Winner: Bob Wilson (Goblet made from Brown Ivory and Zebrano)

Runner up: Bryan Burgess (Goblet)

Class 3 - Advanced

Winner: George Manning (Biscuit Barrel)

Runner up: Peter Steart (Jewellery Box in olive ash)

Class 4 - Master

Winner: Martin Coates (hollow form in Yew)

Runner up: Alan Coates (hollow forn in Yew)

Class 5 - Novelty

Winner: Stephen Cooke (Lundy Old Light made from Leylandii)

Runner up: David Hall (Cube in oak on a walnut feature)

Roy Turner Trophy - Best Turning in Show

Martin Coates

St John's Trophy - Winner of the Master Class

Martin Coates

August 2022

An enjoyable day was had on Saturday 6th August at our 'Annual' Show at St John's Garden Centre. After all the Covid disruption it was good to get together and showcase the Club. Our photo gallery shows our competition entries and winners, our demonstrators, our Tombola ladies and our sales table. Many thanks to all who helped out, demonstrated and entered the competition. A special thanks to the competition judges and to St John's Garden Centre who kindly allowed us to put on the event.

The competition winners and runners up were as follows:
Class 1 – Novelty
Winner :          Eddie Wilson (mouse in cheese)
Runner Up :     Cyril Johns (Banksia candle holders)
Class 2 – Novice (Candle Holder)
Winner :  Robin Sealey
                      (only one entry !)
Class 3 – Intermediate (Gavel and Block)
Winner :          David Hall
Runner Up  :    Peter Harris
Class 4 – Advanced (Pot with Lid)
Winner :         Tim Broome
Runner Up :    Maria Power
Class 5 – Master (Wall Plaque 12” dia max)
Winner :         Martin Coates
Runner Up :    Alan Coates

September 2021
At last we will be restarting our monthly Club meetings on Friday 17th September at 7.00pm at Fremington Parish Hall. We would ask anyone attending to sanitise their hands when entering and wear a face covering when moving around within the Hall. New Members welcome.

February 2020

Club meetings and the Coronavirus : Due the current restrictions we are unable to hold our Monthly Meetings until further notice.

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