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Members Show and Tell  


This is a new page during the current lock-down to enable members to show some of their recent work.

 Keiths been busy again 


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From our Chairman -  The gnomes are coming





Some more carving from Gary although he says he did turn the cylinders first





Some more from Keith


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Ray Thompson has been busy again! 

 The first item is a hyperbola whirlygig. As it rotates the beads slide from one side to the other and make a clacking noise to scare the birds off the vegetable patch.  Following on from that I've been doing some turning, a small bowl in purple heart, a segmented bowl in oak with a mahogany band. and an open segmented bowl in beech and mahogany. The last bowl I laminated some strips of beech and mahogany to make a board approx 7" x 7" square and 22mm thick.       I then cut this on the scroll saw into rings and glued them one on top of the other.

Having demostrated at the club the other week I thought I would show the pens I made on the day and a few other ones incorporating a celtic knot.

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Terry is getting ready for Halloween!







Keiths been busy again 


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Another one from Terry

He says: This week on YouTube there has been a challenge to turn a wand using only a skew
My attempt:- 





The latest piece from Terry, he says:

Latest project a tit cote sides biscuit joined, roof marine ply, finial is sapele the only turned part.
Customer will be painting it themselves. It's 20 inches high by 14inches wide.




A new activity from Gary, he says: I had a go at carving, following a tutorial on YouTube.
Didn't have any soft wood ( really need lime) so used some freshly cut chestnut. A little more practice I think, before I try colouring.





  Some more of Gary's work


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Terry has set some puzzle ideas for us!

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                                       The wood box is solved by archemedies helicopter!            The apple is a copy of one by David Springett

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       The dovetail by a sharp tap on a corner (there's a pin held in place by magnet)   The round one is a puzzle set in this month's newsletter

A new contributor!

Some of Keith's work, I think he must have been saving it since the first lockdown!

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Terry's latest work and the homemade wooden jaws he used.

He says: I don't have wood plate jaws but the large nova jaws which have extra screw holes so made some additional ply jaws,

Could also have used colejaws with some careful marking out.



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Some items from Scot Grant 

He has obviously been busy during lockdown.


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                                         Beauty and the beast rose                                                                                       Hat Clock  

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                                                                        Polo Clock                                                                                            SAM_1524 



Terry is trying something new!

First attempt at Claris Cliff with pyrography paint pens and water colour for a future project 5"x3"






A Bandsman from Terry he says the decoration took ages, he is 14"high





Ray's latest creation. (He says I guess some of our members may remember having to hand-crank a car to start it on a cold morning). 


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And some pens from left to right are Walnut, Oak, Spalted beech, and a mixture of wood glued up.

I used a CA finish and applied 12 coats. I lightly sanding with 400 grit between every three coats, and finally polished them to a high gloss.


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Terry's Valentines gift






The latest project from Martin


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 Ray has been busy with his scroll saw again, he says:

A short while after I joined the club, John was selling mechanical clock movements. He had been given a bag full by a club member. These were new but old stock.

From memory, he was selling 5 for £1.00 and you take your pick from the bag.  Some worked and some didn't.  I paid my £1.00 and found when I got them home that 3 of the 5 movements I'd picked worked.  I didn't have a use for them at the time, but they were a bargain. They have been in my garage ever since. That is until now.

When I bought my scroll saw it came with a few books on scroll sawing.  In one of the books was a pattern for a "Thompson Table Clock". 

With a name like that, I had to make it, and it allowed me to use one of the clock movements.

Here attached is the finished article. The clock movement is 50mm in diameter, and the overall height of the clock is 180mm.


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Terry's take on a mobile phone stand (Originial shown in last picture)

He says it has saved him £11 although I don't think he has taken his time into account!


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Terry has been busy again, fat mouse 🐭 has been eating too much. Cheese is Iroko mouse sapele




  Some more of Gary's work, he says:

Another bit of scrollsaw work. Yin and Yang design lid on a shallow (Turned) trinket box. 


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Terry's first 2021 work he says:-

Two Angels and a Miner, notice I don't say a pair of 😇, 14"high at wing tips.
Made from watching Colwin Way without drawings.





Ray Thompson has been practising with his scroll saw again, he says:

Not turning I'm afraid, only scroll saw projects.
When I bought my scroll saw it came with a few books on scroll sawing as well. One of the books is about creating pictures using the scroll saw. As my scroll saw skills have been getting better, I thought I would give it a try.
Firstly I had a go at doing the John Wayne picture as this was in the book so I had template to use. 
I then did a picture of my son and his partner's dog.
Our daughter-in-law is a sister on a Covid ward at the Poole and Bournmouth hospital and is mad about penguins, so when I saw the final picture on the internet I knew she would like it.


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  Some more of Gary's work, he says:

No turning again but we all have bandsaws don't we? I made the two initials " N&K" as Christmas gifts

The split cabinet with the secret drawer for fun. It uses up scraps of wood not suitable for the lathe.


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 Some Christmas presents Ray Thompson made for his grandson

He says, needless to say the painting took longer than the making. The only turning was the wheels and the propellers.


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Terry's latest work, he says the last for this year! 

My take on GERMAN SMOKERS. Icing on cake 🎂 is coloured resin. Rods, Boot and Fish purchased.





Ray Thompson has been busy Rough turning some freshly cut logs

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Also practicing with a newly aquired scrol saw

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Making a couple of toys for a grandson

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And finally some very fancy Christmas decorations

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More Xmas Trees from Terry and a puzzle for his Grandson


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Some Key boxes from Ian

These started as a good idea. Inspired by the beach huts at Lancing. The wood is all recycled from pallets, excluding the doorknobs, which are from small American Black Walnut off cuts.  The work involved was unbelievable let alone the cost of the paint with no chance of making a return. So they are being donated to Amberley Friends Shop for fund raising. The turning bit is the doorknobs. 





More fron Terry, does he ever stop!

                            A few polar express trains                 German style tree done using heel of skew wood is hazel over 6 months cut airbrushed with spirit stain

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A Christmas message form Terry




 Another from Ian

It was a commission for a friend and if you look closely there are 4 simple turned columns for the bell tower and the clock faces are turned discs of Corian.

 In a small way it was a turning project.


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Some more from Terry on a Christmes theme


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Some more from Gary, no turning this time.


I have been looking at attempting this for a while, but scroll sawing through 50mm is so very slow and can be a bit hit and miss if the blade decides to wander.

But with a bit of perseverance I got there in the end. One I tried in a softer wood broke up when I took it apart.


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Gary is getting ready for halloween




Another Christmas item from Terry

7" high, top removable for small balloon LED insert





No turning but Terry is still on the Christmas theme.

A modified model from hobbycraft had to make paint brush from cocktail stick




Another entry from Terry 

Picture of canon I made 18 months ago when Colwyn Way did this for woodturning magazine which he is in process of doing on Axminster turning at home




Terry is now working on Christmas. Stands 18" high, not much turning only on the neck.





Terry hooper has been busy turning a miniature lathe, so far a prototype using off cuts before using decorative wood




He had to make a miniature skew as well from an OBO nail and Oak






Ray Thompson has been busy with some segmented work, see below for his explanation.


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A while ago I bought a big bag of hardwood offcuts from a cabinet maker. There were a few good pieces but also lots of pieces about 25 x 20mm of various lengths, mostly oak, beech and some mahogany. The thing is, what to do with all these pieces? I then saw on U tube people making segmented bowls out of similar pieces of wood so I thought I would have a go. I've since made a sled for my table saw to cut the segments, this then also entailed cutting accurate wedges to set the sled. So far I've made 5 fairly accurate wedgies for 6, 8, 12, 16 and 18 segment circles. In order to get the angles accurate, I cut the number of segments for a circle and loosely put them together with an elastic band around the outside then held the ring up to the light and look for the gaps. I then had to adjust the wedge until the gaps were as small as I could get them.


I didn't throw away the segments I had cut even if they didn't fit that well as an alternative way of making the circles is to glue only semi-circles then sand the ends and then join the two halves together.


The attached photos are items made with the experimental segments. The last bowl is made using a 12 segment wedge.




Martin has been busy again with another hollow form.

 Laburnum with a Beech finial. The base is approx 4.5cm high and the overall height is 12cm.


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Entries  have been a bit quiet lately so I have added some of my own. 


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              Olive bud vase with plastic test tube insert                                                                       Olive vase with part natural edge


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Spalted Silver Birch 'Banana' bowl 




Tom Bradbury has been doing production work on curtain pole finials although did have to subcontract some of the carving work!!


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The spindle was for an Antique dealer in Brighton to replace a damage component as was the pawn which is alongside an original from a Jacques chess set.

The most difficult part of the pawn was hollowing the base to insert a tapered lead weight.


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Another clever piece from Gary

Laburnum base and finial, cherry globe.





Martin has been trying new things again!

A couple of photos of my first hollow form. One is to show it is actually hollow.The total height is about 5.5 inches or 14 cms


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Rob Hudson has been going round the twist!

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Terry Hooper has been busy again


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                                                 Some Mice                                                                                                 And 'Firy' Hedgehogs


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                                                 A Hollow Ply Ball                                                                           A Singapore Ball (I'll never do another one!)





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Some more from Ian

Two simple bowls, one from some kind of Australian burr and the other from what I thought was an Elm or similar burr/part bark covered lump.
Both are offcuts/scrap but large enough to become something. The elm (or whatever it is) produced a bowl but due to the bark profile the bottom is rather thick but it is functional with an insert to cover the chucking point. The Australian one had to much of a waney area so turned as an 'arty farty' piece with no function. Even if I say it myself both fairly attractive but the later is best! 


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Another from Martin 

A Sycamore bowl with texturing

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 New member Richard Harris has been turning some Key Rings


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Some more from Ray Thompson

A pair of oil lamps, a pyramid puzzle, and a pen press.
The toggle clamp for the pen press I bought on eBay for £8.70, I had a piece of angle iron and also some M12 studding. 
I'm currently making a wedgie sledge for accurately cutting the segments for making segmented bowls.


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Another from Sam Crick 

Yew and resin diy blank turned into a wine stopper. Sanded to 2000g then hit with Yorkshire Grit Microfine and diy friction polish. 




 Some Lace Bobbins from Martin

Now up to 4. I've only lost 2 so far. The 2 on the right are London Plane, the next one is Box, the left hand one is Ash I think.


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Some from Gary on a different tune! 

No Woodturning here but a little recent project.

Two CBG's ( cigar box guitars) I couldn't source any cigar boxes so made them as well. One is fretted and one fret less. Both with electric pickups. 

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Some from our chairman:

The bird boxes and hanging table do include some turning the gate does not. All made from scrap wood with the gate from old decking boards put through the thicknesser and yes I had to re sharpen the knives. The bird box lids from recyled floor joists. The only bought in timber is the feather edge boarding for the bird table roof which I happened to have left over from another project.  


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   A Bowl of fruit and a Cypressus bowl from Martin


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 Some from Terry Hooper


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Another clever one from Gary 


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 Ray Thompson has been busy again!

I have been busy making a few more pens and earrings. I’ve also made a stand for the earrings based on a design from Keith Rowley’s book of woodturning projects. Going on from there I made a stand for rings and also a stand for pens. To make the earring stand I first had to make a drill jig for the holes.

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Another one from our Chairman, Ian.  

An Easter gift: Egg is corian (two pieces expoxy resined together), egg cup wood unknown but courtesy Mike Heseltine, plate/platter Walnut.





One from Martin - First attempt at an apple




Some from Peter Kelly

The two small turnings are from wet Apple, and while they have been drying out they moved and warped. Adds to the character. and a Bowl 


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From Andy Heath. Set of six nearly (his words) matching candlesticks for the local parish church.




One from our Chairman, Ian.  Banksica nut mushrooms on stems of differing woods. As yet with no finish





Something completely different, and not turned, Greenwood Carved Spoons by Mark Hill


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 An interesting Tea Light Holder using Resin Cast Pencils from Sam Crick (see Sam's notes and video below)

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  • Collect coloured pencils (surprising how many you actually need) - I think that the hexagon shapes work best for this.
  • Find a suitable plastic container (something disposable) to cast in and cut pencils to length.
  • Arrange pencils in said container, and try to get a uniform tessellation (very fiddly and time consuming), leave a couple of pencils out so that the pattern is slightly loose allowing resin to get in between. 
  • Mix and pour two part epoxy casting resin (there are loads out there at varying prices, mine was a cheap one off ebay and was actually out of date by the time I used it but it worked just fine) Always mix the resin longer than you think you need to and then do the same again!
  • Pour the resin into the mould, from height in a thin stream to avoid air bubbles, then agitate until it fills the mould. 
  • Weight down and leave 24hrs to cure - I ended up leaving 48hrs as I was busy with actual work. 
  • I tried to de-mould by whacking it with a rubber mallet but it wasn't having any of it so I had to cut it off with a bandsaw.
  • Sand top and bottom to flat and so that you are down to solid resin/pencils with no air gaps. (I had quite a big gap between where the resin ended and the top of the pencils so I cut off about 5mm before taking it to the sander. 
  • Turn - Apparently carbide tools are best for resin, I stuck with carbide as there were no elements of this shape so complicated or fiddly that they requires fine gouge work.

My description might make more sense with the video. https://youtu.be/oGIaNt5ySmA


Some from Stewart Furini showing not everything he does is coloured!   For more of his work see http://www.stewartfuriniwoodturning.co.uk/


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 Some from Gary Parkinson


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Some things don't always work first time! 






 Some work from Ray Thompson.

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I will start things off with a Holm (Ilex) Oak bowl that has some radial heart shakes and has been in my garage for some time waiting inspiration.

Filling the shakes with slivers of wood did not seem to work so I decided to make a feature of them and fill them with black Milliput.  Colin Willetts.

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