Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Fairlop Wood turners February challenge – something made from more than one species.

Our Chairman John Brotherton won the ‘experienced turner category’ he makes trophies turned or otherwise to order.

This was a really well executed lidded vase.

Woods used for the vase -                                                                                                                   
Sapele (Entandrophragma cylindricum)                                               
American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)                                                      
Massaranduba, Bulletwood. (Manilkara bidentata)                             

Lid -
Massaranduba, Bulletwood. (Manilkara bidentata)                              
African Blackwood. Mpingo (Dalbergia melanoxylon) twist finial.       

The intermediate category winner – John Houghton (Events organiser)

Plywood and Utile.

      The novice category winner Graham Pook.

He made it from 9 pen blanks – good idea no planing required before glueing.

Just a reminder – the club meets on the second and forth Monday of the month during term time at King Solomon High School IG6 3HB See website for details


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