Sunday, 21 October 2018

21st October at East Hearts Woodturners celebrating  their 25th anniversary year at Bullfields  Sawbridgeworth Essex


Robin Fawcett – one of my hero’s; a chance meeting with him started my green woodworking adventure.


Phil Irons was the demonstrator who stood in for Stewart Mortimer.


One of Phil’s jigs for sanding and finishing spoons three abrasive grits and a flap wheel – perfect bit of home made kit.


Another home made jaws for holding spoons made from some very strong plywood.


Another jig for splitting spoons – note the plastic padding insert. – Quick and clever, I first saw this idea forty years ago being used in French horn manufacture.


David Batchelor - The Master of the Worshipful Company with Chris Scotts (Chairman of the Howe committee) and the Local Mayor with Phil Irons to celebrate the occasion.

Hats off to the East Hearts Woodturners. A very good venue, excellent food and an enjoyable demo. They are great promoters of the craft and have been involved in giving hundreds of boy scouts the opportunity to try wood turning at Gilwell Park and at other venues over the last few years, being happily supported financially by the WCT.

Great day out and nice to meet so many old friends. Good to be with a few members of my woodturning club - Fairlop. It’s a pity that I do not visit as often as I used to - must try harder! 

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