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    Wood Turning Club

    The nearest woodturning club to me opened its doors last night with a demo from Chris Parker (The Bald Woodturner). Sheffield Woodturners Home

    I was so much out of my depth, the bloke turns a bowl faster than I can get my job onto the lathe.

    He started off by turning a bowl and he then finished it with a marble, it looked nice,
    he then finished off by demonstrating different texturing techniques, whilst I didn't have much of an idea what he was yapping on about it was an enjoyable night.
    Sadly it was a case of information overload for me.

    The guys who were there seemed like nice blokes and as a result I have decided I will be joining the club and pay the membership fees.
    One thing I did notice was that over half the people there had beards the same as mine, I have never seen that many beardies in one place at the same time before


     
     
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    Best I grow a beard then
    I am rather folically challenged!!
    I only open my mouth...to change feet...
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    Yes, beards are very common at my club as well.

     
     
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    Clean shaven including the top, sparse there anyway. A mask doesn't seal on a beard.

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    Too itchy for me.
    You will gain a lot of knowledge at your club,have fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flexi View Post
    Best I grow a beard then
    Oh ..... are you thinking of joining as well

     
     
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    I’m pleased you’ve joined a club. Yes you can go into information overload when watching demos but talk to other members & make friends. Let them know you’re a new starter & you have problems, they will help you out if they can. That’s the real benefit of a club, members interacting with each other. They should help you at your level & not expect you to be an expert.
    Remember that they aren’t mind readers, if you don’t ask for advice they won’t know you need any.
    Enjoy your club Gary.
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    Gary don't worry about information overload just don't be afraid to ask if you don't know they will not laugh at you but will give information readily.

    Remember that Chris has been turning for a while and can turn and decorate a bowl in double quick time, I know some of the club members are amazed at how quick I can turn something but when you demonstrate you try to get at least two or three small items turned and finished in an all day demo as you do not want the members to fall asleep with boredom.

    The more you turn and watch demos the more you will understand the terminology. As well as quicken up when you turn a bowl it will not happen overnight just stick in there.
    @flexi I would never know how thin you are on top as you always are wearing a silly hat
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    I saw these wondered if any one knows any thing about them?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wm460 View Post
    I saw these wondered if any one knows any thing about them?

    They look good but the price seems a bit on the high side

     
     

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