The November meeting of the 2015/2016 year and was held on Thurs. 12th November in the Craobh Eo
Centre in Aghamore.
Our demonstrator for the
evening was Paul Tant.
Paul started by turning a
dowel which he sized with an open ring spanner and then he put a tenon at either end again using an open ring
spanner to size the tenons.
Pauls idea was to turn a
number of bases of differing designs and tops e.g. like goblets that could be interchanged as
Paul then positioned a piece
of spalted beech in the jaws. The base was then tapered which was trued up and he marked the length of the base
with the parting tool. He finished by positioning a bead on the base and bored a hole to the size of the tenon
already turned. The base was then parted.
With the remaining section of
wood Paul started by boring the section first and then turned and shaped and finished by shaping the top of the
Paul then showed some
examples of goblins made by whittling using tools he had ground out himself using jig saw
Next on the agenda for Paul
was to go through the process of turning the hat for the goblin. The centre was hollowed out and the outside was
shaped close to the peak. To give the impression of the peak lying flat Paul positioned the piece in the chuck
to turn off centre and the piece was finished using the homemade tools he had
Paul next showed us his idea
for laminating veneers using waste pipe and jubilee clips and when glued how these veneers can be shaped using a
tin snips to make petals for flowers for artistic work.
Well done Paul on an
interesting demonstration that gave plenty food for thought.
Following the demo three
members of Enable Ireland gave members present a talk on their work and fundraising efforts. Members of the
Craobh Eo chapter have offered to make pieces for them to help in their fundraising
These pieces will be
presented to Enable Ireland at our Christmas dinner on Dec. 12th.
Further to this our annual
seminar will be held on February 27th in the Gateway Hotel in
Also the Vintage Raleigh bicycle which was made by members of the Craobh Eo chapter for the
national seminar will be launched in Castlebar General Hospital. The coming weeks shall be very busy for our
The November competition was an artistic piece. There was a good display, each with their own
were critiqued by Liam Horan and Pat
Third (Joint) Martin
December's competition is a Christmas ornament.
Some images from our November
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