Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners
Suffolk Mid-Coastal Woodturners   

         From Standing tree to                    outstanding furniture.

   Lodge Farm, Laxfield Road.

    DENNINGTON. IP13 8AR

  01728 440040 or 07982392579

    www.treeincarnated.co.uk

   mail@treeincarnated.co.uk

Suppliers of locally sourced, air dried timber. Many hardwood species available. Pre cut blanks available or board selection.

Machining service available on request.

 

Still open for business, Club members welcome.

Delivery options may be available.

 

 

 

This website was last updated

on  the 05/06/2021

Aerial view of the Orwell bridge

CLUB NEWS AND INFORMATION

17/03/2021. COVID-19 update: As we are still in lockdown we are not allowed normal Club meetings. We have decided to hold virtual Club meetings and virtual demonstrations by professional turners. Where possible these will be held on our usual Club nights. Check the 2021 programme for information.

Virtual  Club meeting March 4th.

We had good discussions on the woodturnings that members had made during this lockdown period.

The first set of photos are from Peter Thurston, showing his version of a nutcracker bowl, a bar stool, made as a commission and  finally another commission of minature Christmas trees, in all sorts of wood and different shapes.

Other contributions came from Mark Cordle, who had made some very intricate pieces. Rev Richard Court showed us his first attempt at involuted turning. Nigel Buttery who had devised a Covid-19 trophy as the prize for quizzes he and his family had been doing during lockdown.

The second set of screen shots show Don with his heart shaped dish / plate and a nice bowl made from burr elm. The his bold attempt at a hat which started off well but sadly ended up an instructional learning piece. !!!

The final two photo's are of Peter Thurstons revolving rim bowl. See newsletter for full description.

Steve Davis tackled a mulberry burr to make a fruit bowl. He first attacked it with a chainsaw to make it suitable for turning and the pictures show his progression to the fruit bowl, which he had finished with Danish oil.

John Lumkin has been working with a computer programme called 'inkscape', which is used as a design tool for drawing out your design before you get to your lathe. John's intrest is goblet design.

 

 

MAGNOX GRANT. 2019 / 2020

In 2019 we applied for a grant from Magnox, (Sizewell), to improve our visual and audio presentation of demonstrations to our members.

Our application was successful and MAGNOX gave us £950. This money was used to buy 2 pull down screens, a radio microphone for the presenter, a new projector and 2 new cameras.

This has made a significant improvement in our presentations judging by members feedback.

Many thanks to Magnox for the grant and their help in supporting small clubs like our own.

MEMBERSHIP DETAILS.

For details of membership costs and benefits please click this link.  membership

MEMBERS DISCOUNT

Axminster have finished the Club discount scheme from the Woodturning section of their catalogue.

They have replaced it with a discount of 5%, from most of their catalogue, to Club members who wish to make use of the scheme.

 To obtain the discount place your order with Don, as he still has the club account, and you can get your 5% off. He can also arrange for the order to be delivered to your home address.

 

 HEALTH AND SAFETY

 For your information about health matters relating to the toxisity of wood, the HSE have published a document outlining the dangers and medical side effects when using wood. The document can be viewed at  www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/wis30.pdf

FRACTAL WOODBURNING.

Fractal woodburning is a process of applying high voltage electricity through treated wood. the figures produced are commonly called Lichtenberg figures or Fractal burns.

The AWGB have published their policy against the use of this technique, following a recent fatality in the UK.

The problem with Fractal or Lichtenberg pyrography is that it is dangerous, and there are no safety standards published for the process.

The AWGB recommend that this technique is NOT practised.

See AWGB website for more information.

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