Ryedale Woodturners


CLUB COMPETITIONS

Club competitions on a monthly basis ceased in the summer of 2015, with very few exhibits being entered, by even fewer members. How can we encourage more people to show the rest of the club what they have been up to in the workshop?

Christmas Competition
3 December 2015

It was decided to have three categories at the Christmas competition, beginners, intermediate and advanced, to try and give more opportunity for winners.

Sadly I missed the Christmas party, due to my smallest granddaughter being taken into hospital on the day. Thankfully she was back to full health after about a week. Thanks to those who offered good wishes for her recovery.

A report by Gordon Malan:

The Ryedale Woodturners Christmas Party took place on the evening of Thursday 3rd December 2015 at the well-appointed Snainton Village Hall. Advanced woodturners dominated the display with ten items of turned work, and there were six entries from those turners with intermediate expertise; unfortunately, there was only one entry from a new turner, even though the quality was very high. All present decided on which entries they would place first, second or third in each category, and the worthy winners were: Advanced – Brian Wrigglesworh, Intermediate – Peter Emmerson, Novice – Frank Cornforth. The Club is grateful to Snainton Woodworking Supplies for donating the three prizes.

 

John Whiteley kindly provided a real test of the knowledge of woods that us turners are expected to be able to identify. One table carried 26 different pieces of wood, labelled A to Z, and on a second table John had arranged 22 tools, each with a handle turned from a different species of wood. Keith Nellis won the wood identification challenge and a new Club member, Brian Smith, correctly identified the most wood tool-handles.

Terry Taylor, who unfortunately could not attend as he was recovering from a dislocated shoulder, provided several boards on which he had placed pictures of around 75 females known for various celebrity or public appearances. Heather Thornes and Lynn Hodgson won this quiz.

A good buffet supper was provided by Carol Skelton, and at the interval we all enjoyed the quantity of food and its excellent quality. Prizes were presented after the meal, then we all settled down to tackle a very testing quiz provided by Malcolm Dayson, which was won by another couple. Did you know that there are 364 gifts in the song A partridge in a Pear Tree? The party ended at ten o’clock, and the guests were very helpful in clearing the hall before they departed. Many thanks to all who organised the event, and who participated, as it was a most enjoyable evening.

 

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

Entries in the Expert class

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entry

Another hollow form, Brian Wrigglesworth again I think

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

Peter Emmerson with his winning coffee pot from the Intermediate section.

Snainton Woodturning Club competition

Name that timber competition

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

More entries for the Expert class

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entry

A toothed hollow form

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

Frank Cornforth receiving his prize as winner of the novice section.

Bud vase

Name that handle competition

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

The Intermediate entries

Snainton Woodturning Club competition

Winner of the "Name the Handle" competition - Brian Smith

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

Keith Nellis identified more pieces of wood than any other club member.

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

First prize Expert Class. A spiral hollow form from
Brian Wrigglesworth

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

Malcolm Dayson congratulating Brian Wrigglesworth on yet another winning piece.

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

Malcolm Dayson congratulating Peter Emmerson

Snainton Woodturning Club members

Club members having a go at the quiz.