Ryedale Woodturners


Christmas Party
1 December 2016

Snainton Village Hall

A good gathering of members and guests at what will be our new club venue for demonstrations after Christmas. 

As with last year, there were three categories of competition, beginners, intermediate and expert.  These attracted an impressive 48 entries. The usual variety of styles, subjects and wood, and all were to high standard.

The winners were: beginners – Louise Akers,  Intermediate - George Nutt, and Expert - John Whiteley. There were second and third awards in each category, but apologies as I did not note who they were. Do let me know anyone who can.

Other competitions were the "familiar faces2 provided by Terry, the chisel handles wood identification and wood blanks identification, provided by John Whiteley.

In giving the answers, John related a story attached to the New Zealand bog cowrie blank – which he had picked up on his recent travels down under. It came from a massive tree 40 foot in diameter at its base, which had been submerged in a bog and dug out by a remarkable boat builder and wood craftsman who John had the privilege of meeting. 

Thanks are due to Snainton Woodworking Supplies for donating the gift vouchers for the prizes on the evening.

Thanks also to Gordon for organising the event, and to all others who lent a hand and were involved in any way.

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

The three winners

Woodturning competition entries

Beginners entries

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entires

More beginners entries

Snainton Woodturning Club competition

More beginners entries

Snainton Woodturning Club competition

Time for a clock

Woodturning

An interesting mix of glass and wood

Niddy noddy

Elongated platter and a niddy noddy (for winding yarn)

Turned wooden school trophies

School trophies

Yew vase with splayed neck

Vase with splayed neck

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

Louise Akers Beginners winner

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entry

Louise's pot pourri

Turned wooden bowl

A spalted deep dark bowl

Coloured hollow form

Coloured and carved

Bud vase

Coloured rim bowl

Napkin holder

Table piece - napkin holder and mints dispenser

Segmented spiral platter

Segemented spiral platter

Turned wooden ornament

Rose stencil on a turntable

Snainton Woodturning Club competition entries

George Nutt Intermediate winner

Snainton Woodturning Club competition

George's bowl on a stand

Turned wooden bowls

Two bowls

Turned wooden nutcracker

A cracking piece

Vase with floral colouring

Floral decoration on a highly polished (or laquered?) vase

Turned wooden pens

Pens

Turned curtain tassels

Tassels

Timber identification quiz

Identify the timber on the handles competition

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

John Whiteley Expert winner

Snainton Woodturning Club competition winner

John's burr bowl

High sided bowl

High sided bowl

Turned wooden bowls

Two bowls

Turned wooden vase with finial

Vase with finial

Turned wooden box

A small box

Timber identification quiz

Identify the timber blanks competition