Ryedale Woodturners

Christmas Party
7 December 2017

Snainton Village Hall

A modest gathering of members and guests at Snainton Village Hall, slightly fewer than hands up at the last meeting, but still a good turnout for what was a convivial and enjoyable evening. 

As has become the norm, there were three categories of competition, beginners, intermediate and expert.  As always these attracted an impressive variety of entries in a very wide range of styles, subjects and wood, and all were to high standard.

The winners were:
Beginners – Ian Temple ,  2nd and 3rd Richard King
Intermediate 1 Tony Langthorne, 2 Frank Cornforth, Chris Tomlin.
Expert 1 Gordon Malan, 2 Brian Wrigglesworth, 3 John Whiteley.

Other competitions were 40 "familiar faces" provided by Terry, 50 wood blanks and offcuts identification, provided by John Whiteley, and a Christmas quiz provided by Malcolm Dayson. 

Thanks are due to Bertie and Keith Harte, Christine Addley and Jonathan Plackett, Anne Dayson, and others for providing a superb spread.

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

Bob handed out money from the sales at the club exhibition last month. £553 was raised on the day, so with a 20% club levy, less hall rental, around £100 went in to club funds.

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Beginners' winner - Ian Temple

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Expert winner - Gordon Malan - with a fluted monkey puzzle dish

Turned and coloured vase

Coloured ash vase


Cake stand with knitted cakes - Intermediate winner

Bowl and vase

Juniper vase and bowl

Pierced cup

Pierced and painted cup - 2nd prize expert winner

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Beginners 2nd and 3rd prizes with a wand and a platter - Richard King

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Expert 2nd place - Brian Wrigglesworth

Turned wooden bowl

A spalted deep bowl

Sphere clock

Spherical clock

History trophy

History trophy for Malton School

Pierced cup

Pierced and painted cup

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Tong Langthorne - Intermediate winner with a cake stand

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Expert 3rd place - John Whiteley

Turned wooden bowls

Highly figured bowl

Crotch vase

A crotch vase

Burr hollow form

Burr hollow form


Platter - 3rd prize beginners' winner

Segmented spiral platter

Segmented spiral platter

Harry Potter wand

Harry Potter wand - after John Oldham's demonstration - 2nd prize begiinners' winner

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Joint 2nd place Intermediate - Chris Tomlin and Frank Cornforth

Turned owl and bird

Owl and bird - after demonstrations by Andrew Hall and Randall Marr

Turned box

A box - beginners; winner

Gavel and block

Segmented gavel and block

Monkey puzzle hollow form

Monkey puzzle cup


Dice shaker and tray

Turned wooden tray

Tray - 2nd prize intermediate winner