October 2021 Newsletter

September saw our first club meeting back in Milstead Village Hall since the pandemic began back in March 2020!
With covid in mind the club provided hand sanitiser on the door, the payment desk and in the kitchen, with masks worn by most members.

We started the day with a one-minute silence in memory of Dawn.
A good number of club members were able to attend her funeral in person and say goodbye on behalf of everyone. Her service was very well attended, showing just how loved and missed she will be by everyone who knew and interacted with her.

The club table showed that members had been busy during the various months of lockdown with some great pieces evidencing our varied skills and artistic imaginations.

Chris took the big lathe for the morning and started turning out a good size bowl, putting a lot of shavings on the floor!
Geoff Horsfield brought his lathe in as usual on a club day along with a mixture of sharpening jigs that he uses for drills (some bought, and some custom made) for members to look at.
In the afternoon Paul took over on the big lathe and turned out a small bowl, decorating it using the new Rainbow Waxes from Chestnut that he bought at the woodturning weekender.

We're back in October on the 9th for another club day, If you would like to bring your lathe please let one of the committee know so that we can make space.

And finally a warning that we

WILL repeat WILL

be having a meeting on November 13th as the Women's Institute has cancelled their hall booking for that date.