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November 2017 Meeting

    The November meeting of the Craobh Eo woodturning year was held on Thurs November 9th, 2017 in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. This was our A.G.M. Our Chairman, Sean Foody was in the chair. The past year was a successful one for the chapter. Along with our...

October 2017 Meeting

  Fergal McGinnity was our demonstrator from the North West Chapter. Fergal's chosen project was a natural edge bowl.   A piece of ash that had been prepped beforehand using the lid of a bucket to mark a circle on the blank and cutting it to an approximate circle. A...

Sep 2017 Meeting

  The first meeting of the Craobh Eo woodturning year was held on Thurs Sept 14th, 2017 in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Our Chairman, Sean Foody was our demonstrator for the evening.   Sean's project for the demo was a 3 sided lidded bowl. He started by mounting...

Jun 2017 Meeting

  The last meeting of the Craobh Eo woodturning year was held on Thurs June 8th, 2017 in Martin Wilson's workshop in Beltra, Co Sligo. Martin Wilson and his family were our hosts for the evening. This was a very fitting end to the year with a lot of work put in in the...

May 2017 Meeting

  The May meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 11th May in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Our demonstrator for May was Michael Horkan who turned a sphere and a spherical box. TURN A SQUARE SECTION OF WOOD TO A CYLINDER. MEASURE THE...

Apr 2017 Meeting

  The April meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 13th April in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Mr. Harry Emerson was our special guest for the evening from the Cross-Border chapter. Harry who is renowned for turning hats gave a brief...

Mar 2017 Meeting

He started by drawing out a square profile of the blank he had brought that had already been marked out.  Key dimension here is the length of the blank and he showed how to arrive at the measurements. The diagram has both bowls marked out as well as top and space...

Feb 2017 Meeting

  The February meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 9th February in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Pat O'Malley was our demonstrator for February where he took on the task of turning a pendant from acrylic. Pat used his mandrel for...

Dec 2016 Meeting

  The December meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 8th December in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Martin Wilson was our demonstrator and started by giving an introduction on the yew tree and showing examples of candlesticks he has...

Nov 2016 Meeting

  The November meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 10th November in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Willie Creighton was our demonstrator for November and outlined how to turn a candlestick from sycamore with a mahogany base.   The...

Oct 2016 Meeting

  The October meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 13th October in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Sean Foody was our demonstrator for the evening and he did a repeat of a previous demo for making a twisted lamp by public demand.  Using...

Sep 2016 Meeting

  The September (first) meeting of the 2016/2017 year was held on Thurs. 8th September in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. This was our A.G.M. A new system of judgeing competition pieces was adopted at the meeting. Each member in attendance to cast...

Jun 2016 Meeting

  The June meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 9th June in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. The demonstrator for the evening was Willie Creighton. The demo started with the making of a ring holder from Spalted Beech. The piece of wood...

May 2016 Meeting

  The May meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 12th May in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore.   Sean Foody was our demonstrator for the evening and he demonstrated some very useful projects for all skill levels to try their hands at...

Apr 2016 Meeting

  The April meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 14th April in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Willie Creighton was our demonstrator for this month and whilst we were taken on a revision course, it was a timely reminder to all with...

Mar 2016 Meeting

  The March meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 11th March in the Craobh Eo Centre (Old Schoolhouse) in Aghamore. Our demonstrator for the evening was Michael Horkan and his project was a table lamp. It consisted of 8 pieces in total, a stem with 4...

Feb 2016 Meeting

  The February meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 11th February in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Sean Byrne was the demonstrator for the evening. This was Sean's first time demonstrating. Sean first demonstrated the turning of a fine finial. These...

Jan 2016 Meeting

  The January meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 14th January in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Members of the Craobh eo chapter gathered in the Old schoolhouse Aghamore on what was a bitterly cold night for their first meeting of 2016. Sean Foody was...

Dec 2015 Meeting

  The December meeting of the 2015/2016 year was held on Thurs. 10th December in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Pat O'Malley was our demonstrator for the evening and he decided to turn a Christmas ornament. The Christmas ornament was in three parts which could be...

Nov 2015 Meeting

  The November meeting of the 2015/2016 year and was held on Thurs. 12th November in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Our demonstrator for the evening was Paul Tant. Paul started by turning a dowel which he sized with an open ring spanner and then he put a tenon at...

Oct 2015 Meeting

  This was the second meeting of the 2015/2016 year and was held on Thurs. 8th October in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   It was the first demonstration of the new season with M Wilson holding the attention of all present. Martin was also wired up as the chapter...

Sep 2015 Meeting

This was the first meeting of the 2015/2016 year and was our A.G.M. It was held on Thurs. 10th September in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   Craobh Eo chairman Sean Foody chaired the meeting. Sean Byrne stepped down as Secretary and was replaced by Michael Horkan....

Jun 2015 Meeting

  The June meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 11th June in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   Martin Wilson was our demonstrator for the last meeting of the year and it turned out to be a lovely evening. He arrived with a 12" by 2"  square beech blank...

May 2015 Meeting

  The May meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 14th May in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   Our demonstrator for the evening was Willie Creighton who stepped in at short notice to save the day. Willie chose to turn an offcentre table leg and started off...

Apr 2015 Meeting

  The April meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 9th April in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   Our demonstrator for April was Eamonn Brennan who is a relatively new member and this was his first demo. Eamonn chose to turn a footstool and came very well...

Mar 2015 Meeting

  The March meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 12th March in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore.   We were privilaged to have Paul Tant as our demonstrator for March. Paul always adopts a modular approach to turning where pieces can be put together to give...

Feb 2015 meeting

  The February meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 12th February in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Our demonstrator for February was Michael Horkan. This was Michael's first demo and although he has a lot of experience in a different life, he came very...

Jan 2015 Meeting

  The January meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 8th January in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. This was the first meeting of 2015 and there was a good turnout. Sean Foody was our demonstrator and he choose to turn a twisted lamp. First he went into...

Dec 2014 Meeting

  The December meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 11th December in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. O'Donnell from Cancer Care West addressed our meeting and brought members up to date on the work of the charity. Members brought woodturned items to the...

Nov 2014 Meeting

  The November meeting of the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 13th November in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Pat O'Malley was the demonstrator for the evening and chose to make a hand mirror out of cherry. This involved turning a face into which the mirror would...

Oct 2014 Meeting

  The October meeting was our A.G.M for the 2014/2015 year was held on Thurs. 9th October in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Craobh Eo chairman Martin Wilson chaired the meeting. This was Martin's last meeting in the chair as he was stepping down after completing...

Sep 2014 Meeting

Our first meeting of the new year (Sept 2014) was held on Thurs. 11th Sept. in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore. Willie Creighton kindly agreed to demonstrate at short notice as our A.G.M was deferred to Oct. due to our Treasurer not being available Willie warmed up...

Monthly Meeting December 2017

The December meeting of the CraobhEo 2017/18 year will take place on Thursday the 14th of December 2017. The meeting will be held as usual in the CraobhEo Centre in Aghamore at 8 pm. Competition piece for December will be a Christmas ornament....

Irish Woodturners Guild National Seminar 2017

Irish Woodturners Guild National Seminar 2017 The Irish woodturners guild national seminar 2017 takes place in the Glenroyal Hotel in Maynooth on Saturday and Sunday the 14th & 15th of October next. Over the two day event, 40 demonstrations will take place...

Monthly Meeting

The October meeting of the Craobh Eo 2017/18 year will take place on Thurs 12th October 2017. The meeting will be held in the Craobh Eo Centre in Aghamore at 8.30 pm. Competition piece for October will be a chalice following survey at September meeting. Results of...

Liam O’Neill Workshop

A workshop with Liam O'Neill took place for Craobh Eo members at his studio in Spiddal on Sat 10th July 2017. We had a wonderful day in a beautiful part of the world. See report under...

Craobh Eo Seminar

Our Craobh Eo seminar for 2017 was held on Sat. 25 February 2017 in the Gateway Hotel, Swinford  with David O'Neill (Ulster), Ciaran McCarthy (South East) and Joe O'Neill (Dublin).  It was a great success and all who attended really enjoyed the day.  

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