January 2023 Meeting
Danny McGeever from the Sligo chapter was our demonstrator for our January 2023 Craobh Eo chapter meeting.
Danny’s chosen project was ‘a cat’. It’s main body was a piece of Lelandia, dimensions 100mm x 100mm. Lengths can vary depending on height of cat required. Danny explained how to cut square piece into an octagonal piece – this saves time turning down to round. Top end of the body was turned down to 28mm – bottom end 75mm approx. The main body looked bottle-shaped. The piece for the head was 55mm x 55mm x 100mm long. First, he drilled a 28mm hole to fit the top of the cat, then he shaped the head into an elliptical shape. He marked for nose and eyes and drilled a 10mm hole for these. He turned a nose, rounded in the front down to 10mm to fit the pre-drilled hole. The whiskers (paint brush bristles), were inserted with nose. The eyes (bought) were inserted. Ears were turned like a cone, cut up the middle giving two ears which were then stuck on.
This was a lovely demonstration by Danny and a nice project that would be pleasing to many. At the end Danny showed us some of his turned projects.
Thanks Danny for a very interesting night.
The monthly competition for January was a bowl from a board.
Danny judged our competition pieces and gave a very comprehensive and positive analysis of each piece. Thanks to Danny and to everyone who took part.
The competition piece for our February meeting is segmented bowl, 200 mm by 100 mm.
Monthly Chapter Competition Winners
Winner – Willie Creighton
Second – Gerry Warde
Third – Ian McDougall