An exhibition of pieces from Craobh Eo Chapter members took place from 22nd Nov. 2016 to 3rd Dec. 2016 in the County Library Castlebar.

In conjunction with this, a woodturning demo was given by Willie Creighton on the evening of the 30th Nov. in the Library.

The demonstration was introduced by Sean Foody, Craobh Eo Chairman who set the scene and talked briefly about woodturning.

Willie gave a very informative and entertaining demo starting with a spinning top. He spoke about Craobh Eo and what we were about.

Next he turned a yew budvase which turned out to be very impressive. Throughout he explained the basics of woodturning, what equipment is needed and showed how the tools are used.

He signed off the evening with a garden dibber made from walnut. See photos below.

There was a nice turnout for the demo and it helped explain what woodturning is all about.

The exhibition was well received and helped showcase the abilities of our members who are spread all over the county.

Thanks to Willie for a lovely demo.

We extend a special thanks to the staff of Mayo County Library for faciliting the demo and exhibition. They were really helpful and worked with us to make it all possible. We really appreciate getting the opportunity to display our pieces.