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Irish Woodturners Guild News

AGM Cancelled

Nov
27

The AGM has been cancelled due to adverse weather conditions and will be resheduled.

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Glenn Lucas DVD, Mastering Woodturning, Tools and Techniques

Nov
16

Taking a step-by-step approach through your turning tools, Glenn Lucas demonstrates the tools in action, with excellent close-up camera work, filmed in high definition.

The footage echoes his successful classes and international demonstrations. It will help the beginner identify each of the basic turning tools and gain an understanding of how and where to use them.  It will also benefit the intermediate turner in refining their sharpening and tools skills.

Running time 75 mins. Available in PAL and NTSC format

http://www.glennlucas.com/dvd.html

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W. H. Raitts Show Schedule now available

Nov
16

The Show schedule is available here - The Schedule.pdf

Looks to be a great event,

Fri 26th November 11:00 till 20:00
Sat 27th November 09:00 till 13:00

Ashley Iles, Record Power, Trend, Robert Sorby
Guest Turner Mark Baker of GMC’s “Woodturning” and  Finishing by Terry Smart of Chestnut products.

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Robert Sorby demonstration tour of Ireland

Nov
08

Robert Sorby demonstration tour of Ireland with Clive Brooks in November and December

Clive will be demonstrating all the Robert Sorby favourites which include the Spiral and texturing system, Multi-tipped hollowing tools with its hollowing cutter, box cutter, scraper cutter and shear scraper cutter. Also there will be advice on sanding and finishing as well as tool care and sharpening with the ProEdge ultimate sharpening system.

New for this tour will be the Sovereign Ultima hollowing system. An innovative hollowing tool that cleanly cuts through wet or dry wood, end-grain and side-grain as well as open grain soft wood and close grain hard woods. When used in conjunction with the Sovereign interchangeable handle system the Ultima is the new word on every woodturners lips.

Please contact the store before attending a demonstration, to confirm times and venue.

Thursday 25th November             R. Goughs, Little Mary Street, Dublin                         018731400
10am - 4pm                                   Tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Friday 26th                                    W.H.Raitt, Main Street, Stranorlar                              0749131028
11am - 8pm                                   Open show weekend with tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Saturday 27th                                W.H.Raitt, Main Street, Stranorlar                              0749131028
9am - 1pm                                     Open show weekend with tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Monday 29th                                 Cormeen cabinets, Old cross square, Monaghan    04783009
3pm - 8pm                                     Tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Tuesday 30th                                The Woodshed, 11 Lowtown road, Templepatrick   02894433833
2pm - 8pm                                     Hands on, have a go, try before you buy throughout the day.
Bring your tools along and learn how to sharpen them using the ProEdge sharpening system

Wednesday 1st December         Kens hardware, 15 Graham Gardens, Lisburn        02892664169
2pm - 730pm                                Tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Thursday 2nd                                Willis McCloskey, Kingsgate street, Coleraine         02870352126
2pm - 8pm                                    Tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Saturday 4th                                 Joe McKenna, 55 Parnell Street, Limerick                061431625
10am - 4pm                                  Tool demonstrations and advice throughout the day

Clive's contact details.
Tel: 0044 (0) 1142250700
Email: cbrooks@robert-sorby.co.uk

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Woodwork Machinery and Woodturning Show

Oct
27

At W.H.Raitt and Son's, Stranorlar, Co Donegal
Fri 26th November 11:00 till 20:00
Sat 27th November 09:00 till 13:00

Ashley Iles, Record Power, Trend, Robert Sorby
Guest Turner Mark Baker of GMC’s “Woodturning” and  Finishing by Terry Smart of Chestnut products.

See the Flyer for more details.

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Craobh Cuig Deag's new Lathe

Oct
22

At the National Seminar, Dublin 15 Chapter Craobh Cuig Deag won the Vicmarc VL175 lathe. After struggling to get it down from Armagh, it last night got finally used in anger at its first Demo use.

Now they just need someone to clean it !


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