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Irish Woodturners Guild News

Consultative Meeting 12th November


Note To Chapter Officers,
The IWG will be having a consultative meeting at the Aisling Hotel, Dublin on the 12th November starting at 11.30am.
At least one or two officers from each chapter are requested to attend. Jim Kelly the Hon. Sec. has sent agenda to each chapter main officers

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Seminar Thank You Message


To Whom It May Concern.
On behalf of the IWG Executive committee, I would like to sincerely thank those people who attended and supported our seminar in any way and making it such a success. This year we were fortunate to have attendees from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, North Carolina, Germany, France, England, Scotland, and Wales and of course our own Irish delegates from North and South.
We hope that where ever you came from that you had an enjoyable and memorable time and will join us again at a future Seminar.

I would like to thank our demonstrators John Boyne-Aitken, Jason Breach, Clive Brooks, Alan Lacer, Vivien Grandouiller, Franz Keilhofer, Paul Howard and Alan Meredith for providing skills, tips and ideas for the delegates over the two days.

And finally I wish to thank the trades-stands that sponsored the raffle and prizes to us.
The Carpentry Store, The Woodshed, The Hut, Robert Sorby, Trend, Hope Woodturning, Killinger, Strahan Timbers, Stanley Raitt and McQuillan Tools

Best Regards,
Willie Creighton

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Seminar Programme


Seminar Brochure

Here is the 2017 Seminar Programme to allow delegates to plan their weekend in advance.

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Seminar Competition Forms


To avoid queues and make it easier and quicker for delegates entering the Seminar competition we now have entry forms for both the individual competition and the chapter challenge in the Chapter Resources section.
Just print and fill out the forms at home and bring to the seminar with your pieces for the competition.

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Safety Bulletin:Lichtenberg Method


Please read this very important safety notice regarding the banning of this dangerous practise by the IWG.

Lichtenberg/Fractal Wood Burning
The Executive Committee of the IWG instructs ALL Chapters of the IWG not to permit UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES the use of use of Lichtenberg/Fractal wood burning at ANY demonstration for or meeting of the Chapter and, where possible, by any of their members, owing to the extreme dangers associated with this technique and the associated health and safety and insurance issues, Items incorporating the use of Lichtenberg techniques should NOT be permitted in any Chapter competitions and will not be accepted as entries to the competitions at the National Seminar. Such items should not be displayed on Chapter stands at ANY events. Photographs or descriptions of these techniques will not be published in the IWG Journal.

For more information see,

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RDS Craft Winners 2017


Congratulations to Gintaras Malinauskas and Alan Meredith on the winning the RDS Crafts Awards Woodturning categories.
Gintaras Established Maker Award and Alan Emerging Maker and Irish Woodturners' Guild Award.
Both are members of the Midlands Chapter .

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