24th March Show at Hollingworth Lakes Visitor Centre

The Club was invited to exhibit our work at Hollingworth Lakes Wood festival.     It was a lovely sunny day but with a sharp wind at times.  Some stalwarts stewarded the show outside all day and they look cold in the photos.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Others stayed inside, and looked happier

 

16th mar A.G.M and Sale of Surplus Tools and Wood

 

 

 

Before the A.G.M. there was time to chat and carve.      Our A.G.M was a very quick and civilised affair.   We gave our thanks to the committee members and officials who had kept the club running last year , and to the members who had taken on the work for the new year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There was a large selection of wood, tools, and books for sales and some great bargains were had

16th Feb Sean Dyche portrait in 5.5 hours by John Adamson (member)

John had been asked to carve a portrait of Sean Dyche, manager of Burnley Football Club, on a tight budget.      The wood was a standing tree stump in a pub yard.      Photographs of Sean Dyche with his mouth shut are rare.   John managed to get a front view, but the side view had an open mouth.      It took some juggling to get the two photos printed to the same size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The carving was started with a chain saw and continued with some very large chisels , gouges, and a mallet made from a crown green bowling ball,  that John keeps just for large chain saw work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The finished work was given a red beard and eye brows by another artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John had taken photographs of each stage of the work so members could see the whole process