Entries by john

21st Sept 19 Bob Burton – Journey to being a carver

Bob is a new member and told us about his first adventures in carving.     One day, he had amazing luck, and found an advert in a carving magazine for a Furniture Making school that was only yards away from his front door.     There he could make what he wanted with the […]

Thursday 18th July. Murray Taylor on Chip Carving

Murray Taylor covered 3 topics, Chip Carving, Sharpening Knives,  and Lettering with a Knife.   There are no British books on chip carving but Murray hopes to remedy this in the near future, building on his articles in the Woodcarving magazine Murray was aware that many of our members consider chip carving to be boring, and set […]

17th June 19 New Members Carving Journeys

Four of our newish members were very brave and told us how they came to join the club and how they were progressing with their carving experience.   They were all quite different from each other.   Nico Pantelides gives new members and introduction to carving, explaining the use and sharpening of tools, and setting […]

18th May David Kershaw Model Maker

David Kershaw has always loved makings and uses wood, brass, plastic and electronics in his work.   There seems to be various levels of accomplishment in the model making world.    From Bought plastic kits ready to be painted, through models made from Scratch ( all the parts made by hand), to Museum standard models that are too […]

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 […]