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Brian Keatings miniature furniture

This picture is of a dining table with a 50p coin on the left to give an impression of the scale. Brian brought along a mind boggling array of miniature rooms, furniture, and crockery. This represents a room from Brian’s childhood  on a 1 to 24 scale.      You really cannot appreciate how small […]

CARVING LETTERs and A LADY’S HEAD 19th May 2022

LETTER CARVING DEMO by JOHN ADAMSON  19th May 2022 John Adamson, a club member,  has been working on a commissioned plaque in Oak with the words “A ROLL OF HEADMISTRESSES” on it. We were grateful to him for giving us a a demonstration while he worked. John thinks letter carving is the hardest because if […]

AGM 17th March

This years AGM was rather different to our usual.    It was held on a Thursday and not a Saturday, and we had no problem with getting a quorum.     The main point of interest is that the Saturday meetings we have had since 1992 are being suspended due to financial difficulties.    Membership […]

Spotland Library Exhibition

In an attempt to popularise woodcarving and attract new members the club exhibited some work in Spotland Library                                                                           […]

Norman McLaren and Keith Salad – Speak on Wood

Thanks to Gill Smith for this report Keith spoke of many aspects of his life including his time with the General Post Office and Telecom when he was responsible for the buying of large pine trunks which would be used for telegraph posts. At first they came from Russia and quality control was done in […]

Show of members work during Covid restrictions

Some 18 members shared a Jacobs Join meal and viewed some of the work carved during lockdown.   There were poems, jokes, conjuring tricks and music after the meal so that it felt like an old time family Christmas ( before TV)  Below are some of the work on display.           […]

18th Sept 2021 – Members Work during Covid

Only 7 members made it back to the first Saturday meeting for ages, but they brought an amazing variety of work.     If you did not manage to come on the day and would like to see the work and probably more, make a note in your diary to come to the Christmas party […]

Evolution and Extinction of Trees

Have you ever wondered about all the different types of trees, their heights, shapes, wood, and shape and colour of their leaves .   NO?   Neither had I.   My current breakfast time reading is  “In Our Time”: A companion to the Radio 4 series by Melvyn Bragg.    It is a transcript of the BBC Radio 4 […]