Calendar

All the demonstrations detailed below can be enjoyed by members as part of their membership.
Members enjoy top quality demonstrations each month, and an additional monthly meeting PLUS, club founder Martin Saban-Smith does regular bonus demonstrations – all hosted in Zoom.


Monday 20th September:

Demo Discussion

September Challenges:

October 2021

Monday 4th: Emilano Achaval – Hawaiian Calabash

Our most remote demonstration so far comes from the beautiful island of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean care of Emiliano Achaval who will be turning one of his well known koa calabash bowls.

Monday 18th:

Demo Discussion

October Challenges:

November 2021

Monday 1st: Rene Normann (Denmark)

Resin – Discussing casting different resins and casting methods and turning a hybrid resin and wood pot.

Monday 15th:

Demo Discussion

November Challenges:

December 2021

Monday 6th: Laurent Niclot – Content TBA

Laurent will be demonstrating texturing with a woodburning tool for us in December.
The image of the piece in the image here may be different to the piece demonstrated.

Monday 20th:

Demo Discussion


January 2022

Monday 3rd:

Monday 20th:

Demo Discussion

December Challenges:


February 2022

Monday 7th:

Monday 21st: Club Night

Demo Discussion



Past Meetings and Demonstrations

June 2020

Monday 8th: Inaugural Meeting

7.30pm (UK) Introducing the exciting new club and to discuss what members would like to see and do in the Tuesday meetings. We’ll also discuss which turners they would like to see demonstrate and other woodturning talk.
Members will be emailed the link to the Zoom meeting a couple of days before. It will also be streamed directly into the Facebook group.

June Challenge:

  • Beginners: A Spinning Top
  • Intermediate+: A Working YoYo (no kits allowed!).
  • Why not film your pieces in action and upload them to the Facebook group?

July 2020

Monday 6th: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Fanatical About Finishing

Finishing is a topic Martin is fanatical about, and in this demonstration, Martin will take you through a finishing process that starts with good tool presentation when turning.
Learn about the importance of good finishing and discover a technique that will give you a gorgeous finish every time.
Find out more about Martin at www.msabansmith.com

Places for this demo are also available for booking by the public.
WT360 members can enjoy this demonstration as part of their membership.
Book a place for the demo HERE or
Join and enjoy everything about WT360.

July Challenge:

  • Beginners: Honey Dipper
  • Intermediate+: A Taste of Asia

August 2020

Monday 3rd: Pat Carroll: Deterioration and Decay

Pat is a renowned and popular Irish turner known for his hollow forms and intricate carvings.
For our demonstration this month, he will show his method on how he turns his thin wall vessels, pierces them and burns them to echo deterioration and decay. Find out more about Pat at www.patcarrollwoodturning.com/

*As you can imagine, the time taken to complete one of these stunning pieces is lengthy, so the demo piece will not be completed in the allocated time of a demonstration.


Monday 17th: Les Thorne: Bonus Demonstration

Les Thorne is a world renowned production turner, demonstrator and teacher of woodturning.
As Les and Martin join forces with The Woodturning Shop, it is a pleasure for WT360 to host Les on one of his first remote demonstrations.
If you have not seen Les demonstrate before, his style and commentary is not to be missed – his years of experience is very evident.

August Challenges:

  • Adventures in Texture
  • A Flatter Platter

September 2020

Monday 7th: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Atmospheric Colour

Martin’s demo for WT360 will be his most requested presentation – Atmospheric Colouring.
He will guide members and guests through his technique in detail of using water based colours to achieve stunning results on figured woods.
Martin will also discuss his philosophy of colouring wood and why it should be considered on every piece.

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
August Challenge Review

September Challenge:

  • Beginners: Getting Round with a Bowl
  • Intermediate+: Mixed Up

October 2020

Monday 5th: John Boyne-Aitken RPT: Turning With Pewter

John Boyne-Aitken RPT is the Chairman of the Register of Professional Turners and is known as the Bowler Hatted Turner.
For his demonstration for us, he will show us how he uses pewter in some of his work.
We’ll find out how he makes his moulds and his method for melting the pewter to use later.
John will also show us how he then turns a cast piece of pewter and if there’s time, even demonstrate thread chasing the turned metal.
Find out some more about John at www.thebowlerhattedturner.co.uk/

Tuesday 6th:

Demo Discussion
Harvesting Wood: A Presentation by Scott Walker
September Challenge Review

Halloween Challenge:

  • Beginners: A Magic Wand
  • Intermediate+: Pumpkin Hollow Form

November 2020

Monday 2nd: Martin Saban-Smith RPT: Goblet with a Twisted Bowl

Goblets are a superb project for any level of experience. The make excellence spindle projects, and hones the end grain hollowing techniques.
For this presentation, Martin will demonstrate how you can take a goblet to another level of ‘attractive’ by adding a twist to the bowl rather than the more traditional twist on the stem.
Find out more about Martin and his work at www.msabansmith.com

Places for this demo are also available for booking by the public.
WT360 members can enjoy this demonstration as part of their membership.
Book a place for the demo HERE or
Join and enjoy everything about WT360.

Tuesday 3rd:

Demo Discussion
October Challenge Review
Woodturning Jigs – Presented by Wayne Clasper
Separate Insurance Cover for your Woodturning Kit?

November Challenge:

  • Beginners: Chalice
  • Intermediate+: Touchy Feely

Monday 23rd: Bonus Demo – Scott Hampton:

Scott will be presenting how he goes through his production runs of Christmas ornaments in this special bonus demo for WT360 members.


December 2020

Saturday 5th: Rebecca DeGroot – Santa Claus Gnomes!

To fit around Rebecca’s other commitments, our demo meeting this month is on Saturday 5th December at the usual time.

Rebecca DeGroot is an accomplished turner, woodworker, and artist in Texas, USA.
For her Woodturning360 demonstration, she will take us through the process of turning one of these adorable Christmas Gnomes!
With a background in school teaching, her demonstrations are clear and concise, fun and great quality.
Check out Rebecca’s website for more information about this talented turner: http://rebeccadegroot.com/index.html

Tuesday 8th:

Demo Discussion
November Challenge Review

December Joint Challenge:

  • Freestyle Festive Fun
  • Funky Father Christmasses, Spectacular Snowmen, Emazing Elfs, Beautiful Baubels.

January 2021

Monday 4th: Tim Yoder – Banksia Pod Lidded Box – POSTPONSED TILL 11th

Tim Yoder is one of the most watchable figures in woodturning in ever! His presentation style is light and friendly with a great ability to communicate the project he’s turning.
For his WT360 demonstration, Tim will be turning a banksia pod lidded box.
*The image here is temporary.
See more about Tim on his website at http://wtwtim.com/ and his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/woodturningwithtim1

Tuesday 5th:

Demo Discussion
December Challenge Review

January Challenge:

  • Inlaid Lidded Box and ‘Winter’

February 2021

Monday 1st: Emma Cook (The Tiny Turner) – Valentine Special

Emma is a UK favorite demonstrator, and she’ll be performing a valentine themed demo for us.
Details to follow.
In the meantime, find out more at https://www.thetinyturner.co.uk/

Tuesday 2nd:

Demo Discussion
New location for the ‘Raise Hand’ button
Is Two Consecutive Meeting Nights Too Much Each Month?
Keith Appleby Presentation
Show & Tell
January Challenge Review

February Challenge: Craftivism!
Craft + Activism = Craftivism
According to Wikipedia, Craftivism is a form of activism, typically incorporating elements of anti-capitalismenvironmentalism, solidarity, or third-wave feminism, that is centered on practices of craft – or what can traditionally be referred to as “domestic arts”. Craftivism includes, but is not limited to, various forms of needlework including yarn-bombing or cross-stitch. Craftivism is a social process of collective empowerment, action, expression and negotiation. In craftivism, engaging in the social, performative and critical discourse around the work is central to its production and dissemination. Practitioners are known as craftivists.

With the above in mind, your challenge for February is to think of something you can make to raise awareness of a cause that is close to your heart – a cause that encourages change for the better, positive thinking etc. You could choose environmental issues, climate change, health issues, something local to you or virtually anything else. Think along the themes of the cause and create something that could send a positive message to people. It does not have to be a protest.

Here are some other links for you:
https://craftivist-collective.com/
https://craftivism.com/
https://www.thealternative.org.uk/

When you upload it to the website, Give your piece a suitable title, include some information about the cause and perhaps some links to a website or two where other members can learn more about it.  You need to be logged into your account on the website and upload your piece pictures here: https://www.woodturning360.com/challenge-submissions/

At the end of the month, I’ll make a special slideshow of the pieces for you and present it at the meeting on 2nd March.

Remember that we are a woodturning club, and this challenge is meant to be a fun exercise for a positive cause. Keep your piece to one that champions something  good! Content uploaded to the website that is derisive or overtly political may not make it into the slideshow at the end of the month!

March 2021

Monday 1st: Cindy Drozda: Sea Urchin Ornaments

We’re very pleased to be bringing you Cindy Drozda in March 2021. She will be demonstrating for us how she makes these gilded sea urchin ornaments.

Tuesday 2nd:

Demo Discussion
February Challenge Review

March Challenges:

March 2021 Bonus

Tuesday 16th: Martin Saban-Smith: Standing Urchin Ornament

For the club bonus demo this month, Martin will be demonstrating his own take on a sea urchin ornament using an ‘Alphonse Tartan’ urchin.

Exclusively for Woodturning360 members, this demonstration will be presented in Zoom and streamed into the club Facebook group.


April 2021

Monday 5th: Phil Irons: Caddy Spoons

Phil’s Caddy Spoons are an item he has turned tens of thousands of in the last 15 years.
They are so much nicer to find in your tea and coffee containers than the normal plastic measuring spoons, over the years they develop a lovely patina from constant daily use.
Phil will show us his method of turning these spoons using some home-made jigs, turning tools, and a saw.
Phil’s brand new website is https://www.philironswoodturning.co.uk/ where you can find more about him and his work.

Monday 19th:

Demo Discussion
March Challenge Review

April Challenges:

April Challenge: Candles


May 2021

Monday 3rd: Jeff Hornung – Ancient Ring Handled Bowl

American turner Jeff Hornung will present for us, the turning of a Scottish Ring Handled Bowl – Inspired by an ancient Scottish design, this bowl features thin wall turning, rounded bottom and a pair of ring handles low on the form. We cover tool control, chucking methods for rounded bottom pieces, design and carving of the rings plus painting techniques to create the illusion of bronze.
Find out more about Jeff at www.thewalnutlog.com and Www.jeffhornung.com

Monday 17th:

This Month’s Challenge: ‘A Thing, In a Thing, In a Thing’

July Challenge:

Here we go – this should give your precision turning a bit of a test! Think of Russian Dolls, boxes in boxes, hidden compartments – that sort of thing. So long as there is at least one ‘thing‘ hidden inside another ‘thing‘, you’re on a winner with this challenge!

Please send in your entries no later than 20th June, in time for the next discussion meeting on 21st June, your piece will feature in the slideshow.

It will be great to see your pieces during the show and tell, too so we can enjoy you revealing how it goes together.

June Challenges:

‘3x3x3’

You can thank Mr Thorne for this months challenge!

Grab yourself a 3 x 3 x 3 inch block of wood. Any species will do, and then turn something out of it. Think fruit, boxes and smaller items . . . The wood can be cut multiple times to make taller items, and it is even possible to turn a goblet from a block this size. Let your imaginations run wild!

Please send in your entries no later than 18th July, in time for the next discussion meeting on Monday 19th July and your piece will feature in the slideshow.

It will be great to see your pieces during the show and tell, too so we can enjoy you revealing how it goes together.


July 2021

Monday 5th: Carl Jacobson – Demo content TBA

It will be a pleasure to welcome the well known US YouTubing turner Carl Jacobson to the demonstration fold of Woodturning360 in July.

At the time of writing, his demo content is not known as the club is discussing it.

Monday 19th:

Demo Discussion
June Challenge Review

August 2021

Monday 2nd: Glenn Lucas – Dublin Viking Bowl

We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Glenn to Woodturning360 for months, and it is an absolute pleasure to be introducing him to you on Monday evening.

Glenn is based in County Carlow in Ireland and spreads his woodturning influence all over the world, regularly jetting off for demonstration and teaching appointments far and wide. He is a much respected and in demand turner, so we are lucky to be able to have booked him for a demo for us this Monday.

For the demonstration, Glenn’s wife Cornelia will be moderating your questions and the chat window, so please take note of any advice she gives on how to ask questions. I am sure there will be many and you all know how much better a demo is when there is plenty of interaction!

Glenn will be demonstrating his famous Viking Dublin Bowl. It has a strikingly elegant shape dating back many hundreds of years, and with his inimitable style, Glenn will guide you through the process of making one.

Monday 16th:

Demo Discussion

August Challenges:

September 2021

Monday 6th: Harvey Meyer – Basket Illusion

Monday 2nd: Glenn Lucas – Dublin Viking Bowl

We’ve been looking forward to welcoming Glenn to Woodturning360 for months, and it is an absolute pleasure to be introducing him to you on Monday evening.

Glenn is based in County Carlow in Ireland and spreads his woodturning influence all over the world, regularly jetting off for demonstration and teaching appointments far and wide. He is a much respected and in demand turner, so we are lucky to be able to have booked him for a demo for us this Monday.

For the demonstration, Glenn’s wife Cornelia will be moderating your questions and the chat window, so please take note of any advice she gives on how to ask questions. I am sure there will be many and you all know how much better a demo is when there is plenty of interaction!

Glenn will be demonstrating his famous Viking Dublin Bowl. It has a strikingly elegant shape dating back many hundreds of years, and with his inimitable style, Glenn will guide you through the process of making one.

Monday 16th:

Demo Discussion

August Challenges:

September 2021

Monday 6th: Harvey Meyer – Basket Illusion

Harvey is based in Atlanta, Georgia USA and has been turning for 21 years this year.

He is well known for his intricate and mesmerising basket illusion work, and it is this technique, he will demonstrate for us tonight.

To find out more about Harvey, visit his website at www.harveymeyer.com/

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