GAW are organising a day trip to Yandles on Thursday 11th July 2013.
Coach will depart Hucclecote Rugby Club at 9:00 am. At Yandles you will have the opportunity to purchase all your timber and sundries. Also we are hoping for a tour of the wood yard and a demonstration in the afternoon. Lunch can be taken at the Cedar Tree Coffee shop in Yandles or the coach will be going to a nearby pub for those who would prefer a pub lunch (lunch not included in the price). Coach to arrive back at the rugby club at approx. 6:00 pm.
The cost is £15 per person and places can be booked and paid for via John Hawkswell.
Novice Turner Challenge
Next challenge is a Honey Dipper for the July meeting.
The next item to make for the Novice Turner Challenge is a ‘Honey Dipper’. The plan for the honey dipper can be found under >>Links, >>Free Project Plans above. This competition is designed to assist and improve your woodturning skills by offering constructive feedback. Please bring your completed Honey Dipper to the July meeting for evaluation and appraisal.
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Turn an apple for the July meeting.
Following on from Dave Appleby’s demo in June we would like as many members as possible to have a go at turning an apple. Dave Appleby has very kindly supplied us with plans to make one of his apple chucks and an apple. These plans can be found under >>Links >>Free Project Plans above. Please bring your finished apple along to the July meeting.
Frampton Country Fair
GAW are attending the Frampton Country Fair on Sunday 8th September.
GAW have decided not to attend Westonbirt this year so instead we are having a stand at this years Frampton Country Fair on Sunday 8th September. This will be to promote woodturning to the general public, encourage new members to the club and to raise funds for the club by selling club stock and members work. We will be demonstrating using the club lathe alongside a stall where we will be selling club stock and members own items.
Any turned items that members would like to donate to the club stock would be most appreciated, please bring them along to the July or August club meetings.
If any member would like to sell their own items we will only charge 10% commission but ask that they help out by either manning the stall or demonstrating. Please add your name to the list on the notice board at the July or August club meeting. Setup will be on Saturday 7th and dismantled after 5:00 pm Sunday or possibly Monday.
Shop Volunteers Wanted
We are after a couple of volunteers to help assist behind the shop on club nights. This would only involve helping man the shop once or twice a year. If you are interested please see one of the committee members.
Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design
The annual Celebration of Craftsmanship & Design exhibition at Cheltenham College this year is being held from Saturday 17th August to Monday 26th August.
This is the largest exhibition of high quality bespoke furniture in the UK and attracts not only the best contemporary designers from the UK but also from around the world.
GAW are pleased to announce that they have negotiated the following discount for GAW members from Axminster Power Tool Centre.
10% off all items in their ‘Woodturning’ section.
This discount only applies to items in their ‘Woodturning’ section and does not apply to their ‘Quantity Discount’ prices. All orders will need to be placed via GAW so if you would like to take advantage of this offer please see Phil Hartwell on a club night evening or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org .
… and finally
A word of warning from our chairman.
“Over the last month I have become a victim of a clever ‘Eastern European’ scam while out shopping and thought I should bring it to your attention as well. This scam is operating in the car parks of the food supermarkets in Gloucestershire. Here’s how the scam works: Two seriously good-looking voluptuous 20-21 year-old girls come over to your car as you are packing your shopping into the boot. They both start cleaning your windscreen, their breasts almost falling out of their skimpy T-shirts. When you thank them and offer them a tip, they’ll say ‘No’ and instead ask you for a lift to another supermarket, in my case, Tesco’s. You agree and they both get in the back seat. On the way, they start undressing, until both are completely naked. Then, when you pull over to remonstrate, one of them climbs over into the front seat and starts crawling all over your lap, kissing you, and thrusting herself against you, while the other one steals your wallet!”
“I had my wallet stolen five times last month and twice already this month. So please warn all the older men you know to be on the lookout for this scam.”
“The best times seem to be just before lunch and about 4:30 in the afternoon.”
“P.S. Aldi have cheap wallets on sale for £1.99 each but Lidl wallets are only £1.75 and look better.”