The new name for this series of demonstrations is the 3 Musketeers but the format is still the same as 3 turners. Mick Denton, Roger Gilbert and Gerald Hubbard each make a number of projects throughout the meeting all working at the same time. This is a busy evening as there is always something going on that is worth watching and questions were always forthcoming. Although it is a somewhat light-hearted demonstration, with a bit of friendly banter, there was much to learn and tips to pick up on. The theme was “a bucket of bits” which was basically off cuts and small blanks from which little projects can be made.
From my point of view it was a nightmare to keep up with, and the notes are so sketchy that it would not be easy to create a reasonable article; you needed to be there to get the full experience. Hopefully the following photo’s will give you a flavour of what went on.
The projects undertaken were as follows.
Mick Denton Light pull, Desk tidy, Yew dish (using the lacquer now on sale in the club shop).
Roger Gilbert Pedestal for an angel tea light, Baby Rattle (captive rings), Spinning top, Tagua nut mounted using hot melt glue, small Bowl.
Gerald Hubbard Light pull , Christmas decoration (Angel), coloured Spinning top, Acorn box.