On Saturday 29th October we held a Youth Day at St. Mabyn Village Hall in which five local youngsters, Molly Heartwood, Harry Edwards, Ester Williams and James McInnes-Slegg along with Ben Stoneman, completed a day of learning the first steps in woodturning. Five youngsters, who had never done woodturning before took part, each student having an individual tutor for the day to lead them through the craft so that, at the end of the day, they could take two items home that they had made. It was a very full day, enjoyed by all, and now having completed the course they are members of the national body of Association of Woodturners of Great Britain and Bodmin and District Woodturners free until they are 19.
There will be another Youth Training Day next year so if you have a family member between the ages of 11 and 19 please contact John Brooks on email - bdwtwoodturners@gmail.
Competition pieces For November
Competition for November was a Bowl
A- Dave Strickland, Chestnut
B- John Brooks, Spalted Ash
C- Mike Mansfield
D- Peter Flynn, Spalted Beech
E- Tom Bevan, Monkey Puzzle
Demostrator for November Tom Bickerstaff
Talking about Photographing your work, how to use shade and light to enhance shape and texture.