Thursday, 7 February 2008
First real outing of the year yesterday evening to give a demo and talk to the Didcot Woodturners just South of Oxford. I had badly misjudged the distance and time it would take to get there so despite leaving at 4.30 only just arrived in time to set up and start at 7.30. It's these motorway trips (M25,M40) they're just a nightmare - you'd be quicker walking sometimes. Still, at least the adrenalin was flowing for the talk and demo. I showed them how to make a spinning top on the pole lathe, talked and showed the principles of bowl turning and demonstrated the bow lathe (as in photo).
They were a lively, friendly bunch and quite enjoyed it I think. I did too.