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Ron Davis05/10/2011 21:22:03
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Our club chair has contacts all over the place, one of which is with the local bowling alley. He has been given a shed load of redundant ten pins and we are wondering what to do with them.
 
We are thinking of giving one to each club member and asking them to make something with them, just what we leave to their imagination.
 
The ten pins are made of beech and built up in layers and the covered with a plastic coating, successive strikes - not by me... - has damaged the wood and separated the coating from the wood. Hence the need to replace them.
 
Any suggestions for our members? If not then the chairs neighbour has a wood burner
 
Ron
Ron Davis18/12/2011 15:29:44
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We had the competition last Monday at the December club night, we had 16 entries, each one deserving a prize. We aske members of the shop staff to judge with the entries numbered so they did not know who made them.
 
These are the entries
 
 

And this rather special pierced vase bby Mick the wood was the winner
 
 
 
Don Bennett came second with these geese
 
 
I came third with my woodturning teddy bear
 

It lives in the shop now, the box behind holds club leaflets
I do not want to cause any unrest or jealosy amongst forum members but I have to post a picture of my prize.........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ron


Edited By Ron Davis on 18/12/2011 15:31:34

daveO18/12/2011 17:32:30
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how about if the bottom third was cut off and hollowed out into a bowl, and the top piece reduced in dia would it not make a "pestle and mortar" if thats what its called, you know the gizmo that hand grinds spices and the like. also those two snowmen behind your teddy aren't a million miles awayfrom the shape of the pins
 
just a thought
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Derek Lane19/12/2011 15:08:02
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Ron some nice peices turned from them skittles and some well deserved winners.
 
Don't use your prize as the friction will melt them
Julian19/12/2011 19:36:18
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Hi Ron -- I have to say that you have some very talented turners at your club. Some very attractive pieces from what can only be described as scrap wood. -- Julian
George Arnold19/12/2011 21:56:49
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That is an excellent show of talent, the club put on a good show, that is one of the joys of turning, you can take what others call scrap and turn it into beutiful pieces of art,
Goodshow George.
Ron Davis20/12/2011 19:25:13
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Thanks everyone, it is surprising how many talented turners you can find when you start a club! I doubt that we will see any more of these pins as the man who donated them has found he can sell them on ebay!
 
Any ideas how best to use the prize?Other than the one suggested by my Grandson
 
Ron
George Arnold21/12/2011 20:24:27
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Ron
That's the trouble, i've seen it before nobody has any use for the scrap untill you show an interest in it , then they see the value of it, and the supply dries up, it's sods law.
 
George
 
Ps enjoy your prize, it's for sharing,
 
 George

Edited By George Arnold on 21/12/2011 20:26:49

Ron Davis11/01/2012 19:34:25
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George, I thought i would take your advice and share the prize, well I did but not how I planned to. I ate the chocolate spanner and left the rest until my grandson came to visit.
 
We went shopping this morning and when we got back the Bl**dy dog had eaten the other three.
 
So far he seems ok, so I wont trouble the vet
 
Ron
George Arnold11/01/2012 19:57:16
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He must have taken up DIY, perhaps you should change it's name to locksmith,
"When you boot it up the back side watch it make a bolt for the door."
 
George
Ron Davis12/01/2012 16:18:17
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He got some dried fruit mix today, considering where they were he must have a mountain goat in his ancestry!
 
Ron

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