AGM update 2009

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AGM update 2009

Postby R.Sixsmith » Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:50 pm

South Yorkshire Group AGM update,
We have now got most things in place for the AGM .I would still like more Demonstrators
Either half hour or longer.We are doing a Coracle making demo showing work in progress and complete ones .If anyone wants to have a go please let us know as we will need to coppice the Hazel & Willow .There will also be a Sharpening workshop , if you can impart any knowledge on this subject please make yourself known .These workshops will all be posted on site so look for the white boards with the information .Robin & Nicola will be doing their workshops ,these are always popular and in great demand.
We are to have the Barbecue on Friday night ,we will provide the Bread ,Sauces etc just bring your Half a Pig and a few dozen sausages and we can cremate together.
There will be a Bar selling local ales both bottled and draught plus wines & spirits.
The Booking form will be in your next Gazette with all the information you need . On receipt of payments you will be sent a
Ticket this is also your receipt so please look after it .When you arrive you will be asked to register your arrival.
The venue is the Museum of South Yorkshire Life it is free, so do have a look around .There will be a map for directions to site.It is easy to access from all directions Using the M1 ,A1 M62 .M18 .There are also very good rail links into Doncaster
Also The airports at Leeds Bradford & Doncaster. Keep Bodgin Ralph & Gang
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby Robin Fawcett » Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:06 pm

Looking forward to it Ralph - sounds great.
I could show my own sharpening techniques. Is there electric available ?
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby paul atkin » Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:45 am

Hi Ralph we have met but it was a long time ago, my membership form is on its way and i have been given the all clear to go the ball :D so how can i help, i will bring my sharpening gear so i could help out there a bit, and will offer one to one bowl turning instruction throughout the weekend, this will give me a good chance to get to know some of you nice folk :D
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby Mark Allery » Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:04 pm

Hi Ralph and gang,

Robin wood put up an excellent tutorial on making and fitting a simple axe/hatchet handle on the greenwood tools section and suggested it would make a great demo for the ball. I agree. If you don't find anyone else to demo it I will step upto the plate (but only if no-one else will) and I think it could be combined with the sharpening/grinding so that a cheap/car boot sale hatchet head is reconditioned and then handled.

Otherwise I could probably have my arm twisted into making a besom broom or two but only if you need the demos, otherwise I shall be quite happy to prop up my lathe and the bar, not necessarily in that order.

I think Bob Fleet might also have suggested a chainsaw maintenance workshop, (if the insurance and HSE gods can be placated), again I'd be happy to help out.

anyway looking forward to it ! Just need to MOT the wagon so I can get there,

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Sharpening Workshops

Postby R.Sixsmith » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:32 am

Hi Paul.
Thanks for the offer ,we will have a old hand grinder (sandstone) plus various hand methods of sharpening
Waterstone,Oilstones .the use of silicone carbide paper for sharpening .Also various types of electric grinders and jigs to produce consistant grinding angles both on Knives axes turning tools etc .We would like to take up your offer it will be most helpful .We intend to spell each other so it will not take up all your time .

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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby R.Sixsmith » Sat Mar 07, 2009 12:35 am

Robin Fawcett wrote:Looking forward to it Ralph - sounds great.
I could show my own sharpening techniques. Is there electric available ?


There will be power Robin .we have generator & hand grinders
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby Bob_Fleet » Sat Mar 07, 2009 1:47 am

Ralph has organised some basic chainsaw maintenance and safety as part of the Toolcare tent.
Not to teach you how to use a chainsaw though.

I think Robin and Nicola have one section of the marquee and this will be in another.

Hopefully a "make your own log bed pole-lathe" in another.

All offers of help gratefully received.
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby Mark Allery » Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:42 am

Hi Bob,

Yes I will be delighted to help out with the chainsaw maintenance if you need it. My dark secret is that I do basic chainsaw training (but not assessing) for a local college, so very happy to contribute as and when to the maintenance. Let me know if there is anything you'd like me to bring that might help gear-wise.

I do like the sound of the make your own log bed lathe corner,

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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby davestovell » Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:29 am

Not sure if this is the right section for this so please feel free to move it if needed.

I was reading the forum this morning and felt a sense of envy when Jrccalm mentioned his daily ski :mrgreen: Then I thought he would not be able to visit the AGM like many other people who visit the forum, so I got to thinking :idea:

When the events are finalised and published could the people from far and wide, who can't make it to the event, request extra detail on certain events which we could volunteer to photograph and then post those photos in the gallery for the benefit of those who couldn't make it. So for example if Jrccalm indicated that he was particularly interested in the Gypsy flower demo (or what ever) and I knew that I was going to be there, I could take a few more photos with our absent friend in mind, and if someone else wanted extra detail on the sharpening demo a member again might cover that demo for them.

I understand that these get togethers are very important for the exchange of information and skills and this might just help in a minor way those who can't be there and not rely on a post event call of "has anyone got any photo's of?"

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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby monkeeboy » Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:42 pm

Will there be any cider at the bar?
Last year there was only one crate, and it was gone before the end of Saturday!
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby R.Sixsmith » Sat Mar 21, 2009 6:51 pm

monkeeboy wrote:Will there be any cider at the bar?
Last year there was only one crate, and it was gone before the end of Saturday!

There will be Cider for the splonge pipe pushers a few more than one crate and plenty of straws for those unsteady of hand

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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby R.Sixsmith » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:01 pm

fleetpeople wrote:Ralph has organised some basic chainsaw maintenance and safety as part of the Toolcare tent.
Not to teach you how to use a chainsaw though.

I think Robin and Nicola have one section of the marquee and this will be in another.

Hopefully a "make your own log bed pole-lathe" in another.

All offers of help gratefully received.


I have got a number of Beech wood billets of around 5ft in length these will be sawn in two we should have around 10-12 of 9-10 inch diameter. Also some of 6-8 inch for poppets .Sourcing some Ash for legs at the moment .
I think that between 8 & 10 should be the maximum that Bob & Gavin can cope with .Please let them know if you are interested .
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby R.Sixsmith » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:00 pm

Hi everybody,
Would you please put yor names forward for the workshops especially anyone interested in the Pole Lathe
construction workshops with Bob Fleet & Gavin Phillips we require numbers to sort out resources .Please contact either Bob or Gavin if interested and we will liase with them .Please would you also send in any articles you have for the auction there will be a downloadable form on the website so fill it in and send it to Will Wall .There will be a form in the Gazette also.if you require any info about the Spoon Carving workshops contact Robin & Nicola Wood for numbers etc.
Will post a full update in very near future .

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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby Robin Fawcett » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:20 pm

Ralph - on a slightly different matter . . When you're setting out the Bodgers Ball would there be any possibility that the evening fire and music area could be set away from the camping area ? I know that last year it caused a problem to some folk to be kept awake by the revellers.
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Re: AGM update 2009

Postby gavin » Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:46 pm

Robin Fawcett wrote:Ralph - on a slightly different matter . . When you're setting out the Bodgers Ball would there be any possibility that the evening fire and music area could be set away from the camping area ? I know that last year it caused a problem to some folk to be kept awake by the revellers.

Good scheme. :idea: We could have an area for Owls ( late-nighters and singers) and Fowls ( early risers) like they do at various Australian folk festivals.
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