Teaching the Turners of Tomorrow

Wednesday 16 October 2013

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Following the success of the hands-on woodturning taster sessions, which East Herts Woodturners have organised for a number of years, the club hosted a Youth Training Day in October.

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This was attended by eight young people who were taught some basic woodturning by four professional turners led by Andy Coates, the Chairman of the AWGB. The young people made a couple of bowls and an item between centres during the teaching sessions. At the end of the day, each student was presented with a certificate, Junior Membership of the AWGB and a copy of Woodturning magazine.

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The East Herts Club acknowledges the support of Andy Coates, Paul Howard, Peter Nicholls and Tony Walton, Henry Taylor/Hamlet Tools, Woodturning magazine, the AWGB and the Worshipful Company of Turners.

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John Leach

East Herts Woodturners

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Images, from top to bottom:

1. Jordan starts to hollow out the bowl under the watchful eye of Tony Walton

2. Please Sir, I want some more... woodturning!

3. Matthew receives his certificate and copy of Woodturning magazine from the AWGB Chairman

4. The end of the day

(PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN LEACH)