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I write occasional daft emails to fellow members of my woodturning club.  As we get new members, some of them are stupid enough to ask me for some of the older emails.  As time passes and the read them, they will learn never to ask again - but meanwhile I have to dig into my email archives and find old items and then send them one by one to the unlucky recipients.

You would think they would find more useful things to do with their lives than read the sad wittering's of this old fool and try to make something of their lives - but no!  Any that appear here will do so in reverse order, there are many reasons for this, but logic is the main driver.  If there is one thing I have - it is logic.  Not much else to be fair - but I do have logic.

I have only recently worked out how to put the pictures in, so many are still missing.  I will continue to work on it.

17 November newsletter.

From: Boulter, Phil (DSI) Sent: 14 November 2012 09:07 Subject: November Newsletter


Sorry it’s late this month – I had a day off. I wanted to make some bits and pieces to sell at work this week – we are doing a “Children in Need” event whereby we can sell what we like – but have to pay for a table to display our wares.

I made some pens, a couple of bowls and goblets and also have some of the club’s items to see if I can sell those.

The HR Manager, (yes – we have one), did ask of all the wood was locally sourced and is it from a sustainable source. I smiled in a knowing manner, sucked on a loose tooth for a moment and said “Not to worry – I get it from a bloke at Padworth Village Hall and he’s got loads of it” I’m not sure that’s what she meant – she wandered off mumbling to herself…

Her indoors wanted me to do some “jobs” on my day off, there were two chances of that happening, one was fat and the other one was slim. She has it in for me I think, she has just increased my life insurance as well. Her friend asked her the other day “If Phil dies tomorrow what will you get?” Claire thought for a while, nibbled the end of a thoughtful pencil and said “A Border Collie I think – they are so easy to train”

As it happens it is quite timely because last night we had Frans Brown at the club - what a good evening it was. Frans kindly supplied some fact sheets (other demonstrators take note) and he sent these around for everyone to look at – but not everybody got one. Frans kindly agreed for me to be able to reproduce it and so I have included it here.

Also John Austin asked to include a plea for someone to turn some legs – so that is also included.

Last plea – don’t forget the Annual jolly on 11th December. We are having a quiz night – free food etc and we would like you to take the chance to bring your partners along to see who it is you spend your Tuesday evening’s with once a month. It is free – yes FREE to all members and we normally have a good giggle and there is some stiff competition between the various quiz teams. We think we have about 40 people coming – if you did not put your hand up at the meeting yesterday then please let me know by email and I will add you to the list. The more people we have there the more fun it will be.

Enough already – I should be working.

See you on Saturday 23rd at the workshop – or on 11th December!!

Kind Regards

Phil Boulter

Little fat fool and Vice Chairman

Kennet Valley Woodturners

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