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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.

66 - Winter Drawers on

Hello my dusty and shaving covered friends.

I am sitting here in Wales for family reasons that are too sad to go into, and trying to avoid smirking Welshmen asking me how England did in the world cup final. It’s a quickie this time – for the reasons I am in the land of their fathers.

Also things like last night – when I got in from work and said to my wife “I just saw your mother with two suitcases walking up the hill from the station.” She looked over my shoulder and said, “Well where is she?” I said – “I told you – she’s walking up the hill from the station”

We are getting close to the end of the year and have but one demonstrator to come to see us, his name is Dave Appleby and while he is new to us, I know he has done a fair bit of demonstrating for other clubs and had great reviews. Dave has been full time turning since 2001 and seems to specialise in bowls more than anything. Many of Daves bowls are really unusual shapes and a good place to go for inspiration.

Obviously, I checked him out on the web, and found someone who looks like Ian Beale from Eastenders, father Christmas and a trout. Very odd.

Actually most results were his output which is fantastic.

If you check out his web-site you will see some wonderful items, it certainly makes me keen to see him and experience what he has in store for us. Dave comes to us from Somerset – so he hails from somewhere with the best supported cricket team in the country – and home of the very best cider. Hopefully we will be able to understand him through the accent, but I will endeavour to translate should it be required.

When I was in London the other week (seeing my son in a play in the West-End) I was sat on the underground and an authentic Red Indian was sat next to me and introduced me to his wife. “She is called Four Horses” I said, “Wow – that’s beautiful – why is she called that?” – He replied “Nag nag nag nag”

23rd November – Saturday Workshop

Don’t forget the last Saturday workshop if the year on 23rd November – we will be doing Barley Twists, as well as having a lathe for beginners.

Christmas Party

We have our Christmas party in December – I need people to let me know if they are coming, and if they are how many people (in other words are you brining your partner/wife/husband – we need numbers for catering, and to work out how many tables we need. I shall advise again later. In the meantime, can you please reply to this email and let me know if you are coming and whether you will be one or two people. We will probably also ask you this when you arrive on Tuesday next week.

I’m afraid that’s it this time. I shall try to do better next month and tell you about the fantastic work Colin and Ray have done in the cupboard! 😊

Until then – we hope to see you on Tuesday and failing that on Saturday 23rd November.

Have fun in your workshops and keep turning.

Phil Boulter

Vice Chairman

Kennet Valley Woodturners

M:07836 274345

H: 01635 826009

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