February’s meeting will be back at Longstock Village Hall. Please see email for details and alternatives, ie Zoom.

After some long time away we are able to have our monthly meetings back in the Hall at Longstock. There will be a few changes, to try to reduce the Covid risk to all members:

1. Please only attend if you have been double vaccinated

2. Please wear a mask in the hall

3. Please sign in on arrival

4. Please use the hand-sanitiser which will be provided

5. Please wear your name badge - it has been a long time and memories for names/faces may be challenged (mine certainly is)

6. Please maintain reasonable separation from others in the hall - for this reason, seat spacing will be about 1m

7. Please bring items for the gallery but admire them without touching.  There will be more tables than usual to allow space.

8.  The toilets will be open but unfortunately the kitchen will not (unless there is a late change to the hall rules).  Please therefore bring a flask if you want a drink during the break.

The 2021 AGM is on Monday 18th January. Please attend via Zoom so that we are have enough members to vote. The Agenda can be found here together with the Treasurers Report and the Income & Expenditure Report. Also attached is a Subscription Proposal. Graham sent a Voting form via email on the 9th Jan please complete if you are unable to attend and return by Sunday 17th.

The A.G.M. was held on Monday 20th January and the Agenda can be found here. Together with the Income & Expenditure for 2019 and Budget Forecast for 2020

Please find attached links to various past demos:

Jean Turners’s ‘wood jaws & chucking’ here is a link to the accompanying notes from her website and a ‘pdf’ version.

Also Jean’s home built pyrography kit.  The details can be accessed on her website HERE - members are advised to take suitable precautions to protect themselves and their electrical supply (5A fuse or RCD) and only to undertake the project if they are competent to do so.

Chris West’s drawings of the Upside down shaker, and the Offset shaker, are available here (courtesy of Chris). They can be viewed or downloaded as pdf. Files

Upside down shaker

Offset shaker