Meetings in 2013
- 2nd February 2013 –
Demonstration: "A 12 Point Star in a 20mm Sphere"
- 11th May 2013 –
Video presentation: "Making and Sharpening O.T. cutting tools"
- 6th July 2013 –
Presentation on Improvised Techniques
- 26th October 2013 (AGM) –
Presentation: "The Wassail Bowl - History & Construction"
Meetings in 2014
- 15th February –
Stuart King has been busy on the historical front and his
talk will bring us up to date on this activity. His replica of the
Leonardo da Vinci lathe was put together some years ago and now has a
new home at the Museum of Alternative Technology. Stuart will reflect
on his experiences using it and the influence this technology
had on later turning developments.
He has also recently been involved in an analysis of turned wooden
items found in a grave from 4000 years ago on Dartmoor and how a flint
or bronze turning tool may have been used.
10th May –
Jean-Claude Charpignon works on his own specially adapted lathes to
produce his fine work and he has given us several talks on the more
esoteric types of ornamental turning. His demonstration this time
will be on elliptical turning which is always tricky with
the ever changing tool angles. It is even more difficult when an
elliptical lid has to fit an elliptical box.
- 5th July –
David Wood-Heath –
Engine Turning talk
- 25th October (AGM) – The Russian A.K. Nartov is noted
as being one of the pioneers of turning from the eighteenth
century. Language has always been something of a barrier
to our understanding of what he achived. Nick Edwards
will present his work particularly related to the copying machines
and other machines in the Hermitage museum, St. Petersburg and in
Peter the Great's workshop. A comparison will be made with later
medallion type machines.
Meetings in 2015
- 14th Feb 2015 David Wood-Heath and Phil Bedford "Straight Line Engine demonstration" (postponed from 2014)
- 9th May 2015
Jean Claude Charpignon demonstration turning a box inside a sphere
- 4th July 2015
Nick Philippe “Jewellery and Watch Making and Repair”
- 14th November 2015
Phil Bedford – Straight Line Engine Turning demonstration
Meetings in 2016
13 February, talk by Stuart King, “Reflections on Bill Jones”
21 May, Jean-Claude Charpignon, “Making a rose engine lathe”
2 July, Bob Wade, “Using the geometric chuck”
12 November, AGM, Michael Wright “Antikythera mechanism”