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Gallery / Re: Cane Tops
« Last post by Twisted Trees on Today at 01:55:30 PM »
I think I still have my garden dibber from doing my apprenticeship, as I recall it was the first identifiable object made. not made one since. the garden string line winder was a fun project that went to my father in law for his allotment.
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Gallery / Re: Cane Tops
« Last post by Woodcrafts on Today at 01:37:33 PM »
Hi Will,  Now that's what I call doing the job properly!! I like the jig.

But my cane tops just use a larger diameter hole so it can accommodate about a dozen canes in the one hole. This also alllows the angle of the canes to be varied.

I wonder if anyone else has other ideas  on this.

And keeping on the gardening front, now is the time for making 'paper pot makers', garden dibbers and even replacement tool handles.
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by David Buskell on Today at 11:30:54 AM »
The AWGB are looking to host some online live chat (as in talking, not typing) sessions which you can log in and participate on a PC, Mac, phone or tablet with audio and optional video. More shortly once we get up and running...

Problem with that is it descends into chaos quickly, we did it as a family today with 11 of us including 3 grandchildren, it was madness, but fun! at least with typing you can scroll up and down the chat a bit!


That's not necessarily the case if you use something like Zoom. The host has control over the mic settings and can set them as mute or open. We had a Zoom session with 183 participants and everyone was able to speak directly to the host when they needed to plus of course there was a Chat Room running at the same time. You're able to download the entire chat session at the end of the meeting.
Some of us on the Forum were also in that session.

Interactive Remote Demos have been going since 2017 or so, and are now coming into their own. You can have your demonstrator link to your venue (not now of course) or direct to your members homes. Cindy Drozda on your living room TV? no problem and you can immediately interact with her.

The current trend to use FB or YT with questions via chat, is really where we were pre 2017 but I will say the quality of the video has improved since then.

The AWGB is learning the new tricks and as Paul says, you'll be able to participate from your own laptop. Enjoy!

I'm happy to provide links to some of the sessions on how to use the new tech if you as a demonstrator are interested or if your club wants to examine the benefits for their members. Also happy to set up a Zoom meeting with you to discuss.



 
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Gallery / Re: Cane Tops
« Last post by willstewart on Today at 11:08:19 AM »
Thanks All!

And Paul - you are right. And here is one (of a set) I made earlier in case it helps anyone.  About 65 mm dia & 140mm long, oak this time.  The only tricky bit is getting the holes angled correctly - I made this crude jig to go on my pillar drill - I am sure it could be done by hand but this is harder than one imagines!
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Gallery / Re: Cane Tops
« Last post by Woodcrafts on Today at 09:06:40 AM »
Hi Will,
Thanks for the reminder for something to do, and keep us occupied. I will be doing a load of these for my allotments. But there's another version you might like to consider. If you make the hollow large enough, you can use it as the top for a cane 'wigwam' for runner beans and other climbers.
Cheers,
Paul
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by Twisted Trees on Today at 12:06:01 AM »
The AWGB are looking to host some online live chat (as in talking, not typing) sessions which you can log in and participate on a PC, Mac, phone or tablet with audio and optional video. More shortly once we get up and running...

Problem with that is it descends into chaos quickly, we did it as a family today with 11 of us including 3 grandchildren, it was madness, but fun! at least with typing you can scroll up and down the chat a bit!
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by Paul Hannaby on March 29, 2020, 11:36:49 PM »
The AWGB are looking to host some online live chat (as in talking, not typing) sessions which you can log in and participate on a PC, Mac, phone or tablet with audio and optional video. More shortly once we get up and running...
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by Twisted Trees on March 29, 2020, 09:09:16 PM »
i don't talk woodturning as such but i do talk wood species as anyone who knows anything about me knows that i am a bit of a brainbox on identifying timbers from all over the world.

pity no one is near slough (J7 of the M4) as you would be welcome to pop to the container and you can see more timbers than you will have ever clapped eyes on before and we could still keep 6-8' apart no problem.

I was lucky enough to get a tour of the containers, well worth popping in when passing, if we are allowed to travel again.
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by seventhdevil on March 29, 2020, 08:02:03 PM »
i don't talk woodturning as such but i do talk wood species as anyone who knows anything about me knows that i am a bit of a brainbox on identifying timbers from all over the world.

pity no one is near slough (J7 of the M4) as you would be welcome to pop to the container and you can see more timbers than you will have ever clapped eyes on before and we could still keep 6-8' apart no problem.
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General Discussion / Re: want to talk turning?
« Last post by Twisted Trees on March 29, 2020, 06:05:33 PM »
I spent all day Saturday from 10am to 5pm in the company of up to 200 turners on the live demo done by Martin Saban-Smith, (I did post it on here) he is not the only demonstrator doing this. Yes the conversation is typed, yes I did spend a couple of hours of the demo with the tablet it was running on at that time perched on my bandsaw table while I got on with other things, so didn't interact.

But you know it did make me feel part of a community, While Martin was demonstrating questions got asked and answered and it didn't matter if you were answering or just reading it helped with this weird enforced isolation.

Having had a bone marrow transplant as part of cancer treatment, I already avoid people with infections, and in the winter that often leads me to spending days or sometimes a few weeks between house and workshop, but this feels different, and contact is good...

Martin is doing another live session on Tuesday night, his online events calendar is here: https://www.msabansmith.com/corona-schedule/ I know others with the kit are also putting their cancelled demo nights to use by doing live YouTube demo's if you know of any please add them to this thread.

As for sharing Email addresses, mine is already on my website, so I have no issue with putting it here as well, you can reach me on Pete@TwistedTrees.uk

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