¨ February 14th.—Half Day— ‘Hands On’.

¨ March 7th.—Full Day—Demonstration by Paul Coker.

¨ April 11th.— Half Day— ‘Hands On’


Secretary: Brian Goodall

Telephone: 01827 64114       email:


I was sorry to miss the AGM held last month and congratulate the Committee for generating what appears to have been a lively

discussion on taking us forward.

For my part I regret not being able to be as physically active as I wish to be and as such it is necessary for me to stand down from the position as Chairman, thanks must be given to those who have offered their help on the Committee. In the meantime it has been agreed I will carry on for a final year, with the other members offering to stand again and be joined by additional help, you will see the outcome in the AGM Minutes.

If we carry on with this level of member involvement I believe our future is healthy.  We will have discussions on the proposals for the changes and keep members informed in future newsletters.

Hoping to see you in Feb.

Regards - Brian.

Chairman’s Comments

Daventry & District Spring Woodworking Show

April 17th.— 18th. 2010

I have received the following information from the organizer of the Show and I would be pleased to receive your comments.


“It is time to give you a few reminders about the Wood-Works @ Daventry show, plus, we need some guidance. As notified before, there will be some competitions taking place during the weekend of the show. First and foremost will be the judging of the club stands. This will take place on Saturday morning, 17th April and will result in the presentation of an award for "The Best Stand In The Show". Judging for this will be based on quantity, quality and variety of content, plus the "kerb-side appealof the display. You will then be asked to move 3 pieces from your stand to the "Best In Show" table, and our judges will then be asked to decide on which pieces qualify for that title.


In addition, we want to run some live competitions during the weekend, and here, we are asking for your ideas and suggestions, to be relayed back to us as soon as possible please. To be fair to all concerned, we suggest that members of the R.P.T. and professionals in general are excluded from the live competitions, what do you think?


·       How many live competitions should there be.

·       What should be attempted, one suggestion is a goblet with a captive ring.

·       How long should be given to produce a competition piece DURING the show, allowing for the fact that each club will have only one lathe in use, and the person turning will not want to be chatting to the public.