Here are the winners and entries for the March online competition. Due to the Corona Virus restrictions there was no meeting this month so the competition was again held online.

Joe O Neill was our guest judge this month. 


Just one entry in the beginners section and one winner. The square bowl was turned from a piece of walnut, Michael is not sure what the sphere is. He found it in Tymon park after a storm in 2013 .


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There were three entries in the experienced section.

A five inch Beech bowl from Brendan Kelly.

Two Ash bowls from Sean Earls which remind him of his hurling days.

A Walnut bowl from Vincent Whelan.

Joe selected Vinny Whelan as the winner.


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A bumper crop in the advanced section this month with 9 entries.

Jonathan Wigham presents a pedestal for holding drinks while sitting by the fire, warmed by all the scrap wood from the workshop. It has a maple base, yew stem and poplar top.
 
Cecil Barron shows his Mahogany table lamp. He picked up the leaded glass shade last Christmas twelve months and at last got round to turning a base for it.

Tony Hartney shows us his Laburnum vase. 

Paddy Finn sent in his garden dibber.

 A fine mushroom from Brendan Phelan. 

Sean Ryan was scraping the bottom of the wood pile and come up with some
walnut off-cuts and a lump of 2’’x 2’’ from Woodies and used them to create this piece.

Michael Fay sent in a stunning piece of Thuya Burr and Ebony, with a blue gemstone.

John Duff showed us his Cherry pedestal bowl.

And Finally James Gallagher show off his 10 inch vase.

Joe's first place goes to Michael Fay.


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Finally for the Artistic section, here we had 6 entries.

Cecil Barron starts us off with a Cocobolo triangular box with silver inlay on the base and lid. 

Sean Earls gives us  a simple sewing box from sycamore. In Ireland in the thirties and forties dress making and needle work of every kind was the order of the day in all houses. This Sycamore sewing box is a reminder to us of the skilled industry found in most households during that period. 

Brendan Phelan sent us an unusual square edged bowl.

Colum Murphy entered a bowl from eucalyptus turned and carved while green. Remounted when dry, foot removed before being hand sanded and finished with 3 coats of danish oil.

Brendan Kelly's 'Blue' bowl is from Leyland Cypress.

John Duff shows us  his pedestal bowl. He said the timber had so many defects and unusual colours that he drew a tree as camouflage and sprayed the inside gold yet he managed to keep the natural edge.

And the winner chosen by Joe is Cecil Barron.



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Many thanks to Joe for his great work in judging the competition. Don't forget the April online competition which will be judged by either Pat Walsh or Brendan Phelan. The closing date  is April 17th.

Stay safe and keep turning.

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