Posts by Nicky Johnson

70 Years of the Merlin Rocket

The latest Winter talk was given on the 5th January by David “Dougal” Henshall (Author of ” Real Magic – 70 years of the Merlin Rocket”). David retired early from BT, travelling the world setting up call centres ! He now devotes his time to writing, giving lectures and acting as a Race Officer. He also gives the keynote talk at the Boat Show. Prior to the talk about fifty members and guests, some from Ranelagh and Hampton, chatted and sipped (a little) and were then treated to a delicious meal of shepherds pie and apple strudel with ice cream.
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Creating Stained Glass – by Ian Ramage

Last Thursday’s Club Supper & Talk saw close to 50 people coming to hear Ian Ramage talk about creating stained glass. We learned about stained glass and how it is produced and what decorative art is and the different materials used. We heard about some of the projects undertaken – ranging from unique designs to restoration and on site repairs. Ian brought along a completed panel and demonstrated building the second panel to match. A fascinating evening much enjoyed by all. Many thanks Ian for creating such an enjoyable evening for all of us. Rhi with help from Chloe and
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Robin’s Wood Turning Talk

  This winter’s Thursday evening Club supper and talks began last week with Robin Lince treating all present to a fascinating insight into wood turning with amusing tales and filmed demonstrations. We were also treated to a demonstration of his Tormek T3 sharpening tool and nearly all present had brought kitchen utensils and tools for sharpening. Robin also brought with him many examples of his work from wooden pens to bowls turned in many different types of wood. All sales of Robin’s work were very generously donated by Robin to the RNLI. Supper was a delicious Moroccan chicken dish prepared
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