Colwin gave us, what I can only describe as, a thoroughly professional demonstration of the production turner’s art. He began with a brief discussion of the skew chisel (whcih he used very extensively throughout the evening) and sent round a few examples of a type of skew that he has had made from a German design (see top left). He then proceded to produce a bobbin in a matter of seconds using the skew chisel only (top right). He then produced what he described as a practice piece fo rskew chisel beginners, a coffee table leg (centre left). Note the finished sheen despite no sanding and again a matter of a few minutes. Next he “knocked out” a flower and a Christmas tree (bottom left) before beginning the piece of the evening a Christmas carousel. From this point on the word easy was used in every sentence and while it was true each piece seemed easy there are some 40 pieces to make and fit together as a whole. Sadly my photography skills let me down badly at this point and I have no usable pictures of the end result or of the the final piece the flower/goblet. Hence the scan of the picture from the front of the plans (bottom right).