JANUARY   In preparation for the reopening of the club workshop for 2017, Jeff and Steve, with some help from Alan, undertook the replacement of several sets of bearings in the club grinders and trim saws. The new drum  sander was installed, some shafts were ‘turned down’ where they had worn. The overall result was to reduce the noise level in the club rooms significantly. Essential work to keep the club functioning!

Steve and Jeff working on the club machinery.

FEBRUARY 4-5  On Saturday and Sunday, club members manned a stall at the local ‘Bottles & Collectibles’ show to publicise the club and raise some funds. Thanks must go to all those who manned the stand, especially Steve, Jeff and Linda. The photo below shows Kay and Jeff at the club stand.

Thursday 9/2/17  Several club members drove to Axess Glass Products in Melbourne where they attended a workshop on glass fusing & slumping. Members reported they had a good time working solidly on individual projects. The photos below show snapshots of the workshop which club member Steve M. arranged.

Club members with tutor on r.h.s. Kajal E. Front L, then Linda G., Jeff G. and Steve M.

Kay K.’s project.

Above: Diane W. Working on her projects.

Below:LHS front Kajol E., Jeff G.

Above:Kay K’s project further advanced.

Below:Steve’s project.

Above: Dianes work in progress

Below: Kajol E. With Linda G. And Steve M. Behind.


two completed platters









Below: a 9 ct gold pendant with four peridot gems, constructed by club member Helen.

Kajol’s completed platter!

18 & 19 April  Several club members attended the Victorian Gemkhana at Shepparton. They reported that they had a good weekend with some of the ‘facetors’ happy with their results in the faceting section of the show. Well done John and Kathleen!

L to R: Kathleen, John, Gillian

Once again, John did very well with his faceting!

Kathleen also achieved a result she was very happy with.

Above: competition cabachons.

Below. An attractive display of Mookite

Above: tumbled stones competition entries.

Below: an attractive display of bone carving.

Part of the show.