Virtual Woodturning Clubs
As a consequence of the recent spate of Interactive Remote Demonstration we now have a new phenomenon; virtual woodturning clubs!
No experience of the Woodturning 360 club, but the "Woodturning Zoom Club UK' seems to be trying to be very like a conventional woodturning club. The Wednesday 'club nights' start off with a few annouoncements and then those 'present' are divided in to breakout rooms for an hour or so chat. There is no agenda, people are from all over the world, though mainly the UK, the US and Canada, there are also a smattering of other nations. After an hour the group re-assembles for a talk by a woodturner. This might be a workshop tour, the story of how someone got started or where they hope to be going. Stewart Furini has done a piece, also a guy in the States who is helping turners in South America get started.
I have also found another virtual club based in the States called 'worldwidewoodturners' and run by Capt Eddie Castelin. To date I haven't found a link but there are a series of newsletters on Capt Eddies website here. The only problem is it starts at 1am UK time!