Recent Meeting Programs

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Show and Tell Items for the meetings are located in the Members Gallery Section, please check it out as projects are added regularly.

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October 22nd, 2018

Topic: General Meeting
Fantastic meeting last night, full house to see Wayne Peden discuss cabinetry, everything involved in the build to adding hardware and final finish options.  Lots of great questions from the membership, both during the discussion and after the meeting.  Wayne has volunteered (well, sort of, more like I volunteered him) to hold a seminar in the shop to show members the actual build process.  We’re just firming up the date and will advise everyone as soon as it’s confirmed.  We’re hoping that we can lock down a Saturday, so that everyone can make the seminar.  Thank you to Wayne for the presentation and the additional seminar.  We hope to have the discussion posted on YouTube shortly.

In memory of Mack Cameron, the club will be accepting donations that we will be using in the future to honour Mack.  If you are interested, please speak with Paul Kidson and he will take care of the funds.  Additionally, Mike Kellar had a great suggestion, when we set up the new library in the workshop, it will be named after Mack in his honour, Mack was the clubs first librarian.   

Housekeeping

  1. This Wednesday will be the open turning night, hosted by Denis and Chris from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, if you would like to turn or have any questions, please feel free to drop in.
  2. Reminder, last week I sent out the registration from the Oshawa Seniors Funspeil curing event, if you’re interested in submitting a team, complete the registration form and collect the entry fee.
  3. Early bird draw, if you pay your 2019 membership due before the end of November, you will be entered into a draw to win your membership fee, the draw will be held the first week of December.
  4. Calvin will be sending out notices to all of the members that offered to help out with the community projects, tentative meeting date will be Thursday November 1st.
  5. This Sunday the Toronto Woodworking Guild will be hosting Michael Hosaluk turning demonstration at Humber College, start time is 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, cost is $50 per person.
  6. If you have any plywood scraps, we can use them at the club, Wayne Pye will be building new racks on the wall using a cleat system and the scraps will come in handy.
  7. I had originally planned to discussed the constitution and by-laws next week, unfortunately, I need to push this out a week, so, we’ll be voting on the new constitution and by-laws on November 5th.  If anyone has any suggestions or recommendations, please send them to me in writing prior to the meeting.
  8. Just a heads up, we are looking a group buy of cheese slicers for cheese boards, as well as, a potential group project build, we’ll notify everyone when the dates are set and the cost.
Show and Tell:

*Pictures to Come



October 15th, 2018

Topic: Chris Lapine - Epoxy resins / Club Constitution

Great meeting tonight, thank you to Chris Lapine for a terrific presentation on the use of epoxy resins on woodworking projects. You will find a copy of Chris’s presentation here.  As a follow up to the resin presentation, I may try my luck at wood stabilizing using a vacuum system, stay tuned.

We had a great discussion regarding the clubs new constitution and by-laws, please review a copy of both the constitution and by-laws.  We’re going to hold an open vote on Monday October 29th, if anyone has any questions or recommendations regarding the constitution or by-laws, please send me a written email with your feedback prior to the meeting, it will be collected and brought forward on the 29th for review and discussion.

As well, attached is the latest membership list, I’m working on adding images of all the members to the list for future use.

Next week, Wayne Peden will be discussing how to build cabinets, basis joinery, basic build concepts and finishing tips.  I highly recommend that if you have any interest in building a cabinet in the future, you attend next week’s meeting.

Attached is a registration to the 8th annual fundraising funspiel sponsored by the Oshawa Senior Citizens Center, if you’re interested in participating, please feel free to sign up.  The registration fee is $50 per person, four members per team, Mike Kellar and I will be participating, we’ll need two more members to complete our team, should be fun.  The event runs on Saturday November 17th at the Oshawa Curling Club.

The Grey Bruce Woodturning Guild will be holding their TurnFest event on Saturday October 20th and Sunday October 21st at 1225 Wellington Street, Port Elgin, Ontario.  Please feel free to check their website https://www.gbwg.ca/turnFestHome.php for more details.  I’ve also attached a quick snapshot of the event.

Also, the WGO and the TWG will be hosting a turning demonstration featuring Michael Hosaluk on Sunday October 28th at Humber college, entry fee is $50 per person.  If you’re interested in attending, please let me  know, I’ll add your name to the list.

Show and Tell:

Tom Loftus - Turned Liddex Box
Wayne Schroder - Christmas Nut Cracker

September 24th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Turned Lamps
Don Gaudet - Scrolled Zodiac Signs
Kade Bolger - Large Cherry Bowl and Small Cherry Bowl
Wayne Pye - Willow Bowl


September 17th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Wooden Necklaces
Kade Bolger - Small Jewelery Box

September 10th, 2018

Topic: First Meeting of the new season - General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Burl Bowl
Dan Alexander - Slimline Pen


May 14th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting
Very exciting meeting last night, as well as, our last meeting for the season as we prepare for the summer break.  Attached is a presentation that I reviewed with the membership outlining how the executive committee is preparing our club for a sustainable long term life.  The presentation outlines our preliminary objective and goals, along with the projects that are currently in progress.  I would ask everyone to take a few minutes to review the attachment, feedback is welcome.  If you’re interested in assisting, please do not hesitate to contact any of the sub committee chairs, this is your opportunity to help shape the club for the future.  

Mayor’s Gala donations, I touched on this a couple of weeks ago, if you’re interested in donating a project to the Ontario Philharmonic to support the Mayor’s Gala, please let me know, email or call.  All donations must be submitted by July 30th and I’ll be dropping off donations shortly after to the philharmonic.

I’ll post summer hours to the club web calendar and I’ll send out a notice to everyone, our next meeting will be Monday September 10th @ 6:30 pm sharp.

I received an email regarding a number of pieces of 1900’s furniture that would make excellent material for various projects. It is for sale. Reasonably, upon agreement if it’s value. If you’re interested please contact the seller at emailcolin@rogers.com.

As well, I received an email from a fellow woodworking site which has an extensive guide to the most popular tools recalled from the market due to safety concerns as well as information on how to tell if a product is affected and what to do in each case, https://toolscritic.com/recalled-power-tools/.  This is a topic that it’s not widely covered online and many people are not aware of the risk they take on by continuing to use these power tools, especially since the manufacturers offer completely free replacement of the defective products in each case.   The website ToolsCritic.com  and we’ll post a line to our club web page.
Free wood for anyone interested, located Albert St. Oshawa.  Please contact homeowner directly, Scott Arbeau (905) 626 1158 (text or call) or Sandy (905) 925 801, email Scatty111@hotmail.com, the tree is down and cut some, Approx. 3 ft. dia. possibly Manitoba maple (box elder).

No turning this Wednesday night, open shop night this Thursday.
Have a great summer, stay safe, we’ll see everyone back in September. 

Show and Tell:

Bob Johnston - Segmented Bowl
Dale Coolidge - Bowl and Tool Handle
Doug Ricketts - Live Edge Bowl1, Live Edge Bowl2
Kade Bolger - Baby Urn, Winged Bowl
Noel Green - Ash Bowl, Walnut Pen
Tom Holtz - Barbecue Cleaner
Wayne Hutchinson - Bird Watching Plaque
William Spekkens - Turned Gavel

May 7th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Lidded Box, Live Edge Bowl, Maple Live Edge Bowl
Rowan Gregor - BBQ Cleaner, Turned Pen
Wayne Hutchinson - Retired Fireman Plaque, Wine Glass holder
Wayne Pye - Beech Bowl, Cutting Board
William Spekkens - Wig Stand

April 30th, 2018

Topic: Freud Night
Great meeting last night, I know that I keep saying, great meeting, but it really was again last night.  Our friends from Freud stopped by the club to talk about their great products, everything from saw blades to router bits, as well as, a few new items that a number of the members in attendance really appreciated.  A lot of great questions from the group and overall, great information for everyone to take back to their own shops.  Thanks to Wayne Hutchinson for setting up the demonstration.

As well, Laura Vaillancourt from the Ontario Philharmonic stopped by the club to request donations from the membership towards the silent auction held at the Mayor’s Gala, all of the funds raised during the silent auction go directly to the Ontario Philharmonic organization.  If you’re interested in offering a donation, please let me know, we need to assemble all of the donations by July 30th, the Philharmonic will be offering tax receipts, just let me know if you need one.  Items for the silent auction can include, turned pens, bowls, scroll saw patterns, cutting boards, anything that you can make in your shop, they will accept as a donation.  This is a great cause!

Peter Lauricella will be presenting his work at the Lake Scugog Studio Tour event, the tour runs Saturday May 5th and Sunday May 6th.  Peter will be presenting his bowls and other turnings at site #2, The Utica Memory Hall, on Goodwood Rd from 10 – 5, Saturday and Sunday along with four other artists.  He’ll also be conducting a brief turning demonstration on Saturday morning at 11:30.  If you’re interested, the web site is www.scugogstudiotour.ca.

Other stuff,

  1. Turning forum this Wednesday night, Denis and Chris will host the open turning forum (no turning), start time is 6:00 pm.
  2. Thursday night open shop night, hosted by Mike and Tom, start time 6:30 pm.
  3. Table saw tune up on Wednesday, 9:00 am to noon, if you need to use the table saw, please come in the afternoon.
  4. Lottery fees are due by May 14th, $20 will get you paid up to September.

We have two meetings left for this session before we break for the summer, the next meeting Chris has arranged for an air brush demonstration, should be very interesting.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - CherryBowl1,CherryBowl2, LiddedBox
Neil Fickling - Elm Platter
Wayne Hutchinson - Scrollsaw Dog1, Scrollsaw Dog2

April 23rd, 2018

Topic: Presentation from Barn Board Store
Great meeting last night, our guest speaker came to us from the Barn Board Store in Oshawa.  We had an awesome discussion on reclaimed barn board, from how they take down a full size barn to how they mill and prep the barn board for sale to the public.  We’ve all be invited to come by the store, you can tour the shop or the front store, we were told that they sell a wide array of barn board in various lengths and sizes, but they also have scrap pieces which could be used for pens and other wood working projects.  The store address is 1280 Terwillegar Ave, Unit #2, Oshawa, ON L1J 7A5, phone number is 289-830-4029.  Thanks to Wayne Hutchinson for setting up the evening.

Next Monday we have our friends from Freud coming in to talk about router bits and saw blades, the last time they stopped by, it was an amazing evening, great discussion and handouts.

Although the Maple Leaf bandwagon felt a bit empty as of late, never fear, our die hard Maple Leaf fan Rick Sullivan caught up to that lonely bandwagon and jumped on board.  Game 7 Wednesday night, be sure to wear your blue and white.

Other stuff

  1. Wednesday night open turning night, hosted by Denis Lalonde, if you have any turning questions or need help with a project, be sure to stop by the club from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  2. Thursday night open woodworking night, hosted by Mike Kellar and Tom Loftus, start time is 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, a great opportunity to utilize the shop during a week night.
  3. Don’t forget, lottery money is due by May 14th, which will cover your fees for the summer, Rick is feeling pretty lucky.
Show and Tell:

Steve Hutcheon - 3DOrnament
Steve Hutcheon - Eagle Scroll Picture
Wayne Hutchinson - Scrolled Mantle Clock
Wayne Pye - Sword Display
William Spekkens - Turned Vase

April 16th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting
Great meeting last night, considering the weather conditions, thanks to those that came out to the meeting.  We had a great demonstration last night, Dave Fletcher discussed all of the features and benefits of using the Sketch up design software.  A number of great questions from the members, Dave’s expertise with the software was top notch.  Below is a link to download a free copy of Sketch up, if you have an interest, you can also purchase additional versions of the software if you would like to get more out of the software.   We plan to have Dave’s presentation on the club YouTube channel in the next couple of weeks, stay tuned.

Dave has offered to run a more comprehensive demonstration, starting from scratch and designing a project so everyone can see the actual steps, we’ll post a note on the web site and I’ll communicate a date at the next meeting.  Thank you to Dave for the presentation. 

Sketch up web site to download a free version https://www.sketchup.com/

The TWG (Toronto Woodturners Guild) will be hosting Glen Lucas this Sunday at Humber College, Glen is a professional turning with a great resume, his seminar will be a highlight.  We have been invited to join the TWG through the WGO (Woodturners Guild of Ontario), admission is $50 for the day, lunch is provided, bring your own chair, seating is very limited.  If you’re interested, please let me know, I need to advise the WGO.

Great news, the club has passed the fire inspection, thank you to Wayne Hutchinson for working with our local fire inspector to get all of the necessary items completed on the list.  There are two non-negotiable items from the fire inspector that everyone must follow, when using any lathe, during the sanding stage, the dust collector must be on and attached to the lathe.  Two, flammable liquids are not permitted in the club, specifically, finishing materials, you’ll need to finish your project at home.

Other things

  1. Don’t forget, Wednesday night, Denis will be hosting the turning open night, if you’re working on a project or need a hand turning, please feel free to come down to the club, start time is 6:00 pm.
  2. Thursday night is open shop night, Mike and Tom will be hosting, start time is 6:30 pm.
  3. Mr. Lucky Rick Sullivan is advising those that want to participate in the next round of the lottery, fund are due by May 18th, if you’re not paid up, you’re not in the pool.  BTW, he was very passionate about the Leafs this past Monday J
  4. Next meeting, we have the folks from the Barn Board store coming in to talk about all things related to barn boards, it should be a good night.

Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Hollow Form Bowl and Lidded Box
William Spekkens - Foot Stool

April 9th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Steve Hutcheon - Turned Pens
Wayne Hutchinson - Scrollsawn Antique Car
Wayne Pye - Maple Bowl


March 26th, 2018

Topic: General Meeting - Andy Valliere (Casting Blanks)

We had a great meeting this past Monday night, we reviewed a brief presentation regarding future plans for the club, I’ve attached a PDF version for those who were not able to attend.  Overall, the executive has been realigned to meet the needs of the membership.  Additionally, the executive will be busy planning out for future needs for three key perspective, finance, equipment and course education (safety).  

We will be building out three sub committees to look at the clubs current and future needs, the sub committees will be comprised on both executive members, but also club members, we need your input and participation to come up with a future plan for the club.  The three sub committee leads will be Paul Kidson, Mike Kellar and Wayne Pye, if you would like to participate, please contact any of the three leads to let them know.  We would like to have the teams in place by the second week of April with first draft of our objectives by the end of April or early May.

Additionally, Andy Valliere did a great presentation on pen casting, Andy showed his process to prepare and cast a pen blank as well as, a few other neat ideas.  Thank you to Andy for taking the time to present, he was fantastic.
You can view Andy's presentation here.

Attached is a poster for a TWG (Toronto Wood turners Guild), they will be hosting Glen Lucas, a famous wood turner from Ireland.  The cost for the event is $50, details are posted in the attachment, please let me know if you plan to attend.

As well, I’ve attached the most recent membership list, I’ll be reviewing the list over the weekend to ensure that I have everyone’s email address posted for the Monday night recap.

Shop hours

The shop will close at 2:00 pm on Thursday, as the church will be hosting an event for Easter weekend.  As well, the shop will be closed on Friday and Monday in respect to the Easter weekend.  I apologize for the late notice, it’s been a busy week.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email or text.
Happy Easter to everyone, see you on April 9th.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolge - Turned Box – Walnut/Ash.
Rob Peros - Shallow Bowl – Oak.

March 19th, 2018

Topic: Router - Wayne Peden

Great meeting last night, Wayne Peden did a fantastic demonstration on the router, from safety through to operation and usage.  Wayne brought in his various routers, I counted four, fixed base and plunge, as well as, his own home made jig for smaller tasks around the shop. 
You can view Wayne's presentation here.
  Thank you to Wayne for taking the time to prepare and present a terrific demonstration.  Remember, when using the router or any power tool, safety should be a priority!

Next week, Andy Valliere will be bringing in a few of his casting samples and we’ll be spending a few minutes talking about the process.  As well, Chris Lapine will take about the “shooter board” that he uses with his router to level a piece of uneven wood, both are great discussions.

It was great to see Howard Sturrock this past Monday night at the meeting.  As well, Jim Jamison just celebrated his 93rd birthday, from everyone at the club, happy belated birthday Jim!

Other stuff

  • The club is missing one parking pass for the church parking lot, please check your vehicles and any bags that you may have brought to the club, if you find it, please return it, as soon as possible.
The shop will be closed this Saturday, please refer to the calendar for the next opening.

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Turned Easter Eggs.
Doug Rikkets - Segmented Bowl.
Wayne Pye - Bowls/Platter.
John Gibbons - Bowl (Burl) and another Bowl (Burl)
Rob Peros - Bowl.
Calvin Perry - Bird House.
Kade Bolger - Goblets.
William Spekkens - Wig Stand.
Neil Fickling - Wig Stand. 



March 12th, 2018

Topic: Pen Making - Wayne Pye

Great meeting last night, Wayne Pye did a super presentation on how to make a pen from scratch.  Wayne brought in all of his gear from his home shop and went through all of the steps, it was very informative.  For those that were not able to attend, normally we would post the demonstration on our YouTube channel, unfortunately, we ran into technical difficulties with our AV system and were not able to capture Wayne’s demonstration. 

Good news, if you’re interested in learning how to turn a pen, Denis and Wayne will be at the club Wednesday night and can help any of the members with a hands on demonstration, providing there is space on the lathes, as always, first come, first serve.  Thank you to Wayne for taking the time to prepare and present his demonstration.

Following Wayne’s demo, we finally had time for the pen swap, we had seven members prepare and trade pens, there was a good showing of pens turned from a variety of interesting blanks.  As always, Calvin has taken photo’s that we’ll be posting on the club web site.  Good news, next Monday the meeting topic will be on the router, we’ll have a video clip, as well as, a good safety lesson and tips on how to use a router.

Other stuff

  • Wednesday night Denis and Wayne (Chris will be away) will be hosting the open turning night from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, if you have an interest, be sure to come out.
  • Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2018 will be held on April 7th, full day of woodworking topics, if you’re interested in attending, please let me know.
Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Turned Winged Bowl and Walnut/Maple Cane
Pen Swap:
Created by: Kade Bolger - Received by: Wayne Pye
Created by: Jim Robinson - Received by:Kade Bolger
Created by: Wayne Pye - Received by: Jim Robinson
Created by: Rob Peros - Received by: Dave Roberts  
Created by: Wayne Hutchinson - Received by: Rob Peros
Created by: Dave Roberts Received by: Don Gaudet
Created by Don Gaudet - Received by: Wayne Hutchinson 

March 5th, 2018

Topic: Finishing - Chris Lapine
Great meeting last night, Chris Lapine did a demonstration on his finishing technique for his turned pieces, it was a follow up to Kade’s demonstration last week, both are great examples on how to finish turned pieces.  Thanks to Chris for last night demo, it is greatly appreciated, there were a number of great questions and interest from the members.
You can view Chris's presentation here.

Next Monday night will be the pen swap, if you’re interested in participating, please bring a pen.  We’ll also have a live demonstration on how to turn a pen, start to finish.  It will be fun.

Other stuff

  1. Shop clean up this Saturday, start time 10:00 am, if you can volunteer, it would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Shop clear out, after the shop clean up, we’re going to be tossing a number of unused club fixtures, wood and equipment, if you’re interested, it’s on a first come first serve basis.  If anyone has any wood stored at the club, please be sure to remove it by this Saturday, if it’s there on Saturday it will be presumed to be unwanted and will be salvaged by another member or tossed to the dump (sorry).
  3. The Brooklin Woodcarvers will be hosting their 28th annual carving show at the Heydenshore Pavilion (589 Water Street, Whitby) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, free admission, the club will be hosting a table at the show, if you can help out please let me know, we’re looking for volunteers.
  4. Turning forum Wednesday night, Denis and Chris will be hosting an open forum to discuss all things turning, start time is 6:00 pm.
Show and Tell:


February 26th, 2018

Topic: Finishing - Kade Bolger
Great meeting last night, Kade Bolger did a full presentation on his finishing process, step by step detail on how Kade achieves such a great finish on all of his turned pieces, very interesting and informative.  We’ll be following up Kade’s presentation with Chris Lapine next week on how he finishes his pieces, it will give everyone a great perspective on two distinct styles.  
You can view Kade's presentation here.

Other stuff;

  1. If anyone is interested in signing up for woodworking 101, please let me know.
  2. Open turning night, this Wednesday @ 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, lean to turn with Chris & Denis.
  3. Pen swap, this coming Monday night, please bring your pen in for the swap.
  4. If anyone has any material in either of the two spare rooms adjacent to the shop, please remove this material by Friday March 2nd, any material after this Friday may be disposed of by the club.  If you’re not sure, please contact me.
  5. If anyone is interested in purchasing barn boards, please contact me, one of our members has a number of barn boards for sale.
  6. The Brooklin Woodcarvers will be hosting the 28th annual woodcarving show & competition on Saturday March 10th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Heydonshore Pavilion in Whitby, admission is free.
Show and Tell:

Neil Fickling - Segmented Platter, Wig Stand and Salt/Pepper Boat
Don McFarland - Scrollsaw Bowl and Scrollsaw "Tree of Life"
Rob Peros - Walnut Bowl
Ed Campbell - Snowman
Boomerang Box - Creator: Kade Bolger, Winner: Doug Armstrong

February 12th, 2018

Topic: Jigs

Show and Tell:

Wayne Hutchinson - Scrollsaw cat

February 5th, 2018

Topic: Shop and Tool Safety

Good meeting last night, we had a great discussion around shop safety and more importantly with how much we have in common when working with wood, no matter the discipline.  Chris presented a couple of unique videos, from the BC Workplace Website, for everyone to see, If you visit the BC Workplace YouTube channel, there are numerous vides at this site (some are very graphic in detail).
The key take-away from our discussion, respect your equipment and be safe.

We’re planning to make a few changes in the shop to help improve the dust floating around the shop.  The plan will be to move the jointer, planner and chop saw into the larger of the two rooms; in order to make the necessary changes, we’ll need to remove all material stored from both large and small rooms, so if you have any wood tucked away in a corner of these rooms, please make the necessary arrangements to remove all material by February 17th.  Once we have everything in place with the new layout, we’ll send out a note to define where material can be store on a short term basis (while you’re working on a project).

As a gentle reminder, the fire inspector has requested that no garbage be left in the hallway and more importantly, no flammable liquids are permitted in the shop (no exceptions).  If your finishing a project (bowl/pen), please ensure that you take the rags or cloth that was used to apply the finish out of the club, we cannot leave used rags in the shop with any combustible liquid.

Other stuff,

  1. We have scheduled a shop clean-up for this Saturday, 10:00 am to noon, we are looking for volunteers to assist, if you’re available, please feel free to come by the club.
  2. Wednesday night we’ll be hosting a turning forum, it will be an open forum to discuss all things turning, Chris and Denis will be your hosts, start time is 6:00 pm
  3. Woodworking 101 will start this Thursday February 8th and run consecutively on February 15th and February 22nd, if you would like to participate, please reply via email, first come first serve, five member limit.
  4. Turning 101 will start Saturday February 17th and run consecutively on February 24th and March 3rd, if you would like to attend, please reply via email, first come first serve, six member limit.
  5. Kub cars, Calvin is looking for volunteers, if you’re able to assist, please contact Calvin directly.
  6. We’ll be holding our second annual pen swap, if you’re interested in participating, please reply via email, no member limit.
  7. We’re missing one parking tag, if you have the tag, please return it at your earliest possible convenience.
  8. Lottery dues are to be submitted to Rick no later than February 23rd, fee is $10
Show and Tell:

Wayne Hutchinson - Kitchen Plaque and Tealight Holder
Kade Bolger - 3D Bowl Blank
Wayne Pye - Walnut Pen, Acrylic Pen and Maple Bowl
John Gibbons - Poplar Burl Bowl
Boomerang Box - Ash Bowl - Created by Dave Roberts, Winner is Kade Bolger

January 29th, 2018

Topic: Jennifer Cahill - Woodburning Demo
Jennifer from FireForged, was in the shop and did an amazing demonstration of wood burning. You can watch the video presentation here.

Show and Tell:

Doug Ricketts - Wigstand1, Wigstand2, Wigstand3 and Wigstand4.
Don McFarland - Scroll Candle Holder for Valentines Day.

January 22nd, 2018

Topic: Chris Lapine - YouTube Demo
Great meeting last night, Chris Lapine did an awesome presentation around YouTube, specifically, how as woodworkers we can find resources to help with the most basic to the most intricate projects. you can view Chris's presentation here.
I highly recommend that you take a few minutes to review the information. For those that may not be aware, the club has are very own YouTube channel, you can search under the Durham woodworking club, you’ll find a number of great presentations from our past meetings. Thanks Chris for a great discussion.

For those not at the meeting last night, the results from the fire inspectors report were presented, below are the key notes and changes that we will be implementing at the club effective immediately. Everyone must adhere to the changes, no exceptions.

1. Shavings that are put outside must be in a metal container (unless placed at least 10 feet away from Church), the club is in the process of purchasing a metal container).
2. All wooden pieces from projects MUST be placed in a metal container. (A new container has been placed in the shop).
3. No garbage cans permitted in hallway.
4. Fire extinguishers must be at least 1.3 meters high (another large extinguisher is required and is to be placed on wall leading from seating to washroom).
5. Each and every lathe MUST have its own dust port.
6. We are to set up a schedule for cleaning out the dust bin and that schedule is to be attached to the bin drum itself, preferable cleaned every Friday.
7. There is to be only (one) metal container in the work area proper for (a) sawdust (b) wood pieces see above note (c) garbage.
8. ABOSOLUTELY NO FLAMABLE LIQUIDS IN THE SHOP. Please remove all finishing materials from the shop (when finishing pen or bowls) take all towels, cloths & rags off premises.

Other notes;
• Next week we have a guest speaker who will discuss and demonstrate wood pyrography (wood burning).
• Those participating in the lottery, $10 is due no later than February 23rd and again on May 4th. Please see Mr. Lucky Rick Sullivan.
• Ron Whitbread will be tuning up the table saw on Wednesday January 31st, please note that the table saw will be out of service from 9:00 am to noon.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Bowls - Spalted Birch1 and Spalted Birch 2 and Knife throwing Target
Rob Peros – Figured Maple Bowl and Maple Decorative Piece
Otto Ference - Ornament & Ornament Holder (One and Two)
Dan Alexander - Bowl one and Bowl two.
Gord  Dowsley - Fidget Board.

January 15th, 2018

Topic: Kade Bolger - Turning a Box
Great meeting tonight, Kade Bolger was our demonstrator and did a fantastic job of turning a lidded box.  The demonstration was captured our the club’s digital system, our web master should have it posted to our YouTube channel in a couple of weeks.  Tonight’s demonstration is a great example of potential skills competition that we’d like to get started in the near future, we’ll keep everyone posted.  Thank you Kade for a great presentation and demo. See the Video Demonstation here.

If you are planning to use the club during the week, please note that the City of Oshawa fire inspector will be stopping into the club on Thursday January 18th @ 10:00 am.  It is imperative that the shop be free of all visible dust and everything be put away, neatly.  For the duration of this week, the chop saw will not be available, if you need the chop saw, please arrange your schedule for next week.   Please remember, no bags of sawdust are permitted in the shop or the hallway, all bags must be left outside, no exceptions.

Other notes:

  1. The Kingston Wood Artisans will be hosting a symposium 2018 event on Saturday April 7th, I’ve attached the flyer if you are interested.
  2. Calvin is looking for volunteers to help with the Kub Kars program, the first event will be held on Tuesday January 23rd, if you can volunteer, please contact Calvin.
  3. Glen Lucas will be hosted by the Toronto Woodturning Guild on April 22nd, additional details will follow if you’re interested in attending the demonstration.
  4. Next meeting, we’ll be hosting a discussion on YouTube and woodworking sites, should be a great topic, if you have any sites to share, please let me know.
Show and Tell:

Don McFarland - Scrollsawn Knick Knack Shelf (Oak).
Don McFarland - Scrollsawn Pen Holder (Oak).
Mike Keller - Handmade Bow Saw

January 8th, 2018

Topic: Happy New Year everyone!

We had a great start to our new season last night, we recognized Denis Lalonde for his 31 years of service to the club as our President.  Over these years, the club has undergone several changes, it has grown from 40 members in the beginning to well past 150 members in the current day.  The club has found a new home at the Simcoe Street United Church, where the club will continue to flourish.  All of these changes have been overseen by Denis, on behalf of the membership and the executive team, we all wish Denis the best in the future and thank him for his years of service and guidance.  Denis will continue the Wednesday night open turning nights, if you’re interested in learning to turn, please feel free to come out any Wednesday night secession. 

Additionally, Don McFarland was recognized for his community relations work.  Don has decided to step back from his community relations duties, over the year’s Don has steadfast with his passion to support the community and we greatly appreciate all of his efforts.

Upcoming future plans;

  1. Pen swap in February
  2. Turing tool build in February
  3. Guest speakers
  4. Skills night or challenge night for a specific woodworking topic, we’re looking at something a bit different to give the membership a chance to show their shop skills, stay tuned
  5. Toy group, if anyone is interested in starting up the toy group, please let me know

Additional notes,

  1. Kub Kars program will be starting up on January 23rd, we’re looking for volunteers to help with the scout troops, showing them how to build Kub Kars.  It’s a great community event, we’re planning to have four sets of scout troops visit the club, starting on January 23rd, if you can assist, please respond via email.
  2. Shop clean up this Saturday @ 10:00 am, we would appreciate as many volunteers as we can get to help out.
  3. We’re planning to rotate the open shop nights with the Saturday openings, please check the club calendar for the most current dates and events.
  4. Lumber run follow up, we’re planning to make one trip to Carrie’s garage to club up all of the lumber that we picked up before the holiday break, there is a lot of free wood, if you’re interested, we’ve arrange a pick up time of noon this Saturday, please meet at the club for directions.
  5. Next Monday night, Kade will be our speaker, talking about “small turned boxes”
Show and Tell:

Wayne Hutchinson - Scroll Saw – Rooster.
William Spekkens -Paw Patrol Tower based on TV series.
Kade Bolge -Manitoba Maple (Box Elder) Bowl, Small Ash Bowl, Ash and Cherry Bowl
Wayne Pye - Pen Blank Cutting Jig.
Dave Fletcher - Cutting (Butcher) Block – Maple & Walnut.
Steve Hutcheon - Scroll Saw Butterflies.

December 18th, 2017

Topic: Peter Lauricella - Scalloped Edge Bowl
Peter did another presentation, in his series, on the Scalloped Edge Inlay Bowls. You can find the video presentation here.

Show and Tell:

Don McFarland - Nativity Box
Kade Bolger - Butternut Bowl1, Butternut Bowl2, Butternut Bowl3, Butternut Bowl European Design, Butternut Platter
Wayne Pye - Pen Apple, Pen Maple
Doug Ricketts - Root Ball Bowl, Applewood Bowl
Greg Nevins - Carbide cutting tool

December 11th, 2017

Topic: Wayne Pye - Dado's
Great night last night, Wayne Pye did a fantastic presentation on the setup and use of a stack dado blade set.  Wayne brought in several examples of the various cuts used with the stacked dado set and his step by step explanations were top notch.  I’m sure we’ll be calling Wayne back for other demonstrations in the new year.  You can find the video presentation here.

This past Saturday, a group of members visited a gentleman on a lumber run, he was donating all of his wood.  When we arrived, we were all quite surprised at the amount of material in such a small garage, it felt like we were at Peacock lumber.  One of our newest members rented a U-Haul truck and we carted away as much material as the truck would hold, we barely made a dent in the gentleman’s garage. 

All of the material that we brought back is in the members garage, I’ve attached a photo of the pile.  There is a good cross section of material, a lot of moulding, solid pieces and scraps, we even brought back a cedar door and shelving grade material.  If you would like to pick up a load, please call Carrie (289) 685-1860 and arrange a time and day to stop by her garage.  Please consider making a donation to Carrie for the storage of the material, I’ll leave it to your discretion.

Don Gaudet was presented with a Lifetime Membership Award.

Other stuff,

  1. The shop will be open this Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, please feel free to drop into the shop.
  2. We’ll be hosting the last meeting this coming Monday night, then we break for the holiday season.
  3. The first meeting for 2018 will be held on Monday January 8th, 2018.
  4. Day parking, for those members using the club during the day, please do not park in the three spaces north of the handicap space, these are reserved for the church staff.
Show and Tell:

Calvin Perry -Christmas Ornaments.
Rob Peros - Bowl (Hollow Form).
Wayne Schoenau - Rolling Pin (Maple with Walnut Centre).
Kade Bolger -Box with screw-on lid (Walnut and Ash), Box Chinese Style Hat, Box.

December 4th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting - Elections

Monday night was a relatively quick meeting, elections were held for the 2018/2019 season.  Below are the newly confirmed executive and directors;

President – Rob Peros
Vice President – Chris Lapine
Treasurer – Keith Pateman
Directors - Wayne Hutchinson, Wayne Pye, Kade Bolger, Rick Sullivan, Mike Kellar, Calvin Perry

I’d like to thank Denis Lalonde for his thirty one years of service to the club as the President, the club has undergone numerous changes and his leadership has help to guide the club through all of the change successfully.  I look forward to the future of the club, I’m excited to work with the new executive, we have new faces as well as, dependable veterans.  Thank you to everyone for participating.

A few weeks back I had mentioned that an older gentleman was looking to empty the contents of his garage which was full of wood.  This gentleman use to build doors and worked with crown molding, he has a wide assortment of material that he is offering for free, we only need to pick it up.  We had a discussion on Monday night, there was interest from several members and I’ve received an offer to store the wood that I’m currently investigating.  If you are interested in helping to collect the material, please let me know, if I can coordinate our efforts, I would like to pick one day in which we send a team of people to pick up the wood and bring it back to a local area storage facility, were it can be sorted and everyone can pick up as much wood as they feel that they can take.  This would be a much better alternative than sending members down on their own to pick through the garage, it would be less aggravation for the gentleman.
If you can help, please email me.

Other stuff:

  1. Denis will be holding a woodworking forum this coming Wednesday night, this is a good opportunity to bring questions forward to Denis and Chris if you are having any sort of turning challenges.
  2. December 11th, Peter Lauricella will be demonstrating his segmented turning.
  3. December 18th, Wayne Pye will be demonstrating “how to set up a dado blade set”.
  4. December 18th will be our last club meeting for the year, we’ll be starting back up on January 8, 2018.
Show and Tell:

Andy Valliere - Wig Stand

November 27th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Calvin Perry - Child’s Stool.
Kade Bolger - Box: Dyed Birch Veneer with Acrylic Top.
Kade Bolger - Box: Honey Locust, Apple & Brazilian Cherry.
Chris Lapine - Ash Table Top.    



November 20th, 2017

Topic: Wayne Peden (Building Cabinets)
Great meeting last night, our guest speaker was club member Wayne Peden, Wayne did a great demonstration on building cabinets and doors.  For those that missed the demonstration, it should be up on the club YouTube channel in the next week or so.  If you have an interest in building your own cabinets, I strongly suggest you visit the club YouTube channel.  On behalf of the members that attended, thank you Wayne for a fantastic demonstration. You can view the video presentation here.

Denis brought up an extremely sensitive issue last night, effective immediately the club is not permitted to store bagged shavings in the immediate shop area, all bagged shavings must be brought outside and collected for pick up at the south side of the church property.  This decision was forced upon the club by direct order of the town fire inspector, who recently toured the club and noted several very serious concerns regarding dust and excess shavings.  This is a very serious issue, if we cannot overcome the objections of the fire inspector, we may be forced to shut down the club shop area.

That being said, this coming Saturday November 25th, we will be holding a shop clean up, we are asking for volunteers to show up at 10:00 am to help clean the shop and surrounding areas.  The more volunteers we have, the faster the clean will go, in the past we’re usually done with two hours.

Other stuff

  1. Tom Loftus is looking for a Rockwell Beaver tailstock spindle (solid or hollow), if you have one or know someone, please contact Tom directly 905-725-1979 or t5o0m@yahoo.com.
  2. The early bird draw will be held December 4th, in order to be eligible for this draw, members must pay their membership dues by November 27th (next Monday).
  3. Nominations for the 2018 club executive will be held next Monday, with elections on December 4th.
  4. Woodworking 101 class starts this Thursday @ 6:30 pm, we have a full class, for those that have signed, please plan to attend, materials will be supplied, cost of materials is $20
  5. Next week, Wayne Pye will be demonstrating how to setup a stacked dado blade set for making cross cuts and adding strength to joints (not that kind of joint).
Show and Tell:
Dave Roberts - Ring Box
Doug Ricketts - Rustic Floor Lamp with Table

 

November 13th, 2017

Topic: Canadian Forces Presentation
We had a great meeting this past Monday night, our guest speaker was Sargent Brandon James, he is a parachute instructor with the Canadian Forces Advanced Warfare center, based in Trenton, Ontario.  Sargent James did a very impressive presentation regarding the activities of the forces paratroopers, he brought along footage of training jumps, as well as, several pieces of live gear that are currently in use today.  Thank you Sargent James for visiting the club and his service to our country, as well as, his grandfather Art James for the generous invitation on behalf of the club. You can view the video presentation here.

Side notes,

  1. Neil Fickling has access to safety glass (28”x68”), if anyone is interested in obtaining a piece, please contact Neil directly.
  2. Gerald Corrigan has excess pieces of melamine shelving (8-12”x60”, 7-assorted lengths), please contact Gerald directly if you are interested (905) 725-8625.
  3. Woodworking 101 will start Thursday November 23rd, I’ll be sending out notices to the next group directly, class is fully booked.
  4. Denis will be holding another woodworking forum on Wednesday November 6th.
  5. Election nominations will take place on November 27th, closing on December 4th, with elections being held on December 4th.
  6. The “early bird draw” will take place on December 4th, anyone who has paid their 2018 membership on or before December 4th will be entered in a draw to win their membership fees for the year.
  7. Attached is an invitation from Hearth Place for an appreciation lunch to be held on December 12th, for those members who have made a wig stand in the past, Hearth Place will be hosting an appreciation lunch, if you are interested in attending please contact Don McFarland before the December 4th meeting, Don will confirm attendance numbers on December 5th. 
  8. This coming Monday night, Wayne Peden will be hosting a demonstration on cabinet and door making, it will be a great night.
Show and Tell:

Otto Ference- Turned Christmas Ornaments (one and two)

November 6th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting
We had a good meeting last day, we watched a couple of good YouTube clips, one on how to read a tape measure and the other on five quick clamping clips.  Our web master should have the clips up on our YouTube channel later this week.

I brought in a utility cart that I built for my shop vac and I added a dust deputy, I found the plans in the Shop notes magazine, issue #109, I’ve attached the plans if you’re interested in building one for yourself.  As well, I added a link to a YouTube clip from a gentleman that built the exact cart and he provides a great step by step tutorial on the build, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2cwVbNb8gs

Additional stuff

  • The shop will rotate between Thursday night and Saturday morning openings, please check the club calendar for dates and times.
  • Woodworking 101 will start November 23rd, I have one spot left for anyone interested.
  • The next woodturning forum will be on December 6th
  • Next week we will have a guest speaker, Art James grandson from the Canadian Forces will be in to talk about military life, should be a good discussion and presentation.
Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Spalted Maple Bowl
Kade Bolger - Large Mixing Bowl, Lidded Box and Winged Bowl
Wayne Hutchinson - Church Mailbox
Chris Lapine - Pencil Crayon Pendant
Dan Alexander - Maple Bowl


October 30th, 2017

Topic: Turning an Acorn - Chris Lapine
Chris did a great presentation on turning a wooden acorn. Please see Chris's presentation VIDEO here.

Show and Tell:

Calvin Perry - Scrolled Key Chain
Peter Lauricella - Hickory Cutting Board and Maple Walnut Cutting Board
Wayne Pye - Cutting Board 1 and Cutting Board 2
Chris Lapine - Turned Acorn
Don McFarland - Pine Bowl

October 23rd, 2017

Topic: Painting Discussion - Wayne Hutchinson

We had a great meeting last night, Wayne Hutchinson was our guest speaker, he spoke about his passion for painting, we had a great discussion on several aspects on painting, a number of the members commented on learning something new last night. 
Wayne definitely earned his DWC coffee mug, thanks very much Wayne! Please see Wayne's presentation VIDEO here.

A couple of points from the meeting notes,

  1. Denis & Chris will be hosting the second turning forum on Wednesday November 1st, if you have any questions on turning, please feel free to stop by the shop in the evening and join the group, the first secession was invaluable!
  2. Check the club web site calendar for upcoming open shop days, the first Saturday shop opening will take place November 4th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  3. New member orientation will take place this coming Thursday October 26th, if you’re a new member and you’d like to use the shop, please plan to attend from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm.  We’re going to run through shop basics.
  4. Neil Fickling’s neighbour has a supply of safety glass 28" x 68",  if anyone is interested in picking up some of this stock, please contact Neil directly.

Next Monday, Chris LaPine will be demonstrating how to make an angel, should be a great night.

Show and Tell:

Neil Fickling - Wigstands
Gord Armstrong - Cane
Peter Lauricella - Laminated Bowls (one and two)

October 16th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Brief update from last night’s meeting, we reviewed a quick video from April Wilkerson on how to build a bird house and how to patina brass, we’ll have those clips added to the club web site for everyone to watch.  Denis and Chris brought in various samples of turned bird houses which are great gift and holiday decorations, Denis mentioned that he may dedicate an open Wednesday turning night to demonstrate how to turn a bird house.

Don McFarland brought in a few pieces of dog specific scroll figurines, patterns are available at www.woodcraftbyscott.com.  If you interested, I suggest that you visit the web page for more information.

A couple of points from the meeting for everyone,

  1. The table saw, jointer and planner will not be available on Tuesday October 24th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, please plan your trip to shop around the equipment down time.
  2. Don McFarland has confirmed that the scroll class will take place on Tuesday October 24th, first secession from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, second secession from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, if you’re interested in participating, please contact Don directly.
  3. New member orientation night will be Thursday October 26th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, this will be a quick update for new members to tour the shop and get an orientation on how the shop runs during the day, if you are planning on using the equipment, please plan to attend.
  4. We have three key holders confirmed that will be available to open the shop on a Saturday, so the first Saturday opening will be on Saturday November 4th from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, please check the club calendar for the next dates.
  5. Next week, Wayne Hutchinson will be demonstrating painting tips, it should be a good discussion.
Show and Tell:

Denis Lalonde - Wigstands
Neil Fickling - Wigstands
Kade Bolger - Saturn Style Box and Large Bowl
Doug Ricketts - Pens
Don Mcfarland - Dog Puzzles (Boston Terrier, Pug and Kerry Blue Terrier)

 

October 2nd, 2017

Topic: General Meeting - Tips and Jigs

Great meeting last night, a number of fantastic tips & jigs brought forward by the members in attendance.  We watched a couple of really good clips from the web, one was forwarded by Mike Kellar on a nifty jig to make perfect dado cuts and the other was on planning a warped board, flat.  Our web master will have the clips on our web site shortly, for those that were not able to attend, check back on our web site.

We received word on Monday night that one of our fellow members has taken ill, Al Coolidge, please keep Al in your prayers.

A couple of points from the meeting for everyone to review,

  • This Wednesday night Denis & Chris will be hosting the first turning open forum night, if you have any questions about a turning project or turning in general, the shop will be open from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, just drop in.

  • For new members, we’ll be hosting an orientation night on Thursday October 26th to review the shop basics, if your new to the club and you want to use the equipment, please plan to attend, start time will be 6:30 pm, we should be done by 8:00 pm.

  • Don McFarland will be hosting a scroll saw seminar, date to be confirmed with Don, if you’re interested, please contact Don directly.
  • Woodworking 101 will start up in early November, there are two people confirmed, we have room for two more, please let me know.

  • A few weeks back Don McFarland did a demo on scroll saw patterns, if you’re interested in ordering a custom pattern, I’ve attached the information, please review the attachment.

  • The feedback for opening the shop on Saturday’s was very positive, we’ll have an update for everyone shortly, stay tuned.
Show and Tell:

Denis Lalonde - Wigstands
Neil Fickling - Wigstands
Rob Peros - Vase
Kade Bolger - Cedar Bowl

 

September 25th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting - Fire Extinquisher

Wayne Hutchinson discussed the proper use & storage of a fire extinguisher for your shop. The video of the presentation is now online, please view the video here.

Show and Tell:

Mike Kellar - Reusable Push Stick
Oliver Holstock - Remebrance Day Plaque
Andy Valiere - Wigstands (one and two)


September 18th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting
A quick recap of tonight’s meeting, we ran a couple of video’s regarding push sticks when using the table saw, I hope to have them posted on our web site or YouTube site shortly. 

Ron Whitbread will be servicing the table saw Tuesday September 26th  from 9:00 am to noon, the table saw will not be available to the membership until Ron has completed the maintenance, please plan your work around the maintenance schedule.

Oliver Holdstock kindly passed along information regarding the sale of rough cut lumber, below is the contact information and supply.  Please feel free to contact the gentleman directly to complete the transaction.

Material available, oak, white pine, bass wood, slabs & 4x4 blocks
Contact: Bill Mills, 905-623-7980

We had a great discussion regarding opening the club on Saturday’s for those members who work full time and would like to use the club equipment for projects.  Below is a list of options, I would appreciate feedback from the membership as to which option best suits your needs regarding the club’s hours.  Please respond with the appropriate option that best represents your needs.

Option “A” - Open one Saturday per month from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm (full day).
Option “B” - Open on Saturday, twice per month from 9:00 am to noon (half day)
Option “C” - Open on Saturday, twice per month alternating mornings (9:00 am to noon) then afternoons (noon to 3:30 pm) (half day).
Option “D” – I will not use the club equipment on a Saturday.

Next week Wayne Hutchinson will be discussing the proper use & storage of a fire extinguisher for your shop, it should be a great presentation.  I’ll be away on business next week, if I’ve missed anything or you have a questions, please feel free to call, email or text.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Catalpa Bowl1, Catalpa Bowl2 and Hard Carved Cane (1 and 2)
Don McFarland - Veterans Scrollsawn Ornament
 

September 11th, 2017

Topic: First Meeting of the Season
Welcome back everyone for our fall 2017 secession, this is our first recap of the season.  We had a full meeting, below are a number of the topics covered from this past Monday night.

  • David Lawrence’s wife will be a volunteer at the upcoming Invictus Games, she was kind enough to stop by the club and briefly talk about the importance of the games, if you are interested in learning more about the games, below is a like to their web site with all of the information.

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  • Don McFarland had a brief presentation regarding Steve Good scroll saw patterns, I’ll be sending out the information on a follow up email, this will give you all of the details on ordering for your specific requirements.
  • We reviewed options for opening the shop on Saturdays, we discussed a couple of options, the first option would be opening one Saturday per month from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm or option two, opening once every two weeks from 9:00 am to noon, with the possibility of rotating from mornings to late afternoons.  Feedback is welcome and greatly appreciated.
  • Denis reviewed blade sharpening, the information is posted on our web site, you’ll need to arrange getting your blades to Denis for pick up.
  • Denis will be hosting open turning nights every Wednesday, if you’re interested in turning or would like to use the lathes in the evening, please feel free to stop by the club from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm every Wednesday. 
  • Denis also discussed having a turning forum night, once a month to discuss a wide range of turning issues, the first open forum is scheduled for October 4th.
  • We’ll be starting up our woodworking 101 course, date to be confirmed.  If you’re interested, please let me know.
  • Below is information from Woodchuckers regarding a finishing demonstration, if you’re interested in attending, you’ll need to make your own arrangements per the email.
  • Please email any suggestions or recommendations you have for speakers and demonstrations.

"Osmo" product information & demonstration: 
Topics covered will be - Wood Wax Finish, Polyx and TopOil on furniture and flooring as well as maintenance - custom colours, mixing, effects ect. We will also be introducing the new Polyx 3031/3043.

RSVP: RESERVE your FREE Attendance Please

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The Demo will be held at The Unplugged Woodshop / Saturday September 23rd 10 am until 12 or 1pm as needed.


Have a great week, we’ll see you next Monday night.

Show and Tell:

Wayne Pedden - Shaker Style Door

July 5th, 2017

Topic: Last Meeting of the Season

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Cherry Rolling Pin
Dale Coolidge - Deck Nail Puller
Wayne Schroder - Mosaic Tray


May 29th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Sorry for being a bit late with this update. We had a great meeting this past Monday night, Peter Lauricella did not disappoint, his latest version of an engineered bowl was amazing.  Peter has promised to hold a class in the fall to demonstrate a hands on class, it should be good.  Our webmaster hopes to be caught up in a couple of weeks, for those that missed it, Peter’s demonstration will be on our YouTube site shortly.  Thanks again Peter!!

This coming Monday is our last regular club meeting of the season, we’ll be taking a break over the summer.  Please note that the shop will be open during the summer, I’ve posted the revised shop hours on the club calendar

For the last meeting, David Lawrence will be selling and holding a raffle for an assortment of his plants, below are the details.  I’ll be away for the last meeting, have fun, have a safe summer, see you all in the fall.

 

Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Maple Bowl, Walnut Bowl one and Walnut Bowl two
Kade Bolger - Live Edge Pine Burl Bowl, Spalted Maple/Cherry Finial Music Box and Spalted Maple/Walnut Finial Music Box



May 15th, 2017

Topic: Sense of Calm Naturals
Great meeting tonight, we had a great guest speaker, Steve Grenier from Sense of Calm Naturals talk about bees wax and the various methods of using a wax finish with woodworking projects.  I’ll have our web master post the PowerPoint presentation on our club web site.  Steve has web site, www.senseofcalm.ca, I would encourage everyone to visit web page and browse the site, a lot of good information tonight.  Steve’s email address is steve@senseofcalm.ca and his phone number is 905-259-0499 if you would like to speak with him directly.

A special thank you to David Lawrence for bringing in his Dahlia plants to sell to the club members tonight, we still have three Dahlia plants to sell as well, if you look back at my previous email, on June 5th, David will be selling a number of other plants.  All of the proceeds go directly to the club, please come to the June 5th meeting to purchase a plant and support the club.

A couple of quick notes,

May 18th – Woodworking 101 course starts, course is full for this secession.
May 22nd – Victoria Day, club will be closed, meeting cancelled.
May 29th – Peter Lauricella will be demonstrating his turnings.
May 30th – Dave Fletcher will be hosting a “how to” seminar showing how to make a Longworth chuck, I’ve attached the plans.  If you’re interested in attending, please send me an email, start time 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, there will be specific details involved with this demo and I’ll be sending out a separate email in advance of the date.
June 3rd – Rick Sullivan will be hosting a chip carving class, if you’re interested, please let me know.
June 5th – Last meeting before the summer break

Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Maple Bowl and Hollowform Bowl
Chris Lapine - Lidded Box one and Lidded Box 2
Kade Bolger - Live Edge Bowl and Credit Card Holders
Doug Smith - Walnut Wigstand
Don McFarland - Racoon Bird House


May 8th, 2017

Topic: Freud Presentation

Great meeting last night, we were fortunate to have Luciano Iaboni & Marco Di llio from Freud Canada present their product line to the members, there was a lot of great information presented on table saw blades, router bit and a number of their new products, for my money the best presentation of the year.  The presentation was captured by our AV team, Wayne should have it posted to our YouTube channel for everyone to view.  There are extra Freud catalogues at the club, if you’re interested in obtaining one, I’ve placed them on the shelf in the library.
If you didn’t make it out to the meeting and you have questions about saw blades and router bits, I would definitely recommend viewing the meeting on YouTube.  As well, for the next two week, if you are looking to purchase a FREUD saw blade or router bit, Freud have arranged to give all DWC members a $10 discount when your purchase their product at Peacock, just mention that you are a member of the DWC, show your membership card and tell them Luciano Iaboni sent you (seriously)!  As well, Freud brought t-shirts for everyone, if you didn’t get on, come see me on Monday night, I’ll also have XL with me to hand out.

David Lawrence has been actively preparing for summer by growing an assortment of plants, this coming Monday night David will bring the Dahlia plants to the club, which he will sell and donate all of the money to the club, which is awesome!  The price for the Dahlia plants will be $15 per plant, compared to the larger retail grow houses, David’s price is a bargain, if you’re thinking about summer plants, please support the sale.  David will be holding a follow up sale on June 5th selling Begonias, Black-Eyed Susan and his Mallard-in-the-marsh plants, images of the Dahlia are below.

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A couple of follow up notes,

May 15th – Sense of Calm Naturals (Wax) will be demonstrating and selling pure wax, this will be another good demo, plan to attend.
May 18th – Woodworking 101 course starts, course is full for this secession.
May 22nd – Victoria Day, club will be closed, meeting cancelled.
May 29th – Peter Lauricella will be demonstrating his turnings.
May 30th – Dave Fletcher will be hosting a “how to” seminar showing how to make a Longworth chuck, I’ve attached the plans.  If you’re interested in attending, please send me an email, start time 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, there will be specific details involved with this demo and I’ll be sending out a separate email in advance of the date.
June 3rd – Rick Sullivan will be hosting a chip carving class, if you’re interested, please let me know.
June 5th – Last meeting before the summer break

Ron Whitbread will be tuning up the table saw on Thursday May 18th, the table saw will not be available the morning (9:00am – 1:00pm)  of the 18th, please plan to work around the saw down time.  As well, we have a club member who would appreciate assistance from an experienced member on using the thickness planer and the jointer, if you can help out, please let me know and I’ll get you in touch with the member.

Show and Tell:

Yairn Stern- Mandolin
Dave Roberts - Segmented Bowl Rim Maple and Walnut



May 1st, 2017

Topic: Beall Buffing System
Great meeting last night, special thanks to Chris Lapine for his demonstration on the Beal buffing system.  Our web master should have the demo up on our YouTube channel in a couple of weeks.  We also spent a couple of minutes discussing alternative methods of sharpening an Ellsworth bowl gouge, attached is a PDF file with a bit more information (thanks to Denis for the PDF file).

Peter Lauricella will be displaying his work at Scugog Studio Tour, site #3, at the Utica Memory Hall on Goodwood Rd on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm.   There is no admission to view the studio tour, for further information visit the Scugog Studio Tour web site,  www.scugogstudiotour.ca

The club calendar has been updated, there are a number of events coming up, please check the web site if you’re interested in any of the upcoming events.  Below is a quick recap,

May 8th – Representative from Freud will be at the club for a demo, we’re going to be discussing router bits and table saw blades, plan to come early, I’m sure seating will be at a premium.
May 9th – Don MacLean will be hosting a router seminar (demo) from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the club, if you’re interested in attending, please let me know.  If you have already sent an email, you will be confirmed.
May 15th – Sense of Calm Naturals (Wax) will be demonstrating and selling pure wax, this will be another good demo, plan to attend.
May 22nd – Victoria Day, club will be closed, meeting cancelled.
May 29th – Peter Lauricella will be demonstrating his turnings.
May 30th – Dave Fletcher will be hosting a “how to” seminar showing how to make a Longworth chuck, I’ve attached the plans.  If you’re interested in attending, please send me an email, start time 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, there will be specific details involved with this demo and I’ll be sending out a separate email in advance of the date.
June 3rd – Rick Sullivan will be hosting a chip carving class, if you’re interested, please let me know.
June 5th – Last meeting before the summer break

Ron Whitbread will be tuning up the table saw on Monday May 15th, the table saw will not be available the morning of the 15th, please plan to work around the saw down time.  As well, we have a club member who would appreciate assistance from an experienced member on using the thickness planer and the jointer, if you can help out, please let me know and I’ll get you in touch with the member.

Show and Tell:

Don Gaudet - Scrollsawn Native American and Horses
Rob Peros - Cherry Bowl, Maple Bowl1, Maple Bowl2, Maple Bowl3, Maple Bowl4


April 24th, 2017

Topic: Finishes
Fun and informative meeting last night, although our guest speaker was not able to attend, Denis did a great presentation on a wide assortment of wood finishes.  Great questions from the membership, which opened up an opportunity for an upcoming presentation from Chris Lapine on the Beal buffing system.  It seems quite fitting that after all the questions on finishes, how to effectively use the Beal buffing system is a natural, so for the next meeting, we’ll be showing how to use the Beal system to get a great finish for your bowls and pens and various other turned projects.

Laura Vaillancourt, Executive Director for the Ontario Philharmonic spoke to the membership regarding the Durham Region Mayors’ Gala and the Random Acts of Music | Teddy Bear Series. 

Laura’s group are looking for donations from our membership to supply the silent auction to raise funds for their Random Acts of Music | Teddy Bear Program.  As a group, the membership were very engaged, so it was decided that we would pool and collect our individual donations on behalf of the club by the end of July, the event will be running on September 15th and Laura’s team will require time to prepare for the evening.  If you’re interested in donating a project, such as a turned bowl, pen, scrolled plaque, or any other project, please let me know and we’ll add your name to the list.  Also included the image that shows details of the Mozart concert, April 29th, at UOIT’s Regent Theatre.  Tickets are available at ontariophil.ca or 905-721-3399 x2.
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A couple of follow up notes,

  • * Last call for woodworking 101 course, I have three people signed up, we’ll be starting the last course shortly, if you’re interested, please email me.
  • * The last club meeting for the season before the summer break will be June 5th, summer club hours will be posted on the calendar.
  • Busy Bee will be holding their annual garage sale, I’ve attached the details, there are a few deals to be had.
  • * We’ll be holding a router class in the month on May, if you’re interested, please email me, I’ll firm up the date next week.
  • * Dave Fletcher will be leading a group build to make a Longworth chuck, it will take place on a Thursday evening, if you’re interested, please email me.
  • * Just a reminder, Freud tools will be holding a demo on May 8th, we’ll be talking about router bits and saw blades, it should be a great night, plan to attend.
  • * Rick Sullivan reminded the membership that lottery dues are required no later than May 15th, $20 payment through to September.As well, Rick will be holding a chip carving class, if you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll add your name to the list.

    * Wayne Pye found a great local resource for pure wax, the company is called Sense of Calm Naturals (www.senseofcalm.ca), I’ve attached the gentlemen’s card with his contact information.  I’m working on having Steve come into the club for a presentation, as well as, to sell his product before and after a club meeting. 

    * I also forgot to mention that Roy Coe’s daughter has a King table saw for sale, if anyone is interested, please give Roy a call, his contact information is available on the club web site.  Roy will have the particulars of the saw and the asking price.

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Butternut Bowl with Inlay
Dave Fletcher - Barbecue Scrapers
Don Gaudet - Scrollsaw Butterfly
Kade Bolger - Ash Music Boxes (one and two) and Phone Speaker (Amplifier)
Mike Kellar - Spalted Maple Bowl
Wayne Pye - Cheeseboards (one and two)
William Spekkens - Toy Tow Truck


April 10th, 2017

Topic: Tips and Jigs
Good meeting on Monday night, although there was no guest speaker, we took time for “tips & jigs” and we reviewed a number of social media sites to find woodworking “tips & jigs”.  The top sites that we reviewed included Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube, Lumberjocks & the Canadian Woodworking Magazine forum, I have included links for each site below.  For those that may not be aware, we have a DWC Facebook page, which is locked, so you’ll need to request joining our page, as well as, we a YouTube channel that members can go and view past guest speakers and demos.  Thanks to Wayne Whitehead and the many volunteers that help keep our various pages up & running.

Please note, if you want to use any social media site but your worried about receiving a ton of unwanted email notifications or you don’t want the world to see everything you’re doing, you can protect yourself through the settings tab for each of the social media sights.

Last week we had a great presentation from the abrasive company SIA, for those that wish to purchase their products, Jeff from SIA has spoken to Peacock lumber and they have agreed to carry the SIA abrasives.  I’m in the process of coordinating with Peacock to see which of the products their going to carry, as soon as I have confirmation, I’ll post a note to everyone.

Scott Lee found a great knife sharpening person in Oshawa, Pro Sharpening, I’ve attached the gentlemen’s card, if you’re interested, I would suggest that you give him a call directly.  As well, I found a great place to pick up pipes & supplies in Whitby, the company is call Howell Pipe & Supply, card is also attached.

As well, I received confirmation today that Freud tools will be coming to the club for a presentation on Freud router bits, table saw blades and abrasives.  I’m just in the process or coordinating the date, it will definitely be within the next four weeks, I’m very excited to have the team from Freud come by the shop and meet everyone.  I would strongly suggest that if you have any questions on router bits or table saw blades, that you come to the meeting.

  • The shop will be closed for Good Friday and Easter Monday, the club will be reopen on April 18th.
  • We have a guest speaking coming on April 24th to review adhesives, be sure to attend.
  • If anyone is interested in taking the woodworking 101 course, please let me know.
  • Rick Sullivan will be hosting a chip carving class either on April 29th or June 23rd, he’ll confirm the date.

Social media sights
www.facebook.com
www.pinterest.com
www.youtube.com
https://forum.canadianwoodworking.com/forum
http://lumberjocks.com/

Show and Tell:

Andrew Davis - Box Elder Fairy House, Turned Ornament and Wigstand
Chris Lapine - Spalted Sugar Maple Bowl
Mike Kellar - Knife Handle

April 3rd, 2017

Topic: General Meeting
Great meeting last night, our guest speakers from Sia Abrasives  http://www.siajjs.com (Brett Stachel & Jeff Braun) had a wonderful presentation on abrasives and sandpaper, they brought a good cross section of their unique products and the highlight of the night was their showing of the Kovax line of abrasives.

We had a full house, all of the members enjoyed sampling the various abrasives and the questions were fantastic, it was a great discussion.  If you received a sample last night, please bring your feedback to the next meeting, I know that Brett & Jeff would like to hear your comments.  The entire Sia presentation will be up on our YouTube channel in the next couple of week, keep checking.

Another highlight from last night’s meeting came at the end of the night during our show and tell segment, Dave Fletcher presented his Longworth Chuck “Cole Jaws” that he made from plans downloaded from the internet.  Dave did an amazing job, the feedback was very positive, Dave was kind to forward the PDF file with the plans for everyone to view, I’ve attached them to this email.  You should see the actual image on the club web site shortly.

As well, Don McFarland has a great sign “Beer time” that he did on the scroll saw, Don passed along the web address, it’s also attached, you can click the link and go right to the web page http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com/free-pattern

Next week, we’ll be showing “tips & jigs”, please bring in your personal jigs that you use in your own shop, it’s always a good way to learn something new.  As well, we’re going to spend time surfing the web, Pinterest, YouTube, Facebook looking for tips & jigs, if you have a personal web site that you visit, please let me know before Monday’s meetings or mention it during our web surfing discussion.

Show and Tell:

Alan Coolidge - Cutting Boards (one and two) and Segmented Bowl
Dave Roberts - Walnut Bowl
Don McFarland - Scrollsawn Sign
Doug Ricketts - Bowl and Winged Bowl
Ed Campbell - Costume Hanger for Lynde House (one and two)
Kade Bolger - Playing Card Holder and Ring Holders (one and two)
Kris Lapine - Biscuit Cutters


March 27th, 2017

Topic: 1st Annual Pen Swap

For some members this may be the first email that you may have received from me, I’ve update the club email list for all new members and those who may have had a recent email change.  The goal of this email is to recap the last Monday night meeting and to keep everyone informed of any upcoming events.  I do my best to get emails out the night of or the following night depending on my schedule.

This past Monday we had a great meeting, thirteen members took part in a pen swap where members made pens, which were exchanged with other club members.  It was a fun event, a lot of great pens were made and given away, both novice and experienced pen makers participated.  We’ll have another pen swap in the fall, it will be posted on the club web site.  Also, don’t forget to visit the club web page to view all of the great “show and tell”, images are updated weekly.

Upcoming events

  • 2017 Kawartha Carving Competition will take place on September 9th in Bobcaygeon, for additional details visit their web page www.kawarthacarvingcompetiton.org.
  • We have a guest speaker schedule for April 3rd, the presentation will be on abrasives, specifically sandpaper and the various new products out in the market, it will be a great discussion.  Thanks to Wayne Massey for passing along the information.
  • We’ll also have a guest speaker on April 24th, a manufacturer rep will come to the club and present their line of glues, it should be a good discussion.
  • If you’re interested in learning how to use a router, we’re looking to hold a class or seminar in the future, please email me if you’d like to participate.
Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Live Edge Bowl
Ed Campbell - Bird House
Kade Bolger - Hollowed Vessels (one, two, three and four)
Rodney Peddle - Dish and Platter


March 20th, 2017

Topic: 30th Anniversary of Durham Woodworking Club




March 13th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting
We had a good meeting this past Monday night, we watched a great video from Wood magazine on how to cut dovetails using a standard jig, we’ll have it posted to the clubs web page shortly.  Denis did a segment regarding various glues outlining the benefits and features.

We also have a new router and router table at the club, if anyone has any questions on how to properly use the router or would like a tutorial, please email me and I’ll set up a time.  As well, we received a generous donation from a neighbour of Andy Valliere of router bits for very specific uses, these new bits will be in locked  storage, if you would like to use them, you’ll need to sign them out with a deposit.

The week previous, Chris Lapine did a great presentation on hollow turning, the digital clip should be on our YouTube site by the end of the week.  Chris prepared a PowerPoint presentation, if any would like a copy, please email me directly.

Just a couple of housekeeping notes below for the upcoming week.

  • - Monday March 20th will be the club’s 30th Anniversary, we will be having cake & coffee, as well as, we’ll have special guests in attendance, everyone is welcome.
  • - A shop cleanup is scheduled for this coming Saturday March 18th, start time is 9:00am, if you’re interested in helping out, please feel free to drop in.
  • - The club will be closed on Monday March 20th, in preparation for the anniversary event.
  • - The Baldwin Carving club will be holding their annual show at the Whitby Haydenshore Pavilion, start time is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, admission is free.
Show and Tell:

Dave Fletcher - Step Stool
Mike Kellar - Router Bit Holder
Otto Ference - Bird House
Wayne Hutcheson - Scrollsawn Pickup Truck


March 6th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Bob Kitchen - Scrollsawn Watermill
Chris Lapine - Sugar Maple Bowl
Ed Campbell - Wig Stand for Child
Kade bolger - Laminated Birch Cup and Ash Mulberry Lidded Bowl and Black Walnut Bowl
Neil Fickling - Chestnut Bowl, Wigstand 1 and Wigstand 2
Shari Frost - Bowl
Wayne Pye - Sugar Maple Bowl


February 27th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Andy Valliere- Multi-Color Pen
Bernie Visor - Vase, Goblet and Lidded Box
Chris Lapine - Easter Egg(s)
Doug Smith - Spalted Birch Bowl
Kade Bolger - Juniper Mini Bowl, Purple Heart Mini Bowl and Red Oak Mini Bowl
Wayne Hutcheson - Bald Mans Comb
William Spekkens - Tulips


February 20th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Bowl
Neil Fickling - Wigstand


February 13th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

William Melnychuk - Wig Stand
Shari Frost - Bowl 1, Bowl 2 and Step Stool
Don McFarland - Valentine Card (Scroll Saw)
Calvin Perry - Valentine Tea Light and Toy Cars
Chris LaPine - Bowl
Neil Fickling - Maple Lidded Bowl – lid converts to Candy Dish
Otto Ferenc - 642 Game (Oak)
Mike Keller - Hand Made Tools
Kade Bolger - Catalpa large Live Edge/End Grain Bowl and Honey Locus large Bowl


February 6th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Dave Roberts - Spalted Curly Maple Bowl
Duncan Vipond - Beech Winged Bowl
Peter Bell - Library Book Exchange
Wayne Schroder - Scrollsawn Tulips


January 30th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

We had a great meeting this past Monday night, we viewed a YouTube clip on how to turn a soda can pen.  It was very interesting, I’ve attached the link if you want to view it at home,https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMd5p-sLn68.   There were a number of great show & tell items, you can view them on the club web site. 

We reviewed a couple of articles from the latest Woodwsmith magazine, I’ve attached them for your interest.  As well, I’ve attached the clubs guidelines for using the library, please take a minute to review. 

A couple of notes to mention, 

1.     Membership for 2017 is due by February 14th, if you’re not paid by then, you will not be able to use the club facilities or participate in the club meetings until your paid up.

2.     Kade will be hosting a live edge bowl demonstration on Saturday February 18th, starting at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, if you’re interested, please let Kade know.

3.     Next shop clean up Saturday February 25th@ 10:00 am, volunteers are welcome.

4.     The pen swap is under way, we’ll be swapping pen on Monday March 6th, if you have any questions, please ask Denis or Don McFarland.

5.     The Hamilton woodworking show is upcoming, I’ve attached the link to the web site if you’re interested in attending.  http://woodshows.com/ 

Show and Tell:

Dave Fletcher - Turned Bowl and Blub Planting Tool and Ring Holder
Denis Lalonde - Wigstand
Don McFarland - Hockey Ribbon Rack
Doug Smith - Beech Bowl
Kade Bolger - Ireland Black Thorn Cane
Michel Bellerose - Wigstand
Mike Kellar - Lidded Box
Wayne Pye - Drill Press Table
Wayne Schroder - Baseball Bat Rack


January 23rd, 2017

Topic: General Meeting


Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Birch Bowl
Duncan Vipond - Segmented Bowl
Kade Bolger - Lidded Box and Tagua Nut Minatures
Mike Kellar - Live Edge Bowl
Morgan Dever - Wigstand
Peter Lauricella - Segmented Bowl
Rob Peros - Spalted Maple Bowl
William Spekkens - Step Stool


January 16th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting


Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Turned Cherry Platter
Denis Lalonde- Wigstand
Kade Bolger - Turned Butternut Bowl and Turned Platter
William Spekkens - Toy Truck Carrier and Wigstand


January 9th, 2017

Topic: General Meeting

Good meeting last night, no speaker, just lots going on.  We did watch a YouTube video on how to apply CA on a pen as a finish coat, I’ve attached a link for the video so you can watch from home if you missed it.   The YouTube channel that this clip was found is on RJB Wood Turner, you can also check out Steve French.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRwuPq71fYA&list=PL2q8_d7EICrSf5mVQzsFSvBAcWuJ__XuE 

Upcoming events, 

1.     Woodworking 101 starts this Thursday night, everyone in the group have received an email tonight, if you received the email, you’re on the list.

2.     Our friends at Woodchuckers will be at the club next Monday night January 16, Marc will be reviewing a new finish and they will be selling product at the club, I would suggest that you come early.

3.     I sent a note out last week regarding the DIY showcase, it will take place on Family Day, February 20th.  If you’re interested in displaying any antique tools, please let me know, we’re also going to have the shop open and a few members will be working on a few pieces of equipment to show any guests our club, maybe get a few new members.

4.     Peter Lauricella will be demonstrating his “crazy bowl” design on January 23rd, should be a good presentation.

5.     Any interested in joining the pen swap, please get back to me via email, I’ll have all the details next week.
If anyone has any questions or would like to recommend topics of discussion for our regular club meetings, please let me know.

 


January 2nd, 2017

Topic: DIY Showcase

Welcome back fellow wood clubbers to a new year!!

We had a great meeting last night, we had a brief speaker last night Glen McKnight who discussed the upcoming DIY Showcase which will be held in the church auditorium on February 20th (Family day).  This showcase will bring together a number of key elements such as drones, ham radio, woodworking, computers & victory garden.  The showcase starts at 10:00 am and runs through to 4:00 pm.  I’ve attached a copy of the brouchure, it sounds like an interesting event, let me know if you have any questions.

  1. Pen Swap – we’d like to run a pen swap to coincide with our donation to the Pens for Peacekeepers program. Each member who participates in the swap will turn a pen (details will be provided at the next meeting), and in return each member will receive one pen made by another member. If you’re interested in participating, please let me know via email.
  2. We’re in the process of finalizing the 2017 paid membership file, all membership dues are to be paid by the first business meeting in February (February 6th), we have 94 paid members. If you plan to stay with the club, please pay your membership due, if you do not plan to return, please send me a quick email so that I can take your name off the list. Any questions, please let me know.
  3. The club web site will be updated shortly, our web master has been busy with the Christmas holiday season, as well as, moving his family into a new home, congrats Wayne!
  4. Woodworking 101 will begin January 12th @ 6:00 pm sharp, the class secession is full, I will send out a separate email shortly to the next grouping of students.
  5. It came to the attention of the membership that the planner was moved from the shop to one of the smaller rooms, please note that under no circumstance is the equipment to be moved from the shop floor by any member, any violation will result in disciplinary action, if you need me to explain further, please email or call.
  6. The club has arranged a deal with Fleetwood Sharpening, a local sharpening service that provides quality work to sharpen your saw blades, planner blades & router bits. The cost to sharpen a saw blade will be $0.35 per tooth (example, 24 tooth blade x $0.35 = $8.40 per blade), the cost to sharpen a planner blade will be $0.65 per inch (example, 12” planner blade x $0.65 = $7.80 per blade), router bits will be estimated prior to work being done, due to the speciality nature of the sharpening. All blades and bits will be dropped off Denis Lalonde’s home (797 Eastbourne Ave, Harmony & King Street) or brought to the club during the Monday meetings, please ensure that your name is on the blade that you are handing in to be sharpened. The expected turnaround time will be one week, cash only and no tax will be applied. If you have any questions, please let me know.
  7. A paid opportunity was brought forward by the Oshawa Senior Citizens Center, they are in need of a woodcarving instructor to teach two classes per week one on Tuesdays (12:45 pm – 2:45 pm) for 11 weeks starting January 10th and one class on Thursdays (8:15 am – 10:15 am) for 12 weeks, starting on January 12th. If you’re interested please let me know, payment is $23.00 per hour.
  8. One of our members is looking to purchase a Oneway strong hold chuck, if you have one that your thinking of selling, please let me know.
  9. Lastly, I had an enquiry from the web, a couple would like a rustic bedframe and headboard built for their king bed, if you’re interested in a paid opportunity, please let me know.
Show and Tell:

Pat Mawhinney - Wigstand
Wayne Hutchinson - Pepper Mills, Scrollsaw Rooster, Gag Item Quarter Pounder
Rob Peros - Segmented Bowl, Personalized Christmas Ornament, Bowl
Doug Ricketts - Wig Stands
 

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