DWC Celebrating 30 years (1987-2017)



Archived Meeting Programs

**The opinions expressed on this page are those of the presenter(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Durham Woodworking Club or its members.

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December 21st, 2015

Topic: Makita Tool Presentation
Makita Tools was in the shop to display and talk about their cordless product line.
You can see the video presentation here

Show and Tell:

Tom Loftus - Kendama Game
Calvin Perry - Scrolled 1st Christmas Ornaments
Chris Lapine - Turned Vessel and Turned Bowl
Mark Spateri - Scrolled Number 7's
Roy Coe - Napkin Rings

December 14th, 2015

Topic: Home Workshop
Rob Peros gave a great presentation on setting up a Home Workshop.
You can view the slide presentation here and see the video presentation here

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Mulberry Lidded Box and Red Maple Winged Bowl
Chris Lapine - Scrolled Christmas Trees
Wayne Massey - Wigstand
Oliver Holdstock - Cedar Birdhouse
Allyn Todd - Zebrawood Pen
Andrew Smith - Ash Bowl
Doug Ricketts - Canoe Paddles

December 7th, 2015

Topic: Sander
Mike Kellar gave us a quick demonstration on the new disc sander an operation and changing of the Sanding Discs
You can see his presentation here.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Juniper Natural Edge Bowl
Chris Lapine - Cherry Burl Bowl

November 30th, 2015

Topic: Miter Saw
Tom Loftus did a presentation on the Mitre saw. Here are a few videos on the safey and proper usage of the Dewalt 12" Sliding Compound Mitre Saw:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=015ET8ioHjg
Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwsXVA6xIho

Show and Tell:

Tom Loftus - Scrolled Ornaments and Turned Ornaments
Chris Lapine - Turned Bowl one and two
Wayne Whitehead - Sugar Maple Bowl
Denis Lalonde - Cherry Burl Bowl
Kade Bolger - Walnut Winged Bowl and Walnut Cutting Board
Grev Nevin - Segmented Bowl
Allyn Todd - Walnut Pen
Duncan Vipond - Turned Beer Tap Handles

November 23rd, 2015

Topic: Lathe
Denis did a great presentation on the proper use, Safety and tools for the lathe
You can watch his presentation video here.

Show and Tell:

Wayne Hutcheson - Mantle Clock 1 and Mantle Clock 2
Kade Bolger - Burial Urns
Chris Lapine - Maple Bowl and Can Dustcover
Don McFarland - Scrolled Candy Box
William Spekkens - Table

November 16th, 2015

Topic: Scrollsaw
Don McFarland did a great presentation on the scrolsaw and Intarisa. He disucssed safety and proper use of the scrollsaw. He also talked about the proper tools and techniques for doing Intarisa, as well as some of the items that he has made and is working on.
Here is a copy of his Powerpoint Presentation
You can watch his presentation video here.

Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Wigstand, Bowl and Vase
Denis Lalonde - Cherry Burl Bowl
Chris Lapine - Bowl 1 and Bowl 2
Doug Ricketts - Storage Box
Wayne Hutcheson - Mantle Clock

Topic: Jointer
Tom showed a short video regarding the setup of the and usage of the Jointer. Here is a short video.
Nominations are still open for Elected Director positions within the club. If you have someone you would like to nominate, please do so at the next meeting. Voting will take place in the coming weeks meetings.

Show and Tell:

Sam Bodor - Segmented Bowls (One and Two) and Turned Platter.
Darren Neill - Bird Calls

November 2nd, 2015

Topic: Planer & Election Nominations
Tom showed a short video regarding the setup of the Dewalt Planer, you can view that video here.
Nominations were also taken for Executive Commitee and Electred Directors. Voting will take place in the coming weeks meetings.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Red Maple live edge bowl and Juniper end grain live edge bowl
Denis Lalonde - Burl Bowl
Andy Vallierre - Sparkle Wigstands (one, two, three and four)
Chris Lapine - Natural Edge Bowls (one, two, three and four)
Duncan Vipond - Three turned Butternut Angel ornaments
Morgan Dever - Wigstand

October 26th, 2015

Topic: Freud Demonstration Night
Freud Canada was scheduled to be in the shop to demonstrate thier router and saw blades. Unfortunately, they were unable to make it due to traffic conditions. We will try to re-schedule them for another meeting.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Three Walnut Natural Edge Bowls (one, two and three)
Oliver Holdstock - Church Bird House and Life is Short Scroll Sign
Mack Cameron - Wigstand
Doug Smith - Spalter Birch Wigstand
Rob Peros - Refinished Antique Chair

October 5th, 2015

Topic: Stockade Supply
Stockade supply was in the shop tonight to talk about their new Rikon line of products. You can see the products at their website here.

Show and Tell:

Otto Ference - Blue Jay Bird House

Sept 28th, 2015

Topic: BandSaw Usage and Maintenance
Tom and Mike gave a presentation on bandsaw, see the video here (video will be available shortly)
Here are two short videos presented at the meeting regarding bandsaw setup and usage:
How to Setup a Bandsaw: Beginners #4 by Woodworkweb
Resaw on the Bandsaw Without Gadgets

Show and Tell:

Wayne Whitehead - Bread Board's (one, two and three), Mahogony Bowl
Kade Bolger - Natural Edge Bowl's (one and two)
Neil Fickling - Lathe Jig for Pizza Cutter
Ed Campbell - Wood Burned Guitar Neck Stand's (one and two)

Sept 21st, 2015

Topic:

Show and Tell:

Don McFarland - Durham Woodworking Club Scrolled Sign
Denis Lalonde - Wigstand1, Wigstand2 and Wigstand3
Andy Vallierre - Wigstand
Kade Bolger - Natural Edge Bowl and Cane

Sept 14th, 2015

Topic: Startup Fall Meeting

Show and Tell:

Neil Fickling - Spalted Oak Platter and Pizza Cutter
Roe Coe - Spalted Bowl and Platter Bowl
Don McFarland - Wigstand
Doug Smith - Wigstand 1, Wigstand 2 and Wigstand 3
Oliver Holdstock - Cutting Board 1 and Cutting Board 2

June 1st, 2015

Topic: Season Closing Business Meeting

Show and Tell:

Wayne Whitehead - Wigstand1, Wigstand2, Wigstand3 and Wigstand4
Don McFarland - Wigstand1 and Wigstand2
Kade Bolger - Winged Bowl, Big Leaf Bowl and Earring Plugs

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May 25th, 2015

Topic: St. Georges Church Visit
After the meeting, we will be going next door to take a tour and learn about the history of St. Georges Church.
Tom has provided some pictures of the chuch.

Show and Tell:

Mack Cameron - Wigstand
Bob Kitchen - Scrolled Candle Holder
Dave Roberts - Juniper Bowl 1 and Bowl 2
Ed Campbell - Wood Burned Table Top
Kade Bolger - Pipe, Bowl and Pen

May 11th, 2015


Topic: Marathon Hardware - Sam Bodor

Club Member Sam Bodor was talking about new hinges and door slides
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Mike Kellar - Parquetry Plaque
Rob Peros - Frame, Vase and Oak Bowl
Roy Coe - Bowl
Ed Campbell - Birdhouse and Wood Burned Wigstand


May 11th, 2015


Topic: Marathon Hardware - Sam Bodor

Club Member Sam Bodor was talking about new hinges and door slides
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Mike Kellar - Parquetry Plaque
Rob Peros - Frame, Vase and Oak Bowl
Roy Coe - Bowl
Ed Campbell - Birdhouse and Wood Burned Wigstand

May 4th, 2015

Topic: Weekly Meeting

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Manitoba Maple Platter and Bowl
Chris Lapine - Manitoba Maple Platter and Bowl and Honey Locust Bowl
Doug Smith - Ash Bowl and Tongs
Paul Dale - Yarn Bowl
Wayne Hutchinson - DWC Meeting Stand
Andy Valierre - Spalted Wig Stand

April 27th, 2015

Topic: Sharpening
Rob Peros and Mike Kellar share some techniques and tools to sharpen Drill Bits, Hand Planes and Chisels
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Mack Cameron - Engraved Pen
Denis Lalonde - Wigstands (1, 2, 3, 4) and Bowls (Birds Eye Birch, Maple Burl)
Kade Bolger - Natural Edge Bowls (1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
Bob Kitchen - Scrolled Jewelery Box
Mike Kellar - Jewelery Box
Alan Coolidge - Segmented Bowls (1 and 2)
Neil Fickling - Wigstand

April 20th, 2015

Topic: Peter Lauricellia - Turned Bowls with Veneer
Peter Lauricellia has been working to enhance his bowls with veneers and contrasting coloured woods. Peter is a DWC member and is looking to show DC members some of his latest ideas.
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Mack Cameron - Wigstand
Wayne Whitehead - Circuit Board Pen and Button Acrylic Pen
Denis Lalonde - Open Segmented Turned Bowl
Kade Bolger - Turned Bowl and Tenon Turning Tools
Peter Lauricellia - Veneered Turned Bowls (1, 2, 3, 4)

April 13th, 2015

Topic:
John Bacher the author of Two Million Trees and Counting. Will be in to discuss the life of Edmund Zavitz and his work to reforest Ontario.
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Mack Cameron - Wigstand and Wigstand
Calvin Perry - Firewood Carrier
Darin - Lighter, Mallett1, Mallett2, Bowl and Reindeer Box
Wayne Pye - Candle holder and Bowl
Kade Bolger - Pipe1, Pipe2 and Minature Turnings
Andrew Smith - Bowl1 and Bowl2

March 30th, 2015

Topic: Drones
Roger Levesque was in to talk to us about drones (UAV - Unmanned Aeiral Vehicle). He discussed the building of, flying uses and Canadian laws regarding the use of these UAV's.
You can view the presentation on our YouTube channel.

Show and Tell:

Denis Lalonde - Earths Core Acrylic Pen
Otto Ference - Butternut Bowl
Wayne Hutchenson - Walnut Bowl
Rob Peros - Wigstand

March 23rd, 2015

Topic: Geaneology
Nancy Trimble Genealogy Chapter in Oshawa was in the shop to talk about Geneaology.
http://trimblefamilyhistoryservices.blogspot.ca/
You can view her video presentation here. You can also view the slides of her presentation here and a special handout.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Cane and Red Maple Bowl
Darrin Neill - Spokeshave Bench and Pipe

March 16th, 2015

Topic: General Meeting.
Tom Loftus showed slides of his trip to Austria.

Show and Tell:

Denis Lalonde - Canadian Flag Pen
Doug Smith - Off Center turned Wigstand
Rob Peros - Turned Pipe
Margo McNab - Cookbook Stand
Dave Roberts - Spalted Maple Peppermill
Kade Bolger - Walnut bowl, Laser Engraved Pen and Goblet / Box

March 9th, 2015

Topic: General Meeting.
There was no presenter this week. General meeting discussions

Show and Tell:

Charlie Leger - Scrolled Candy Dish, Scrolled Cylist, Scrolled Fishing Lure
Neil Fickling - Segmented Hardwood Floor Bowl
Denis Lalonde - Turned Crochet Hooks
Chris Lapine - Barnboard Table
Kade Bolger - Steam bent turned Spatula
Doug Smith - Off-center turned Wigstand1 and Wigstand2
Wayne Pye - Wigstand

March 2nd, 2015

Topic: General Meeting.
There was no presenter this week. General meeting discussions

Show and Tell:

Boomerang Box - Winner: Kade Bolger, Creator: Gordon Dowsley
Kade Bolger - Walnut Bowl 1 and Walnut Bowl 2
Rob Peros - Quilted Maple Bowl
Ed Campbell - Piggy Bank
Mack Cameron - Wig Stand and Circuit Board Pen
Margo McNab - Cane, Hand Excerciser, Pens (one, two, three, four)

Feb 23rd, 2015

Topic: John Coleman - Black Sheep Guitars.
John Coleman from Black Sheep Guitars (http://www.blacksheepguitar.com) was in the shop to discuss the details of fine guitar building.
Please see the presentation here.

Show and Tell:

Don Mcfarland - Crokinole Board
Kade Bolger - Honey Locust Pipe1, Honey Locust Pipe2 and Box Elder Bowl
Andrew Smith - Mulberry Bowl and Spalted Maple Bowl
Mike Beaton - Husky Intarsia1, Husky Intarsia2, Carved Fisherman, Owl Bank and Weed Pot
Mike Coleman - Guitar

Feb 16th, 2015

Topic: John Henry - Mayor of Oshawa
John Henry - Mayor of Oshawa was in to talk about the goings on and growth of the Oshawa Region.
Listen to his talk here.

Show and Tell:

Mike Kellar - Oak Lamp
Doug Ricketts - Turned Mug
Neil Fickling - Polka Dot Wigstand
Gord Armstrong - Lasered Cribbage Board and Lasered Cutting Board

Feb 9th, 2015

Topic: Jan Oegema - Carving
Jan Oegema was in the shop to show some of his carvings and talk about his carving courses.
You can view the presentation here.
Jan brought in some of his carvings, have a look at these pages.... one, two and three

Show and Tell:

Wayne Whitehead - Red Princess Pen, Corn Cob Pen and Turned Snowmen Candles
Kade Bolger - Walnut Bowl
Neil Fickling- Turned Bowl

Feb 2nd, 2015

Topic: Tung Oil
Kade Bolger did a presentation on applying Tung Oil. Please see the presentation here.

Show and Tell:

Sam Bador - Turned Cheese Platter and Pen
Don McFarland - Scrolled Gift Box (1 and 2)
Doug Smith - Off Center Turned Wig Stand


Jan 26th, 2015

Topic: Minwax Demonstration
Ralph Swan from Minwax was in the shop to demonstrate and talk about the various Minwax products.
You can see the presentation at this link.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Walnut Bowl and Woodburned Mailbox
Doug Smith - Wig Stand

Jan 19th, 2015

Topic: Stain Glass Artist
Candice Hollingshead stain glass artist was in the shop to demonstrate the techniques around stained glass.
You can see the presentation at this link.

Show and Tell:

Andrew Smith - Walnut Bowl and Walnut Serving Board
Don McFarland - Scrolled Bowl
Wayne Whitehead - Police Plaque and Banksia Nut Fountain Pen

January 12th, 2015

Topic: Desert Marathons
Mehmet Danis talked about various Desert Marathons carrying one's own food and water.
Please see the presentation here...

Hearth Place needs more WIGSTANDS, there is wood in the shop, so please take some home and get turning .

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Walnut Bowl

January 5th, 2015

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Turned Pipe
Don McFarland - Moose in a Canoe
Duncan Vipond - Turned Bowl (Boomerang Box)



December 15th, 2014

Topic: Crown Molding
Jason Dasti - demonstration on how to cut and install crown molding. See his presentation here.

 

December 8th, 2014

Topic: General Meeting


December 1st, 2014

Topic: Business Meeting
Cubs are coming again - Jan 20th, 22nd, 27th, 29th and Feb 3rd. If you are available to volunteer please sign up with Tom
Pens for Peacekeepers - We have almost 100 pens already and more to come, so please keep turning.
Wig Stands - Hearth Place is in need of more stands, so get some kits from the shop and get turning.
Boomerang Box - Doug Smith presented winner Andy Valliere with a Pen/Pencil set and a Napkin Holder.

 

November 24th, 2014

Topic: Chris Lapine - Pine Log Stairs
Chris Lapine - Chris discusses the installation of his Pine Log steps installed at his cottage.
You can view the presentation on our YouTube Channel.

 

November 17th, 2014

Topic: Carved Bentwood Boxes and Totem Poles
Frank Pellow and Ethan Harris - Frank (pic) and Ethan (pic) did a presentation on carving and the making of Bentwood boxes.
You can view Frank's presentation here.
You can view Ethan's presentation here.
Here are some nice pictures of the carving work they have done (Haida Box, Totem Pole, Turtle, Pike (Ethan))

 

November 10th, 2014

Topic: Jointer
Mike Kellar- Mike did a presentation setting up and usage of the shop jointer
You can view a video of the presentation here.


November 3rd, 2014

Topic: Business Meeting / Cutting Board Handles
Regular Business Meeting:
Mike Kellar - Lots of new Books and Magazines have been added (ShopNotes and Woodsmith) etc.
Don McFarland - Wigstands are still ongoing, there is lots of wood available at the shop so please get turning. Cubs are coming again in January so please get ready to help out. Schedule will be updated with dates later.
Denis Lalonde - Mentioned that Pens For Peacekeepers is in full swing. Pen components, blanks and bushings are available from Denis. Pens need to be completed for the end of January 2015.

Don McFarland- Don did a presentation setting up and usage of a router to cut Cutting Board handles
You can view a video of the presentation here.

 

October 27th, 2014

Topic: Scrollsawn Ornaments
Don McFarland- Don did a presentation on the different type and styles of Scrollsawn Christmas Ornaments.
You can view a video of the presentation here.


October 20th, 2014

Topic: Planer and Bandsaw
Denis - Overview, setup and usage of the new shop planer. See Denis's presentation here.
Mike Kellar - Demonstrated the Band Saw setup, use and safety. See Mikes presentation here.


October 6th, 2014

Topic: Stockroom Supply
Stockroom Supply was in the shop to demo some new products. You can view their presentation here.


September 29th, 2014

Topic: Making Cheeses Boards, DADO Joints
Don McFarland - Don Mcfarland talked and presented information about creating Cheese Boards.
Please view the Video presentation here. Also, see Don's PDF presentation .
Chris Lapine - Chris talked about Dado Joints, proper blades and techniques for making Dados
Please view the Video presentation here.

Wood Types and Information - Do you have a piece of wood that you are not sure what type, or if you know the type would like to know the characteristics of the wood, please check out this site for lots of wood information.


September 22nd, 2014

Topic: Turning Christmas Ornaments
Don McFarland and Denis Lalonde - Don Mcfarland talked and presented information about combining scrollsawn and turned Christmas Ornaments. Denis then demonstrated the process of turning these Christmas Ornaments and minature turned Birdhouse Ornaments.
Please view their Video presentation here.
Here are some additional links from the presentation: Rubber Chuckys and XMas Tree Segmented Ornaments)

Gord Graff presented some Table Saw safety tips during his seminar on Saturday. See the short presentation here.



September 15th, 2014

Topic: Tablesaw Usage and Lap Joints
Lap Joints - please see a very informative Video here.
Ron Whitbread - Ron talked about the proper usage and safety aspects of the Tablesaw. You can view his presentation here.
Rick Sullivan - Rick is investigating options for a large banner for the Club that can be used at shows and demonstrations.
Tom Loftus - Tom talked about a new Box building competiiton that Canadian Woodworking is having and wanted to know if anyone is interested in participating. See more details about the competition at this link.
Also, Oshawa open Doors is on October 27th (10am until 4pm) and we are looking for people to come to the shop to provide demonstrations during the day, please contact Tom if you are interested.
Don McFarland - Cutting Boards are being re-ordered, so please make sure you let Don know if you are still interested.
Boomerang Box is "new". An object (bowl, pen, ornament etc) will be inserted into the box to start (Thanks Don). If you are interested in participating, you can put your name in the draw pot. If you win, you must agree that whoever wins that draw, will put a new item in the box within the following two weeks (please do not let other people know what is in the box).



September 8th, 2014

Topic: Business Meeting and Colleen Samila
Denis Lalonde - Denis talked about Safety Issues in the shop and one of our main focuses this year will be around shop safety, so please be sure to check out the Safety page for Videos and Safety Information.
Don McFarland - talked about the upcoming projects for this year which include:

  1. Wig Stands - Hearth place is looking for more wigstands, so please pick up some wood at the shop and keep turning. They are always needed and Hearth Place is running short so please do what you can to help out.
  2. Cutting Boards - We will be continuing the cutting board project this year, so if you are interested in making these great gifts, please sign up at the shop.
  3. Pens for Peacekeepers - Pens for Peacekeepers will be running again this year so get ready to make those wonderful pens for the great people who keep our country safe.
  4. 2x4 Challenge - We are still debating whether to have the challenge again this year and are looking for your feedback to see if the members are interested. If there are any other types of contests you would like to see, please let Don McFarland know.

Colleen Samila - President of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario and the Society of Canadian Woodworkers - Colleen was in our shop to talk about the new woodworking insurance plans and what that means to the clubs who participate.
Watch her presentation and talk here.

Mike Kellar - talked about some new library items and the new organization of the library.
Tom Loftus - talked about the new upcoming seminars by Gord Graff on "Making Raised Panel Doors on the Tablesaw" (Sept 20th) and "Dowel Joinery" (October 18th). See more details on the Calendar page or Upcoming Events page.

 
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