DWC Celebrating 30 years (1987-2017)



Archived Meeting Programs

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December 19th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

 

December 12th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Arthur Wilins - Wigstand
Mike Kellar - Wigstand
Calvin Perry - Personalized Christmas Ornament
Roy Coe - Bowl
William Spekkens - Candle Holders
Kade Bolger - Harry Potter Wand, Small Storage Boxes, Telescope Box holder

 

December 5th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:

Michelle Bellrose - Peanut Dispenser
Kade Bolger - Corian Plate, End Grain Rough Edge Bowl, Wigstand
Chris Lapine - Christmas Ornament
Ed Campbell - Birdhouse
Calvin Perry - Personalized Childs Stool ( 1 and 2)
Rodney Peddle - Cherry Bowl
Mike Kellar - End Table
Andy Valliere - Wigstand
Wayne Hutchinson - Wigstand


November 28th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:



November 21st, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Great meeting this past Monday night, not any one specific topic, just a good well round meeting about woodworking!

I’ve attached PDF copies of the articles that I had up on the monitors talking about the disc sander, tackling angles and tips & techniques.  I thought that they were interesting for the group, if anyone comes across any articles that would be useful for the group, send me an email or speak to me at one of the meetings, it’s always good to pass along interesting material.
Please see the articles here: Disc Sander, Tackling Angles and Tips & Techniques

A special thank you to Peter Lauricella for the seminar he conducted on the weekend, showing the group, how to make a scalloped edge bowl.  The feedback from the group was very positive, I’m looking forward to seeing the finished bowls from the group that attended.  If anyone would like the instructions on how to make a scalloped edge bowl, let me know and I’ll send over a copy.

As well, Peter has graciously offered to conduct five additional bowl making seminars, below are the tentative outlines for the course dates.  I’ve attached images of the bowls that Peter will be teaching.

  • January – How to make a “crazy bowl”
  • February – How to make a bowl with a wavy line or two
  • March – How to make a bulbous bowl with interlocking rings
  • April – How to make a bowl with vertical scallops
  • May – How to make a bowl with several wandering through inlays

Upcoming events

  • Club cleanup this Saturday November 26th @ 10:00 am, if you can make it, we would appreciate the assistance
  • This coming Monday night, Kade will be speaking about his trip to Ireland this past summer, should be a good presentation
  • Kade’s seminar on how to turn a crotch bowl will take place on December 3rd, I need to get back to everyone to ensure that the church is available, they may have a separate event
  • Woodworking 101 is full, I’ll confirm the dates with the participants
  • Don is looking for more wig stands, don’t forget we have a draw on December 12th, every wig stand handed in gets a ballot
  • Don McFarland will be holding a scroll saw show and tell on Tuesday December 6th @ 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Denis has pen kits and blanks for the “Pens for Peacekeepers” program, we’re looking for volunteers to turn pens

Here is Calvin giving a presentation at the Seniors Club (not sure what he is presenting???)


Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Peace Pipe and Platter
William Spekkens - Wigstand
Peter Lauricelli - Samples of Scalloped Bowls (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)


November 14th, 2016

Topic: Peter Lauricella - Scalloped Edge Bowl

Great meeting tonight, thanks to Peter Lauricella for his demonstration on how to make a scalloped edge bowl.  Peter will be hosting a seminar this coming Saturday November 19th @ 10:00 am.  As pre work for the seminar, Peter will be at the club this coming Thursday night from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to instruct participants on how to make the necessary jig for the scalloped edge bowls.  If you’re interested in attending the seminar this Saturday and the jig making secession this Thursday, please respond via email.  There are currently three people attending the seminar.  Peter has also provided a set of instructions for making the scalloped bowls, I’ve attached a PDF copy for everyone.

As well, Don McFarland presented his latest scroll saw work tonight, two ornaments, images will be available on the club web site.  I’ve also scanned the two patterns if anyone would like to try them at home.

A couple of follow up points

  • Woodworking 101 course sign up, if you’re interested, please respond via email.  I will confirm the start date shortly, it will be three to four Thursday nights in a row, either before the Christmas break or just after.
  • Shop clean-up, we’re going to hold a shop clean up on Saturday November 26th @ 10:00 am, if you can volunteer, please respond via email.  It usually takes a couple of hours at the most.
  • Volunteers needed to help install drapes in the shop to help control the dust from the equipment, if you can help, please respond via email.
  • Kade will be holding a seminar on Saturday December 3rd at the club on how to turn a “crotch” bowl, if you interested, please respond via email.
Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Medieval Weapon, Spalted Birch Bowl

Chris Lapine - Salad Tongs
Don McFarland - Scrolled Weave Basket
Wayne Schroder - Tape Dispenser
Denis Lalonde - Wigstand
Doug Ricketts - Wigstand

November 7th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Great meeting tonight, thanks to Kade for his presentation from his recent trip to Ireland.  Kade spent time learning and upgrading his turning skills from a couple of great teachers.  Kade’s presentation is a bit lengthy to forward, I’ll have portions posted to the club web site shortly.

A couple of follow up notes,

  1. Learning to turn a crotch end grain bowl seminar will be this Saturday at the club, start time will be 10:00 am, Kade will be demonstrating.
  2. We’re looking for volunteers to help with the woodworking 101 course, which will start in January 2017.
  3. The early bird draw deadline for membership renewals is this coming Monday December 5th, if you pay your renewal fee by the 5th, you’ll be entered in a draw to win your membership fee.
  4. Don McFarland discussed the pattern ornament book which he showed tonight can be downloaded at http://www.scrollsawvillage.com/ornaments-for-charity.html
  5. Also, if anyone is interested in purchasing kits to make end grain cutting boards, please email me donmcfarland@rogers.com.  The proposed cost is $25 for maple/walnut, $25 for maple/African and $30 for maple/purpleheart.  Each person will get enough wood to do the cutting board that is described at http://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/videos/how-to-make-a-butcher-block-cutting-board/.
  6. Don’t forget about the “wig stand for cancer patents”, we have a contest for participating members who donate a wig stand, please see attached.
  7. Our last club meeting for 2016 will be held on Monday December 12th, we’ll have a guest speaking coming in to close out the year.


Don McFarland also talked about scrollsawn Chritsmas Ornaments and Steve Good, who is a scroll saw pattern design.
You can see Don's presentation here.  

Show and Tell:


October 31st, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

General discussion and a safety video on the Chop Saw / Mitre Saw. You can view the video here

Show and Tell:

Wayne Hutchinson - Mantle Clock
Wayne Schroder - Yo-Yo
Neil Fickling - WigStand


October 24th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

General discussion and a safety video on the Chop Saw / Mitre Saw. You can view the video here

Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Turned Xmas Birdhouse
Kade Bolger - Minature Turnings and Turned Goblets


October 17th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

We’re back in business for a new session and we have lots of great things planned for the fall and winter meetings.  This past Monday, we were fortunate to have Ken Lorenz demonstrate how to turn a peppermill.  Ken proved to be a great speaker, as well as, a fantastic turner, Ken’s demonstration will be posted on the club web page in the coming weeks.  I’ve attached a PDF copy of Ken’s plans for his peppermills, we’ll also post on the web site.  On a side note, Ken recommended a specific mechanism for his peppermills, we have the source in China and we’re looking to possibly place an order, the minimum order quantity is 300 pieces.  Shortly, I’ll forward the cost of each mechanism to see how many we can order as a group.

Side notes

  1. We have a web request from a gentleman living in Belleville, who would like someone to turn a copy of an original post for his porch.  This would be a paying opportunity, if you’re interested, please send me an email and I’ll provide additional details.
  2. If anyone has a Rigid shop vac, similar to the models at the club (image attached), could you please email me, we need a photo of your shop vac for an assignment.
  3. We have a new member who would like to dispose of a couple of steel tool stands, if you’re interested, please email me and I’ll forward the information, first come first serve.
  4. The club calendar will be updated with dates for Don McFarland’s scroll classes, please be sure to check the web site.

If anyone has any questions or request, be sure to email me. 

Show and Tell:

 

October 3rd, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Show and Tell:


Peter Lauricella - Cheese Board, Bowl1 and Bowl2
Neil Fickling - Bowl1 and Bowl2
Chris Lapine - Bracelet


September 26th, 2016

Topic: Peppermill Turning Demonstration - Ken Lorenz

Ken Lorenz was in the shop to demonstrate how to turn a Peppermill. Ken has provided a copy of his peppermill plans.
You can view the video presentation here

Show and Tell:


September 12th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

First meeting of the new season

Show and Tell:

Andy Valliere - Wigstand1, Wigstand2 and Wigstand3
Chris Lapine - Barbecue Cleaner
Kade Bolger - Baby Mobile
Mike Kellar - Turned Bowl
Steve Hutcheon - Winnie the Pooh Step Stool



May 30th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Great meeting last night, although things didn’t go as planned, we had a great presentation from David Lawrence on flower gardening.  David is a great resource for those that may have questions regarding flower growth and planting, thanks David for your presentation. 

As well, we’re going to have a day set aside in the near future where club members can purchase perennials grown by David Lawrence, we discussed last night that this would be a great deal for the members and all of the money raised will go back to the club, so if you’re thinking of purchasing any flowers in the near future, please wait and pick them up from the club.

The RZ masks were dropped off last night, I have three orders with me, I will contact the individuals directly via email to arrange pick up.

I received an inquiry last night from one of the club members regarding the restoration of vintage equipment, I personally thing that this would be a great sub-group to have at the club as a resource, somewhere where members who may have purchased vintage equipment that would like to restore the equipment back to useable condition, if you’re interested, please let me know.

A couple of follow up notes from last night’s meeting for those not in attendance,

  1. The club will now break for the summer, regular club meetings will be postponed until September, but the shop will be open Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (unless otherwise posted).
  2. The church parking lot will be off limits on June 6th, the church has a function and requires use of the parking lot, if you’re going to be in the shop that day, please park on the street.
  3. Shop clean up this coming Saturday June 4th @ 10:00 am, all volunteers are welcome to help clean the club.
  4. The club will not be open Tuesday night during the summer months, the Tuesday night open woodworking night will be postponed until further notice.
  5. I’ll be at the club this Wednesday  night for the usual turning night, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  After this Wednesday, turning nights will also be postponed for the summer.
  6. Attached are the plans for the fold up step stool that Don McFarland presented last night, in case someone would like to make one as well, Don did a great job, images are on the web site.

I’d like to thank everyone who has assisted with the club this season, personally, I think that we’ve had a terrific season and it would not have happened without everyone’s participation and assistance.  If throughout the summer, someone has an idea for a club topic for a Monday night meeting or an idea for a build, please feel free to send me an email, your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Have a great & safe summer, will see everyone in September.

Show and Tell:

John Gibbons - Peppermill
Don McFarland - Folding Step Stool

May 16th, 2016

Topic: WebbWood Demonstration

Our guest speaker, Ben Maloy from Webb Wood Inc. discussed their product line to the membership.  WebbWood™ is a highly engineered wood/plastic composite which has unique physical and mechanical properties. Dyed hardwood veneers are combined with engineering grade resins, heat, and pressure to create a product that has the best characteristics of each.  WebbWood™ is distinguished by its unique strength, durability, dimensional stability, weather and moisture resistance as compared to regular wood.  Ben will follow up with a few samples to share at the next meeting and we’ll also work on opportunities to purchase his products in the near future.
Please see Bens Presentation here...

Thank you to Gord Tilly, great demo on how to replace brushes in your power tools, great questions from the membership.  I look forward to more of these types of open discussions.

A couple of notes,

  1. Unfortunately Denis was a bit under the weather tonight and not able attend, we all wish Denis a speedy recovery and hope to see him back at the club for the last meeting of the season.
  2. Tom Loftus will have the club open Wednesday night for open turning while Denis is away, I would also invite any of our experienced turners to stop by and lend a hand, please email me if your available.
  3. The club will be closed this coming Monday May 23rd, due to the Victoria Day long weekend, please don’t show up planning to use the club!
  4. Our last club meeting will be Monday May 30th, then we’ll break for the summer.
  5. Club clean up, Saturday June 4th, at 10:00 am, volunteer will be required.
  6. RZ mask re-orders, if you are interested in ordering an RZ mask, Ulrik will be offering members the same deal as before, I’ll be sending out a link at the end of the week, pick will be at the May 30th meeting.
  7. Sarah Wintel from the City of Oshawa has offered members to participate in their Cultured Square Program to be held every Thursday night in July and August from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Oshawa Civic Square, outside Oshawa City Hall @ 50 Centre Street, South.  They are looking for groups to provide interactive booths where residents can see “art in action” and potentially try it out, similar to a demo.  This would be a good opportunity for the club to provide a woodworking demonstration, if individuals are interested, please send me an email.
Show and Tell:

Don McFarland - Wigstand
Donna Panthere - Wigstand
Duncan Vipond - Chain Design Segmented Bowl
Ed Campbell - Seam Rippers
John Gibbons - Finial Box
John Horner - Wigstand
Kade Bolger - Bowl and Live Edge Bowl
Mike Kellar - Table Saw Blade Cabinet
William Spekkens - Candle Holder

May 9th, 2016

Topic: Titebond Demonstration

Great meeting tonight, Robert He from Titebond visited the club for a demo on their entire line of adhesive products.  A number of great questions from the membership, I think that everyone was pleased with the discussion.  Robert left a few samples behind, we’ll raffle them off at the next meeting along with the 50/50 draw. Please see Roberts presentation here...

A couple of notes from the meeting,

  • Sarah Wintel from the City of Oshawa has offered members to participate in their Cultured Square Program to be held every Thursday night in July and August from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Oshawa Civic Square, outside Oshawa City Hall @ 50 Centre Street, South.  They are looking for groups to provide interactive booths where residents can see “art in action” and potentially try it out, similar to a demo.  This would be a good opportunity for the club to provide a woodworking demonstration, if individuals are interested, please send me an email.
  • If someone would like a piano (free of charge), an Oshawa resident is looking to part with it, you would be responsible to remove it from the home, if you’re interested, I have an image, please send me an email, first come, first serve.
  • Rick will be hosting part two of the chip carving course, layout and design, this Thursday from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Next Monday, we’ll have a demo from a new company called Webb Wood, it will be a show and tell of their engineered laminated hardwood, check out their web site www.webbwood.com.
  • We have several opportunities for equipment sales, please see below,

Seller #1

  • Rockwell Beaver 36” gap bed lathe with stand and some accessories - $200
  • Rockwell Beaver 10” tilting arbor saw with stand & some accessories - $300
  • General 6” jointer with stand - $400

Seller #2

  • General 6” jointer – price to be confirmed
  • Sears 10” table saw with router on the wing – price to be confirmed
  • Ryobi 8” planner – price to be confirmed
One other quick note, please be mindful of the parking restrictions during the day, we only have five passes, which must be displayed in your vehicle.  If the passes are not available, please park on the street, no exceptions. 

Show and Tell:

John Gibbons - Lidded Vessel and Maple Burl
Chris Lapine - Ntural Edge Turned Bowl
Yair Stern - Mandola Stringed Instrument



May 2nd, 2016

Topic: Sharpeing Chisels
Great meeting last night, special thanks to Dale Coolidge for his presentation on sharpening hand chisels, the presentation can be found on our You Tube channel.

A couple of housekeeping notes,

  1. Titebond will be demonstrating their products on Monday May 9th, should be a good night to talk about adhesives.
  2. Denis has one spot for the next round of Turning 101, please email or call Denis directly (905) 728-0787.
  3. New member orientation will be cancelled until further notice.
  4. Ron Witbread will be cleaning and tuning up the table saw on Tuesday May 10th from 9:00 am to noon, please note that the table saw will be out of service for that morning, please plan your trip to the club accordingly.
  5. Rick Sullivan will be holding a chip carving layout and design course on Thursday May 12th from 6:30 pm to 8: 30 pm, if you’re interested, please let me know or call Rick directly.
  6. We will have another club purchase of the RZ mask, you can place order the week of May 16th to 21st, I’ll send out a reminder email next week with the details.
Show and Tell:

Sam Bodor - Segmented Bowl
Kade Bolger - Lidded Bowls and Pen Stand
Scott Lee- Scrolled University Plaque
Scott Tunney - Cookbook Holder
Maurice Roy - Wigstand


April 25th, 2016

Topic: Tips and Jigs
Great meeting tonight, tips and jigs was fun, but we need more member participation the next time.  We ran a clip from Colin Knecht at Woodworkweb.com on how to straighten lumber without the use of a jointer, but only with a thickness planer.  I’ve attached the link, courtesy of Mike Kellar, http://goo.gl/OTRT9w.

All of the RZ masks were delivered this evening, feedback was positive from the members.  I’ve reached out to the rep to see if he’ll run another buying deal for the club in mid-May, if you’re interested, please keep an eye out for my emails in the future.  For those not at the meeting tonight, we had three masks go missing from the club without notification, which were to be used as test fitting.  If you have taken a mask without permission or notification, please be prepared to pay the club $40 (plus tax) at the next Monday meeting.  If the three members do not come forward, I will utilize the club surveillance system to determine who they are, and should they not want to reimburse the club, they will be asked to leave the club membership.

A couple of notes,

  1. David Lawrence will be holding part two of the Word/Excel training course, demonstrating how to use basic Microsoft software to prepare and layout your future projects.  Course starts at 10:00 am through to noon, if you would like a refresh on part one, please arrive for 9:00 am.  Please note, the church will be holding an event during the day, do not park in the church parking lot, park on the street.
  2. Woodworking 101, last class tomorrow night, Chris Lapine will demonstrate how to straighten warped wood, should be another great demonstration from Chris.
  3. Turning 101 is booked, there are no additional spaces, first class May 7th @ 9:00 am.
  4. Dale Coolrige will be demonstrating how to sharpen hand chisels at the next meeting, should be a good demonstration.
  5. Thank you to Wayne Hutchinson for donating a router to the club, Mike should have it up and running in no time.
Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Lidded Boxes and Natural Edge Bowl



April 18th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting
Great meeting last night, we had a guest speaker from RZ Mask talk to the members about a new dust mask on the market.  It’s safe to say that the members last night were impressed with the product.  As follow up to the presentation, below is a link to the “SPECIAL” web page with exclusive offers to all DWC members, I would encourage all members to visit the link, as the manufacturer has provided special prices.

  • If you’re interested in ordering any of the products, please go to the link and place your order directly on the web site.
  • You can order using your credit card, directly with the company.  Be sure to following the instructions.
  • All of the orders will be combined in one shipment and will be delivered to the club next Monday night (April 25th) in bulk, I’ll break down the orders and hand out everything after the meeting.

Here is the link for the members along with a few instructions:

Durham Woodworking Club Special
http://wesselstore.ca/product-category/dwc-special/

  • Masks: Choose Mask Size (Regular or XL), we will ship Black or Grey depending on availability.
  • Additional Filters: Choose filter size to match your mask
    • F3 HEPA with Active Carbon for the REGULAR Mask Size
    • F2 HEPA for the XL Mask Size
    • Due to limited inventory these are the only options available right now.
  • Straps: We have made the QL1500PINK and QL4500P available
  • Shipping: Choose "Local Pickup" during checkout to avoid shipping charges.
  • Timing: This Special is valid until Sunday April 24, 2016. Once we have all of the orders we will pack and deliver them all at once to the Club during the week of April 25. We will try for Monday the 25th but as we may have to transfer inventory from London, ON to fill the orders, delivery, may be delayed one or two days.

In order to hide the DWC special from regular website visitors, the site navigation is limited. Once you have added a product to the cart, you have to go back to the main DWC link to see the other DWC products http://wesselstore.ca/product-category/dwc-special/

Show and Tell:


April 11th, 2016

Topic: Bird Feeder Hanger
Calvin Perry does a demonstration on how to make a bird feeder/house hanger. You can view the video here.

Show and Tell:

Al Coolidge - Dog Intarisa
Chris Lapine - UFO pencil holder
Kade Bolger - Turned Pipes, Bowl one and Bowl two
Don McFarland - Beaver bird feeder
Neil Fickling - Wig Stand

April 4th, 2016

Topic: Minwax Presentation
Great meeting tonight, fantastic turn out to see Ralph Swan demonstrate the line on Minwax products.  A good assortment of questions were asked tonight, I hope everyone that attended picked up some good finishing advice.
You can view the video presentation here.

A couple of quick points,

  1. Woodworking 101 will be postponed tomorrow, Mike is unable to attend.
  2. Which is a good lead in to my next point, we are looking for volunteers to help out with the woodworking 101 course, if you can spare your time, please send me an email, we really need your support.
  3. As Allyn is leaving for London, he has approximately 300 bd. Ft of rough sawn maple for sale, an image is attached.  Allyn is looking to sell this lumber if you are interested, please email me and I’ll forward all of the details.
  4. David Lawrence will be hosting part #2 of his computer course on Saturday April 23rd from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
  5. Next week, Calvin Perry will be our guest speaker, he’ll be discussing wood joinery, should be a good discussion.

Have a great week

Show and Tell:

There was no Show and Tell tonight due to the length of the meeting.

March 21st, 2016

Topic: Fattening Sharpening Stones

Great meeting tonight, thanks to Dale Coolidge for his demo on how to true up sharpening stones, the clip will be available on our YouTube channel by the end of the week.  Dale has promised to come back and demonstrate how to sharpen hand chisels, we’ll keep everyone posted. Here is a link to the video presentation.

Below are a few reminders from the meeting,

  1. If you have any wood that you are storing in the large room beside the shop, please claim it and remove it by the end of the month, any wood left after the end of the month will be donated to the club or tossed, we need to keep the area clean for fire safety.
  2. In the smaller room, as you enter the shop, we’ve installed a lumber rack, this wood has been donated to the club for future projects.  There is a wood pile on the floor directly across from the lumber rack which is available to members for free, first come, first serve.  Please do not take wood from the rack or the back wall.
  3. The club will be closed for Easter this Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Easter Monday, check the calendar if you’re not sure.
  4. We discussed two “build & learn” projects last week, a hall desk and an outdoor bench, if you’re interested in participating please let me know.
  5. As follow up to my last email regarding volunteers, please confirm via email if you are able to help out.
  6. April 4th, Ralph Swan from Minwax will be at the club to talk finishing, I highly recommend you attend, Ralph is a great resource on the subject material.
  7. David Lawrence will be holding a part two of his computer course on Word & Excel for woodworking, he has a tentative date of Saturday April 23rd, he will confirm shortly, if you’re interested please respond via email.
  8. New member orientation will take place Thursday April 14th, if you are a new member this year with experience in using the large equipment, you must attend, please respond via email.
  9. Lastly, if you are interested in the golf club heads to use as a special project, please let me know, I have forty confirmed for members, first come first serve.

For those with an exterior shop, I found a great heater option at the Home Show this weekend, the web site is www.veito.ca, please feel free to check it out, I do not get paid any commission, just offering a resource.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger -Turned Bowl1 and Turned Bowl2
Chris Lapine - Turned Bowl1 and Turned Bowl2

March 14th, 2016

Topic: Hand Cut Dovetails
Rob Peros showed us a great video on doing Hand Cut Dovetails. You can view the video here.
On March 7th, Denis did a great presentation on Glue Types, here is the video of the session.

A good meeting last night, special thanks to John for stopping by the club to demonstrate the cutting of dovetail joints without a jig.  A number of the members were impressed with the speed at which John was able to cut through the pins!! 
We’ve also confirmed that Ralph Swan from Minwax will be at the club April 4th to demonstrate the various techniques regarding finishing, this is a good demo, I would suggest that if you have any interest in finishing a project that you need to attend this meeting.

Below are a couple of follow up points from the meeting,

  1. Woodworking 101 continues this week, Tuesday night (tonight), if you’re interested in attending the next class, please let me know, I’ll confirm the start date shortly.
  2. Tools of the trade show is scheduled for April 3rd at the Pickering Rec Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  3. Brooklin carving show is this weekend at Heydonshores Pavilion, start time is 11:00 am to 4:00 pm, free admission.
  4. A gentle reminder that the shop will be closed March 25th, 26th, 27th and 28th (no meeting on the 28th), it’s Easter Monday.
  5. We have a gentleman selling two scroll saws, both are 16”, one is a Delta and I don’t know the other, if you’re interested, please email me and I’ll send you the contact information.
  6. New member orientation will be held Thursday April 14th @ 6:30 pm at the club, this is for all new members with woodworking experience, you will need to attend, if you have any questions, please email me.
  7. Oliver Holdstock brought in two sets of plans this past Monday, one for an outdoor bench and the other for a hall table, if you’re interested in a group “build & learn”, please let me know.
Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Natural Edge Bowl and Turned Lidded Vessel with Glass Insert

March 7th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting
A quick wrap up for tonight’s meeting.  We had a really good discussion led by Denis regarding the various forms of glue, everyone in the audience had a lot of great feedback.  I apologize, I neglected to thank everyone who participated in the shop clean up, we had a great turn out and we had the shop cleaned in an hour, thank you.

Just a couple of brief follow up notes,

  1. Woodworking 101 course starts tomorrow for those who signed up only, I’m currently taking names for the second class starting in a few weeks.  If you’re interested, please let me know.
  2. Tools of the trade show will be held at the Pickering Rec Center on April 3rd from 10 am to 3 pm.
  3. The Brooklin Woodcarving Show will take place on Saturday March 19th at the Heydenshore Pavilion in Whitby, from 11 am to 4 pm, free parking and free admission.
  4. The shop will be close Friday March 25th, Saturday March 26th, Sunday March 27th and Monday March 28th.
  5. Rick Sullivan will be holding a chip carving seminar, the date will be determined at the next meeting, if you’re interested, please contact Rick or email myself.
  6. Dale Coolridge will be demonstrating how to dress sharpening stones on March 21st.
  7. In my last email, Tom Loftus had mentioned a possible estate sale, the family will now be holding an auction, I’ll post the date, time and location on an upcoming email.
Show and Tell:

Chris Lapine - Turned Bowl
Kade Bolger - Turned Platters (one and two)
Andy Valliere - Wigstands

February 29th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting
Quick wrap up from this Monday’s meeting, due to the weather we had a light turn out.Shop clean-up will be this Saturday, start time is 10:00 am, everyone is welcome!

  1. We are looking for volunteers to demonstrate how to cut dovetail joints with and without a jig and how to install hinges, if you’re able, please let me know.
  2. Woodworking 101 course will start Tuesday March 7th @ 6:00 pm, for the participants please note this is a new date!  If anyone can assist Mike with the class, please let me know, Wayne Hutchinson has volunteered (thanks Wayne).
  3. Scroll saw 101 course will take place this Thursday March 10th, first class will start @ 9:30 am to 11:30 am and the second course will start @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, please direct all questions to Don McFarland.
  4. Tools of the trade show is set for April 3rd at the Pickering Rec Center from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  5. We’re looking for volunteers to build a lumber storage rack in the spare room, if you’re interested, please let me know.
  6. Tom discussed an upcoming estate sale set for Saturday March 12th @ noon, I’ll have the directions sent out this week.  Tom has forwarded a number of images, I’ll have Wayne post them on the web site for everyone to view.
  7. Kade discussed the upcoming Brooklin carving show, it will take place Saturday March 19th from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Heydenshore Pavilion (589 Water Street, Whitby).

If anyone has any questions, feel free to call or email.  Have a great week.

P.S.  We’ve redecorated the shop this evening, visit our Facebook site to see the new look.

Show and Tell:

Andrew Smith - Cheese Knives and Bowl
Wayne Hutchinson - Battery Storage
Chris Lapine - Bubble Gum Machine and Spinning Top


February 22th, 2016

Topic: Carving - Jose Torres
Jose Torres from the Brooklin Carving Club was in the shop to do a short seminar on carving.
You can see his presentation on our YouTube channel

Show and Tell:

Sam Bodor - Turned Platter and Bowl2
Don McFarland - Bowl (candy dish) and Goat bank
Kade Bolger - Turned Poop Gavel


February 15th, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

An abbreviated meeting tonight due to technical difficulties (my apologies), I’ll have the clip from tonight ready for next Monday.  Below are a few of the reminders for the upcoming weeks.

  • - Shop clean has been scheduled for Saturday March 5th, volunteers will be required, the more the merrier. 
  • - Volunteers are required to demonstrate the following subject material, how to cut box joints, how to cut dovetails with or without a jig, how to set up a stacked dado on the table saw, how to install door hinges.  If you are able to demonstrate any of these topics, please let me know.
  • - Word/Excel for woodworking 101 course will be held on Thursday February 25th, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Anyone interested, please let me know, those members who have signed up will receive a separate email with details by the end of the week.
  • - Cross cut sled “build and learn” will continue on Tuesday night, Mike Kellar will lead the group, start time is 6:00 pm.
  • - The first woodworking 101 course is now full, two additional members confirmed this evening, the course will take place Tuesday March 1st, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • - Please forward any project ideas that you may have, either by email or speak with me at a club meeting.  We’re looking for ideas that club members can build and learn.
  • - Tools of the trade show will be held April 3rd, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Pickering Rec Center.
  • - March 18th will be the deadline to pay Rick Sullivan for the next installment of the lottery pool.  Rick is asking for $10 donations.
  • Pens for Peacekeepers presentation will be Saturday February 20th @ 9:00 am at the club, Jim Shaver will be receiving the clubs donation.

Scroll saw Fundamentals 101

  • Don McFarland will be conducting an introductory course for members who never scrolled previously.
  • Learn how to operate the Scroll saw, blade selection, how to attach patterns, basic cutting techniques.
  • 2 hours – time permitting cut a couple of projects.
  • The date will be either Thursday mornings or nights starting in March and will be based on the feedback from club members.
  • If you are interested please email Don at donmcfarland@rogers.com and specify if you can come in the daytime or night time only.

Group Buy for Cheese Knives

  • Don McFarland would like to schedule a group purchase of cheese knives.
  • NOTE:  Cheese knives are currently out of stock and so this is to determine interest only.
  • With the current conversion rate the cost will be about $4.50 each.
  • If you are interested in any other items from http://www.chefwarekits.com/, please email Don McFarland
  • Once we know when the cheese knives will be in stock,  further details will follow but Don needs some idea of the quantity.
Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Turned Bowl1 and Bowl2
Al Fice - Scrolsaw Plaque1 and Plaque2
Don McFarland - Wooden Truck

February 8th, 2016

Topic: Router and Tips/Jigs
You can view the Router powerpoint presentation here.
You can view the video presentation here.

Great meeting last Monday, I’ve highlighted a number of the topics discussed.

  1. If anyone has a contact to source reclaimed or salvaged wood, please contact me.  I received an email from the web looking for this type of material for their start up woodworking business, it we can help that would be great.
  2. Word/Excel for woodworking 101 course will take place Thursday February 25th at the club, start time is 6:00 pm.  I’ve attached a sample from David Lawrence, this will be a course to show club members how to plan out projects with Microsoft Word & Excel.  I currently have seven members signed up.  This will be interesting course.  Any member with a laptop should bring it, if possible.
  3. Future projects, attached is a short presentation of potential projects prepared by David Lawrence, I’d like everyone’s feedback in terms of which projects you would like to “build” or “build & learn”.  If you’d like to see something added that’s not on the presentation, please send me an email.
  4. Leather bound book (image1 and image2), I’d like to know if any members would be interested in building this type of project?
  5. Volunteers are required to “show & learn” an assortment of topics, such as, box joints, dovetail joints (with or without the use of a jig), setting up a stacked dado on the table saw and how to install hinges on a project.  If any member has the particular skill set for any of the listed topics and would interested in presenting during one of our meetings, please let me know.
  6. The cross cut sled “build & learn” will continue on February 16th, Mike & Tom will be working on the completing the project, anyone interested is welcome to attend, start time is 6:00 pm.
The Woodworking 101 course is now set, any new member with a beginners skill set into woodworking will be required to attend the course.  The course will be hands on, taught by one of the club members over the course of four weeks, new members will be shown the correct methods of working safely with the large power tools.  Each course will be limited to four new members, the first class will take place Tuesday March 1st, starting @ 6:00 pm.  The first four members to contact me will be enrolled, if no one comes forward, I’ll be selecting names & volunteers

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Willow Bowl1 and Willow Bowl2
Neil Fickling- Turned Pill Box and Wigstand

February 1st, 2016

Topic: General Meeting

Just a few notes from the past Monday’s meeting (thank you to everyone who brought projects for the show & tell, a number of great projects brought forward by our members).

  1. We will be holding a meeting on Monday February 15th (family day), however, the shop will be closed during the day.
  2. Next Monday will be “tips & jigs”, please bring in any jigs that you may use in your home workshop, as well as, woodworking tips.
  3. Wayne Pye has a “friend” with access to wood, if you’re interested, please contact Wayne directly, his email contact is wpye@live.ca
  4. We’re looking for project ideas for the “Fabulous Females”, the planter ideas was rejected, any thoughts, please let me know.
  5. I’d appreciate everyone’s feedback regarding topics for February and March, one member’s suggestion included dove tail joinery, as well as box joint joinery.  Please let me know if you have experience in these areas, I’m looking for speakers on the subject.
  6. I’ll be talking about the router on Monday, feel free to bring questions.

Both groups have toured the College Woodworks facility, it was a great tour, I’ll bring highlights and photos from the tour on Monday.  

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Canes
Wayne Pye - Turned Bowl
Sam Bodor - Turned Bowl
Oliver Holdstock - Breadboard1 and Breadboard2
Gordon Dowsley - Wigstand1, Wigstand2 and Wigstand3
Doug Smith - Bowl1, Bowl2 and Scrolled Plaque
Andy Valliere - Wigstand and Bowl
Al Fice - Scrollsaw Fish and Scrollsaw Cowboys Plaques


January 25th, 2016

Topic: Drill Press and Wood Burls

Rob Peros talked about the use and safety of the Drill press.
You can view the Drill Press powerpoint presentation here.
Denis Lalonde talked about Wood Burls.
You can view the video presentation(s) here.

Below are a few follow up notes from Monday night meeting.

  1. College Woodworking tour has been confirmed, I’ll be sending out a confirmation email with all of the details, February 2nd is booked.  Anyone still interested in attending, space is available on Wednesday February 3rd and Thursday February 4th, tour starts at 10:00 am.
  2. I have four members signed up for David Lawrence’s computer design seminar, there is space for an additional two or three members, I’ll review at next Monday’s meeting, then we’ll confirm a date (more than likely, it will be in the evening or a Saturday).
  3. There are three members confirmed for the cross cut sled build and learn, if you’re interested in building a cross cut sled for your shop, let me know, the tentative date is Tuesday February 16th.
  4. I’ve attached the PDF file of the drill press presentation, for those that may have missed it on Monday night.

Please be sure to look at the calendar on the web site before you go to the club during the evening, as we have a few nights booked for the Kub Kars and you won’t be able to use the equipment.  We’re just in the process of completing the Woodworking 101 course, I hope to be able to share more information at the next meeting.  As well, any topics that you’d like to see covered during the Monday meeting’s, please send an email, February is still open.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger -Bowl and Turned Lidded Music Box
Roy Coe - Turned Lidded Box

January 18th, 2016

Topic: FESTOOL will be in the shop to talk about thier tools.
Bill from FESTOOL was in the shop with some of their tools to do demonstations and discuss the opertaion of their tools.
You can view the video presentation here.

Great meeting last night, we were fortunate to have Bill Scheel from Festool present their product assortment to the club.  While the Festool line is on the premium side of the price scale, the extra components they offer make it a tough decision when you’re looking for a new tool.  Personally, I really thought the dust extraction system was really nice, it took care of the small dust particles that could potentially harm our lungs.  For those that may be interested in purchasing Festool products, they are available at Markham Industrial and Lee Valley.

A few points from the meeting:

  1. College Woodworking tour - we have set up a tour of a live woodworking production facility in Oshawa.  On February 2nd, 3rd & 4th groups of ten will be provide a tour of the College Woodworking facility, it should take about an hour or so, starting at 10:00 am.  Space will be limited to 30 club members, first come, first serve.  If you’d like to attend, please respond by email or let me know at the next club meeting, the deadline for signing up will be January 29th.
  2. Rob will be going out to Stockroom Supply on Tuesday January 26th, if any members would like to order material from Stockroom, I can pick up for you (save on freight expense), provided that you’ve paid first and bring your purchase back on Monday February 1st.  Let  Rob know via email.
  3. Cabinet build & learn - this will be the last night, Wayne will be building the cabinets Tuesday, this will be a good night to see how he keeps everything square and level. 
  4. Cross cut sled build & learn - for those that are interested, I have plans to make a cross cut sled, I’ll be building one for the club, if you’re interested, we can build one together at the club for your home workshop, please let me know if you’re interested and we’ll book a date.
  5. David Lawrence has offered his services to teach members how to use your computer to design your projects, with the use of computer software (word & excel) and general math skills, this is a great opportunity to learn key design basics, when we have enough people, we’ll book a date, please respond via email.
  6. If anyone is interested in building cabinet doors for a potential customer, please let me know.
  7. Calvin Perry will be taking photos of members for our internal web site, he will be starting next week, please come to the front of the club and Calvin will walk you through the process.
  8. Sam Baldor has found a gentlemen that produces turning tools, specifically carbide tipped tools at a very reasonable price, if you’re interested in the information, please email me and I’ll forward the information.

Lastly, we reviewed the members programs, three key support tools for all our members.  Moving forward, everyone will have access to the mentorship program, woodworking 101 and turning 101, I’ve attached the presentation from last night.  If you’re a club member with a specific project and would like advice on a specific portion of your project build, please reach out to Chris Lapine.  Chis will either provide you with the information directly or put you in contact with another club member who may have the exact experience in a similar scenario to help you out.

If you are a new club member, you will be required to take the woodworking 101 course before you start to use any of the large pieces of shop equipment.  The woodworking 101 course will help new club members in learning all of the safety aspects of the equipment, while taking a hands on course with one of the club members at the same time, building a live project.  I hope to have the course outline completed shortly and we should be up and running by the first or second week of February.

Turing 101 will continue to be offered with Denis Lalonde heading this group, the next secession will begin January 30th, please contact Denis directly for sign up.  As well, Denis will continue to be available at the club Wednesday nights from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm if anyone has any turning questions.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Natural Edge Bowl1 and Bowl2
Jim Robinson - Corian Pens
Wayne Pye - Turned Bowl1 and Bowl2
Denis Lalonde - Turned Pen and Wigstand
Otto Ference - Minature Turned BirdHouses

January 11th, 2016

Topic: CLOCA - Central Lake Ontario Conservation
Patricia Lowe from the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) was our key guest speaker.  Pat discussed the overall purpose of CLOCA and their relationship to Durham Region, she presented several programs to the group, CLOCA are looking for the clubs assistance in producing a variety of components to help get their projects off the ground for 2016. 
You can view the presentation here.

The projects include;

  1. Nesting boxes, to assist the native turtle population in their safe repopulation.
  2. “Stream of dreams”, an educational program geared to young students at two Durham Region schools.  The club would cut out thirteen assorted silhouettes of local fish currently in our streams, students would then paint each fish after a tutorial from CLOCA then mount the fish outdoors around the school, typically on their fenced areas.  Timing for this project would be Spring 2016 and Fall 2016.
  3. Barn swallow nets and/or silo roof restoration along Highway 407, CLOCA would like support to add a roof structure to older barn silo’s along the new 407 route to allow Barn Swallows to nest or CLOCA would like to have the club produce turned bowls which would also act as a nest for the Barn Swallows.
  4. Enniskillen Education Center, adding storage and building mural placement (picture rails) for their education center, as well as, producing a Maple Leaf cut out for their Purple Woods Maple Syrup Festival.

The club executive will advise members on next steps, Don McFarland will work with CLOCA to finalize the details (stay tuned).

The second night for the cabinet “build and learn” will take place on Tuesday, we’ll be laying out & preparing the 4’x8’ sheets for cutting, as well as, getting the major components ready to build.  Anyone is welcome to come out tonight.  The one component that Wayne suggested to the group to have when building any cabinet, is a good cross cut sled.  I’ve sourced out a great set of plans to build a multi-purpose cross cut sled, so we’ll schedule a build & learn in early February so that everyone can build their own cross cut sled.

I’ve confirmed that Festool will be our guest speaker next week (January 18th), so, if you want to learn all about the Festool product line, be sure to attend.

For all those members working in the shop, if you find a piece of equipment is not working or unsafe, please utilize the Service Tag program”.  The Service Tags are located in a red folder under the ledge below the name tags.

Show and Tell:

Kade Bolger - Cane, Turned Pear, Turned Bowl
Ed Campbell - Two turned Pens
Al Fice - Family Tree Plaque
Mike Kellar - Hand Plane

January 4th, 2016

Topic: Shop Dust Collection
Rob Peros did a great presentation on shop dust collection.
You can see the video presentation here and/or the Powerpoint slides here.

Show and Tell:

Rob Peros - Box Elder Lidded Bowl and Turned Pen
Neil Fickling - Wigstand1, Wigstand2 and Handheld Fabric Iron
Ed Campbell - Wine Bottle Stand and Penguin Puzzle
Mike Kellar - Handmade Plane
Kade Bolger - Turned Cigarette Holder


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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