Shop re-opening protocols

Effective January 17, 2022 the shop will re-open to the membership.

Shop hours will be 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (clean up at 2:45 pm).

Here’s the link to the shop re-opening protocol presentation, please take a minute to review.

Shop Reopening Protocols

Below are a couple key points from the protocol presentation sent to the membership.

  • Members using the shop are required to be fully vaccinated with government of Canada approved vaccine shots to enter the shop and club meetings.
  • Anyone not able to receive two government of Canada approved vaccine shots (with proof from a doctor) must present proof of a negative Covid test within the past 24 hours before entering the shop or club meeting (rapid Covid test, at the members expense).
  • For fully vaccinated members the shop will be available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (clean up at 2:45pm), Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday.
  • For those members who are not able to be vaccinated (with proof from a doctor), the shop will be available from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (clean up at 2:45pm) on Friday. 
  • Entry to the shop will be via the Bagot Street entrance from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, if you would like to bring large material into the shop, please use the regular parking lot entrance from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm.
  • All members must sign in during each visit to the shop to ensure we have sufficient contact tracing information.

For additional information please contact the president via email, president@durhamwoodworkingclub.com.

Pens for Health Care Professionals

Given our current climate amid the COVID-19 outbreak, our club members would like to show their appreciation to our local health care workers by offering a handmade pen (with a medical insignia clip) along with a note of thanks and gratitude.  

We have titled this project, “Pens for Health Care Professionals”.  We will be offering our pens to the health care workers at the Lakeridge Heath Center & Lakeridge Health Ajax & Pickering Hospital, as well as, the teams of Paramedics at Durham EMS.

In order to facilitate this project, we are reaching out for financial assistance from our local area businesses, as well as, individuals.  Our initial goal will be to raise $2,500 for the purchase pen kits and wood blanks to produce each pen. The funds raised will produce roughly 500 pens to be distributed to each of the centers. 

Donations can be made directly through the club’s web site, www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com in preassigned increments.  The club will also accept cheques, made to The Durham Woodworking Club or cash.

We realize the economic challenges faced by all businesses at present, we are asking for contributions toward our goal, no matter the dollar value, every dollar raised will go directly into this program and into our community.  On behalf of our membership, thank you in advance for your support.  

Pens for Health Care Professionals

Interested in becoming a club member?

Please read and print the DWC Woodworking Club Waiver when coming to the shop to register.

Fill the form out on the computer, print the form and bring to our next meeting to get registered and start enjoying the great benefits of the Durham Woodworking Club.

We discuss a wide range of woodworking related topics, including specific elements of our craft, such as turning, cabinet making, scroll sawing, chip carving and router work and more.


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