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Locker pick up date

There are a handful of members with who maintain a locker at the club.  If you have a locker and would like to access your locker to remove any personal belongings or projects in process, we will open the shop on Thursday March 19th from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  

This will be a one-time only pick opportunity, please note the shop will not be open, this time will only be used for the pick-up of personal belongings and projects.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, email or text.

COVID-19 Update – Shop Closed

Additional information regarding the spread of the COVID-19 virus has been brought forward to the executive today.  In light of this new information, as well as updates from both on-line and media coverage, effective immediately, the shop will be closed to all members.  

No one will be permitted to use the shop during the shutdown in order to reduce the spread of the virus, many of our members fall into the high risk category, our goal is to ensure the safety of all DWC members.  The shop will tentatively reopen on Monday April 20, 2020.

COVID-19

As news and concern grows regarding COVID-19, the DWC executive have unanimously agreed that all organized club activities (Monday night club meetings & evening events) will be cancelled effective immediately until further notice.  The earliest possible re-start date will tentatively be Monday April 20th.

The shop will remain open during this period (Monday – Friday – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm), however, use of the shop and equipment will be at the members own risk.  The club will make every effort to purchase disinfectant wipes and sanitizer (pending market availability) to combat the virus, if you can bring your own disinfectant wipes or sanitizer, please do so.  

When using club equipment during this period, please ensure that after each use, you wipe down the areas in which you had contact with the equipment (hand grips, on/off switch, lathe beds, tools).  As well, please be sure to wash your hands as frequently as possible to reduce risk of infection.

Our goal is to promote the skill and craft of woodworking in all facets, through education, information and fellowship.

We always welcome new members and encourage you to check out a meeting from September to May on Mondays starting at 6:30.

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.

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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Constitution and By-Laws

Hello

Please find an updated PDF copy of the constitution & by-laws.  Revisions have been made based on the feedback that the executive has received from the membership, thanks to all that have participated.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

DWC Constitution_v5.2_11.04.18 DWC By-Laws_V7 FINAL_11.04.18  

Recent Club Meetings

Monday night recap, February 24, 2020

Great meeting this past Monday night, our original presentation for the evening was postponed to a future date.  We had a good discussion and presentation and discussion on the Beal buffing system.  We ran through a brief video on the Beal buffing system, including set up and step by step run through, which we followed … Continue reading “Monday night recap, February 24, 2020”

Monday night recap, February 10, 2020

Great meeting last night, we had a terrific presentation from Ken Rude, the Canadian Vic Mar lathe and Carter & Son turning tools dealer.  Ken brought a number of products to the club, including all of the Vic Mar lathe accessories (chucks & jaws), as well as, a number of turning tool chisels from the … Continue reading “Monday night recap, February 10, 2020”

Monday night recap, February 3, 2020

Hi, Great meeting this past Monday night, our guest speaker was John Henry, Regional Chairman for Durham Region.  John reviewed several great initiatives that both the region and towns that comprise the Durham region are working on.  It was exciting to hear all of the great projects, but also a glimpse into the future and … Continue reading “Monday night recap, February 3, 2020”

Toronto Woodworking Show

Toronto Woodworking Show, February 7th, 8th & 9th at the Toronto International Center.

Additional Turning Resources

Below is additional contact information from Greg Wallace (Kilian Tools) regarding his discussion from this past Monday night. Carving Stones & Supplies Carving stones of various types, gem stones, and some tools and finishes Jim Philip 705-770-3210 Ramara, Ontario (Just South East of Orillia) www.facebook.com/CarvingStonesSupplies Woodslee Summercraft Hampshire Sheen and Yorkshire Grit on lathe polishing … Continue reading “Additional Turning Resources”

Simcoe Street United Church Fundraising Campaign

Dear Simcoe Street families and friends, We have exciting news for you! For the next few weeks, our Church will be holding a Little Caesars® Pizza Kit Fundraiser to raise money for the Church Restoration!  Our goal is to raise a minimum of $1500.00. This means that we must sell 250 kits at best. If … Continue reading “Simcoe Street United Church Fundraising Campaign”

Monday night recap, January 27, 2020

Great meeting this evening, super presentation from Doug Ricketts on bandsaw safety.  Doug reviewed all of the key aspects of running a bandsaw safely, as well as, the basics of setting up key components, including how to change and safely fold a blade for storage.  Great feedback from the membership, a number of great tips … Continue reading “Monday night recap, January 27, 2020”

Monday night recap, January 20, 2020

Great meeting last night, our guest speaker Greg Wallace with Kilian Tools discussed the benefits of carbide woodturning tools, as well as, the various materials that he uses with his carbide tools.  Greg’s company, produces several carbide turning tools, which he brought several samples, it was a great discussion, the feedback was extremely positive.  If … Continue reading “Monday night recap, January 20, 2020”

Monday night recap, January 13, 2020

Hi, Great meeting last night, presentation by yours truly regarding the making of picture frames.  We went through the basics of cutting, routing, clamping and mounting a picture for a handmade picture frame.  Great feedback from the membership, awesome tips and tricks from everyone. Next week, Greg Wallace from Kilian Tools will be at the … Continue reading “Monday night recap, January 13, 2020”

Monday night recap, January 6, 2020

Happy New Year all, Welcome to a new decade, we’re excited to start a new year.  We had a great meeting last night, a number of awesome gallery items brought forward by the membership, they’ll be posted on our Instagram page, as well as our web site. We had a great kick off meeting with … Continue reading “Monday night recap, January 6, 2020”