Monday night recap, December 2, 2019


Fantastic meeting last night, we were fortunate to have two presentations on pyrography.  Our first presenters were two UOIT students, they have developed a new product which allows you to chemically burn wood (the chemical is non-toxic).  The product is called the “PyroMarker”, it’s similar to a thick pen which stores the chemical that burns the wood, once you’ve marked your project, simply add heat from a heat gun and your project is instantly burned.  A very cool product, additional information is available on their web site,   

Our second presentation was presented by Kade Bolger, on the topic of traditional wood burning or pyrography.  Kade ran through his techniques and tools for texturing his projects, great feedback and questions from the membership, it was an awesome presentation.  Thank you Kade for taking the time to run through your process, very informative.

Next week, Don MacLean will our presenter for the evening and the topic will be on router basics.  Don has extensive background with the router, he’s been routing for a number of years and is a wealth of knowledge, I highly recommend attending next week’s meeting. 

Margo McNab passed along a note to say that the Rona store located on Simcoe Street, South of Taunton will be closing at the end of January 2020.  The store will be holding supervised closing sale on all materials and goods, suggest that you make a visit to the store to check out any deals.  Thanks Margo for the heads up.

Club elections will be taking place on December 16th, an email was previously sent with all of the details, if you would like a copy of the email, please let me know.  You can also visit the club web site, all of the information will be available.  Please note, the nominations are open to all DWC members, the deadline is this coming Monday December 9th.  If you would like to help out and be on the executive or you would like to nominate someone, please have the information in to me by next Monday night.  Attached is a copy of the nomination ballot.

Annual General Meeting agenda will be sent out this week, the AGM will be on December 16th, if you would like to have an item added to the agenda, please send an email to my attention.

We are in need of volunteers to help take down a pipe organ, we have been asked by a family in Whitby, the husband passed away and the family needs our assistance.  If you can help, please let me know.

Housekeeping notes

  • The shop is in need of a clean-up, we’re looking for volunteers to come in on Saturday December 21st, start time 10:00 am, we should be done noon.  If you can help, please let me know.
  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
  • Reminder, if you have ordered a Trend mask, please be sure to pay $40 (cash or cheque) at the next meeting.

If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.