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


Ramara, Ontario (Just South East of Orillia)

Woodslee Summercraft

Hampshire Sheen and Yorkshire Grit on lathe polishing and finishing waxes

Rob Summerlin (Rob also has a great YouTube channel)

Woodslee, Ontario (Windsor)

Kilian Tools

Carbide woodturning tools

Greg Wallace

Pefferlaw, Ontario

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 we could have at least 25 individuals (adults, teens, kids) sell 10 kits each we will meet this goal! If we can get more then 25 SSUC family and friends selling 10 kits each or more and of course the purchasing a kit for your own household, we will surpass the minimum $1500 goal.  

Little Caesars Pizza Kits are fun to make and delicious to eat! You’ll want them on hand for quick dinners, tasty snacks, birthday parties or entertaining!

Facts about Little Caesars® Pizza Kit Fundraising Products:

  • Great quality and value! When purchasing Little Caesars Pizza Kit products you are getting great tasting products from a trusted brand name and a company that has been making meals special for more than 45 years!
  • The Kits are convenient! They contain all the ingredients to make wholesome and delicious pizza, specialty breads and cookies at home in minutes.
  • It’s fun for the whole family! Kids love to help prepare the kits, and you can make them for birthdays and special events. 

You can print off the attached order booklet and sales sheet (see attached PDF doc)

Order Online today from this link:

Group Name:  Simcoe Street United Church
Fundraiser ID:  380040

Thank You for your help, purchases and support!

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 and take-a-ways.  Thank you Doug for a tremendous presentation.

Next Monday if the first meeting of the month, we’ll be serving coffee, please feel free to bring treats for the group.  Our guest speaker for the evening will be Regional Chairman John Henry, bring lots of questions, John is an awesome guest speaker.

A couple of shop notes, the drum sander is up and running, moving forward all members wishing to use the drum sander will be required to take an orientation session before using the drum sander.  The orientation course will greatly assist the club with future maintenance and keep the drum sander working for a longer period of time.  

As well, if anyone notices any issues with broken or damaged equipment, please send an email to the club’s maintenance committee, the email address is

This Tuesday evening, Mike Kellar and team will be hosting the Kub Kars program, the shop will be closed from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  If you’d like to help out, please contact Mike directly, it’s a great experience helping out.


  • Open turning night, Wednesday with Denis Lalonde & Chris Lapine from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Open shop night, Thursday with Chad Shaw from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Simcoe Street United Church fundraising program, email was sent to everyone last week, if you can help out, it would be great.
  • Brooklin Carving show, March 14th at the Brooklin Community Center, information posted on our web site.
  • Toronto Woodworking Show, February 7, 8 & 9th at the Toronto International Center, details will be posted on the clubs web site.  If you can car pool, please let me know.
  • Here’s a link to a wood turning app found by Wayne Whitehead, hit the link bellow to download

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

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 you’re interested in learning more about carbide turning tools, Greg’s web site is and his email address is  

Following our guest speaker, we had a good discussion regarding feather boards and methods to hold down material when using a table saw, bandsaw or router table.  Thanks to Noel Green for bringing in his feather board examples, as well as, his jig to cut 45 degree angles using a table saw and sled.  Great discussion and awesome tips from the membership.

Note, the shop will be closed this Wednesday evening as Mike Kellar will be hosting the Scouts Kub Kars program.  If you can help out, please contact Mike directly.  Additionally, Mike has requested on behalf of Sopher Creek Animal Rescue that should anyone have any gently used clothing that is not being used, please feel free to donate it for the Sopher Creek program (drop off to the club), deadline is February 10th.

I’ll be sending out a separate email from the Simcoe Street United Church, they are fundraising for repairs to the church roof in conjunction with Little Caesars Pizza.  It’s a great way to support the church and eat great pizza.

We have several dozen metal magazine holders that the club is no longer using, members can pick them up free of charge at the club, they are sitting on a table outside the entrance to the shop (in the hallway).  Please note, that the magazine holders will be donated to the Oshawa library by next Monday, if you would like any, please pick up before the next club meeting.

Please note, due to church regulations, the club is not permitted to store wood with bark in or around the shop.  If you have any barked material in the shop, please remove it immediately.  That being said, several pieces have been found in one of the rooms without any identification, it is available for pick up on the same table as the metal magazine holders. 


  • Brooklin Woodcarving show, March 14th, Brooklin Community Centre & Library
  • Tuesday night open shop night, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, shop closed, Kub Kars program with Mike Kellar
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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