Monday night recap, September 19, 2022


The shop is currently closed due to insurance complications with the church. Remedies are being worked on. Once re-opened we will have the usual Mon-Friday 9-3, and some evening 6-9 hours – Wednesdays turning only with Chris Lapine, Thursdays open shop with Mike Kellar. The combination to the club door in the basement is 142.

50-50 draws will resume soon but will be done on-line or by e-transfer to Mike Beaton (treasurer) directly. Next week there will be a draw for a beautiful and curvy slab of walnut – donated by Gord Tilly.

Lottery (formerly ‘Rick’s Picks’) will begin again soon – coordinated by Janice Prebble with treasurer Mike Beaton – all monies will go through Mike B by e-transfer or website.

NEW NAME TAGS are available- pick yours up at a meeting.

NEW members Brendenn Bates and Corey Racher introduced themselves.

DWC member Sally Thurlow is an artist who is having a show at ‘RedHead Gallery’ in Toronto ( Unit 115 at 401 Richmond St at Spadina) starting Friday Sept 28th through to Oct 15. Sally will be there on Sept 28 and Oct 1,7,8,15. Hours 12 to 5p.m. Paintings on recovered wood panels. Drop in!!

Ongoing Education

Turning 101 with Chris L (wed evenings 2 hrs X 8 weeks)- ready to go with two candidates having been contacted from the list of those wanting the turning course. Also, Kade intends to run a turning course in Jan on fridays (Jan 13, 20, 27) Candidates from the list will be contacted.

FLATWORK 101 (Wayne Peden, Paul Kidson) will run again this year- contact Paul K directly if you are interested.

NOTE: the above named members cannot run these courses all the time – WE NEED OTHER MEMBERS TO ASSIST!! Our strength is our people! Please consider helping out and possibly becoming a co-instructor!

Community Activities

Doug Ricketts made a display case for a statue for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at a church in Bowmanville. They had asked at Peacock Lumber and were directed to contact the club.


Display Case with Doug Ricketts. An oak and plexiglass display case was shown and its construction steps detailed. Discussion of mortise and tenon joints, acrylic vs Lexan plexiglass, gluing, clamping.

Paul Kidson led a discussion on Continuing Education (101 courses, club builds, evening and weekend sessions) and learning topics at the club…lots of great ideas including: make a tool; unique tools & techniques, joints joinery; shop tours; merchants talks; using resin and wood; sharpening -planes, chainsaws, chisels, router and drill bits; chainsaw carving, bandsaw boxes, adhesives, abrasives, SIA, R&D bandsaws, Busy Bee, Markham Industrial, Stockroom Supply, Makita, Freud, Trend, saw blade care and use, Tips and jigs, NorthDog Wood, Wooddatabase, rare and unusual woods, toxicities, and more…

Gallery, Show & Tell

Calvin Perry: bandsaw box of pine, and maple snowman! Calvin will do a demo on how to make a bandsaw box at a meeting in the near future!!

Next Meeting

2022-09 – 26, 6:30 in person at the church and by zoom. Hope you join us!!!   Bring your items for ‘Gallery’ (show and tell!)

Monday night recap, September 12, 2022


The shop is now CLOSED due to an occupancy issue with the church. The executive is working on this and will update members as things develop.

We will resume IN PERSON with zoom general meetings next week Sept 19th from the auditorium, same space we used before!

An effort will be made to resume some evening shop time in the future – stay tuned for details.

DWC clothing (caps, T shirts, Golf shirts) will be becoming available – details to come in the weeks ahead!

WOOD – Gord Dowsley advises that some maple tree wood is available on his street, Limerick St. Oshawa.

LOTTERY- funds from last spring have been all used by the treasurer to buy tickets until exhausted! Lottery is now on hold until we get a new volunteer to run it (with assistance from treasurer) Sincere thanks to Rick Sullivan for his years coordinating this for us!!

Ongoing Education:

Turning 101 course will be held in Jan./Feb. Kade will contact those members on the list.

Pending shop re-opening, Turning 101 with Chris Lapine may occur this fall – members will be contacted.

Flatwork 101 will occur again, Paul K will be providing further details in the weeks ahead.

Watch the DWC website and your emails for sign-ups for courses


FRAMES with SPLINES, Doug Ricketts Slide show and discussion about the process of making a mirror/picture frame using mitre joints with splines for added strength. Various clamping methods shown. Methods to cut slots for splines. Discussion with members about frame sizes/strength, gluing techniques, use of French cleat, leaving space for wood movement, slotted frame, glazier points, cardboard backing, equipment preparation, etc. Thanks to all for their input.

Gallery, Show & Tell:

Chris Lapine – walnut charcuterie board with epoxy inlay and cnc engraving(Andy W), techniques for filling engraved areas.

Kade B – urn of Oak with birds eye maple and ‘karagana'(siberian pea shrub), staining techniques, engraved also,; 2D wall art for a gallery show…

Other items may have been shown or discussed after this recorder had to leave – sorry!!

Next Meeting: 2022-09-19 IN PERSON and by zzzooooom.