Monday Night Recap, January 30, 2023


Kade reviewed the many possible sites that the executive and members have investigated for a possible shop location. Several remain under active investigation/communication.

The situation with the church was reviewed: an insurance inspector attended the church and our shop today. He was impressed with many aspects of our shop conditions and practices, making only one recommendation regarding a hood around the grinder, which we agreed to implement. His report goes back to Intact Insurance for their decision. The church itself is looking into possibly self insuring if need be. Decisions and results on this matter may take from one to five months.

** Good of the Club ( 50-50 ) draw next session starts mid-February. Deadline to enter is Feb 9th, either to directly or through the club website (bank fees added on) either one ticket for all draws for $24, or three tickets for $48.

Several of our members will be making a presentation about DWC at an upcoming Kiwanis meeting in Oshawa.

The club appreciates the 80% plus of members who have paid their 2023 dues already. It is a strong showing of support as we work through these challenging times. Those who have not yet paid are reminded that they can do so through the website or by contacting Mike Beaton or at a meeting in person to Mike. Members who do not pay their dues may have membership privileges revoked.

Ongoing Education

WE are all looking forward to these courses re-starting once the shop re-opens….Watch the DWC website and your emails for sign-ups for courses

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD DRIVE continues weekly


types of mills – bandsaw, circular saw, chainsaw. Stabilizing the log; motor size, bar length, ripping chains, muscle power required; carriages- ladder or track system homemade or purchased; log loading trailer.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Paul K. ‘Chaotic cutting board’ VERY many pieces

Gene H. Fridge magnets and intarsia penguins

Dave R. Mahogany and stone bowl made when he was in gr 9!

Wayne Peden. Cherry ipad/book holder

Neil F. Wig stand

Gord T. Leather strop

Kade B. Top & bowl, ‘tower tops’, bell box

Guy M. Multi-layered bandsaw box, Cedar and hickory logs

Next Meeting: 2023, February 6th.