Monday Night Recap, February 27, 2023


Next week’s meeting will be coffee, tea and treats – first meeting of each month, bring along something tasty!

No update from the church yet.

A piece of a maple tree is available from Gord Tilly

Mats – 101 have been asked for, at $16 each.

Calvin Perry is now in Oshawa hospital, on floor C5

Ongoing Education

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

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD DRIVE will continue weekly


Scroll Saw Maintenance with Bruce Cook

The DeWalt saw was modelled after the ‘Excalibur’ which was originally designed by an Ontario guy. DeWalt bought the rights and until 2011 they were built in Ontario- these are “type 1” saws and their bearings were greased when built! After 2011 the production shifted to China, “type 2” and the bearings were NOT greased when built – not good! These can be taken apart and greased. There are 18 bearings, 1 sealed, 17 open. Variable speed motor, eccentric shaft, wave washer on LEFT hand threaded main shaft connection. Blue loctite was needed on some connections. A test/survey indicated that a new saw, ungreased, would last about 1 year, while if those saws are greased they last about ten years – these figures for saws in regular frequent use.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Steve H – Scrolled sailboat and wave picture!

Dale C – Bowl turned in a maple slab (was hotglued onto a steel faceplate, then methyl hydrate used to deactivate the glue.)

Also a mallet using bronze plumbing ‘T’ and maple

Neil F – a poplar wig stand

Gord T – a strop on ash, two drawknives which Dale C sharpened

Next Meeting: 2023- March 6th

Monday Night Recap, February 13, 2023


  • Thanks to the 90+ members who have already renewed their DWC membership for 2023.
  • Do you know anyone who might be a contact that might possibly lead to a new shop location for us. A letter to members about this will soon follow!
  • We are in regular contact with the church about their insurance woes, and we are actively looking into other locations.
  • ‘Good of the Club’ draw will be for $41 weekly.
  • Calvin Perry has had a bit of a medical setback, is now in a Toronto Hospital, expecting to get back to Oshawa soon. He is making progress.
  • Rick’s Picks coming up $20 for 20 weeks.
  • NO MEETING next week – Family Day.
  • Please help tidy up after the meetings!! THANK YOU

Ongoing Education

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

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD DRIVE will continue weekly


CARVING (birds and canes) with guest Presenter Rodney Maahs

started carving at Durham Woodworking Club a few years ago!! Caricatures, boar, birds. How to bird carve: there are books and patterns available… Basswood preferred, top view and side view drawn on, then cut top view with bandsaw, glue back together, then cut side view. Mark out the parts to be cut away. Need one good knife and a ‘V knife’. Maybe also a flat chisel. “KV carving” in New Brunswick, ‘Chipping Away’ carving in Kitchener are sources. Sand it down, draw in feathers, use high speed dremels to do feathers. Either ‘stone'(dremel) or burn the feathers. Either buy feet (pewter) or make them – copper with baking soda and CA glue… You will need a ‘burner’ and a dremel if you want to do serious bird carving. Does many ducks – some have 80-100+ hours of work!! Canes with animal heads. Rodney does classes Wednesday mornings and evenings at Northview Community Centre, through Oshawa Seniors 55+ programs. (12-13 weeks, 3 hrs a day) Cost approx $80.   Acrylic paints used.

Bernie Visser and another are perhaps organizing a drop-in carving group in Oshawa

Gallery, Show & Tell

Dan A: Olive lidded box, Odies Oil finish

Doug R: Plum and Walnut candle holder, tung oil

Paul K: Crab apple charcuterie boards, one with ‘woven’ inserts.

Next Meeting: 2023-02-27 (NOT on Family day feb 20)

Monday Night Recap, February 6, 2023


Safety – fire exits and defibrillator locations

Coffee and snack night monthly.. will be returning next week!! Bring in some goodies.

Kiwanis Club presentation happening tomorrow morning.

Good of the Club (50-50) New Draw starts Feb 13th. Contact Mike Beaton by Feb. 9th. 1 for $24, 3 for $48 for next twelve weeks

DWC Bulk buy for Rubber floor mats. 

If you are interested in purchasing some, Please contact Chad.

I think if we can get a large enough order as a group, we may be able to buy them at a cheaper rate. Please Let Chad know how many you would like to purchase. He will try to have a few samples for viewing at next week’s meeting. 

Brand NEW! 8mm thick, 2’x2’ puzzle piece black As well as Grey mats. Perfect for gym, garage, basements, Shops.  $12- $16 per mat ($3 – $4 per sq ft) buy in bulk or large quantity to save! Have new 2×2 x 8mm black puzzle piece rubber floor tiles (mats) in stock ready to cash n carry. Here are my firm and fair prices: 0-500 sqft = $4/sqft 500 -1000 sqft = $3.50/sqft Over 1000 = $3/sqft

Ongoing Education

Watch the DWC website and your emails for sign-ups for courses, once we re-open

Community Activities

Calvin P. Wig Stands continuing!!!

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD DRIVE does continue weekly. Aiming for 1 ton of food donations each 6-7 months!!

2′ by 2′ anti-fatigue square mats from a gym, brand new!! price likely $3 per square foot, might be less if we buy enough. Contact Chad Shaw within a week (SEE ABOVE!!)


Putting Lights in Cabinets: Cassidy Cook from ‘A.M.G. Baytech’

various LED light bars, various materials, light temperatures/colours. Lighting above or under cabinets. Either hard-wired or plug in. Slim LED pucks. Moon Pucks angled light direction. Tape lights. ‘OnCloud’ uses an app to control it all through your phone! Mood tape kits.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Doug R. Cherry Goblet, turned while in high school a few years back

Guy M. Several red cedar bowls, amazing purple-red colour

Steve H. Purple heart shelf with key hooks, scrolled pattern

Gord T. Milk crate made from pine and spruce

Noel G. Bottle stoppers- acrylic, maple, ambrosia. Red cedar wing bowl, oak bowl, cherry bowl, (general wood finish), ash bowl.

Gene H. Intarsia golfing bear!, wipe on poly gel

Kade B. Lidded box made from ‘SPF’ building wood; olive ash wide rimmed bowl, bowl outside painted like vanGogh’s Starry Night

Dale C.    Leather strops on maple

Calvin P.,   Pens made by Andy Valliere

Next Meeting: 2023-FEB 13th