Monday Night Recap, March 13, 2023


Safety First – Fire exits and defibrillator

  • Rick’s Picks. To enter into the next 20 weeks of LotoMax draws, submit $20.00 payment by noon March 24th. Cash or cheque payable during Monday meetings to the Treasurer.

By credit card ($21.00) through the DWC website or by e-transfer ($20.00) to

  • Mats update – Chad Shaw,

Mats should be here this week with distribution before/after next meeting.

  • Gord Tilley – Chisolm Woods in Belleville: great selection of woods and other related items.
  • WilliamWoodWrite: contacted Kade about being a club sponsor. They have provided to the club various turning kits and components as well as a number of discount coupons. This will most likely be used as raffle and door prizes to the members.
  • Calvin – in good spirits, appreciates visitors, floor C5 Rm 223 at Oshawa hospital
  • Church update – still waiting…
  • We appreciate your support of the club throughout this difficult period, if you have any ideas for a new possible shop location, CONTACT anyone on the executive!

Ongoing Education

Watch the DWC website and your emails for sign-ups for courses once the shop re-opens.

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the Backdoor Mission FOOD DRIVE will continue weekly.

Thanks to all for supporting this.

Door stops for the church/Backdoor Mission – they need ten.

Scott brought in 6 tonight, sanded with corners rounded.


Glue Blocks for the Lathe with Noel Green

Using a bought aluminum face plate, attach a glue block with a slight concave surface. This is dipped into a small frying pan that contains melted glue sticks. The bowl blank is centered and held against the glue block. Once dried then it is turned. Advantage of this method is that there is no wasted bowl blank by turning a spigot in it to be held in a chuck.

The bowl is released from the glue block by spraying denatured alcohol (methyl hydrate) on the hot glue. In a few minutes it softens the glue and the bowl can be separated.

Charcuterie Board- Woven Pattern with Paul Kidson

Start by gluing several pieces of different wood temporarily on top of each other (using drops of super glue) then making a wavy cut with a bandsaw through them. The pieces are separated then mixed up so a bottom board is matched with a top board then stacked, glued and cut again. This is done several times. Then a thin piece of contrasting wood is used between the various woods when gluing up the final board and laying out the woven pattern using all the cut pieces.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Kade Bolger – turned ring bowls finished with tung oil. Wood was charred then brushed with stiff bristles before turning.

Steve Hutcheon – scrolled sawn shamrock designwith backing board.

Paul Kidson: charcuterie board made of 6-8 different woods in a “woven “pattern.

Next Meeting: 2023-03-20