Monday Night Recap, Sept 11, 2023


Welcome back!

Scrap wood bins in the shop are full – free firewood for you! Please take some.

Bernie Visser – donated two rolls of sandpaper, 50 and 150 grit

NEW SHOP HOURS Mon – Fri 9:00 to 6:00, SAT 9:00 to 3:00

Executive is looking at purchasing a new King planer, 15 inch, with helical carbide cutterhead.

Is a free woodturning zoom club some American colleagues and I started at the beginning of Covid. We meet Wednesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm EST. Free woodturning information and demonstrations. 

Woodturning Interactive is a woodturning Facebook page some UK colleagues and I started. We offer free woodturning advice 2nd and 4th Saturday via Zoom from 9-11am EST. Join the group to get access to the content and Zoom links.

BYLAW change: driving costs for approved course instructors to NOT include drivivng to shop for the course. Daily honorarium paid to instructors increased to $70 per 6+ hr day. 2 instructors on exec did not vote.

ELECTION coming at AGM in December, will need new VP, Treasurer, Community Relations director. Please do consider taking a turn helping out.

Don Gaudet has had a stroke, now living in Peterborough.

Calvin Perry is at home, continuing physio in his recovery. Enjoys chatting with DWC members.

Good of the club 50-50 draw, and Ricks Picks Lotto group: a schedule is being developed and will be announced. E-transfer or cash at meetings.

Ongoing Education

POWERTOOL Flatwork COURSE will run Sept 23 and 29th. Contact Paul Kidson

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE will start in middle/late October. Contact Kade

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Wednesday night turning nights will resume likely late October.

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE will continue weekly. Mens and womens clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags.

Wig stands for cancer patients is ongoing -we still have wood available in the shop.

PENS for PEACEKEEPERS starting up again, Chad has pen kits to sign out, Dale Coolidge has wood blanks available. Military people want slim pens to fit in their uniform. This program is very appreciated by those in uniform – please get involved!

Tom Loftus: Woodworking for Seniors program, was started by Tom, Don Gaudet, Bob Kitchen. Looking for DWC volunteers to continue the program, 2-3 hours a week. Contact Tom Loftus for details. TOM LOFTUS or contact Misty Mazza

Gallery, Show & Tell

Kade B: Red maple bowl; box with brass finial; small box with off-axis finial; roasted ash, cherry, maple and osage orange spinning top; Christmas ornaments.

Noel Green: 2 bowls, one cottonwood, one maple.

Rick Kelly: carved harlequin duck, tupelo wood

Neil Fickling: 2 wig stands, catalpa wood

Next Meeting: MONDAY, Sept 18