Monday Night Recap, Sept 18, 2023


ONTARIO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA has been operating in Durham for 67 years, is a charity, is holding a ‘Mayors Fundraising Gala’ on October 18th and looking for donations of items for their silent auction…get creative and donate items to this amazing group! Thanks to Laura Vaillancourt for speaking to us. Donations can be brought to Doug Wilson Men’s Wear on Simcoe St downtown, or by contacting Paul Kidson or Kade B.

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

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

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

RICK’s PICKS Lotto Group needs a volunteer to run this program or else it will end! If you are interested in seeing the Lottery group continue please contact the executive for details!!

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 standsfor cancer patients is ongoing -we still have wood available in the shop. Take your turn to do a good turn!

PENS for PEACEKEEPERS starting up again, Chad has pen kits to sign out. 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 or Misty Mazza for details.


Kade did a detailed presentation from his home shop on TURNING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS. Safety and techniques were shown, use of pen mandrel, globes, finials, careful use of rough gouge and skew, safe sanding, parting tool, staining, spigot jaws, coves and beads, drilling and gluing, hi-tech clamping,…to some wonderful finished products

Gallery, Show & Tell

Guy May showed a variety of turnings, bowls, lidded box, from a variety of woods- cherry, poplar, oak

Discussion about various methods of drying wet wood.

Next Meeting: MONDAY, Sept 25