Monday Night Recap, Sept 25, 2023


Ermina, a PhD student at Ontario Tech, gave a brief presentation about a research project on active aging that she is involved in. It requires persons age 65 and up to take a walk around their neighbourhood with a researcher. You may receive a $100 gift card for participating!

SHOP HOURS Mon – Fri 9:00 to 8:00, 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: This year there will be two draw periods, each for a 15 week period. 

Cost to participate is $30.00 for one weekly ticket OR three tickets for $50.00 

Payment of $30/$50 can be e-transfered or cash or cheque, or Payment of $31.50/$52.00 credit card payment on club website   

The draw will take place at the end of the weekly Monday meetings. 

Each person who enters has their name put into the drum based on the number of tickets bought. 

One name is drawn weekly.  

You do not have to be present during the meeting to win. 

Winners’ names will be returned to the drum for the next draw.  

First Draw: October 2/23 to January 29/24. No draw December 18, 25 or Jan. 1. 

Payment: must be made by noon Sept 29th /23 

Second Draw: February 19/23 to May 27/24 

Payment: must be made by noon February 16/24. 

RICK’s PICKS Lotto Group has a new coordinator!! Paul Kidson!! Please contact Paul and pay by Oct 13 at noon for the draws beginning Oct 16th. You can tell Paul the numbers you want him to use, or else he will pick them. You can pay by credit card through the website, or by e-transfer to our treasurer.

Next week’s, OCT 2, meeting will be ‘tips and jigs’ so bring in your great tips… It is also our monthly social, water tea and coffee provided, members bring along a few snacks! NO MEETING on thanksgiving Monday, Oct 9th.

Ongoing Education

POWERTOOL Flatwork COURSE running Sept 23 and 29th. SHOP CLOSED for this course to run on Friday, Sept 29.

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE will run Oct 12, 19, 26th. Kade will contact those registered. Contact him to be on the list for future courses.

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland.

Wednesday night turning nights will resume October Oct 4th, with Chris Lepine

Community Activities

Chad Shaw – the BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE will continue weekly. Men’s and women’s clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags.

Wig stands for 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!


Dale Coolidge presented on Restoring Hand Planes: a no. 4 bailey, a Miller Falls no. 9. key points included bathing metals in vinegar and salt, rinsing, bathing in water and baking soda, drying with cloth and hair dryer; re-finishing wooden handles, black rustoleum paint for some parts of metal, flattening the sole, polishing with brass wire wheel; using kerosene to prevent rust and seal the metal.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Steve H showed two intricate scroll sawn bowls, cut out of one piece of poplar.

Don McF showed his embroidered DWC sweatshirt. Don also showed some scrolled puzzles with names, cats, and several maple leaf pens that were from Mack Cameron, being donated to Pens For Peacekeepers.

Dan A showed several turned pop can covers, cherry, walnut, maple; also two cheese slicers of ash and maple.

Noel G showed some turned pin cushions, maple and cherry.

Doug R showed a carved bowl from oak, with walnut feet.

Kade B showed a fly switch, turned by a student of his in the U.S., made of buckthorn and horse hair.

Next Meeting: 2023-10-02