Monday Night Recap, Oct 2, 2023


Safety: exits and defibrillator were pointed out!

SPECIAL GUESTS Calvin Perry and Gloria, plus Calvin’s friend Johnny. Great to see you back Calvin!!!

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.

We also need a volunteer to run the election process, script and support provided!

Hamilton Woodworking Show is coming up, Oct 20-22, carving, turning, vendors, etc.

Tools Of The Trade show at Pickering Rec Centre, Oct 15th

PARKING in church lot can be tricky! Best luck if you arrive before 9:00 a.m., or after 3:00.

Annual membership dues are due by Jan 1st. If you pay by Dec 1, you are entered into an early bird draw and may win back your $80.

A new 15” (helical head carbide cutters) planer is being ordered, with necessary electrical upgrades and dust collection in the shop.

SHOP CLEANUP will happen Saturday Oct 28 at 10:00 a.m., many hands make light work! Hope to see you there… usually done in less than 2 hrs.

NO meeting on Thanksgiving Monday, Oct 9th

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. $20 for 20 weeks.

Ongoing Education

POWERTOOL Flatwork COURSE ran successfully Sept 23 and 29th. Thanks to instructors and participants!

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE will run Oct 12, 19, 26th. SHOP CLOSED TO ALL OTHERS THOSE DAYS! Kade will contact those registered. Contact him to be on the list for future courses (January?)

TURNING 101 with Chris L starts this Wednesday, Oct 4, for 8 weeks, 6-9pm. Contact Chris L.

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Wednesday night turning nights resume October Oct 4, 6:00 pm every Wednesday, with Chris Lepine…TURNING ONLY those nights!

Community Activities

BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE continues weekly. Men’s and women’s clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags. Food

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!

CUBCARS will likely start up again this year – stay tuned for details!!


TIPS and JIGS: Kade B: Jigs for cutting round stock on bandsaw, spatula/bbq scraper jig, knife sharpening jig. Do NOT wear a glove when working with saws, lathe etc as it could get caught and add to the injury.

Chris L: Juice groove jig for routing on a cutting board, adjustable to various sizes and depths; sharpens router bits to avoid burning the workpiece.

Mike K: a filter sock for a pool filter works great as a filter on your shop vac and much cheaper!

Don McF: sorter for various grits of 2” sanding discs; stacking thin stock for scrolling cuts, use of 3M quality tape, Don uses ‘KJP Select Hardwoods’ from Ottawa for quality baltic birch plywoods, and other woods:

Chad S: BBQ scraper angle cutting jig, cheese board hole drilling jig; circle cutting jig in shop; juice groove routing jig plans.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Kade B: Christmas ornament walnut and ash, elastic clamp; aluminum arrow shaft with deer antler hook end and handle end for searching through low plants (poison ivy etc!!) to find arrows; turning magazine ‘Revolutions’ from UK where Kade will be a guest presenter next year.

Peter L: 3 segmented bowls using maple, tulipia, veneers, yellow heart, polymer clay baked in, hole saw jig. Also 3 wig stands with some segmented sections and polymer clay.

Next Meeting: 2023-10-16