Monday Night Recap, Oct 16, 2023


Safety: fire exits and defibrillator were pointed out! is a free forum, with a free link to a spinning top demo, among other things. MEETINGS online Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

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

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.

Members are encouraged to contact others who maybe haven’t attended many meetings recently, to encourage them to come out to a Monday night meeting!

If you would consider ride-sharing with another member, let Doug R know, and he will try to coordinate for other members…

Mike Beaton is looking for a volunteer to spend an hour or two looking over the clubs books, before the AGM.

ELECTION coming at AGM on December 11th, will need new VP, Treasurer, Secretary, 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!

SHOP HOURS Mon – Fri 9:00 to 8:00, SAT 9:00 to 3:00

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

Annual membership dues ($80) are due by Jan 1st. If you pay by Dec 11th, you are entered into an early bird draw and may win back your $80.

If you are in the Lottery Group (contact Paul Kidson) and if you want to play specific numbers, you must email Paul by this Friday about having your lucky numbers used to win the millions…

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

Ongoing Education

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE is running 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 is running Wednesdays started Oct 4, for 8 weeks, 6-9pm.

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Community Activities

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

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!

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



Coniferous vs Deciduous; seasonal variation, different environments; Tree identification from a distance, and from up close details; maples, walnut, oaks, pines, cherrys, ash, cedars, elm, mulberry, spruces, firs, (Shape, Leaves, Seeds, Bark, flat vs round needles). Native trees of Ontario, (? cucumber tree – really! It’s a magnolia!?!) rough and milled wood samples to try and identify.

Paul K and Gord T brought in the samples of wood tonight. Gord did identify almost all of the various woods (correctly?!)

Gallery, Show & Tell

Chris L: Mushrooms turned (slightly off centre) from (wet) apple wood, and cherry.

Rick K : Stepstool, cherry with walnut plugs, gnomes burned into top, tung oil

Kade B: turned live edge , captive ring goblets, thin wall birch; spinning tippy-tops (spherical), they flip up onto the stem when spun!

Guy M: small cherry bowl, live edge, mineral oil and wax finish

Gord T: Step stool, cherry and walnut, danish oil

Next Meeting: 2023-10-23 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE