Monday Night Recap, Oct 30, 2023


SHOP CLEANUP was Saturday Oct 28 at 10:00 a.m., THANKS to all who helped out.

ELECTION coming at AGM on December 11, will need new VP, Treasurer, Secretary, Community Relations director. That could be you!! Please do consider taking a turn helping out.

Focus Groups – PLEASE email if YOU have an interest in working with or sharing ideas with other members of similar interest. Whittling, Toys, Furniture, Scrolling, Carving, Paddle making, Others?? Doug will very soon email members of each focus group with contact info.

Invite a member whom have you not seen for a while?? Why not reach out to them (by phone or email ) to join us Monday nights in person or on zoom.

NEXT week(NOV 6th) there will be a special presentation on

MUSIC in WOODWORKING don’t miss it!!!

Bring your projects on a Monday night for Show and Tell…or if they are too big, bring in pictures on a memory stick

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

LOTTERY group run by Paul Kidson, has 19 participants… you will get updates from Paul directly or from Doug in these minutes

2024 membership dues ($80) 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. E-transfer to Mike Beaton (treasurer), see below, or cash at a meeting, or credit card on website.

Will need volunteers to help move new planer and dust collector into the shop

Electrician coming to do upgrades next week…

Thursday is final Turning 101 class ,  SHOP CLOSED 9 to 4,  OPEN 4 to 8

Looking for a volunteer to donate a coffee maker

Next meeting is our social and treats meeting

SAWDUST ONLY in dust bin,  WOOD SCRAPS only in wood bin.  nothing else, don’t mix

Finishes at the shop:!!!  take home all rags and product, no rags etc in our garbage, 

Carefully check all wood for staples/nails etc before it goes through the jointer/planer, saw !!!

DWC Executive 2023:

Kade B. President

Paul K. Vice President

Mike B. Treasurer

Dan A. Director at large

Bruce C. Maintenance

Chad S. Community Relations

Doug R. Secretary

WOW!! A new 15” helical head carbide cutters planer is arriving soon, with necessary electrical upgrades and dust collection in the shop! We WILL HAVE a special Monday night presentation on proper use and care of this machine!!

Ongoing Education

TURNING 101 with Chris L started Wednesday, Oct 4, for 8 weeks, 6-9pm. Turners only in the shop those nights. Contact Chris L.

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Wednesday night turning nights resumed 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 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!!


A presentation was done on Epoxy and resins. Using resin with wood projects, details and cautions, maybe a Saturday morning workshop on this in future.

Dangers of hand grinder hacks

Gallery, Show & Tell

Noel G – flying bowl in cedar   

Tom L – ornaments and finials, a 3d printed saw blade insert, 2 board games

Next Meeting: 2023-11-06 Mondays at 6:30