Monday Night Recap, Nov 20, 2023


Unfortunately tonight due to illness and prior commitments a number of key people were not present this evening. We were unable to provide the zoom component of the meeting to those wishing to join us online. As a result Mike Beaton chaired the meeting.

Any new faces tonight. There is a lot of new name tags that have not been picked up. These were placed by the board for members to pick up.

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

Wednesday Night Turning is up and running with Chris Lapine.

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


Mike B pointed out that you can also be involved by assisting in various areas and not having to be on the executive e.g. shop maintenance and tool repair, library, suggestions for meeting content etc. Several people present are involved behind the scenes assisting specific executives with their duties. Mike offered to be on a Finance Committee helping the new Treasurer by keeping the books while the Treasurer looks after the other duties.

AGM Attendance: require 36 members to be present in person or by zoom.

Adding Agenda items: deadline is November 27 to submit with 3 signatures required.

Dewalt Planer for Sale: $200 includes cabinet –send email to president, if more than 1 person will hold a draw

Carpooling to Mtgencourage you to do so!!!

For South Oshawa contact Paul Kidson

Annual membership dues are due by Jan 1st. If you pay by Dec 4, you are entered into an early bird draw and may win back your $80.

DON MCFARLAND is happy to provide you with name-customized scroll saw patterns for Christmas ornaments These are great for the kids/grandkids!

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Ongoing Education

BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE continues weekly. Mens and womens clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags. Food- THANKS for bringing things in!!

Wig stands for cancer patients is ongoing -we still have wood available in the shop. We will be sending some wigstands to Princess Margaret Hospital.

PENS for PEACEKEEPERS active 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! 40 or so kits to go.

CUBCARS is starting up again – first group THIS week Tuesday Nov 21st 6:00 pm. (we meet at 5:30) we need about a DOZEN volunteers

Tom L. Scroll saw program for seniors at John Street and Northview needs new volunteers ….Contact Tom

Financial Statements for 2023– without the screen , Mike B gave a brief overview of Income and Expenses to date for 2023 and answered questions.


Knife Sharpening Overview: Mike Beaton brought his whittling knives and talked about how he now sharpens using a coarse/fine diamond stone followed by honing on a strop.He uses red or green compound on the strops.

Also included how small veining tools were sharpened using a small slipstone and homemade tools utilising dowels.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Gord Tilley: stand for smart phone with cutouts to facilitate charging.

Noel Green: 3 bowls made from using a cut out system borrowed from Dan Alexander. This results in 3 bowls cut from one piece of wood. The interior of the largest bowl yields two smaller bowls.

Next Meeting: 2023-11-27 Monday at 6:30