Monday Night Recap, Nov 27, 2023


RECAP of DWC general meeting DATE: Monday NOV 27, 2023


Safety: exits and defibrillator were pointed out!!

Newer member name tags are either on the board or in the box with Kade…pick yours up!

NEW members: Andy and Dan introduced themselves to the group. WELCOME!

NEXT WEEK is our usual Snacks and Social night!! you bring snacks we supply beverages

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, finance committee, AV/tech help, suggestions for meeting content etc.

AGM Attendance: to achieve quorum and actually complete the meeting we need members to be present in person or by zoom.

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

TWO key AGM motions from the executive will deal with allowing zoom participants to count toward quorum and to vote, as well as allowing for ‘provisional memberships’ (i.e. For cub groups) of one day with appropriate forms in order to meet insurance requirements. These motions were in the Agenda sent to you Nov 20th!


If YOU are interested in taking the ‘Flatwork 101’ (everything EXCEPT lathes) course please contact Paul K

for “TURNING 101′ contact Kade

Lathe for sale – see Kade’s last email or contact him…also for some wood available as per Kade’s recent email.

Dewalt Planer for Sale: $200 includes cabinet –send email to president, if more than 1 person will hold a draw. DEADLINE to indicate your interest is DEC 1st. Draw to be held Dec 4th at meeting if more than one member wants it.

LOTTERY group is ready to win the big one…won a free play recently. Paul working on getting tickets posted here, stay tuned!

Carpooling to Mtg- encourage you to do so!!! For South Oshawa contact Paul Kidson

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.

Annual membership dues are due by Jan 1st. If you pay by Dec 11, 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.

DON will also produce line drawings of Doug’s bandsaw animals for kids; these will be posted to website.

Ongoing Education

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Ongoing Education

Contact Paul K for Flatwork 101 course info have 4 of 5 spots filled…one more?

For Turning 101 contact Kade B

Community Activities

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.

The potential project at Oshawa Golf & Curling Club was assessed and turned down as it was too complex for us to take on.


PICTURE FRAMES with Gordon Dowsley:topics covered included: low skill & low budget projects, free wood from HD, Peacock; fancy or simple frames; what to frame -calendar art, kids art, posters etc; where to hang – outside the box- above doors, below windows, diagonally in corners; how high to hang things; hard edge vs no edge; flush frames, frame pulled out; frame colour flowing from picture; family heirlooms; art on ceiling art on floor; neutral frame colour, nature frame; small frames to move around the room, large mats, art on doors/windows;

corner clamps; splines in mitred frames; strap clamps, adjustable threaded rod and barrel nut clamps, use of shooting board and plane to get 45 degrees, steel strap clamp in our shop; frame clip ‘stapler’ tool; rail and stile frames

THANKS Gordon for an interesting evening!

Gallery, Show & Tell

Doug R: Beary kid-friendly bandsaw animals- patterns available

Don McF: scroll saw patterns free! Contact Don

also Don showed several scrolled ornaments!

Paul K: club project to make 8 reindeer for Ajax hospital! Thanks Paul, Noel, Gabby, John McD, Doug, Dale

Noel G: Christmas sled made several years back, painted with ‘Newfoundland fishermans paint!’ still looks great

Dan A: 2 by 3 Christmas tree with minilights

Steve H: wooden clock, metal parts from ;kidderclocks online

Tony J: his first turned bowl from grade 7, and his second turned bowl, from Chris L’s turning 101 class… more to come!

Dale C: bed headboard from planed pine, with biscuits and fine joinery

Mike B: carving table, several whittling creations- owl, person, from B’nut, basswood

Gord T: free walnut, hawthorn, maple. End-sealer from Woodchuckers -good stuff!

Next Meeting: 2023-12-04 Monday at 6:30 Snacks and Social meeting!!!