Monday Night Recap, Jan 15, 2024


Fire Inspection –Kade Bolger and Paul Kidson provided and update on current direction in responding to (Fire Inspector’s Report) as received December 24, 2023. Extensive discussion regarding implications and next steps took place. Key issue seems to be classification of our club wood shop as Group F2 Industrial, which if so classified, will require very costly upgrades – upgrades which may not even be feasible. Executive has sought and is seeking rationale for Inspector’s F2 Industrial classification and is researching feasibility of upgrades to help compile response that is required within 30 days of receiving the Inspector’s report (by Jan 22, 2024). Needless to say, a significant amount of Club Executive time and resources are being expended on this issue. Any further succinct written input to Club Executive is welcome and appreciated.

Kade Bolger — Shop Clean up Saturday Jan 20th at 10am to noon. In light of recent inspection, emphasis on need to help keep the shop always in top form was noted. 6-10 helpers would be much appreciated.

Don Mcfarlane – Scroll sawing for beginner’s course Jan 16, 1-3 pm is full. But, if interested 3D Compound cutting 6-8pm Tuesday night Jan 23rd may still have openings – contact Don via email if interested.

Group buy of wood from KJP hardwoods (Ottawa) to get over the $250 minimum needed to avoid shipping charges is being considered. Please visit KJP Hardwoods website <> and contact Don directly if you are interested in being part of the group buy for high quality reasonably priced woods, before Monday Jan 22, 2024.

Kade Bolger — Last call for outstanding 2024 membership dues owed (payment deadline was Jan 1, 2024) to maintain membership in good standing.

Scroll Saw Group interest –mentioned again this week, a member is interested in Scroll Saw get together (aka like wood turning nights). If anyone would like to join such a group please email Kade Bolger

Wood turning 101 courses Contact Kade Bolger if interested. Room may be available or your name will be added to a waiting list. One course starts Wednesday Feb 7th with Chris Lapine (format 3 hours/night each week for 8 weeks), with wood turning support available as well. Kade Bolger is separately planning Thursday/Friday 8 hour sessions.

Flatwork course – timing TBA possibly, 2 – Fridays or 2- Saturdays – please email Paul Kidson if interested.

Paul Kidson provided highlights of upcoming Continuing Education being considered and planned and sought input if anyone has further ideas…

  • Rob Cosman u-tube – Tools not to buy
  • Live Wig Stand Demonstration
  • Kopper Mill
  • 3d Cutting Board build
  • Busy Bee store information session
  • Wood edging Products
  • Tool sharpening insights

50/50 for the good of the club winner – Paul Kidson

Meeting was adjourned at 8:15pm

Thanks to Chris Lapine & Ron Avery for running the meeting’s Audio Visual and Zoom recording

Show & Tell

Kade Bolger — 2 styles of very small and intricate box lids (1) Mortise & Tenon style lid and (2) Inlet lid. Finials of ash double dyed red. Dying process – alcohol (not water-based powder) dye sanding prep to only 220 grit, first dark colors black then red (when sanding need to be careful not to burnish the wood). Kade also provided tip related to throat plates for band saw by making wooden throat plates using 3”x3”x3/4” hardwood blank turned on lathe with different diameters suited to specific band saw requirements (e.g. 2 ¾ and 2 ¼) .

Dan Alexander—serving tray approx 12”x24” checker design using ash and cherry with HD/Lowes available plastic feet and cabinet handles.

Gene Hutchison – numerous designs of recently turned pens using kits from Wood Chuckers and Lee Valley. Coating used was ‘pens plus’

Doug Ricketts – laminated ash table top that required ‘flattening-the-board’ technique. For the drawer itself and the container in which the drawer fit all walnut – corners done with figure joints that were hand friction assembled and glued (Tite Bond 3). Tape used to prevent excess glue from finger joints staining wood.

Jack Howey – small step stool from Flatwork 101 along with a matching larger twin stool approximately 30”x13”x18 ½” made of cherry. Unsuccessfully tried to finish with tongue oil (blotchy) so resorted to varathane.

Gabby Boileau – flat Christmas decoration ornament in the image of a cottage (included new addition on cottage). Image traced onto wood, then carved and burnished for visual impact.

Steve Hutcheon – showed his fabricated adjustable 90 degree corner mitre jig for cutting a spleen into the two 45s (that make up the 90 degree corner). Spleen to provide for joint strength and precise positioning.

Dave Fletcher – small deep turned bowl made of ash wood, using an Elsworth tool to get inside bowl to hollow out rim

Next Meeting: 2024-01-22 Monday at 6:30pm

Monday Night Recap, Jan 8, 2024


Membership cards — Mike Beaton is distributing. Some very limited discounts may be available from
some woodworking retailers possibly Peacock Lumber, but old discounts seem to have been discontinued
Club Lottery – Paul Kidson reported Free draw ticket was recently won, but no other news at this time.
Fire Marshall concern – Kade Bolger did not have an update tonight but more information will be provided next meeting
Key Fobs for shop access — Kade Bolger indicated distribution is continuing. Please continue to use sign
in book. Log book helps with tool maintenance and shop departure times (key fobs don’t automatically
record departures). Fobs help control access — for insurance reasons only members can be in the club
woodworking shop, no visitors are allowed.
Scroll Saw nights — a member is interested in Scroll Saw nights (aka like wood turning nights). If anyone
would like to join such a group please email Kade Bolger
Wood turning nights (Wednesdays) are continuing for members that have completed woodturning 101,
starting Jan 10th, Chris Lapine


Two “Wood turning 101” courses are planned. Kade will be doing a three day starting either the 3rd or 4th week of January. Starting

Wednesday Feb 7th, Chris Lapine will run a separate course weekly Wednesday night (3 hours/night for 8 weeks course) – email Kade Bolger if interested. Courses are filling up fast
Flatwork course – timing TBA, possibly 2 – Fridays or 2- Saturdays – please email Paul Kidson if interested.

Scroll sawing for beginner’s — Don Mcfarlane – course Jan 16 1-3 pm 3-signed up so far, room for 2
more. 2 projects will be taught phone holder and a shelf sitter. $5 material charge email Don if interested. Possible following Tuesday night for course overflow. 2
possible future courses being considered on 3D scrolling and puzzles

Show & Tell

Chris Lapine – Square blocks of scrap wood approximately 4”x 4” making drink castors with the end grains was too much sanding, as an alternative for the 4”x 4” glued together scraps – now wood-turning
boxes, applying 2-coates tongue oil and buffing with a diamond wheel
Guy May – With 3⁄4” thick wood scraps using band saw made a form to hold bagels for slicing. Also a candle holder from spalted maple suitable for painting and little laminated bread boards with a bread
tin held on with a ribbon that were very suitable as party host gifts
Gord Tilly – carved cooking utensils, primarily spatulas and stir utensils made from 3⁄4 stock various
hardwoods. Tools used band saw, carving knives and 36” belt sander. Oil and beeswax coatings
Don McFarland – trophy/ ribbon racks for baseball team fundraiser. Jig used to position spokes for
hanging ribbons under a shelf – being sold for $40 each. Don donated 12 of them.
Paul Kidson – numerous lathe miniature trees turned on multi-axis to provide ‘wind blown’ slanted
effect about 10-12” inches high. After Paul learned from U-tube videos and mounted pieces on an offset
centre and turned from wet wood for softer turning.
Andy Bay – Spalted maple top and bottom card boxes (holding 2- sets of cards), with roasted ash used
for sides. Lids were friction fit with magnets to help hold lids in place.
Terry Haight – 1.25” thick three dimension looking end grain cutting board using 3 types of wood
maple, mahogany and walnut. Required a near perfect set –up and very accurate, repeatable cuts to
ensure look consistency.
Dale Coolidge — showed photos of a recently competed grandchild day-bed, with numerous spindles and
required assembly parts. Poster bed with 4 sides suitable for a young child just out of a crib. Very
detailed project with 4-coats of white paint.
Kade Bolder – small round wooden ornamental “bombs” 2” diameter. Turned with maple, then carved
in side a large letter “F”. 3/8” diameter wicks were turned off centre then carved — ‘Don’t drop the F
Also 2 styles of very small and intricate boxes (1) Mortise & Tenon style lid and (2) Inlet lid (gives the box
more depth). One lid friction fit but carefully made loose enough not to bind in damp weather,. Or lid
was sized to sit in opening on ledge. Finials of white oak.
Kade Bolger described the 500 Christmas ornaments (5 left to sell next year) of cherry, walnut, red oak,
white oak that he completed prior to Christmas. Finials of oak because colors adhere well and some

roasted oak. Polymer tongue oil by hand (drying time 6-12 hours between coats). Before used blue shop
towels to minimize lint, but now uses ‘shot-gun’ patches an interwoven material available on Amazon or
Gannon’s. Some discussion about being very careful with respect to discarding oil impregnated rags due
to spontaneous combustion.
Dave Fletcher – 9 large round bowls from some recent woodturning. Some ash, cherry and walnut
sanded right up to 320 grit and even used #40 steel wool on last (4th) coat of tongue oil. Some discussion
about letting tongue oil dry for at least 7 days or longer per manufacturer’s instructions prior to food
exposure. Fermenting fruit is not good for any wooden bowl coating – can lead to wood staining.
Gord Tilly – donation to the club (any member) of Home Improvement magazines
Paul Kidson – top layer of log, from a saw mill – drilled in numerous places with a forstner bit and set
with numerous tea candles as a decorative dining table display

Next Meeting: Jan 15 at 6:30 then Jan 22nd