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