Monday Night Recap, Jan 15, 2024

Announcements

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 <https://kjpselecthardwoods.com/> 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

Announcements


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

Education

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
bomb’
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

Monday Night Recap, Dec 4, 2023

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RECAP of DWC general meeting DATE: Monday DEC 4th, 2023

Announcements

Kade B.

Safety: exits, fire extinguishers and defibrillator were pointed out!!

NEW Faces… Blair, Rob. Welcome to DWC!

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.

CLEANup the SHOP this Saturday Dec 9th 10:00a.m. Come on down and help out, meet fellow members.

Announcements

WE need YOU!! Please attend our AGM on December 11. There will be draws for several valuable door prizes (Exotic Woods in Burlington…)

Old PLANER: 2 names entered into draw… Winner – Walter Murczek

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.

BDM needs 10 more doorstops!!

5 designated PARKING SPOTS NEXT TO THE CHURCH (east side of lot)

Put a DWC parking tag in your car window.

All spots on west side are for mission staff.

Ongoing Education

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Contact Paul K for Flatwork 101 course info

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.

Maintenance: email Bruce/Chad/Mike whenever you notice a problem with one of the machines.

Presentations

FLATTENING A BOARD, with Chris L. Safety: eye and ear protection should be worn. Use of a metal detecting wand (shop will have one soon!) is recommended to detect nails etc in the wood. Use dust collector

Infeed, cutterhead, outfeed, and fence were reviewed. Use engineers square to check that fence is 90 degrees to infeed table. NEVER have hands at trailing end of workpiece; safely on top of workpiece or use pushsticks/pads. NO loose clothing. Joint face with cupped edge down so high corners contact tables. Sound and feel of machine tells you what is happening with workpiece. Use thin cuts, as few passes as possible, just until piece references flat on outfeed table or other known flat surface, pencil lines on face being jointed will show progress. Joint one edge, cup side down, to be flat and square to the jointed face.

For a more warped/cupped board you can joint half of the face then flip it around and joint other half of face, to remove relative high spots.

If board is to wide for the jointer, a planer sled can be used with business cards being used as shims to stabilize piece, eliminating rocking, this will establish a flat reference face which is parallel to the planer bed, once that is flat, then turn it face down alone on the planer bed and flatten the othger side.

To flatten end grain, do NOT use the planer; use a router sled on a flat work surface with side rails and a sliding router sled to gradually flatten the end grain, can then flip over and do the other side.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Steve H: a Steve Good scroll ornament with names, in baltic birch; hummingbird scrolled platter with many many components.

Kade B: an ash and cherry and chain morning star old weapon!; also a small turned box with hand-carved bricks; also some heirloom turned bowls of crabapple, one off centre live edge.

Mike B: whittling projects- book markers, butternut and basswood, simple pocketknife or exacto knife

Dale C: picket fence bed headboard, pine painted

Bryan S: project – front door bench mailbox, oak ply and oak trim.

Next Meeting: 2023-12-11 AGM!!! Monday at 6:30 then Jan 8th

Monday Night Recap, Nov 27, 2023

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

Announcements

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!

Announcements

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.

Presentations

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!!!

Monday Night Recap, Nov 20, 2023

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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.

Announcements

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.

Presentations

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

Monday Night Recap, Nov 13, 2023

Announcements

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.

Annual membership dues 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.

Clean pitched gummy blades with degreaser, coke, varsol, ‘orange’ cleaner, … and a toothbrush

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

Ongoing Education

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

Contact Paul K for Flatwork 101 course info

For Turning 101 contact Kade B

Community Activities

BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE continues weekly. Men’s and women’s winter clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags. Food- THANKS for bringing things in!!

Wig standsfor 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 next week Tuesday Nov 21st 6:00 pm. (we meet at 5:30) we need about a DOZEN volunteers

Maintenance: email Bruce/Chad/Mike whenever you notice a problem with one of the machines

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

Presentations

Tour of shop to see new planer and dust collector and wiring for those. PAUL K.

IMPORTANT Proper and Safe use: Always turn on the dust collector first!

On planer, red OFF switch must be disengaged to allow green ON switch to function! ONE ROTATION of depth of cut wheel equals one sixteenth inch cut – never take off more than that in a single pass!!! With wide boards or harder woods you should take off only 1/32 inch (1/2 turn) or 1/64 inch (1/4 turn)

Two locking screwknobs on right side of machine should NEVER be overtightened and NEVER left tightened – always release… you should NOT use these knobs except maybe for your final finishing pass, then release them!

LETS TREAT THIS FINE MACHINE WITH RESPECT!! IF UNSURE, ASK – IN PERSON OR EMAIL OR PHONE! Lessons available!

Gallery, Show & Tell

Gord T: triangular rule, circle centre finder, found 3 1/8 inch forstner bit, little wizard metal finder in wood.

Noel G: BOWLS – maple, (general salad bowl finish) poplar X 4,

Paul K: Bowl from One-Of-A-Kind to try and emulate in the coming months! Wooden carved frogs music toy -2.

Kade B: our table saw cross cut fence which has been cut through by the blade…the fence is adjustable to avoid this! If UNSURE – ASK for assistance!!

Kade B: turned box with finial (olive and oak – ebonized with steel wool and apple cider vinegar…) (tannins in wood react with the dissolved metal) also crab apple with black walnut, also African blackwood finial on red heart. Lids are just loose enough to allow for natural wood movement with variance in moisture and temperature.

Chris L: SALT and PEPPER Cellar (oval box) with stabilizing leg attached, Cherry Maple and Walnut. Used brass bolt and threaded insert from HD. Idea from Wood Whisperer.

Don McF: Personalized Christmas ornaments: available from Don, free name-customized patterns to DWC members… Contact Don

Next Meeting: 2023-11-20 Monday at 6:30

Monday Night Recap, Nov 6, 2023

Announcements

This Wednesday evening’s turning session is cancelled. Shop will be open.

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. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS to help run the club!

GREAT to see so many members (38?)at this meeting!!

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

The first ‘101’ courses in turning and flatwork have concluded this fall. Contact Kade B or Paul K to sign up for these course which may run in the new year…

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

DWC Executive 2023:

Kade B. – President

Paul K. – Vise 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 NOW in the shop!! Electrical upgrades and dust collection being set up this week, possibly next. We WILL HAVE a special Monday night presentation on proper use and care of this machine!! Thanks to Chad Shaw for his work in setting up this equipment

Ongoing Education

TURNING 101 may run again in 2024.

Contact Chris L. or Kade B

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

FLATWORK 101 may run in 2024. Contact Paul K.

Community Activities

BackDoorMission FOOD and CLOTHING DRIVE continues weekly. Men’s and women’s clothing and toiletries needed, also sleeping bags. Food. thanks for lending a helping hand to those in need.

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 is running 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!!

Presentations

Doug R did a presentation on MUSIC and WOODWORKING. The powerpoint, with embedded YOUTUBE videos is attached. THANKS to the audience for their awesome participation!

Gallery, Show & Tell

Kade B showed a tool handle spindle, a pen and an ash bowl that were made in the turning 101 class. Kade also showed several shawl pins (ash, oak, cherry) and a live edge walnut goblet. He also showed several turned lidded boxes with coloured epoxy insets.  Awesome

Steve H showed an oak scroll sawn dragonfly (27 hrs), and a set of scrolled Christmas ornaments on stands ‘Love’ ‘Peace’ ‘Joy’.  Beautiful

Dave Ricketts (guest) showed slides of three projects: Mitre-jointed table made from reclaimed century fir beams; a series of wall shelves made from maple ply and cherry; and a walnut compound mitred fireplace mantle.  Fantastic

Next Meeting: 2023-11-13 Mondays at 6:30 SEE YOU THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday Night Recap, Oct 30, 2023

Announcements

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!!

Presentations

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

Monday Night Recap, Oct 23, 2023

Announcements

Safety: exits and defibrillator (and washroom) were pointed out!

!!! SHOP CLEANUP is this Saturday Oct 28 at 10:00 a.m., many hands make light work! Hope to see you there… usually done in less than 2 hrs.

IF  YOU have any suggestions or wishes for presentation topics for Monday night meetings, let Paul K know or reply to this email!!

Thanks to Gord Tilly who agreed to be our Elections Officer again this year at our AGM on DEC 11th.

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

Focus Groups – as in the last email I sent you, these are being developed for YOU the members of the club! Whittling, Toys, Furniture, Scrolling, Carving, Others?? Reply to this email with your interest…

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.

In 2 WEEKS (NOV 6th) there will be a special presentation on…..

MUSIC in WOODWORKING don’t miss it!!!

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

PARKING in church lot can be tricky! Best luck if you arrive before 9:00 a.m., or after 3:00. We are working diligently with the church on finding solutions to this!!

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.

WOW!! A new 15” helical head carbide cutters planer is being ordered, with necessary electrical upgrades and dust collection in the shop!

Ongoing Education

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE running Oct 12, 19, Nov 2nd. SHOP CLOSED TO ALL OTHERS THOSE DAYS! Contact Kade to be on the list for future courses (January?)

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, 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!!

Presentations

Paul Kidson:    Guest from “Wooden It Be Nice” in Brooklin Ontario! Video one: about chair repair. All or most chairs will develop loose joints due to use and movement, plus the older glues that may have been used can break down. Use of clamps to stretch the joints apart, after labelling all parts, Do NOT bash it apart!! stretch and wiggle. Clean off the tenons with sandpaper of carefully with a file. Clean out the mortises with sandpaper or round file or FORSTNER bits of the exact right size…insert the bit using REVERSE then using forward you can draw the bit out, cleaning the hole!

Video two: taking apart and repairing a different chair type, removal of construction adhesive can be very tricky… Using a dremel type tool with a cuttoff wheel can deal with nails etc. You may need to replace screws with longer ones to get a good bite into the piece to be joined. May use wood glue into tight fitting joint areas and epoxy into more gapped joint areas

Discussion about glues and chair repair: do not use screws in most cases to repair the chair leg joint, the wood and the metal will not mate well…the screw will eat the wood in the joint with the movement over time.

use carpenters glue, (or hide glue on antiques), or epoxy if there are gaps.

Be sure both the tenon and the mortise (hole) have glue on them to get a good result. Use a rubber mallet to encourage the joints to firm up (legs into bottom of seat) Similar process for stretchers.

Gallery, Show & Tell

Noel G. SHINY! bowl, maybe Cottonwood or hickory? general salad bowl finish.

Wood samples – cottonwood? Or chestnut? and poplar

Gord T. Piece of cut Ash, with evidence of ash borer

Doug R. Turned mushrooms from oak (with a very uniquely shaped pith) and another unknown wood… imperfect as they should be!

Paul K. Wooden chair to be reconfigured, rebuilt…Paul will update us on his progress!

Next Meeting: 2023-10-30 Mondays at 6:30

Monday Night Recap, Oct 16, 2023

Announcements

Safety: fire exits and defibrillator were pointed out!

www.worldwidewoodturners.org is a free forum, with a free link to a spinning top demo, among other things. MEETINGS online Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

Hamilton Woodworking Show is coming up, Oct 20-22, carving, turning, vendors, etc. https://woodshows.com/

SHOP CLEANUP will happen Saturday Oct 28 at 10:00 a.m., many hands make light work! Hope to see you there… usually done in less than 2 hrs.

Members are encouraged to contact others who maybe haven’t attended many meetings recently, to encourage them to come out to a Monday night meeting!

If you would consider ride-sharing with another member, let Doug R know, and he will try to coordinate for other members…

Mike Beaton is looking for a volunteer to spend an hour or two looking over the clubs books, before the AGM.

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

We also need a volunteer to run the election process, script and support provided!

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

Wednesday night turning nights resumed October Oct 4, 6:00 pm every Wednesday, with Chris Lepine…TURNING ONLY those nights!

Annual membership dues ($80) are due by Jan 1st. If you pay by Dec 11th, you are entered into an early bird draw and may win back your $80.

If you are in the Lottery Group (contact Paul Kidson) and if you want to play specific numbers, you must email Paul by this Friday about having your lucky numbers used to win the millions…

PARKING in church lot can be tricky! Best luck if you arrive before 9:00 a.m., or after 3:00.

Ongoing Education

WOODTURNING 101 COURSE is running Oct 12, 19, 26th. SHOP CLOSED TO ALL OTHERS THOSE DAYS! Kade will contact those registered. Contact him to be on the list for future courses (January?)

TURNING 101 with Chris L is running Wednesdays started Oct 4, for 8 weeks, 6-9pm.

SCROLLSAWING 101 – contact Don Mcfarland

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!!

Presentation

WHAT WOOD WOULD YOU SAY THIS IS?? Paul Kidson

Coniferous vs Deciduous; seasonal variation, different environments; Tree identification from a distance, and from up close details; maples, walnut, oaks, pines, cherrys, ash, cedars, elm, mulberry, spruces, firs, (Shape, Leaves, Seeds, Bark, flat vs round needles). Native trees of Ontario, (? cucumber tree – really! It’s a magnolia!?!) rough and milled wood samples to try and identify.

Paul K and Gord T brought in the samples of wood tonight. Gord did identify almost all of the various woods (correctly?!)

Gallery, Show & Tell

Chris L: Mushrooms turned (slightly off centre) from (wet) apple wood, and cherry.

Rick K : Stepstool, cherry with walnut plugs, gnomes burned into top, tung oil

Kade B: turned live edge , captive ring goblets, thin wall birch; spinning tippy-tops (spherical), they flip up onto the stem when spun!

Guy M: small cherry bowl, live edge, mineral oil and wax finish

Gord T: Step stool, cherry and walnut, danish oil

Next Meeting: 2023-10-23 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE