Club Updates

Monday night recap, January 13, 2020

Hi,

Great meeting last night, presentation by yours truly regarding the making of picture frames.  We went through the basics of cutting, routing, clamping and mounting a picture for a handmade picture frame.  Great feedback from the membership, awesome tips and tricks from everyone.

Next week, Greg Wallace from Kilian Tools will be at the club, Greg makes and sells Nanograin carbide woodworking tools.  As well, from our conversation last day, we’ll also be taking about feather boards, everyone is encouraged to bring in your feather board or if you have another method, bring it in so everyone can see it.

Attached is an article found in the current issue of Wood magazine (issue #266, March 2020) regarding 3-D illusion cutting boards, I thought it might be an interesting read for the membership.

The Scouts are back this year, Mike Kellar is looking for volunteers to help with the Kub Kars program, current dates booked are January 22nd, January 28th, February 5th, February 12th and February 18th.  If you can help out, please contact Mike directly.  Note, when the Scouts are in the shop, the regular open shop night or turning night will be cancelled, the calendar will be updated.

Housekeeping

  • Tuesday, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, open turning night with Denise Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call, text or email.

Have a great week!

Rob Peros

President – Durham Woodworking Club

Monday night recap, January 6, 2020

Happy New Year all,

Welcome to a new decade, we’re excited to start a new year.  We had a great meeting last night, a number of awesome gallery items brought forward by the membership, they’ll be posted on our Instagram page, as well as our web site.

We had a great kick off meeting with our new programme director, Gert Rosenau.  There were several great ideas for meeting topics, club projects and project specific seminars, Gert is going to take all of the great ideas and start working on our 2020 calendar of events.  If anyone is interested in helping Gert and would like to volunteer on the programme subcommittee, please feel free to reach out to Gert directly.

Mike Kellar reviewed with the membership a few of the ongoing community projects and several new additions to the club library.  Thanks Mike for the update.

A quick note from Rick Sullivan, payment for the next round of lottery play is due by February 18th, please be sure to speak to Rick.

Housekeeping

  • Tuesday, open shop night, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday, open turning night, if you would like to learn how to turn with Denis and Chris, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday, open shop night, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, email or text.

Have a great week

Rob Peros

President – Durham Woodworking Club

Monday night recap, December 16, 2019

Hi,

Fantastic meeting this past Monday night, a special thank you to Kevin Berry for the musical introduction to start the meeting, Kevin is a very talented bag pipe musician.  We had a great assortment of holiday treats to highlight the meeting.

As well, we ran our annual general meeting this past Monday night, with elections of the 2020 executive.  Thank you to everyone for their support during the AGM , now that we’ve run through our first attempt with the new procedures, it should run much smother next year. 

Club holiday hours – No evening shop hours

  • Monday December 23rd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday December 24th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday December 25th, shop closed
  • Thursday December 26th, shop closed
  • Friday December 27th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday December 30th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday December 31st, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday January 1st, shop closed
  • Thursday January 2nd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Friday January 3rd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Monday January 6th, club meeting 6:30 pm

Housekeeping notes

  • The shop is in need of a clean-up, we’re looking for volunteers to come in on Saturday December 28th, start time 10:00 am, we should be done noon.  If you can help, please let me know.
  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday & Seasons Greeting to everyone, have a safe and happy holiday, will see everyone on January 6, 2020.

If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

Thank you,

Rob Peros

President – Durham Woodworking Club

Monday night recap, December 9, 2019

Hi,

Fantastic meeting last night, it was standing room only, great to see everyone.  We were treated to an awesome router presentation by Don MacLean, Don reviewed a number of routing basics for the membership.  We had full audience participation, there were a number of great questions from the membership, which generated a lot of information on the topic.  Thank you Don for taking the time to put together a wonderful presentation.

John McDonald mentioned during the Q&A portion of Don’s presentation a specific YouTube channel to find interesting information, below is the link for Wood Work Web, specific for the router.  This channel has a number of good clips to pull information.

Next week, will be our last club meeting for the season, as we’ll be breaking for Christmas.  We’re going to have a holiday themed coffee night, please be sure to bring holiday treats for the group.  As it’s our last meeting of the year, we’ll also be holding our first official Annual General Meeting.  As well, Chris Lapine will be conducting a demonstration on the speed square, proper use, as well as multiple uses for the speed square.  It should be a good discussion.

We are in need of volunteers to help take down a pipe organ, we have been asked by a family in Whitby, the husband passed away and the family needs our assistance.  If you can help, please let me know.

Club holiday hours – No evening shop hours

Monday December 23rd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday December 24th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday December 25th, shop closed

Thursday December 26th, shop closed

Friday December 27th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday December 30th, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Tuesday December 31st, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Wednesday January 1st, shop closed

Thursday January 2nd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Friday January 3rd, shop open 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Monday January 6th, club meeting 6:30 pm

Housekeeping notes

  • The shop is in need of a clean-up, we’re looking for volunteers to come in on Saturday December 21st, start time 10:00 am, we should be done noon.  If you can help, please let me know.
  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
  • Reminder, if you have ordered a Trend mask, please be sure to pay $40 (cash or cheque) at the next meeting.

If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

Thank you,

Rob Peros

President – Durham Woodworking Club

Monday night recap, December 2, 2019

Hi,

Fantastic meeting last night, we were fortunate to have two presentations on pyrography.  Our first presenters were two UOIT students, they have developed a new product which allows you to chemically burn wood (the chemical is non-toxic).  The product is called the “PyroMarker”, it’s similar to a thick pen which stores the chemical that burns the wood, once you’ve marked your project, simply add heat from a heat gun and your project is instantly burned.  A very cool product, additional information is available on their web site, www.pyromarker.com.   

Our second presentation was presented by Kade Bolger, on the topic of traditional wood burning or pyrography.  Kade ran through his techniques and tools for texturing his projects, great feedback and questions from the membership, it was an awesome presentation.  Thank you Kade for taking the time to run through your process, very informative.

Next week, Don MacLean will our presenter for the evening and the topic will be on router basics.  Don has extensive background with the router, he’s been routing for a number of years and is a wealth of knowledge, I highly recommend attending next week’s meeting. 

Margo McNab passed along a note to say that the Rona store located on Simcoe Street, South of Taunton will be closing at the end of January 2020.  The store will be holding supervised closing sale on all materials and goods, suggest that you make a visit to the store to check out any deals.  Thanks Margo for the heads up.

Club elections will be taking place on December 16th, an email was previously sent with all of the details, if you would like a copy of the email, please let me know.  You can also visit the club web site, all of the information will be available.  Please note, the nominations are open to all DWC members, the deadline is this coming Monday December 9th.  If you would like to help out and be on the executive or you would like to nominate someone, please have the information in to me by next Monday night.  Attached is a copy of the nomination ballot.

Annual General Meeting agenda will be sent out this week, the AGM will be on December 16th, if you would like to have an item added to the agenda, please send an email to my attention.

We are in need of volunteers to help take down a pipe organ, we have been asked by a family in Whitby, the husband passed away and the family needs our assistance.  If you can help, please let me know.

Housekeeping notes

  • The shop is in need of a clean-up, we’re looking for volunteers to come in on Saturday December 21st, start time 10:00 am, we should be done noon.  If you can help, please let me know.
  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
  • Reminder, if you have ordered a Trend mask, please be sure to pay $40 (cash or cheque) at the next meeting.

If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

Monday night recap, November 25, 2019

Hi,

Great meeting last night, awesome discussion regarding the various styles and types of air compressors, as well as, air tools.  Below is a link for the presentation from last night, as well as the notes found on line from KMS tools regarding the selection process for an air compressor.  If you’re in the market for a new compressor for your shop, I would definitely recommend the newer “quiet” versions, the feedback last night was very positive regarding the reduced noise level.

https://1drv.ms/b/s!Aqyo72oZXkXJiim-5aMdLErRz7L6  link to presentation 

Congratulations to Gord Dowsley, he was the early bird draw winner last night.  Gord will receive a cheque for the 2020 membership fee.

An email was sent today with an updated recap for the 2020 elections, please take a few minutes to review.  If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime.

Next club meeting will be Monday December 2nd, it’s the first meeting of the month, which means it’s coffee and treat night.  Coffee will be available, be sure to bring in your sweet treats for everyone.  Kade Bolger will be demonstrating his pyrography techniques, and we’ll also have a guest speaker to start off the night, should be a great night.

Housekeeping notes

  • The shop is in need of a clean-up, we’re looking for volunteers to come in on Saturday December 21st, start time 10:00 am, we should be done noon.  If you can help, please let me know.
  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

If I’ve missed anything or if anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, text or email me anytime.

Have a great week.

Monday night recap, November 18, 2019

Hi,

Amazing evening last night, we had a tremendous presentation by Kade Bolger on wood staining and dyeing.  Kade ran through all of the materials used and the process to colour and texture his pieces.  Great topic and discussion by all, thank you to Kade for the presentation.

Chris Lapine had mentioned following Tim Yoder on YouTube, he was the gentleman who originally came up with the porcupine toothpick holder.  His YouTube channel is woodturningwithtim1, I would definitely recommend having a look at his videos.

Next week’s topic will be on compressors and air tools, I’ll be reviewing the key notes on the different types of compressors and the air tools that we use in our home workshops.  I would encourage the membership, if you use an air tool, bring it in and we’ll add it to the conversation.

I’ve attached a PDF file that was donated by Cecil Galpin for a bandsaw circle cutting jig, thank you Cecil.

Doug Ricketts has a friend who is selling approximately two or three cherry burls.  The number of burls and the amount for each burl still needs to be determined by Doug’s friend.  If you are interested, please contact Doug directly via email (address on membership list), please note, this will be on a first come first serve basis.  Pick up details and dates will be confirmed by Doug.

Housekeeping

  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
  • Early bird draw will be on November 25th, if you pay your 2020 membership dues on or before this date, you will be entered in a draw to win back your membership dues.  As a point of clarification, new members are eligible to participate, excluding the new member initiation fee.
  • We’ll be holding elections at our next AGM which will be held on December 16th, all nominations must be submitted in writing to the executive on or before December 9th.  All nominations will require two signatures of current members in good standing.  Additional details will follow via email.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call email or text.

Have a great week!

Monday night recap, November 11, 2019

Hi,

Aside from the horrible weather this past Monday night, we had a terrific evening.  Our guest speaker came with a truck load of awesome turning equipment, Ken Rude from Branches to Bowls spoke in great detail about the Vic Mark line of lathes and the line of Carter turning tools.  A number of members left with smiles, as they were able to make purchases on the spot, congratulations to everyone and our thanks to Ken and Vern for making the drive from the Hamilton Woodworking show to our club meeting.

Next week, Kade Bolger will be sharing a demonstration on how to add colour to your projects.  A while back, Kade brought in a beautiful pieces which he had coloured, Kade will be running through the steps he takes to colour his pieces.  This will be a great evening.

Volunteers are needed to help dismantle a partially built pipe organ, we’re hoping to repurpose the wood for club projects, if you can help, please email Rob at your earliest convenience.  

Doug Ricketts has a friend who is selling approximately two or three cherry burls.  The number of burls and the amount for each burl still needs to be determined by Doug’s friend.  If you are interested, please contact Doug directly via email (email address), please note, this will be on a first come first serve basis.  Pick up details and dates will be confirmed by Doug.

House Keeping

  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Rob, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis and Chris, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
  • Early bird draw will be on November 25th, if you pay your 2020 membership dues on or before this date, you will be entered in a draw to win back your membership dues.  As a point of clarification, new members are eligible to participate, excluding the new member initiation fee.
  • We’ll be holding elections at our next AGM which will be held on December 16th, all nominations must be submitted in writing to the executive on or before December 2nd.  All nominations will require two signatures of current members in good standing.  Additional details at the next club meeting.

If anyone has any questions, please feel free to call, email or text.

Have a great week.

Monday night recap, November 4, 2019

Fun meeting last night, our guest speaker was a representative from the Soper Creek Wildlife Rescue.  Nicole spoke about the how Soper Creek started and its current mission in the Durham Region, a very worthy cause.  Calvin has set up a group to help Soper Creek with their “wish” list and Don McFarland donated a squirrel box, which will be used for nesting of the animals.  If you’d like to volunteer with Calvin’s group, please contact Calvin directly.

Next week, we have a meeting scheduled on Remembrance Day, we have a guest speaker from “Branches to Bowls”.  They are a distributor of Vic Mar lathes as well as, Carter turning tool, it should be a great evening.

Attached are two PDF files, the first is a good article on new motor technology which is starting to come to market regarding DVR motors, thank Margo for forwarding the article.  The second PDF is a flyer from Markham Industrial in Pickering, they are having a one day sale on Wednesday, if your in the market for a new tool, definitely have a look at the flyer and be sure to mention that you’re with the DWC.

House Keeping

  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis and Chris, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Volunteers are needed to help dismantle a partially built organ, we’re hoping to repurpose the wood for club projects, if you can help, please email Rob at your earliest convenience.  
  • Early bird draw will be on November 25th, if you pay your 2020 membership dues on or before this date, you will be entered in a draw to win back your membership dues.  As a point of clarification, new members are eligible to participate, excluding the new member initiation fee.
  • We’ll be holding elections at our next AGM which will be held on December 16th, all nominations must be submitted in writing to the executive on or before December 2nd.  All nominations will require two signatures of current members in good standing.  Additional details at the next club meeting.
  • Trend Air Stealth Half Mask orders must be submitted no later than Friday November 8th, additional details to follow on a separate email.

If anyone has any questions, please do not hesitate to call, email or text.

Thank you,

Monday night recap, October 28, 2019

Hi,

Great meeting last night, we had a fantastic presentation by Teresa Turner from Canabo Medical Group regarding the cannabis industry in Canada.  Teresa’s presentation was extremely informative and offered great insight into the industry, as well as, a deep dive into the components and uses for cannabis.

Thank you to Keith White, President of clinic operations for Aleafia Health Inc, for sponsoring the evening, the membership were treated to coffee and donuts as well as a few other goodies.  The presentation was capped off with a number of great questions from the membership, which Teresa provided great feedback.  A copy of tonight presentation is posted on the club web site for those members interested in learning more about cannabis.

As next Monday night will be the first meeting of the month, we’ll have our coffee and treat night, please be sure to bring a sweet treat.  As well, we’ll be featuring a guest speaker next week as well, Calvin has arranged for the team from Sopher Creek Wildlife Reverse to come speak to the membership.

As part of the evening, we’ll also have our tip and jigs segment, if you use a handy jig or have a great tip, be sure to bring it next week, it’s a great way to share your experience with the membership.

Chris Lapine will be ordering cheese slicers in the coming week, if you’re interested in placing an order, please contact Chris directly.

The club is selling a number of ash boards (donated by Jim Robinson), the pieces range in length and width, each piece will be $5.00 per board, all funds raised go to back into the club.  If you’re interested in making a purchase, please contact Calvin Perry, please note, this will be on a first come, first serve basis.  Please note that wood cannot be stored at the club.

As well, the club will be making a bulk purchase of the new Trend Air Stealth half mask, all of the details are on the attached presentation.  If you would like to make a purchase, please contact me via email to place your order.

Housekeeping

  • Tuesday night, open shop night with Mike Kellar, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday night, open turning night with Denis Lalonde and Chris Lapine, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, open shop night with Chad Shaw, 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • The early bird draw will be held on November 25th, if you pay your membership dues on or before November 25th, you will be entered in a draw to win your 2020 membership dues.

If I’ve missed anything or you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call, text or email.

Have a great week!