Club Updates

Monday night recap – March 11, 2019

Great meeting last night, a tremendous offering of gallery items from the membership, images will be posted on our web site, definitely a must see.  Congratulations to Kade Bolger for taking first place in the turning competition (intermediate category) with a couple of pieces at the Brooklin Carving Show this past weekend, as well as to Chris Lapine for first place in the novice category, followed by myself with a second place showing, a number of the pieces were shown at the gallery.

Thank you to Rick Sullivan, Don Gaudet and Dave Roberts for staffing the clubs table at the show, they spoke with perspective members, answered questions and represented the club.

As well, we had a great presentation from Chris Lapine on the techniques for gluing boards, attached is a PDF copy of the presentation by Chris, which will be posted on the club web site.  There were a number of great questions from the membership, which the entire group enjoyed the discussion.  Thanks to Chris for taking the time to pull together a great PowerPoint slide show and presenting to the membership.

Mike Kellar brought forward an issue with one of the Talon chucks used for turning last night, unfortunately, one of the jaws has fallen out of the chuck, leaving it unusable with only three gripping arms, if anyone might know if its whereabouts, please email or text me with notification.  As well, Mike brought a great jig diagram, which is attached as a PDF file, which shows how to build a miter jig, a definite must for cutting angles on your table saw.

We’ll be hosting our first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on April 1st, the purpose will be review our overall plans for 2019, as well as, to vote on any changes to the current constitution and by-laws.  As this will be the first Monday of the month, we’ll also be hosting our coffee and treat night.  I’ll be sending out a copy of the agenda in the coming weeks, so members can prepare for any questions.


  • Tuesday night will be open shop night, along with the CLOCA team.
  • Wednesday night Denise and Chris will be hosting the open turning night, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Thursday night, Chad will be in the shop from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, if you want to come in to work on a project, come on down.
  • After 6:00 pm, Wayne Pye and Wayne Peden will be building the clubs new library cabinets, if you would like to learn how, I would definitely recommend coming down to the shop.

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

Have a great week!

Monday night recap – March 4th, 2019

Great meeting last night, our casual coffee night was a huge success, thank you to everyone for bringing in all of the fabulous treats.  We had a great follow up discussion around the Toronto Woodworking Show, as well as a number of terrific questions on a number of topics. 

The number of pieces brought forward during the gallery was awesome, please keep bringing in your projects, everyone picks up something from each of the gallery submissions.

Next week, we’ll be hosting a demonstration and discussion on glue up techniques, Chris will be leading the discussion.  As well, Dan will be taking a few minutes to talk about our new web site.


  • Wednesday night is open turning night, start time is 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Thursday night the shop is book for Wayne Pye & Wayne Peden, they’ll be discussing cabinet builds for the new library, start time 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • As the shop will be booked on Thursday night, Chad will keep the shop open from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, if you would like to use the shop, please feel free to stop in any time before 6:00 pm.
  • The Brooklin carving show will be coming up this Saturday, March 9th.  The event will be held at the Brooklin community center, start time 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, admission is free, donations accepted.

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

Have a great week!

Monday night recap – February 11, 2019

We had a good meeting last night!  Our gallery segment is turning into an awesome show and tell, the number of pieces being brought forward and the quality of work is amazing.  A quick shout out to Otto Ferencz for bringing in his home made vice, it was made back in Otto’s high school days, it was quite impressive. 

As well, a call out to Wayne Schroder, Wayne made a replica of the Hockey Night in Canada logo, it was stunning.  His replica was so good, Wayne was commissioned to produce a Maple Leaf’s logo by Rick Sullivan, our die hard leaf’s fan.

We capped off the evening with “tips and jigs”, we had a few great jigs brought forward by Chris Lapine, Kade Bolger and Dale Coolidge, images will be posted on the club web site.  As well, Dale and Andy Wintonyk will be producing grinding jigs for the turning group to help with specific grinding angles for sharpening turning tools.  As soon as everything is ready, I’ll send out an email to membership with all of the details.


  • It’s Tuesday evening and the winter storm front is upon us, the shop will be closed this evening.
  • Wednesday evening, open turning night, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Thursday evening, open shop night, shop will be open from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Pen Swap – Decemeber 12, 2018

Thank you everyone who participated in the 2018 Pen Swap!

Monday January 28th – Meeting Cancelled

With the upcoming bad weather scheduled for Monday afternoon and evening, our regular club meeting will be cancelled.  For the time being the shop will be open, however, if the church staff feel the need to close the church early, please be prepared to exit the shop.  Our next regular club meeting will take place on Monday February 4th.

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