News and Happenings
June 2016

June 2016


Steven Kennard April 17, 2016

Steven Kennard April 17, 2016

Our Special All Day Event with Steven Kennard was well attended and enjoyed by all.  Such beautiful boxes!!  










May Show and Tell

May Show and Tell



Shawn Herman from the WGO gave us an intriging demonstration on Singapore Balls.  These Balls are injected with little spikes that extend and receed as the ball is tossed in the air.  Very interesting!








April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

Our April  meeting demonstration was led by Carl Durance who is talented in so many areas of woodwork, woodturning and specialty crafts.   He took us through the steps to create beautiful enamelled pieces.  Also the Show and Tell  table had much to display.  The Raffle table continued to overflow with much valued wood, this time mostly walnut. 

Show and Tell


Carl Durance - Enamelling

Carl travelled from the Grey Bruce Woodturning Guild to show us the beautiful art of enamelling.  Carl demonstrated his mastery of metal, paint and design, and baked the work in an oven that reached more than 1500 degrees farenheit.   





More Wood on the Raffle Table!!







March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

Our March meeting demonstration was led by our own Ian Stewart who showed us the secrets to create a beautiful  multi axis hollow vessel. Also the Show and Tell  table had much to display.  The cornacopia of wood available at our Raffle Table continued... Wood for all! 

Show and Tell


Ian Stewart- Multi Axis Hollow Forms.

Ian Stewart demonstrated on how to create beautiful hollow forms using a multi axis technique. 

To see a Step by Step  handout showing how to do this technique, click HERE









February 1, 2016

February 1, 2016

Our February Meeting was jam packed full of great events.  The Show and Tell table had a great showing from many of our turners.  John Morand gave us an entertaining and enlightening demonstration on Quilted Wood and making your Signature Piece.  And the Raffle was a forest of great wood offerings from Brent Ferris, all ticket holders went home with wood for a lifetime ..or two!!

Show and Tell

Our Woodturners have been very busy creating a full table full of wonderful work!!





John Morand Quilted Wood

John Morand Quilted Wood




John prepared a power point presentation for the group.  Here it is for your review
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January 4, 2016

January 4, 2016

Our first meeting demonstration of 2016 was presented by Wyatt Walkem on Winged Bowls

Wyatt is a young ( 22 years old ) and up and coming woodworker  furniture designer who brings amazing talent to our club. 

He gave us a complete and well presented demonstration on making a winged bowl.  He emphasized safety and precision techniques that helps him get the intended results. 

You can see Wyatt's website and much more of his work at  http://www.wyattwalkemdesign.com/




November 2, 2015

November 2, 2015

Hugh Widdup did a great demonstration on Pepper Mills.  He took us through step by step, and let us in on some time saving tips to make beautiful mills every time.  

To view Hugh's Handouts on Peppermills, click here :  Hugh Widdup-Peppermills.




All Day Seminar with Michael Mocho

All Day Seminar with Michael Mocho

Sunday October 25, 2015
Michael Mocho travelled from his warm home in New Mexico to share his wealth of woodturning knowledge and skills.  He made a tour of southwestern Ontario and our Guild was honoured to present him to our members and to the WGO and other area clubs

He is a competent demonstrator who has micro analysed several techniques and gave clear and understandable guidance to our members on many things including the anatomy of a catch, confident use and care of a skew, texturing, chasing treads and other applications. His explanations were thorough and salted with witt and a very droll sense of humour... You had to pay attention!

See below for links to his handouts on Texturing, Threading, and Fundamentals. 







Joe Kappy on Pens

Joe Kappy on Pens

October 5, 2015

Joe Kappy demonstrated the versatility and creativity of materials that can be used to make a beautiful pens.  And pens are so useful for everyone!




Richard Pikul on Boxes

Richard Pikul on Boxes

September 14, 2015

Richard Pikul started off our year with a detailed and interesting demonstration on turning boxes. 



Fred Klapp Happy 88th Birthday  May  4, 2015

Fred Klapp Happy 88th Birthday May 4, 2015


One of our most capable and honoured members celebrated his 88th Birthday on May 5, 2015.  Here you see him with his birthday cake and everyone congratulated him. 

Over his more than  50 years of turning and woodworking Fred has been a friend to many people and he has been described as following: 
Fred is a "giving guy" his shop was always open and welcoming.  "Come around and visit and I will show you how to turn flowers, how to use pearlescent paint, how to blend and use veneer in your boxes, how to get rid of your volatile oils and move over to safer watervournefinsihes, how to tap and drill aluminum as you make jugs, how to make delightful unique finials.  Come to my place and I will convince you to take up ornmamental turning on my home built rose engine.  

Fred was delighted when his work was purchased at the annual meeting by the AAW auctioneer.  And of course when his most unusual boxes made the cover of the American Woodturner.
 

Mike Brazeau May  4, 2015

Mike Brazeau May 4, 2015

Mike Brazeau, Past President of the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild gave us an insightful talk and demo on the many aspects of planing, preparing,  preserving and producing beautiful turnings starting with rough timber.  




Visiting Turner,  Warren Carpenter April 26

Visiting Turner, Warren Carpenter April 26

Warren Carpenter filled the room on April 26, 2015.  Warren is from South Carolina and brings more than 15 years of artistic and production turning experience.  He was previously a fine furniture and cabinet maker.  Warren enriched the audience with his practical style and techniques that will help all turners improve their skill. 
It was a full day of learning and turning.  Lunch was good too!!





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April 2015 Don Svob Root Turning

April 2015 Don Svob Root Turning

Don Svob came from Wellend Ontario to give us a demonstration on Root Turning.  Roots are full of special characteristics and challenges and Don gave some pointers on how to get the best out of them.




March 2, 2015  Jogi, Makhani

March 2, 2015 Jogi, Makhani

Jogi gave us an insightful demonstration on how to creatively use epoxy and other elements in our turning.  An artistic eye opener.







February 2, 2015 Peter Steenwyk- Woodchuckers.

February 2, 2015 Peter Steenwyk- Woodchuckers.

Peter Styeenwyk of Woodchuckers provided our members with a thourough and interesting talk on wood.  Big topic!  He shared his many years of knowlege in the wood industry and enlightened us in regard to the origins and characteristics of domestic and exotic wood varieties.  We were welcome to view his many samples as well as a very expansive library on the topics, a list that we hope to post in the near future.  



January 12, 2015

January 12, 2015

Andrew Turnbull

Andrew demonstrated creative ways to produce, accurately every time, small objects with the use of therming, jigs and special techniques. 



Steve and Sharon Mushinski- Mabling

Steve and Sharon Mushinski- Mabling

November 2014

Steve and Sharon Mushinski gave a captivating seminar on how to use Marbling on our woodturnings

A lot of preparation led to a short careful but simple dipping, and when the item came out of the ink bath
you could hear the  " oohs and ahhs and wows"  from the audience . It was like watching magic!  

               

Barbara Dill on Multi Axis Turning

Barbara Dill on Multi Axis Turning

October 19, 2014 All Day Seminar
Barbara Dill came from the Virginia USA and presented a thought provoking seminar on Multi Axis Turning. The concepts presented here will surely find their way into our work.




       
October 6, 2014

October 6, 2014

Dave Bell came from the Grey Bruce Woodturners to give a great demo that included utilizing expoy in your work.  Very beautiful work!  

      

        
The First Session of the 2014-15 Year opens with a Bonus!!

The First Session of the 2014-15 Year opens with a Bonus!!

Our first meeting of the year got off to a great start.  The meeting was well attended with renewing members and many new members were welcomed.  

Our President, Johan Guersten and our 1st Vice President Joe Kappy opened the meeting with some great news.  Effective this year your membership will include attendance, free of charge to one of our popular All Day Workshops.  These workshops feature a visiting turner of renown, where you will surely  pick up tricks and techniques to use in your work. You can attend your first workshop free of charge and are still welcome to join the others ( usually we have 3 throughout the year )  for the rate of $45.00 including lunch.  Our first workshop this year is Sunday October 19, 2014 featuring Barbara Dill.  See more on the Upcoming Events Page.  
      



Betty Scarpino  All Day Demonstration. May 4, 2014

Betty Scarpino All Day Demonstration. May 4, 2014