Thursday, 13 April 2017

More books, books, books, and some magazines too.

The OWA has received another large donation of books.  This time, though, there is no list of titles.  You'll just have to come to the meetings to see what's available.  Our gold frame member Gary will bring these to the meetings a box or two at a time.  Some titles will be sold at a fraction of their original cost while others will be given away.  The proceeds will help fund OWA activities.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wood Carving Competition

The Outaouais Wood Carvers Association is hosting a carving competition on May the 6th.  Click through to learn more, either about the Outaouais Carvers Association or specifics about the carving competition on the Saturday following our OWA meeting in May.

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Tuesday Meeting: 7:00 - 9:00 PM on April 4th, 2017

It's Shop Tour Night on Tuesday.  Along with the regular activities like Show-and-Tell and the 50-50 Draw, several members will be presenting virtual tours of their shops as slide shows and PowerPoint presentations.  Come early; come often.  Remember to bring dry indoor footwear as this time of year is hard on flooring and those who clean it.

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Tuesday Meeting, March 7th at 7 PM.

Phil White is our March presenter.  He is a sculptor and conservator who holds the position of Canada’s Dominion Sculptor, with the Department of Public Services and Procurement Canada.  He is primarily an architectural sculptor and designer, working in stone, bronze, and wood.

He will give an overview of his work, in wood, stone, and metal, with a focus on the carving and sculptural work in the Parliament buildings.  Finally, he will speak about the process of creating a sculpture in stone and in wood, with a few photos to illustrate the various steps.

Following the presentation, we will resume our Show and Tell session as well as the Q&A session that we intended to start last month.  Please bring your works and your questions!

And don't forget dry indoor footwear.

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Tonight's Meeting Cancelled due to Weather

After having monitored weather reports and forecasts the OWA Executive decided to cancel tonight's meeting. March 7th is when we will meet again. We predict it will be sunny and 17 degrees C.

Monday, 6 February 2017

Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2017

This is a friendly reminder that the special $45 Early-Bird registration fee for the Kingston Wood Artisans Symposium 2017 expires on 28 February.  After that, it goes up to $65.  For complete details about the Symposium 2017, go to:

You may also recall that all OWA members who've registered for the Symposium are eligible to enter pieces in the Gallery that'll be held at the Symposium.  There's no charge to enter your pieces, but you do have to submit an application; go to:  There you'll find the Guidelines, which also show you how to submit an on-line application.

Again, I hope you're planning to attend Symposium 2017 and, to enter a few of your pieces in the Gallery.


Robert M. Schlosser
President, Kingston Wood Artisans

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Meeting on Tuesday, 7 February, 2017

We are back on our usual “first Tuesday of the month” schedule, so the next meeting will take place Tuesday February 7.  Here’s what you can expect:

1. A follow-up presentation from Igor Vasilenko.

"Last year I spoke at one of our meetings about woodworking as a business, and described the experience I've had with my little start-up and some of the perils and joys I've gone through.  At the conclusion of that presentation, I promised that, provided there was interest, I would do a presentation about my recent experience involving one of the biggest projects a woodworker may endeavor to complete - a new woodworking shop!

I'll share what I learned, from plans to completed building, about my adventures with buying and installing machinery of my dreams (and of my nightmares, too!), and lessons I learned and people I was able to meet along this long journey.  Hopefully, everyone will have a something new to learn from what so far has been an incredible experience." - Igor

2. Answers to your burning questions.

"We are going to try something a little different.  We are going to have an interactive Q&A session.  How it works: You bring your questions (preferably prepared beforehand and related to woodworking) and we, as a group, will try to answer them during the meeting.  Depending on the interest, this could be an ongoing feature and even better, we might see some opportunities to create some meeting content from it if we find some willing experts to elaborate." - Mark

As always, Show and Tell and the 50/50 Draw are still on the schedule, and the new segment from Jacques Breau highlighting notable online inspirations continues.  Please remember to bring along some indoor footwear.

See you next week!

OWA Secretary