Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Tuesday October 3 Meeting Summary

Programme Director Rob Suarez opened the session with announcements, among them that photos of the meetings taken by President James Ferris will be uploaded onto Instagram under the banner of ottawa_woodworkers_association.  If you've "Shown-And-Told" be sure to sign a waiver for permission to upload your photo.

Following last month's presentation by Emil of Clarence Creek Wood Select, the October meeting featured Jim Hendry.  Jim gave a very interesting and informative talk about the Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF), an organization that certifies properly managed woodlands and their products.  With the help of slides he informed us not only about the EOMF but the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council).  To find out more about the EOMF visit the web site  Thanks Jim for all the great information.
There was lots of visiting during the break as well as Gary selling 50/50 tickets and people paying their yearly dues.

Jack Schwass will be giving another sharpening seminar at his place.  If you are interested in finding out what sharp really is contact Jack by email at:

After the break came Show and Tell.  Rolf showed off a chair, or, more precisely, the cardboard mock-up of what will become his chair over the next few months.  He has promised to keep us all up to date on his progress.
John was next with his cutting boards.  It was the opinion of everyone in the room that they are far too nice to be used as cutting boards.
Charles brought in his Ash bench with the top joined to the legs using large finger joints.
Dean also brought in his mock-up of his version of a Maloof chair. His mock-up rather than cardboard was made from various scraps of wood. He to will keep us in the know of his progress.
Mark had a couple of Beer totes to show. One not so well designed as it didn't fit bottles very well and cans not at all. The second one works much better.
He also made a dust pan to help in the clean up of all the dust he is making in his shop now that he has a Rikon jointer-planer.  Or was that for the bottle caps?
George had his latest LED reading lamp to show us.  Powered by rechargeable batteries and turning it on/off by touching the hinge at the back it truly is something that enlightened us all. George has an eight-part series on You Tube on the lamp's construction including detailed background on the electronics and bent-wood lamination.  The link to his channel is in the sidebar.
Finally to wrap up the evening Ken showed the storage box he made to keep his diamond sharping stones and jig safe, in one place and dust free.
Safe woodworking and we will see you November 7th.
Ken Dixon


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