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                       UPCOMING MEETINGS  (2013/2014 calendar)


April 10: general meeting: Bob Rollings; Femisphere made simple. Only Bob could describe how to make this 'simple'.
Great demo, lots of examples of various types and the chips flew as Bob made a complete femisphere before the meeting was over.
For some great followup information visit:
Peter Rand's web site
Includes lots of other "interesting stuff" as well!


April 24: Skills night: O.K. - back by popular demand, our 'delayed' annual SHARPENING night. Bring the tools that you have difficulty sharpening. Evening will include a demo on how to sharpen (on a grinder) all of the common types of turning tools.
Contact me (here) with your ideas! these meetings are planned around members' requests.

MAY 4: Special All Day Demonstration with Betty Scarpino.

Betty is a world renowned contemporary artist with work displayed in several public and private museums and galleries. She comes from Indianapolis and uses turning to enhance her art objects. For further details visit her web site: http://bettyscarpino.com/

To register, contact John Buccioni at mailto:treasurer@torontowoodturnersguild.com
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Cost: $45.00 - lunch included
Location: 110 Carrier Drive, Etobicoke (Humber College woodworking shop)

****May 8: ANNUAL COMPETITION: ****
Show off your work and compete for ribbons and prizes!
Rules for 2014 competition: ( here )
NOTE FOR NOVICE TURNERS: A HAMLET GOUGE, IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL BONNYCASTLE WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE BEST IN CLASS PRIZE.

 

A new web site for the Society of Canadian Woodworkers. Web site includes a chat forum. Reach it here: SCW 
SCW is also on facebook, just click on the SCW home page link

An excellent video on how to avoid catches by Richard Raffan: (click here)

WGO MEMBERS SURVEY:
For WGO members only. Follow this link to the survey:
http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PKRYK7H
Fill out the survey to let our planning committee know what you would like to see and do.

 

Don't forget to keep working on more wig stands!
This is an ongoing project - much appreciated by recipients
If you mislaid the plans, they are (
here) - print a copy
and make one or a dozen. . .


NEWSLETTER:

Latest issue: (March 2014)             Newsletter listing: (here
)


COMPETITION RULES, Revised April 16, 2014: Note, rules for 2015 may be modified......If you want your opinions considered or included for the revisions, contact the web master with your suggestions.
WGO COMPETITION RULES:
(2014 rules: here) - MAY 8, 2014 will be here before you know it, WORK ON YOUR ENTRIES NOW!
NOTE FOR NOVICE TURNERS: A HAMLET GOUGE, IN MEMORY OF MICHAEL BONNYCASTLE WILL BE INCLUDED WITH THE BEST IN CLASS PRIZE.

SAFETY GUIDELINES:  (link to safety guidelines)
A copy of the AAW Lathe safety guidelines are posted. Read the guidelines at least once a year to keep them fresh in your mind. Develop and maintain a SAFE workshop!
FIRST AID ARTICLE: Forget your first aid knowledge and learn the new way of taking care of workshop injuries, follow the link below for a great article.
http://www.woodturner.org/community/Fundamentals/safety/W216SU.pdf

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