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June 20th, 2018


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News & Events Calendar

SWG Calendar of News & Events
Date Event Details
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016SWG Monthly Meeting POSTPONEDThe April monthly SWG Tuesday evening meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, April 13th to coincide with the evening Steven Kennard Demonstration hosted by SWG.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016Steven Kennard DemonstrationSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do an evening demonstration/presentation for SWG. Steven will do an audiovisual presentation of introduction and explanations of work over the years ending with the Turns video and a brief questions and answers session. After that he will demonstrate the making of a teardrop box in African blackwood, from the raw material to the polished piece.
Note!Fee to attend this special presentation is $30.
Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, May 8th, 201615th Annual Made of Wood ShowThe Alton Mills Arts Centre
Alton, ON
A juried show and sale of one of a kind works in wood by artisans from across Canada. Check out the Made of Wood Show web site for details.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingWoodturnings can be embellished by incorporating decorative enamelled pieces as accents. Enamel, more properly, vitreous enamel, is a thin layer of glass, transparent or opaque, heat-fused to a metal substrate. Carl Durance will demostrate the process of creating a decorative enamelled piece, including metal preparation, variety of application techniques of enamel to metal, fusing enamel to metal using kiln or torch, and application of enamelled piece to wood turning. The presentation will cover some of the science behind the process of vitreous enamelling.
Thursday, June 9th-Sunday, June 12th, 201630th Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 30th annual symposium in Atlanta, GA. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingDetails to follow...
Saturday, July 2nd, 201628th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 28th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingDetails to follow...
Friday, August 5th-Saturday, August 6th, 201613th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Stave Construction - Linear and Compound
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to create vessels using stave construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles and building a cutting jig.
Featured Seminar by Dirk Hoogendoorn (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Advanced Bowl-From-A-Board and Beyond
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to push the limits of bowl-from-a-board. Topics include layout considerations, laminating board, cutting rings, assembly, turning, and finishing.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingDetails to follow...
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem, from the Toronto Woodturners Guild, will show his winged-bowl designs and demonstrate his technique of creating these functional works of art.
Friday, September 16th-Monday, September 19th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016The Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 is a combination of 3 events hosted by Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild (GBWG); Grey-Bruce TurnFest Symposium on Saturday, September 17th, and Sunday, September 18th, open to members of Ontario woodturning guilds and featuring a series of 6 presentations, instant gallery, and more; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Workshops on Friday, September 16th, Monday, September 19th, and Tuesday, September 20th, day-long hands-on workshops; and; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Exhibition, Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th, public showing of woodturnings. Check out the GBWG website for details including registration.
Friday, September 30th-Sunday, October 2nd, 201631st Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Turning a Decorative Platter
Friday, 2:30PM-4:00PM
Featured Seminar by Gary Miller (TVWG)
Finish Turning a Green Bowl
Saturday, 2:00PM-3:00PM
Featured Seminar by Eric Deckert (TVWG)
Turning a Large Candlestick
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:45PM
Saturday, October 1st-Sunday, October 2nd, 2016Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2016Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild will have a booth at the 2016 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingFrank DiDomizio, from the Kawartha Woodturners Guild, will share his experience of creating a decorative platter with an emphasis on embellishments. The basic turning sequence for a platter will be covered. After turning, a number of embellishing techniques, including dyeing, texturing, carving, and pyrography, will be demonstrated. These same techniques can be used to embellish other turned objects.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will demonstrate Stave Construction, Linear and Compound. Old wooden pails and kegs (or barrels) were constructed using staves. Learn how to create vessels using stave-construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles (blade and miter) and building a cutting jig and gluing jig. A variety of stave constructed vessels will be shown during the presentation.
Remember to bring your pieces for the SWG Show & Sale on Saturday, November 12th at the Midland Cultural Centre.
Friday, November 11th-Sunday, November 13th, 2016SWG Christmas Show & SaleFriday 12:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Simcoe Woodturners Guild (SWG) will hold its inaugural Christmas Show & Sale at the Midland Cultural Centre. Just in time for Christmas shopping, this event will feature a variety of woodturned treasures, perfect for under any Christmas tree. Woodturning demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the event.
Members are encouraged to participate in this event by submitting woodturned pieces to the show and sale, which will be collected by the next guild meeting on Tuesday, November 8th. This is a great opportunity, for you and the guild, do not miss out!!!
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingMark Solomon from Woodchuckers will demonstrate the line of Osmo wood finishing products.
This meeting will also include the SWG Special Christmas Raffle Draw. Tickets will be available at the meeting. Do not miss out on this opportunity to win great prizes while supporting your guild!
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDMeeting cancelled due to road conditions and freezing rain warnings!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Friday, February 24th-Sunday, February 26th, 2017Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Hamilton, ON
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingEllen moser-Harris and Benjamin Scheiner from Abrasifs J.J.S. Inc (Sia distributor) will present on their company and products of interest to woodturners.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem from Toronto Woodturners Guild will demonstrate natural-edge bowls. His demonstration will show the steps he follows in order to produce a natural-edge bowl, plus look at materials that can be used, mounting the work piece safely, and working with a bowl gouge to perform full bevel riding cuts. The 3 areas he will talk about during the demonstration will be safety, proper techniques to practice, and the line and design of the emerging piece. Examples: ash platter, mulberry platter, red mallee platter, spalted silver maple bowl
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting this month will be dedicated to hands-on. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingWood veneers can be incorporated in woodturned forms to create highly decorative pieces with stunning accents. Carl Durance will demonstrate the process of working with veneers, including cutting veneers, with xacto knife and fret saw, gluing multi-laminate veneer stacks, adding veneer accents to turning blanks, bending multi-layer veneers into forms, and include an introduction to marquetry and parquetry.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting will be a hands-on guild approach to turning and assembling wig stands for cancer. We will work as a guild to demonstrate and get hands-on experience doing a wig stand from start to finish.
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingHow to keep wood turning tools sharp will be the focus of the August meeting. Various methods of maintaining properly sharpened tools will be demonstrated. Kelvin Stuart will demonstrate a wet sharpening method using a Tormek setup. George Jazzar will demonstrate dry sharpening, including the use of CBN wheels. An open discussion will provide opportunity for other sharpening techniques to be presented.
Friday, August 11th-Saturday, August 12th, 201714th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Introduction to Pen Turning
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to turn pens and other such items on a lathe, from preparing the wood pen blank to assembling the final pen.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Basic Bowl Turning
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to turn a basic bowl, from mounting the bowl blank to applying the final finish.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingAl Tamman will demonstrate how to turn an elegant goblet. The demonstration will include the addition of a captured ring on the goblet stem using home-made tools. Techniques for incorporating a Celtic Knot may be included in the presentation. Examples: a variety of goblets
Friday, September 29th-Sunday, October 1st, 201732nd Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Pen Turning - From Conception To Finish
Friday, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Featured Seminar by Paul Guibeault (TVWG)
Winged Bowl
Saturday, 2:15PM-3:15PM
Featured Seminar by John Calver (TVWG)
Hollow Turning With Boring Bar
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe SWG is working toward supporting the Bravery Beads Bowl project at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. To this end Tim Kennedy and Nick van Bakel have put together a demo on how to make a Bravery Bead Bowl. The boxes are based on a segmented ring structure and Nick and Tim will take us through the various construction stages including the development of the segment rings, how the required segments will be cut, gluing and clamping of the segment rings and the final construction and turning of the box. Examples: Bravery Bead Bowls
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingIan Stewart will demonstrate offset hollow turning and show some of his other works. American Woodturner article: Ian Stewart Multi Axis Hollow Forms.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting will feature a series of mini woodturning demonstrations, plus include the postposed Christmas Ornament competition, and, the availability of Bravery Bead Bowl kits.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe Glenn Lucas on Sharpening video will be shown. Grinders and lathes will be available to practice the techniques which Glenn shares. Bring your turning tools to put a Glenn Lucas edge on them.
Friday, February 23rd-Sunday, February 25th, 2018Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Hamilton, ON
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingFraser Nuttal from Toronto will demonstrate the age-old craft of turning a traditional baccyflap, a small round container used to hold pipe tobacco, incorporating traditional contrast staining to colour the wood.
Reminder: SWG has begun a new year, which means your 2018 SWG membership fees are due. Please see Kelvin Stuart, our Treasurer, to renew your SWG membership at your earliest convenience.
During the winter months, be sure to check the web site for last minute cancellations due to weather/road conditions!
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTim Kennedy will be demonstrating  spindle turning with particular emphasis on copy turning.  He will be turning a pair of coffee table legs as part of his demonstration.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingLarry Lemay will be demonstrating how he turns pens. He will share the techniques he uses when turning both wood and acrylic pens.
Please bring any completed Bravery Bead Bowls and/or Wig Stands For Cancer for collection at the meeting.
Final Final Reminder: SWG has begun a new year, which means your 2018 SWG membership fees are due. Please see Kelvin Stuart, our Treasurer, to renew your SWG membership at your earliest convenience.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018Intersections Network Evening7:00PM - 8:30PM
Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio network evening will feature internationally renowned woodturner Marilyn Campbell from Kincardine. Marilyn will present slides of her signature work and discuss her methods including the incorporation of epoxy resin, both decoratively and structurally, as a complimentary medium to wood.
Please contact Intersections directly for further details.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe demo this month will focus on coring which allows one to produce more than one bowl from a bowl blank. George Jazzar will show how to set up and use the McNaughton coring system and Kelvin Stuart will do the same for the Oneway coring system. The pros and cons of each system will also be discussed.
Thursday, June 14th-Sunday, June 17th, 201832th Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 32nd annual symposium in Portland, OR. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Saturday, July 7th, 2018
GBWG at Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 30th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
SWG Monthly MeetingDave Bell will cover different options for salvaging questionable turning blanks with epoxies, resins and CA glue, plus complimentary substrate options to fill these voids. He will talk briefly about incorporating design aspects into these so-called artistic design opportunities.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
SWG Monthly Meeting MOVEDSWG October meeting moved to Wednesday, October 10th, for Joe Ruminski event.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
SWG Monthly MeetingJoe Ruminski event, details to follow...
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...