November 2011 Meeting
Wednesday, October 26, 2011Wednesday November 16, 2011
Scarboro Community Centre Hall, 7:00 pm
For the November meeting Charles Mak is speaking on writing for woodworkers with topics of:
•Myths and Realities
•The Skill Set of a Writer
•From the Desk of the Editor
We will also have a brief Q and A with Charles.
Then we will have Gary Gunthorpe sharing on Furniture of the Maritimes. He recently toured there and spent lots of time looking at furniture.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011Wednesday October 19, 2011
7:00 pm, Scarboro Community Centre Hall
There will be two presentations:
Harold Crittendon, a local architect, will be speaking on “Universal Design?”. Many would think of this as design for disabilities, but as Harold points out, most of us will experience some disability in our lifetime, whether it be from injury, disease, or simply from ageing.
The other presentation will be by the Tetra Society. Started by Sam Sullivan, former mayor of Vancouver, the Tetra Society recruits skilled volunteers to create customized assistive devices for people with physical disabilities. There are now 45 chapters across North America, and thousands of projects have been completed.
2011 Fine Works in Wood Exhibition
Thursday, June 30, 2011Southcenter Mall, September 9 - 25, 2011
The Southern Alberta Woodworkers Society invites you to their show "Fine Works in Wood". SAWS is a non-profit society dedicated to encouraging excellence in woodworking.
The Exhibition will be held in the public area of Southcentre Mall September 9 through 25 during regular mall times. Everyone is invited to drop by and see the works. Members will be present to answer questions.
To view the Exhibition Invitation, click here.
To view the Exhibition Catalog containing photographs of the works, click here.
The first meeting of the new season has been scheduled for 7:00 pm Wednesday, September 21, 2011 in the Scarboro Community Centre Hall. Members have been notified by e-mail with the details.
June 2011 - Annual General Meeting
Saturday, June 18, 2011Saturday June 25, 9:00 am
The Annual General Meeting is always informative and enjoyable. The meeting will start at 9 a.m. and extend into the afternoon.
On the program are hands-on sessions on veneering and inlay, the business part of the AGM, and lunch will be provided.
So come on down and participate in the activities, and network with your fellow woodworkers before the summer break. Bring along any tools you would like to sell or exchange, and any projects to share or discuss.
The meeting will be held at John's shop and a map will be included in the June Newsletter mailed to all members.
May 2011 Meeting
Saturday, April 23, 2011Annual Members Workshop Tours
Saturday May 14
Thanks to all the members who opened up their workshops so that we can learn how others do their work.
Gale's new workshop
- all tools on casters
- air filter on ceiling
- large shop vacuum
- children's toys
- padded floor
Bill's new workshop
- full double sized garage
- large bandsaw
- radiant gas heater
- immaculate painted concrete floor
Richard's new workshop
- saw on casters
- cleats on wall for mounting tools and cabinets
- water supply, sink and drain
Scott's workbench and tools
- collection of carving tools
- heavier machinery in garage
- mortice machine
- band saw
- full two car garage
- beautiful African Mahogany cabinet
- mystery tool (picture framing?)
- lots of great refreshments