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March Show and Tell
by Tom Roberts

Russell Wilson

It is with a very heavy heart that I let the members of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario know that Russell Wilson passed away last weekend while at the cottage.
We will miss Russell’s spectacular finials on the show and tell table, his wealth of knowledge about finishes and woodturning techniques – he was always a bit shy, but always had that endearing smile I will remember forever!
I have been in touch with Linda, Russell’s daughter and there will be a Celebration of Life on Friday June 1st, at 7:00pm at the Scarborough Golf & Country Club.
All are invited and if you are willing, to share a story or two about your friendship with Russell.
In Russell’s memory, donations to the Salvation Army would be greatly appreciated.

 Next General Meeting:
Thursday, June 14th, 2018

The AGM (Annual General Meeting)

This is not an election year but volunteers are always welcome!

For the makers of Wig Stands there will be a draw with 1st prize being a gouge courtesy of Greg Wallace and three additional prizes of the three castings that Dave Bell did in his demo.

Our feature demonstrator this month is Jim Lorriman who will be discussing and demonstrating Todgham bowls
What is a Todgam bowl you may ask - and the answer is here
And Jim's bio can be found here

Next Skills Night meeting:Spoons turned on two axis
May 24th 2018

Instructions (Spoons On Two Axis) are on this page: Techniques This is a hands on meeting, hope to make at least 8 spoons on our four lathes. To control safety, wood blanks will be provided: $1.50 each

Send ideas for this or any future skills night to:  Richard

Click on "Techniques" for all skills night projects

Changes to Resources

The Resource page has been split in two, with many links to articles on wood on the second page

WGO is now on Instagram

Our Instragram page is woodturnersguildofontario with a hashtag the same. Send pictures to be posted to

Bob Rollings Lathe Psalm

Jan. 18, 2018

Turning Blanks for Sale


Society of Canadian Woodworkers

Web site for the SCW Here
Web site includes a chat forum.


Wig Stands

Ongoing project. Plans  (here)  Make one or a dozen. . .