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March Show and Tell
by Tom Roberts


 Next General Meeting:
Thursday, May 10th, 2018

The Big Salon

I encourage everyone to enter something – it is very exciting to see everyone’s wood turned creations, from a pen, or bottle stopper through to some amazing segmented pieces, bowls, boxes or even remember Richard’s tricycle?
"It's not the winning, but the participation, not the triumph, but the struggle..." This came to mind as I was thinking of what I want to create for the Salon. I never give myself time to work in the shop, there is always something else that takes precedence; but knowing I can push myself and put that thought of creativity into action, it turns from a struggle into feeding my soul! I love to turn, and make that block of wood into something I will treasure on my shelf for years to come. Please think of bringing in something for the tables in your category. Here is the link to the rules for the competition: Rules

· During the Salon this year we will be having a mini-garage sale of sorts. Please email me ( so that I can properly ascertain tables and organizing of people for this event.
It should be a great way to make a little cash, or barter / swap for tools, wood or other items that may be brought in. I think this is a fantastic way to spend the time while the judging of the competition takes place.

Date Change

Next Skills Night meeting:
April 19th 2018 NOTE - date change

bring in your tips, jigs, templates, measuring devices, shop made tools and chucks etc. Also bring in photos of the ideas that are not portable enough to bring to the meeting. Will have items brought in arranged on all of the table areas available. Looking to have half the members stand by their 'ideas' while the other half go to those of interest to gain insight and "how to use" from the 'owner'. After a time, switch the membership so the 'other' half attends the 'trade show'.

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

Click on "Techniques" for all skills night projects

WGO Annual Competition:
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Plan ahead! Use your, hah! spare time to come up with another great idea.
Read the rules here

New Links to Resources

On our Resource page there are 2 new links discussing tree pests and discussing butternut

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


2017 Salon Results

View Document...

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. . .