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Large Burl Bowl by Wyatt Walkem from the Toronto Woodturners Guild.

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Differences in Gouge Measurement courtesy of Mark

The folks at Oneway explain that British and North American manufacturers measure gouges differently, which has proven effective for sowing massive confusion here in the colonies. While American & Canadian makers measure the diameter of the tool the Brits measure the distance across the inside of the flute. Thus what we might measure as a 3/4" gouge could be described by its Sheffield maker as a 1/2" gouge. And we'd both be right, even if neither of us knew what the other was talking about

An historic lathe and accessories has become available for immediate purchase, the lathe of the late Ted Hodgetts.

Details here

Spin Top Contest Results

Robert West 3 min, 2 sec
Richard Pikul 1 min, 51 sec
Mike Anderson 1 min, 50 sec
Richard Boutin 1 min, 41 sec
Arthur Wilkins 1 min, 32 sec
Robin Bryan 1 min, 18 sec
Vince Lebert 1 min, 10 sec
Ali Aversera (proxy) 1 min, 0 sec
John Alari 0 min, 52 sec

Historic Results can be found at the end of WGO Spin Top Contest Rules and Results

 Next General Meeting:
January 10th 2019

Our guest turner is Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever demonstrating Green Once Turned Bowls

Windekind Buteau-Duitschaever is an avid woodturner, woodworker and conservationist. He has been working with wood since the mid-2000s and began turning wood in 2013. As a full time turner, he makes and enjoys turning utility items such as salad bowls, fruit bowls, peppermills and other utilitarian items. When time allows, he particularly enjoys the challenge of turning unusual items such as burls and hollow forms. Windekind also keeps busy completing custom work such as dinnerware and family heirloom nested bowls. He sets his work apart by creating forms that are aesthetically unique and pleasing while being useful and practical. His work has been featured on national television and can be found online and in shops and galleries throughout southern Ontario, Quebec and the Maritime provinces.

Next Skills Night meeting:January 24th 2019

Turning green wood bowls

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

Click on "Techniques" for all skills night projects now hosted by

The Woodturner's Workshop
Brian Clifford's woodturning resources

This site was built by Brian Clifford over many years and features many articles, plans and videos that are of interest to novice and advanced woodturners alike. Brian has decided to retire and was going to allow the site to lapse; however, the WGO has agreed to host it on his behalf to ensure this great resource continues to be available. Please have browse and enjoy it here

Free E-Books found by Mark


For Sale: Dust Collector Parts


For Sale:2x Dust Collectors


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Bob Rollings Lathe Psalm

Jan. 18, 2018

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. . .


Robin's Birds

Robin has graciously supplied instructions which can be found here