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
WGO Annual Competition Results:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bob Rollings Lathe Psalm
Jan. 18, 2018
Turning Blanks for Sale
Society of Canadian Woodworkers
Web site for the SCW
Web site includes a chat forum.
Ongoing project. Plans (here) Make one or a dozen. . .Read More...