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Sandpaper Order

A message from Bruce Campbell:
Hello Woodturners
For the last few years I have compiled a bulk order of Hermes J-Flex 2″-wide, wet/dry, cloth-backed, P-grade sandpaper in 10 meter rolls. The is an excellent abrasive for woodturning. By combining our orders together I can buy directly from the factory at considerable savings. There is how it works:
available […]

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English Walnut available – Hatzic Island

English Walnut available – Hatzic Island
There is a large English walnut tree that came down in the ice storm and I was contacted by the property owner, Jergen, who advises he will be having it taken out by a tree service this week. The tree is at #27-8985 Shook Road, Hatzic Island, Mission. Jergen can […]

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Free Wood: Maple in Maple Ridge

Free Wood It Is All Gone!
Kerry Verchere has a large maple down in Maple Ridge, bucked up and ready for taking. Contact her via email to arrange pickup email:

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For Sale: Laguna 18/36 Lathe

For Sale: SOLD!
A note from Dan at Bow River.
We have a client that wants to upgrade to a Laguna 24/36 lathe but needs to sell his Laguna 18/36. He bought the lathe from us last May and has only turned about 15 items as he travels abroad. He is asking $3,000 . The lathe is […]

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Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

A timely note from Kees Hof and Steve Hansen at GVWG.
Since most of us live in a cloud of highly flammable dust, the following recall announcement  should be of interest to us.. – Steve
—–Original Message—–From: Kees HofSubject: 2.7 million Kidde Fire extinguisher recallhey, just heard on the news, there has been a 2.7 million fire […]

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Presidents Challenges 2017/18

Here is a new page that will have all the Presidents Challenges.
Presidents Challenges 2017/18

It can always be found under Links and Learning as well.

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Free Wood and Oneway 1640 for Sale

Here are a few Craigslist links of interest to Guild members.
Free: Willow wood
2 Cherry trees and another Butternut that were cut down.
Sent by Darcy Mckay. Thanks, Darcy!
For Sale: Oneway 1640
Sent by Murray Sluys. Thanks, Murray!
“Bud Mercer’s Oneway 1640 Lathe is up for sale. Thought the Guild members would want first dibs on it.”

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Free cherry wood In Chilliwack

Free cherry wood: A Note from Richard Beyak
I was speaking with Cliff Daily from KMS earlier and he suggested I contact you. I recently cut down a cherry tree and have varying sizes of logs, stumps, etc. I have no purpose for it, because it was cut into too short a piece for me to […]

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Free Wood

Free Wood
Large selection of well aged hardwood for turning must go. Various species and sizes.
Email me for suitable times to come and get some.
    – Colin Delory,

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For Sale: Carba-Tec wood lathe and accessories

For Sale:
Carba-Tec wood lathe.
Includes Nova chuck plus second set of jaws, several attachments and a selection of tools as shown.
Base is removable for easier transport.
    – Colin
Email Colin Delory for price and details,

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John Winter

A note from Beverley:
To all our ‘woodturning’ friends,

Sadly……………….. John died on Wednesday at 4 pm August 30, with Medical Assistance. This means we did not wait for the illness to take him. Instead, we set a time and date of death and a team of Doctors and Nurses assisted him in dying.
John had a very aggressive […]

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Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild 2017/18 Meetings

Here is the schedule for the 2017/18 FVWG monthly meetings.
At: Robert Bateman SS Wood Shop (Woodshop N103)
When: 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm on the second Thursday of each month, except June.
Mark your calendars!
Thursday Sep 14 2017
Thursday Oct 12 2017
Thursday Nov 09 2017
Thursday Dec 14 2017
Thursday Jan 11 2018
Thursday Feb 08 2018
Thursday Mar 08 2018
Thursday Apr […]

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AAW Symposium – Portland – June 14th to 17th, 2018


Portland, Oregon
Thursday, June 14, through Sunday, June 17, 2018
Symposium Facility:
Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Portland, OR 97232
Host Hotel:
Doubletree by Hilton Portland (not yet taking reservations), 1000 NE Multnomah Street,Portland, OR 97232
2018 Call for Symposium Demonstrators
The AAW’s 32nd International Woodturning Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon, June 14-17, 2018. To be […]

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For Sale: 14” bandsaw (¾ HP) with stand

For Sale:
I purchased a large bandsaw and want to sell a 14” bandsaw with stand, and a ¾ HP variable speed motor 110 volt. $325.00.
Contact Gary Burns at 604 563 0186




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Oneway 17″ extension – free!

We are moving so I need to get rid of the 17″ short bed extension for my ONEWAY 2436 lathe.  It’s free to a good home.  
Anyone interested should phone me at (604) 996-8860 before coming to pick it up.
Dennis Cloutier

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For Sale: Mastercraft Lathe

For Sale:
I am selling my Canadian Tire Mastercraft lathe. It is a 12″ x 36″, 3/4 HP 4 speed lathe, you can mix and match the pulleys for more speeds if you are adventurous!
 It has two tool rests, a live center chuck and a 4″ face plate. I have a few tools that can go with it.
 I am […]

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AAW: Michael Hamilton-Clark on Wazzos

Our own Michael Hamilton-Clark is to be congratulated! He has been published in current issue of the AAW FUNdamentals online magazine.
His article is titled Wazzos and is on pages 23-27. It describes how to make the very stylin’ bird forms he brought along to the monthly meeting recently.

To access the AAW site, type in and click […]

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Videos: Bowl Coring Systems In Action

At the May FVWG monthly meeting we saw a number of wood coring systems.
Here are a few videos with more on how to use them. And one of them is by John Spitters!
Woodcut Bowl Saver

McNaughton Center Saver System

Making Platter Blanks with McNaughton System

Oneway Easy Core System

And here is the video from our very own John […]

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Friday and Saturday – Beth Ireland Demos

Download (PDF, 892KB)

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Cherry Tree

Cherry Tree

I have an old cherry tree that has fallen down in our yard. I was wondering if you would like it for your crafters? My name is Lisa and I live in south Langley. Some one just needs to come and get it, cut it up and load it.
My number is 778 245 […]

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