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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

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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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Due to the weather, the school is closed tomorrow night. We will reschedule Art Liestman.

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For Sale: Titan 400 lathe thru the Woodturners of Olympia


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Project: Turn a Pencil-Stub Holder

In the  December 2016  issue of their Journal, “American Woodturner”, The American Association of Woodturners  have published an article I wrote and submitted earlier in the year.
The article is titled “Turn a Pencil-Stub Holder” and as some members may, like me, like using good old fashioned wooden pencils, the text is shown below.  It’s a […]

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Michael Hamilton-Clark in AAW Magazine

A note from Bob Askew:
I would like to draw the attention of all of us who are AAW members to the latest issue of the American Woodturner magazine. Our very own Michael Hamilton-Clark is the author of the article on page 16 which describes the story of how he came to devise his pencil stub […]

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Turn an Eccentric Pedestal Bowl by Allan Cusworth

An Article by Allan Cusworth
Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement magazine have published an article I have written for them. [December/January issue – DB]

It’s called “Turn an Eccentric Pedestal Bowl” and is in the December/January issue that has just been placed on newsstands. I know that some of the FVWG turners like to know when these […]

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John Spitters receives John Bese Award for 2016

The John Bese Award is given to a Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild members in recognition of Master craftsmanship. 
John Spitters receives the award for 2016 from Guild President Bob Askew.
Congratulations John!
(Photo: Lin Mapson)

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Points of Interest: Food Safe Finishes

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
Allan Cusworth found this article on the West Bay Woodturners (San Francisco) website and thought we might all find it worthwhile.
Good one Allan! And thanks to the author.
Food Safety – West Bay Woodturners – Dec 2016
The topic of food safe finishes […]

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