Category Archives: FVWG General

FVWG General Meeting June 2017

[ June 1, 2017; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] June 1st Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary – unusually on the first Thursday of the month –

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members

7:10 A Hands-On night: Turning platters lead by Murray Sluys and the lathe captains. Check out this […]

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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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FVWG General Meeting May 2017

[ May 11, 2017; 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
May 11th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary – as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ with Ted Lightfoot and Neva Hilliard and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

 

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members

7:10 FVWG AGM. Nominations and Elections for guild […]

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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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FVWG General Meeting April 2017

[ April 13, 2017; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

April 13th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary – as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ with Gary Burns and Keith Ruttan and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members.

7:10 Feature: Ed Pretty will present a great demo Beyond A-B-C. Ed is […]

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FVWG Presents: Beth Ireland at Bow River

[ May 5, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. May 6, 2017; 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] FVWG Presents: Beth Ireland Demos at Bow River May 5th and 6th

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FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING CANCELLED

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

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FVWG Meeting March 2017

[ March 9, 2017; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

 

March 9th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

 

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ with John Halstad and Gloria Hebert and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members.
7:10 Feature: Art Liestman will present Teapots – Thinking outside the box.

8:45 Juice, Tea and Snacks at the […]

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CANCELLED – FVWG Meeting February 2017

[ February 9, 2017; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – SCHOOL CLOSED

February 9th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ with John Halstad and Gloria Hebert and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members.
7:10 Feature: Art Liestman will present Teapots – […]

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FVWG Executive Meeting – February 2017

[ February 2, 2017; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] FVWG Executive Meeting
Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting to be held at Crossroads Restaurant
1821 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
(604) 852-1614

If you have any items for the Agenda contact Bob Askew or Derek Bird.

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For Sale: Titan 400 lathe thru the Woodturners of Olympia

SOLD!

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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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Duet – An Exhibition by Michael Hamilton-Clark

[ January 14, 2017; 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] “Duet” Exhibition
The exhibition comprises 58 paintings by Mihaela Stefan and over 80 turned wood items by our member and Treasurer, Michael Hamilton-Clark.
Admission is free and most items on display are for sale. 

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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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FVWG Meeting January 2017

[ January 12, 2017; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

January 12th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

6:30 Arrival, Setup, ”Chips Happen“ with Beverly Pears and Ross Paterson, and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members.

7:10 Feature: Robert Carlson will demo Lichtenberg Pyrography.

8:30 Special Meeting: The […]

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FVWG Executive Meeting – January 2017

[ January 5, 2017; 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] FVWG Executive Meeting
Thursday, January 5th, 2017
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Meeting to be held at Crossroads Restaurant
1821 Sumas Way, Abbotsford, BC
(604) 852-1614

If you have any items for the Agenda contact Bob Askew or Derek Bird.

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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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