Category Archives: FVWG General

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 Neva Hilliard, and Jay Mapson and Members Gallery viewing. And get advice in the “Problem Corner”

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members.
7:10 Feature: Hands On Night – Murray Sluys leads us making a Platter, […]

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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

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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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The 12 Turns of Christmas: #2 Christmas pudding tea-light box

THE 12 TURNS OF CHRISTMAS a personal challenge to turn 12 small Christmas projects in the run up to Christmas. In episode #2, Steve Twydell follows from last times snowman pen with A Christmas pudding tea-light box. A handy tea light holder with a small box to hold matches or a spare candle, made from Mahogany and […]

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The 12 Turns of Christmas: #1 A Snowman Pen

THE 12 TURNS OF CHRISTMAS a personal challenge to turn 12 small Christmas projects in the run up to Christmas. In this first episode, Steve Twydell of Templeboy Turnings shows how to turn a pen in the shape of a snowman and how to modify a slim-line pen kit into a one piece twist pen.

 About […]

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Points of Interest: A Japanese Woodturning Technique

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
Al Byron found this large scale project. Japanese woodturning techniques.Why are we still using a lathe? Skews be damned! Ha Ha! 

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Points of Interest: Fine joinery

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members and friends.
My nephew Andrew Bird found this example of very fine decorative joinery work.
I am not sure if either of us has the patience to finish a joint like this. Amazing. 

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FVWG Meeting December 2016

[ December 8, 2016; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

December 8th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

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

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members. Sign-up for your annual membership!

7:10 Feature: Neva Hilliard will demo […]

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Lee Valley Turning Demonstrations – January 2017

A note from Ed Pretty:
Lee Valley Turning Demonstrations
January 2017
Lee Valley Tools Coquitlam will be promoting woodturning during the whole month of January 2017. To that end, many of their seminars are woodturning oriented and they plan to have in-store demonstrations every week; one session on Thursday and Friday evenings, three sessions on Saturdays and one […]

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President’s Challenges for 2016/17

The President’s Challenge is a monthly tradition at the FVWG.
It pits the Presidents imagination versus the Guild members turning skills and results in a fun challenge for all.
Here is the list of President’s Challenges for 2016/17. Enjoy!
September          Textured
October               3S “something simple segmented”
November           A wearable fashion statement
December           […]

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