Category Archives: Member News

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 […]

Posted in FVWG General, Member News | 4 Comments

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 […]

Posted in FVWG General, Member News, Projects | Leave a comment

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. 

Posted in Events, FVWG General, Member News | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in FVWG General, Member News | Leave a comment

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 […]

Posted in Bowl Turning, FVWG General, Member News, Projects, Spindle Turning | Leave a comment

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)

Posted in FVWG General, Guild Monthly Meetings, Member News | 1 Comment

Guild Members Demonstrate at Arts Alive 2016 in Langley

Guild Members Demonstrate at Arts Alive 2016 in Langley
By Allan Cusworth
On August 20, 2016, Bill Olsen, Jay Mapson, Dan Breck and Allan Cusworth set up canopies in Langley City at the annual Downtown Langley Business Association’s Arts Alive Festival. Phil Vetra was a part of the day with his turned pieces being displayed on Dan’s […]

Posted in FVWG General, FVWG Presents, Member News | Leave a comment

Sad News – Rupert Klammer

The Fraser Valley Woodturners Guild is saddened to announce that one of our members is no longer with us.
Rupert Klammer passed on November 25th, 2015 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.
It’s not everyday that you get to meet someone so special.  That’s how I felt when I met Rupert.  For those of you who […]

Posted in FVWG General, Member News | Leave a comment

Call for Guild Content

The FVWG Communications Committee is hoping to upgrade the way the Guild members share with each other, through the FVWG website and in a Special Edition newsletter coming this fall. But we will need your participation now!
This is a call to Guild members for content. Turners are asked to write or take pictures of anything […]

Posted in Feature, FVWG General, Guild Monthly Meetings, Member News | 3 Comments

Ted and Lynda Lightfoot Honoured

Here’s something Allan Cusworth gleaned from an article in this Wednesday’s (April 8) edition of The Langley Times newspaper.
“Our long term member Ted Lightfoot, and his wife Lynda were honoured last Thursday night (April 2) at the Township of Langley’s Volunteer Appreciation & Awards evening at the Langley Events Centre. They received the John and […]

Posted in FVWG General, Member News | 1 Comment