Category Archives: Projects

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 www.woodturner.org and click […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Homemade Wood Collet by Calvin McCarthy

A Note from Calvin McCarthy
There was some interest shown after my demo last Thursday meeting about my home made collet. I am attaching a PDF which could be used if you think it would be helpful.  There are no exact dimensions because it will have to be made to fit each lathe individually, but woodturners […]

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Project: Inertial Sander Plans

Inertial Sander Plans
After a fun “Hands On” night at the Guild meeting Oct 13th, here are the plans for the Inertial Sander if you want to make one.

Download (PDF, 880KB)

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FVWG Meeting October 2016

[ October 13, 2016; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

October 13th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

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

7:00 Meeting News, announcements, welcoming new and returning members. Those who missed last month can sign-up for your annual membership!

7:10 A Hands-On Night: building […]

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Points of Interest: Hand Dovetails and the Balancing Man

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members.
Derek Bird found this video by Harbour Fraser Hodder. It is as much philosophy and it is woodworking! A great view.
If you have find an interesting video, plan or article, let us know and we will get permission and get it posted.
The Balancing Man
An […]

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Wanted: Table Pedestals

A note from Tony Chan of Chanmanpokertables.com :
Wanted: Pedestals
I am looking for someone to produce wood columns for pedestal tables. I would need around 2 per week depending on demand. Columns only, no feet unless you can supply claw toed feet.  Please contact me with a quote or if you have any questions.
Tony: 778-990-8669
Tonychanman@gmail.com
[Tony can […]

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Turn A Nutcracker w. Bob Askew

Back on September 10th, 2015 Bob Askew demo’d his Nutcracking techniques at the FVWG meeting. This week at the monthly GVWG meeting Bob reprised his informative How-To.
And if you managed to miss both, here are all the step by step notes so you can make your own version of this fun project!

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Points of Interest: Wood Turning – Beginners Guide #1 – A Goblet

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members.
Derek Bird found this YouTube project video by U.K. turner Mike Waldt. It is one of many. We will post this series here in the coming weeks and months.
If you have found an interesting video, plan or article, let us know and we will get […]

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Turning a Wooden Shoe

Points of Interest:
At our December Guild meeting, Rick den Braber, President of the Central Fraser Valley Woodcarvers came out to introduce us to the possibilities and techniques of Relief + Chip Carving on a Turned Bowl.
During the demonstration, Rick showed us a wooden shoe that was turned on a lathe!
Here’s that YouTube link from Rick.

The making of a […]

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FVWG Project Day: Bowls

[ November 20, 2015; 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. ] Project Day #1 – TURNING A BOWL
Friday November 20, at KMS Coquitlam workshop  9:00 to 3:30
A day with 3 mentors – 6 students hands-on, only 1 spot remaining  
6 PPL MAX____________________________ cost $30
Lunch, snacks, coffee and wood provided
A list of what tools to pack and other instructions will be emailed to each signed up participant shortly.

Contact Beverley […]

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Wanted: Craftsman to create a custom walking cane

This note was received on the website. Contact him if you are interested in this project.

“I’m looking for someone to create a custom walking cane. I am having a difficult time locating woodworkers through the internet and I don’t know any wood workers in person.
Please help me find someone to help me with this project.

Luca […]

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FVWG meeting October 2014

[ October 9, 2014; 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. ] October 9th Guild Meeting at Robert Bateman Secondary.

– as usual on the second Thursday of the month –

NOTE: This information is correct! It is the nights program fron September.

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

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

7:10 Feature: Al Koehn […]

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Barry Wilkinson’s Square Bowl

~ A Square Bowl  ~
Demonstrated by Barry Wilkinson for FVWG June 5, 2014

 
This is a four sided dropped wing bowl. Instead of “cutting off the parts that don’t look like a bowl,” the corners of the turning blank are left on, these corners will serve as the feet.
VERY IMPORTANT – material has to be square with […]

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Points of Interest: Square Bowl from Marley Turned

A note from Barry Wilkinson:
“I turned a square bowl at Thursday’s monthly meeting. I did get a lot of questions.
I told members to look at ‘Bob Marley’ woodturning site, and if that was not it, I would see if something could be posted on the guild site.
The site is Larry Marley’s Marley Turned and the video […]

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Points of Interest: What’s inside the box?

Points of Interest is an ongoing series of web discoveries by Guild members.
Beverley Pears has found another link that intrigues her. Pretty cool.
Check out this box project.
What is inside the box?
Thanks, Bev!

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