Welcome to The Niagara Woodworking Club

We are located in the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario Canada. Member's skill levels range from novice to skilled professional. Some make all or part of their living from the craft. Interests cover the entire range of woodworking. We place a strong emphasis on member participation. Our focus is to have an inviting atmosphere that inspires everyone and furthers the growth of knowledge and skill for each and every member. If you would like information about joining the club or attending a meeting please contact Kevin at: biff_kpv@yahoo.ca

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November's Meeting: Guest Speaker

Terry from Key Team Sensations Inc. introduced a new epoxy coating to the club.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

October's Meeting: Handsaws

Items discussed at this meeting:
- http://www.vintagesaws.com/library/primer/sharp.html (explains how to sharpen a handsaw)
- http://logancabinetshoppe.weebly.com/1/post/2009/09/episode.html (great video showing the saw sharpening process)
- Al's "router fluting jig" (detailed drawing)
- Don't forget.... we will be having a "Box Building Contest" (one cubic foot and under) for January's Meeting so start planning now!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September's Meeting: Discussion and Elections

This meeting was meant to discuss club happenings and get a direction for the coming year. The membership decided not to elect executives but to create a responsible membership that would drive the meetings going forward. A new focus for the club with more emphasis on skills and furniture making. Furniture making as you know requires all skills (turning, carving, cabinetmaking, etc.) With a new focus and a set format, next month's meeting Andrew will present the topic of Handsaws: Usage and Care.

A new set format for the meetings will be as followed:

Meeting open
Member's Review: magazines, books, tools, wood shows, web sites, etc.
Show n' Tell: bring in a project, favourite jig, whatever you would like to discuss
Discuss a project or shop problem
Draw for Door Prize
Break - coffee and snacks provided
Topic Presentation
Meeting closed

With this new set format in place all members will be an integral part of each and every meeting and staying on time will be much easier.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

June's Meeting: Annual BBQ and Swap Meet

Plenty of deals were to be had as members brought in some no longer needed items that others in the club may enjoy.

The longest shave contest was a success as members used the knowledge they learned from this years meetings to fine tune their hand planes and create the longest thinnest shave they can. It was very close but Andrew C. was the winner of a Veritas apron plane.

The Nail Driving Contest was an exercise in humility for some as members had to drive a 4 inch spike into spruce in the least amounts of hits as possible. We had a tie at seven hits between Don S. and Darryl G. so it went to a nail off where Darryl G. pulled off the victory. Darryl G. won a two pack of Makita sanders.

This concludes the season for the Niagara Woodworking Club and next season will start again on September 15th. Thanks for the great year and we'll see everyone in the fall!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

April's Meeting: Internet Woodworking

Items mentioned at this meeting:
Ebonizing wood using iron oxide and vinegar -- http://productiveweekend.blogspot.com/2009/04/ebonizing-fluid.html
Horton Brass Hardware -- http://www.horton-brasses.com

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March's Meeting: Small Shop Ideas

We had a slide show of all the photos sent in by our members describing different ways they each cope with their small shops.
Items discussed at this meeting:
The Shark Guard table saw splitter-- http://www.leestyron.com/
Rochester Woodworkers Society-- http://www.rochesterwoodworkers.org/
Ken Turner - woodworker-- http://www.kwturner.com/

Niagara Woodworking Show

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