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, October 14, 2015

September Meeting

September's meeting was held at Kevin's shop. We had some new members out and the main topic of the evening was to catch up on what everyone had built or was working on over the summer. Ed brought in an interesting brass lamp that he needed advice on as he wants to recreate the lamp out of wood. Kevin mentioned a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtrAWvbi_ik on how to do this. Kevin showed off his new 30" wood Jointer plane that he built this summer with Darryl and Mike.

The club has been getting many new requests and the membership is becoming reflective of a possible new direction. This will be discussed at the next meeting. Next meeting is Wednesday Oct 28th @ 7:00pm location to be announced.

Monday, June 22, 2015

NWWC at the Wood Shed's 25th Anniversary Event

The Niagara Woodworking Club was well represented at the event and well received by the patrons. We made some shavings and some friends too. Thanks to Kevin, Mike, Darryl and Peter for volunteering. 

Monday, May 25, 2015

May's Meeting

This month Cheryl, Katie and Ethan of Stockroom Supply played host. We were treated like family and Ethan put on a demonstration for us of some the jig offering available at Stockroom Supply.

  • The Little Ripper
  • The Flatmaster
  • The Round Ripper
  • The Sanding Mop
  • The Clear Vue Cyclone
Ethan also showed off the new showroom of Rikon tools.

A great night that brought out some new faces and some old ones (nice to see you back out and about Heather).

Peter H. showed off a vase he turned from a 3 week old apple tree root... very cool! Peter tried a new technique to use his power carver to form the legs and they look great.

Darryl brought in a couple wooden planes he made to show how he adjusted one them to have a lower handle to lower the center of gravity and create a more comfortable tool.

Great night and looking forward to the evnet fast approaching... The Wood Shed's 25th Anniversary Event on Saturday June 13th from 8:00am - 2:00pm where several members have already stepped up and we will be demonstrating all day at the event.

Still looking for a couple more interested in taking a jointer class at McQueen's Custom Cuts, $25.00 per person for a 3 hour class. Please email Kevin if you are interested biff_kpv@yahoo.ca

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Next Meeting...

Next meeting is...
Thursday May 21, 2015
Stockroom Supply
53032 Perry Rd
Wainfleet, ON
L0S 1V0

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

April Meeting

James of McQueen's Custom Cuts Quality Lumber Company played host to this month's meeting. Some great discussions and lots of tips and tricks were learned.

Peter H. brought in his self designed tool box. Plans are available if interested.

 Here is the tool box.... well thought out.

Peter H. shared these books that he brought in as well, a 4 volume set of Audels he found on eBay.

Peter A. brought in his finished motorcycle rocker that he was talking about building last meeting. Peter A. built it purely for himself and it is very cool.
Other items discussed:
  • Kevin brought in a finished end grain cutting board
  • Haliburton Forest wood auction
  • James McQueen is offering jointer classes... min 8 people 3 hours for a small fee we had some show interest so let me know if you would like to join

 The Main Topic of the night was our host James McQueen talking about layout and planning. 

Next meeting is Thursday May 21st at 7:00pm and will be hosted at Stockroom Supply in Wainfleet. Please if you are interested in joining the Niagara Woodworking Club or maybe just attending a meeting let kevin know at biff_kpv@yahoo.ca

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Next Meeting

Monday April 20, 2015
At McQueen's Custom Cuts

  • Refreshments available
  • Sell/swap table (bring cash and bring stuff)
  • James will also be open for our members to make purchases
  • Show n tell -please let everyone know what you are working on
  • Main Topic: James McQueen will be discussing project organization and lumber selection 
Hope to see you there!

Monday, March 30, 2015

March Meeting

This month we were at Tim's shop. Nice relaxed evening with lots to talk about. 
Ed spoke about his latest Toys and Joys build which he is building 2 x 1931 Cadillac Roadster's.
We discussed finishing the model cars and Ed still spoke highly of Peter's tried and true 3 equal parts: oil, turpentine and varnish.

The topic of where to get wood came up and we all had our favourites to share:
We talked about upcoming events like:
  • Tools of the Trades Show and Sale
  • Niagara Woodcarvers Show at Heartland Forest
  • Wood Everything Show
  • The Wood Shed's 25th Anniversary
Kevin mentioned the new Bosch "Reaxx" flesh sensing technology saw.

The idea was thrown around about a Competition or challenge to be held within our group. Some ideas were:

April meeting is yet to be determined but stay tuned....

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Next meeting is.....

Wednesday March 25th, 2015
at 7:00 pm
and will be held in Tim H.'s wood shop. 

-Topic is in the works... 

-Sell/swap table

-Refreshments available

-Show n tell

Want to attend a meeting and you are not a member? No problem! Send Kevin an email and get on the list: biff_kpv@yahoo.ca

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February's Meeting

It was nice having the meeting in Kevin's shop. The main topic was supposed to be Darryl discussing and demonstrating more about hand planes but it seems like we all never really got there. A couple new people attended which helped bring new thoughts, ideas and questions that were all discussed and even displayed or demonstrated, as again we were inside a woodworking shop. We talked jigs, tools, wood and techniques which kept the discussions flowing all night long. Thank you to all that attended it was a fun night. 

We still had some "plane" old fun though!

-We broke down the 9th annual Niagara Woodworking Show
-discussed upcoming shows:
       -Hamilton Wood Show February 27-March 1
       -Tools of the Trades on March 29th
       -Wood Shed 25th anniversary June 13th

Tonight's meeting ran long again as everyone was engaged and people were again not afraid to ask for help and in an inviting forum, we all offered our knowledge and ideas. 

So if you are reading this and have attended or wish to attend please know that this club is a an inviting open forum and welcomes all different skill sets and disciplines.  

Monday, February 9, 2015

Next meeting

Next meeting is Wednesday February 11th @ 7:00pm

Will be held at Kevin's shop.
Please email Kevin if you need directions.

-refreshments available
-show n tell
- wrap up the Niagara Woodworking Show
-Darryl will further the discussion of hand planes and demonstrate

Scenes from the 9th annual Niagara Woodworking Show

The show was buzzing all day!

Congratulations to club member Mike D. who won first place with this lovely jewelry box. 

Mike receiving his prize!

Darryl demonstrating at the show and he also did a well received seminar. 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

January Meeting

Well the weather outside was chilly but lots of great discussion was had by the fire. Ed kicked off show n tell with his latest Toys n Joys project a 1920's Ford truck.

Ed had an interesting way of using a router to create the wheels which created some real interest.

Don had an ingenious idea to reuse broken bandsaw blades as paint drying racks. Don also mentioned a Minwax oil modified wipe on poly.

Kevin started a discussion about next month's 9th annual Niagara Woodworking Show and is looking for volunteers to participate on behalf of the club at the show.

Peter and Ed mentioned a tried and true finish that Ed used on his toy Ford truck of:
-1 part high gloss polyurethane
-1 part pure turpentine
-1 part oil (tung or linseed)

Peter mentioned the work of Russ Fairchild and some writings he did on Woodcentral.

We had a good discussion at the end of the night about how to price your work. Some discussion around pricing a piece that you have already made and want to sell and another around how to price a custom project as per a customer's request. Everyone agreed that this was not an easy road to go down but some good discussions were had and some interesting ideas were thrown around.

The main topic of the night......

Darryl brought in an assortment of hand planes and discussed the history of planes and some tips and techniques on how to tune, sharpen and use planes. The idea for next meeting was suggested since we will no longer be using the Community Center in favour of utilizing each other's wood shops that we demonstrate on the bench how to use both both wood and steel body wood planes. The suggestion was also made that if anyone wanted to bring in their wood plane or planes to the next meeting we could look at specifics for that plane and seeing about getting those planes to shaving those .001" shavings that Darryl talks about.

Next meeting will be in Kevin's wood shop on Wednesday February 11th, 2015 at 7:00pm. Please check your email for directions to Kevin's shop. If you are not a member and wish to join the club and attend please email Kevin: biff_kpv@yahoo.ca

Niagara Woodworking Show

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