June Cancelled.

Not just the meeting; we're cancelling the month.  Seriously, no surprise, the June meeting of the Ottawa Woodworkers Association that would otherwise take place on the 2nd, will not be held.  As that meeting would have called for the election of the 2020-2021 OWA officers, the current OWA executive will meet, virtually, to discuss provisional properties of the next OWA season.  If firm-ish plans emerge, they will be described here.  Check back.

So everyone, have a great (i.e. safe) summer break!

Ken's on YouTube.

So here's some good news while we await the All Clear: Ken Dixon started a YouTube Channel.  His first video features a shop tour.  If you subscribe to his channel, you won't have to scour the internet to see when next he posts an episode.

Meetings Cancelled.

It won't come as a surprise that tonight's meeting (May 5th) will not take place, nor will any other until further notice. Stay safe, whatever it takes.

April 2020 Meeting Cancelled

And here is the official wording emailed to OWA members from Don Duchesne, OWA Secretary: Based on the recommendation from Ottawa's Medical Officer of Health we are canceling the April meeting for the Ottawa Woodworkers Association.  Keep an eye on your email as we will try our best to keep you up to date. PS: We are still looking for suggestions for presentations.  Even if it can't be given this season we can put the idea in the hopper for next fall. Thanks for your understanding,
Don Duchesne
OWA Secretary Be sure to visit this site too to see what happens to May and June's meetings as well.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7 PM

Don't miss the March Ottawa Woodworker's Association meeting next Tuesday March 3rd.  Gary Devries will be showing his techniques, tips, and tricks and for making a five-piece cabinet door using just a table saw.  As always, bring in your current projects for Show-and-Tell.  If you are planning to bring something in for Show-and-Tell, why not post a teaser about it in the Comments below?  Here's one:  George's Show-and-Tell will be a short Second Episode of What I Learned on YouTube.

PS:  don't forget your inside shoes... PPS:  come as early as 6:30 if you would like to help set up.

Coming in October...'nuff said. (click Read More to see image)


Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Restoration and Use of the Canadian Pattern Broad Axe

Corey Pool is a conservation carpenter with a reverence for the history of our region's rich lumber and timber era. He will discuss the Canadian pattern broad axe and its significance to Ottawa and the Outaouais.  He will also demonstrate traditional hewing techniques, and discuss the rising interest in the conservation of living history.

In addition to Mr. Pool's feature presentation, there's the usual fare: a 50-50 draw, Show-and-Tell, tool swap, and some milling about.

Our February meeting falls on the fourth of the month.  Meetings take place from 7 to 9 PM in the basement gym of the Bethany Baptist Church.  It is where Centrepointe meets Baseline, the Western of the two meeting points, kitty-corner from Angelo's.  Come as early as 6:30 if you'd like to help set up.  It's best to bring separate dry indoor footwear for the gym.

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