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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Kerf-thick splines (or keys) from "I simply built it" on YouTube.

In the January meeting, some were interested in seeing the video showing how to rip spline-thick stock for a kerf made with a table saw.  The name of the channel cited was "I Simply Built It".  Those four words into a search engine are sure to cough up the channel.  Here is a
link to the specific video that shows how to do it.
If clicking the link does not work then typing (or copy-&-pasting) this mouthful into an address field will:

We Have a YouTube Channel

We, the Ottawa Woodworkers Association that is, now have a YouTube channel under the channel name: Ottawa Woodworkers.  And the channel has a video, namely, Karen McBride's Shop Tour that President Rob Suarez produced.  A well positioned click should bring up the video.  If not, you can search for the channel and video with "YouTube Ottawa Woodworkers" in a browser's search or address field.

2020 Year Debut: Tuesday January 7.

Our first OWA meeting in 2020 will take place on the 7th.  As always, the meeting runs from 7 to 9 PM -- come up to half an hour early if you would like to help set up.  It's in the basement of the Bethany Baptist Church at the western intersection of Baseline and Centrepointe.  New members are welcome -- no experience necessary -- to attend one or two meetings on us while deciding whether to commit.  Be sure to bring dry indoor footwear for the gym floor.

Our feature presentation:  Gary Devries will offer up tips and tricks in using patterns in cabinet making. Along with the regular stuff: 50/50 Draw, Tool Swap, and Show-and-Tell.