Showing posts from June, 2018

Rust Junkie Recap

Another very successful Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest was held at the Wadkin Temple (AKA Jack Forsburg's place).  Jack once again ordered perfect weather for the sixth annual event with well over 100 people in attendance.  There was a good number of OWA members both presenting and taking in all the activities.  Some of the familiar OWA faces such as Vic Tesolin (dove tail marker made with hand tools), Karen McBride (molding a Wadkin badge), James Ferris (spoon carving), Nick Verbree (blacksmith forging) and of course the High Priest himself Jack Forsburg (machine made joinery) putting on demonstrations through the afternoon.  Other demonstrators Brent Stanley (timber framing) and Serge LevesQue (motor and switch wiring).  A good number of vendors had items for sale from stone sinks to power tools, hand tools, wood, and more. Once again OWA member Ken Dixon dusted off his shop apron and worked the grill, with much appreciated help from Rob Suarez, to feed the hungry lunch-time c

June 2018: Karen McBride on Vacuum Veneering

June 5th saw over 40 people come out to the final, regularly scheduled meeting of the 2017/18 OWA season.  Rob reminded everyone of the upcoming Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest held at the Wadkin Temple, also known as Jack Forsberg's place, on Saturday July 7. Also a special note from our friends in the Kingston Wood Artisans group: This coming spring, on the 6th of April 2019, a juried exhibition of wooden objects will beheld at the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning – Kingston’s centre of art.  Artistry in Wood 2019, the first ever exhibition of its kind to be held in Kingston, will afford artisans such as yourself the opportunity to exhibit your work in a very unique and impressive gallery setting, open to the public.  We are anticipating hundreds of visitors that day, many of whom undoubtedly recognize and appreciate finely designed and crafted objects.  What better way could there be to show case your work and talents to such a discerning audience?