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 crowds.  An extra pair of helping hands was supplied by Roger Chan for the BBQ dinner sponsored by the OWA.

A big shout out to Beau's Brewery: they were extremely generous in dropping off a keg of some adult liquid refreshment to help the attendees beat the heat.

So once again another GCRJTF is in the history books and by all accounts it was the best one yet.  Thanks again to Jack and Karen, and to all the presenters and attendees.

We look forward to next year's event, which, if the High Priest of the Wadkin Temple has his way, will be even bigger and better.

Ken Dixon
Past President


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