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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: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wHUiinx5Dc

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.