As you likely expected, there will be no physical get-togethers in September, and it is very possible this means the entire 2020-21 year. Nevertheless, the OWA Executive will try to provide some interaction on First Tuesdays of each month using Zoom, starting with Tuesday September 1. How will it work? Early on, we will try to feed main presentations to the membership in Live Streamed form. This means that a certain time (Likely 7 PM on a first Tuesday) someone will host a Zoom meeting and present a woodworky topic. Members will be able to watch the presentation, and we may even be able to handle questions from the participants. As we get better at this, we expect to provide Show-and-Tell segments. There will be bugs and failures along the way, naturally. If you have not used Zoom we recommend you install it and practise using it. You can watch a YouTube introduction to Zoom . If you would like to practice watching live sessions, send your email address to Geo
March 2, 2021: A new permanent page is being developed to store member-created files and to make them available for download. Often the file will be a slide show at a past meeting, but there is no restriction on the types of files stored there as long as they're legal. Access to this page is by clicking the "FILES" tab along the top edge of this page. March 3: Link to YouTube video on how to make perfect splines or keys added.
Looking forward to another chat with your co-members of the Ottawa Woodworkers Association? Well, it's coming up on Tuesday the 6th of April 2021. Look for an invitation in your email to the 7:00 PM Zoom get-together. We can talk about anything related to woodworking, naturally, but for this month Jocelyn Plourde suggested a theme, namely, Help! Strange goings on visited his bandsaw this week, and he would like to get to the bottom of it; what caused the weird behaviour? Those of us with extensive bandsaw experience are encouraged to attend the meeting, so as to help Jocelyn restore sensibility to his machine. And if anyone else seeks answers to problems of any sort in the woodshop, please bring your concerns to the fore. As usual our meeting will proceed following a format free-of-structure, so as soon as one conversation dies down, chime in with your concern. No need to register beforehand, and even if you think of an issue at the meeting itself, at the last minute, spit