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
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November's meeting (on Tuesday the 5th) will be held at The Wadkin Temple, also known as Jack's woodshop. High Priest Jack Forsberg will be demonstrating and explaining traditional joinery on vintage machines, in his overwhelmingly beautiful shop. There will be no Show-and-Tell this meeting as all the time from 7 to 9 PM will be dedicated to this very special event. PLEASE invite friends with any inkling for woodworking. The meeting is open to members, not-yet members, and non-members of the Ottawa Woodworking Association; in other words, everybody is invited!
The Wadkin Temple is where Jack hosts his annual Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest in July. The address is 6220 Old Richmond Road, Richmond, ON, K0A 2Z0. There is plenty of room to park on the street. If you would like to car-pool, you can park at our regular venue, Bethany Baptist Church at the western intersection of Centrepointe and Baseline, say, around 6:20 PM and leave the church by 6:35. Or you can organize…
The next meeting of the Ottawa Woodworkers Association is coming up on March 5th. Let's hope the temperature rises some by then. If it does, don't forget your dry, warm, indoor footwear for the gym. As always, meetings run from 7-9 PM, but doors open at 6:30-ish for setting-up. It's in the basement gym of the Bethany Baptist Church at the Western intersection of Centrepointe and Baseline. If you're not a member, note that new members are welcome to attend up to two meetings, no charge, before making a commitment to join. The A La Carte menu includes tool swaps or sales, a 50-50 draw, members showing-and-telling, and who knows what else? And now for the Menu du Jour: Are you a Maloofophile? Then you'll be thrilled to learn our feature presenter, OWA member Dean Hummel, will talk about his visit to the Sam Maloof House and his building of a Maloof lounge chair with ottoman.