Jack Forsberg's Rust Fest 2022 Rusturrection!

Jack just posted an announcement on the OWA Facebook page that his Rust Fest has been Rusturrected for 2022. Register by visiting .

A Double Bill in Tuesday's Zoom on June 7th!

Along with impromptu Show-and-Tells, we have an exciting two-feature Zoom meeting on Tuesday, June 7, at 7 PM.  Past-President Rob Suarez presents One Plane to Rule Them All , an ode to the Veritas jack rabbet plane.  In his own words Rob says this: "I have this obsession with the Veritas jack rabbet plane, from its design elegance and brilliance, to its balance and feel and most importantly what it's capable of.  Could this one plane be your only one in a minimalist kit?  Could we recommend this as the first plane to buy for any beginning woodworkers?  This presentation is to promote the glory of plane, through a practical and hand built project, exploring the full potential of the jack rabbet’s capabilities." Now, do your fine speakers look cheap because of their plastic enclosures?  Do you want to replace them with beautiful wood grain housings?  Then June's second feature presentation is for you.  Dean Hummel will explain how he builds speaker enclosures out of

Three-D Printing in George's Woodshop: Tuesday May 3, 2022, 7 PM

At Don's suggestion I will show photos on how a 3D printer can be useful in a woodshop.  When I ordered the printer I had no idea how much of an asset it would be in woodworking.  And it's not to combine plastic bits with wood objects; no, the plastic bits rarely become components of the objects I make.  They are mostly tools and tool-modifications that help woodshop processes.  Two themes are highlighted:  One is how surprisingly robust even the cheapest most common plastic, PLA, can be in demanding applications.  The second theme is about modifying, replacing, or inventing tools to make woodshop tasks easier.  An example of the second theme is illustrated here, a 3D printed bevel gauge that clears the bump-out in the corner.

End Grain Guided Plane Skew on Shop Talk Live

You've heard countless times to plane in the direction of rising edge grain.  New to me was Shop-Talk-Live guest Wilbur Pan's recommendation also to skew the plane according to the rising end grain.  So, if viewed from your planing stance, the end grain rises to the left, skew the plane to the left so its left side trails.  This was in a recent episode, Number 264.  Has enyone else heard this recommendation?  Better yet, has anyone found this suggestion successful?

Tuesday, April 5 2022, 7 PM: BYOS

Our monthly Zoom meeting on Tuesday the 5th of April has been cleared for us.  Yes, it's BYOS Night = Bring Your Own Show Night.  OWA members take the stage to tell us what they're up to, what they've been up to, and what will they be up to.  Wooden creations, shop improvements, tool reviews...anything woodworking related goes.  The show starts at 7 PM with Dean's jewelery box.  Free-for-all follows.

Shop Talk Live, Episode 262, is particularly interesting.

Episodes of Shop Talk Live are wonderful, I make it a point to watch every one.  But this one, Episode 262, is a Must-Not-Miss.  Why?  Hosting, along with Mike Pekovich and Ben Strano, is our own Vic Tesolin.  The show always delivers solid woodworking knowledge, but with Vic at the microphone, the knowledge is packaged in mirth.  Hear about Vic's Old Tool Trinity , and have your ears perk up when some actual OWA members are mentioned by name.  Here, let me set the show just a CLICK away.