Ottawa Woodworkers Association: Phoenix Edition

When we announced a hiatus in our meetings last year at about this time, the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) reached out to us with a proposal that we somehow partner to keep the OWA going.  Thanks to the OTL we were able to meet in person on a masked small scale, and thus keep our activities going.  For that, the OWA cannot express enough gratitude for the boost that the OTL provided.

The OWA members who still hang on, the clingers, strive to resurrect the OWA.  A step in that direction has been to secure a meeting place large enough to house a re-built membership.  Namely, Lee Valley has offered us their seminar room, the place where they hold workshops, tutorials, and the like.  Time slots are limited; the only one available was Satruday afternoons from 2 to 4 PM.  Don created a monthly schedule of meetings for the first Saturdays of each month.  The only exception is the very first meeting coming up on October's second Satuday, the 14th, to skip past Thanksgiving weekend.

So our first meeting for the 2023-24 season will be held in the LeeValley Tools Seminar Room on Saturday, October 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  This month's topic will be of special interest to the hand tool nerds amongst us... Everything You Never Wanted to Know About Combination Planes!  For those of you who have never run across a combination plane, they were used to create profiles before the advent of routers.  If any of you have a combination plane you may want to bring it into the meeting to show it to your fellow members and talk about how you have used it in the past.

In addition to the usual presentation, there will be a discussion concerning the long-overdue election of the club executive planned for the November meeting and a special surprise announcement!

Hope to see you all there!


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