Official web pages of the Ottawa Woodworkers Association
March 2, 2021. This will be a page where members can make their files available for download. Typically members will post slide presentations after they've been presented at meetings. It's early yet, so we have only two items right now.
Wooden Plow Plane Restoration by Sylvain "Bazz" Bazinet
Bazz offers us a pdf file of his March 2, 2021 presentation on his restoration of an antique wooden plow plane dating back to the mid 1800s. In addition to documenting the steps, he lists the products he used. And he makes special mention of woodworker Bob Demers (who helped found the OWA) and antique tool source Doug Orr who both extended helpful advice. The file contains valuable links to the people who, and products that, helped in the restoration.
Perfect Keys for a Splined Frame
The YouTube channel "I Simply Build It" shows how to rip thin strips at the perfect thickness to use as splines or keys. In other words, the strips are as thick as the kerf is wide -- no jig, no calipers, no measuring of any kind. All you need are two scraps of wood -- of which one is the source material -- a clamp, a sled for your table saw, the table saw, and the blade you used to cut slots for the splines or keys. Intrigued? Then watch this short YouTube video.
Day after Halloween and we're still in for a treat: Our guest presentation is by Alex Low, a native of Ottawa who practises fine woodworking and boat building. Alex was recently featured in a YouTube vignette published by Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement . Some of his splendid work can be seen at his web site . So, be sure to join in on Tuesday, November 1st at 7 PM. As usual members will receive their invitations by personal email.
Our feature presenter in our first Tuesday of October meeting is none other than Jack Forsberg, host of the Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest held almost annually at the Wadkin Temple. Jack comes to us unscripted, ready to talk about anything, any time, any place. He makes a living working wood, and is well apreciated for custom commercial doors. Known for his passion for industrial shop equipment and its restoration, he is your goto resource for "they don't make them like this any more" restorations. Want to prepare for this meeting? Bring questions, about anything. Look to your email box for an invitation to Tuesday's Zoom meeting, October 4th at 7 PM.