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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.
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
Your Best Woodshop Tips We want to hear your best shop tips. The tips can be about anything, whether it's about working wood or storing rags; fine furniture or machine stands; hand tools or power tools; whatever. If it's something that you do in your woodshop that might benefit others to learn, let's hear it. You can set up a live demonstration, prepare slides, or make a video, doesn't matter, we're up for it. You can even just talk about your tip if that's what you want to do. By the way, let George know if you would like to practice with your set-up, slides, or video beforehand. Email email@example.com Prepare several tips. We will start with everyone's best tip, and then have a second round, and maybe a third until we either run out of tips or run out of time. Come prepared because Jocelyn will be calling out names. We will also hold a Show-and-Tell segment and a Question-and-Answer portion in the meeting. Look for the invitation to the Zoom
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