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.
Well, OK, not all of it is about timber framing. But some of it is! Seems too some of it is about Fine Home Building. Past President Rob Suarez has prepared a short presentation on the topic, so there will be time for everyone's shows and tells, questions, and so forth. But here's a description of Rob's feature presentation in his own words: At the end of my carpentry career I had the privilege of working on a high end home where carpentry started to blurr the lines into woodworking. The job required a lot of patience and time and most importantly exacting skill. In this slide show we’ll see how these three unique jobs were accomplished and lastly get a visual tour of the final results. I’ll discuss the numbers too, hours and pricing to acheive this project. We’ll explore a pine and cedar timber framed screened in porch, a seamless continuous grain, with multiple hidden doors carport, and lastly a two story guard/handrail white oak architectural element. Look
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
March 2, 2021: A new permanent page is being developed to store member-created files and to make them available for download. Often the file will be a slide show at a past meeting, but there is no restriction on the types of files stored there as long as they're legal. Access to this page is by clicking the "FILES" tab along the top edge of this page. March 3: Link to YouTube video on how to make perfect splines or keys added.