Guild Events Calendar

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Sunday December 3, 2017
 

The Avaition Museum

The current President of the British Columbia Avaition Museum, Mr. John Lewis has agreed to take the Guild Members and guests on a tour of the Avaition Museum. The Museum is located next to the airport in Sidney (directions). One of the features of the tour will be the replica wooden aircraft, Hoffar-h-1 that is under construction. The Hoffar-h-1 has some interesting history (click here). This tour will start at 10:30 and last approximately two hours. The cost will be $5.00 per person.

Craigdarroch Castle

This historical site has a tremendous amount of high quality wood work not only in the artifacts but on the walls, stairs and ceilings. However, there is a strict "no touch" policy with regards to all woodwork, artifacts and furnishings. The castle is not wheelchair accessible as there are 87 stairs. Cameras and flash photography are welcome. The tour will start at 2:00 pm and the cost will be $11.00 per person. For more information about Craigdarroch Castle, vist the website here.

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Saturday December 9, 2017 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Introduction to Routers
with Rob Blondeau
 
Date: December 9th , 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
The cost will be $20 per person. Materials, coffee, and doughnuts will be provided. Participants will need to bring a lunch.
 
Topics covered during the Session:
Features of the different routers (Eg: Makes, models, bases, speed control, etc)
Basic routing techniques including safety.
Basics of Router bits (straight, round-over, rabbet, chamfer, flush, cove, plus some decorative bits).
Routing Edge profiles
Free hand routing
Plunge routing
Edge guides
Guide Bushings and templates
Circle cutting
Dealing with grain
Time Permitting there will also be some basic work on the Router Table.
 
For Safety reasons the session will be limited to 6 people. These will be grouped into pairs and each pair will have one person operating the router, with their partner acting as the safety person.
A panel will be provided to each pair of participants upon which to do their test cuts.
There are a number of routers of different makes and models available (Triton, Boschh, Dewalt, Makita, Porter Cable, 31/4hp, 21/4hp,1 hp). All attendees will have the opportunity to try all of them out.
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Tuesday December 12, 2017 7:15 PM
 

The next meeting of the Guild is December 12th at 7:15 pm, Lee Valley Tools, Colwood. Come early and do some shopping!

The presenter will be Jeff Triggs.

 

Tribute to Cam Russell and Ken Guenter

The Vancouver Island Woodworkers Guild would like to recognize the many years (decades) of participation and support that Cam and Ken have given to woodworking and in particular, support for the Guild. The Guild would like to invite all of the former Fine Furniture Program students to attend this meeting and join the Guild members in celebrating Cam and Ken's amazing contribution to woodworking.

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Saturday February 24, 2018 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM
 
Advanced Router Workshop
with Rob Blondeau
 
Date: February 24th , 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
The cost will be $20 per person. Materials, coffee, and doughnuts will be provided. Participants will need to bring a lunch.
 

Topics covered will include the use of router tables and the many different complexities of constructing and using router templates.

 
For Safety reasons the session will be limited to 4 people. Please bring safety glasses and hearing protection.

 

Fill out the RSVP below or for more information contact Dany Coulombe (workshops@viwg.com)

 

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