Guild Events Calendar

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Saturday February 24, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

This is the first class of three for Intermediate Sketchup. The remaining two classes will be March 3rd and March 10th at the same time and place. The classes will be held at Erica’s Studio (5987 Oldfield Road).

The Intermediate SketchUp class is targeted to people who:
• Are competent with most basic SketchUp drawing tools
• Have completed at least one model in SketchUp previously
In this 3-session course, you’ll develop your own custom SketchUp template, practice using Layers, Scenes, and Styles, and get to know online resources such as the Component and Extension Warehouses.

Week 1 (2 hours)
• Advanced Drawing Tools – Tips and Tricks
• Fast Modelling – using shortcuts
• Using Layers, Scenes and Styles
• Creating your own SketchUp Template

Week 2 (2 hours)
• Components and Dynamic Components
• Component Warehouse
• Working with Rubies – Extension Warehouse
• In-class modelling support

Week 3 (2 hours)
• Working with custom materials
• Creating your own Libraries (components, materials)
• In-class modelling support

Each attendee will need to have a laptop with SketchUp Make 2016 downloaded or more recent 2017(this is a free download). An external mouse is highly recommended – touch pads are not very friendly when using SketchUp

A fee of $10.00 covers the three classes and must be paid one week before the first class. Payment options are as follows:

  1. bring cash or a cheque to the next Guild Meeting and give funds to Dany Coulombe
  2. mail a cheque to:
    Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild
    314-3980 Shelbourne Street
    P.O. Box 31015 University Heights
    Victoria BC V8N 6J3
    Canada

2 signed up so far. Limit: 6.

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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)

 

4 signed up so far. Limit: 4.

RSVPs are closed

Saturday February 24, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

This is the first class of three for Beginners SketchUp. The remaining classes will be March 3rd and March 10th at the same time and place. The classes will be help at Erica’s Studio (5987 Oldfield Road).

The Beginner SketchUp class is targeted to people who:
• Are competent and comfortable using computers (required!)
• Have not used SketchUp before, or
• Have tried using SketchUp but find themselves frustrated with the basic functionality

In this 3-session course, we’ll work our way through all of the basic SketchUp functionality, and practice using all of the tools while modelling a piece of furniture.

Week 1 (2 hours)
• SketchUp Concepts
• Basic Drawing Tools
• Axes and Absolute Dimensions

Week 2 (2 hours)
• More Drawing Tools
• Basic Navigation: Camera Views and Scenes
• Understanding the Dialog Windows

Week 3 (2 hours)
• More Drawing Tools
• Components
• Layers

Each attendee will need to have a laptop with SketchUp Make 2016 downloaded or more recent 2017(this is a free download). An external mouse is highly recommended – touch pads are not very friendly when using SketchUp

A fee of $10.00 covers the three classes and must be paid one week before the first class. Payment options are as follows:

  1. bring cash or a cheque to the next Guild Meeting and give funds to Dany Coulombe
  2. mail a cheque to:
    Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild
    314-3980 Shelbourne Street
    P.O. Box 31015 University Heights
    Victoria BC V8N 6J3
    Canada

6 signed up so far. Limit: 6.

RSVPs are closed

Saturday March 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
 

This workshop will take place in a commercial sharpening shop in Cobble Hill. The cost will be $10.00 per person. Please have your $10.00 fee to Dany Coulombe one week before the workshop.

These are your options to pay the workshop fees of $10.00:
  1. bring cash or a cheque to the next Guild Meeting and give funds to Dany Coulombe
  2. mail a cheque to:
    Vancouver Island Woodworkers’ Guild
    314-3980 Shelbourne Street
    P.O. Box 31015 University Heights
    Victoria BC V8N 6J3
    Canada

5 signed up so far. Limit: 8.

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Saturday March 3, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

See week one for course information (click here).

Saturday March 3, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

See week one for information about the course (click here).

Saturday March 10, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

See week one for course information (click here).

Saturday March 10, 2018 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

See week one for course information (click here).

Tuesday March 13, 2018 7:15 PM
 

The next Guild meeting is Tuesday, March 13th. The meeting will begin at 7:15 pm Lee Valley Tools, Colwood. Come early and do some shopping!

The presenter for the meeting will be Dan Gentile. Dan will speak about French polishing.

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Friday April 20, 2018 1:00 PM
 

The tour will be of CFB Esquimalt Fleet Maintenance Facility. This facility includes several workshops and many areas of interest involved with CFB fleet maintenance. The Tour will start at the Dockyard Gate.

Due to security checks for the Base, all Guild members on the tour must have their names submitted no later than March 14th. The list for the Tour will close on March 14th.

Parking on the Base is limited so there will be further instructions on parking closer to the Tour date.

11 signed up so far. Limit: 30.

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