February 2019 Newsletter


Next Meeting

The next VIWG meeting will February 12th starting at 7:15 pm at Lee Valley Tools in Colwood. Come early and do some shopping.

Our presenter will be Pirjo Raits. She will be talking about the process of writing a book about woodworkers.  A number of the artists profiled in her work, “Out of the Woods”, are guild members.  The book was released last year and has been on the BC best sellers list since publication.  Pirjo will be joined by one of the artists, Pheobe Dunbar for an engaging talk about all things wood and wood-writing related.

“Out of the Woods” Book Link

Wood For Schools

Our Guild Wood Recovery Program is designed to provide funding for our Guild to purchase project ready wood for student use at schools in Greater Victoria. This year we have been able to negotiate an amazing deal for the purchase of 3000 board feet of cabinet grade maple from Paulcan Mill in Chemainus.

Earlier this year we reached out to all the public senior and middle schools in Greater Victoria. We are delighted to have ten schools request wood. We will try to contact all the schools and move the wood on or about the first full week of February.

Wood Sale

A wood sale is being planned for March. The date and other details will be provided soon. More information is also available on the website “buy and sell”.

Spring 2019 Challenge “Miniature House”

The spring challenge is for any type of “miniature house.”  The house can be for animals, dolls, fairies, ants, you name it.  The only stipulation is it needs to be physically present at the June AGM meeting to be eligible.

Do You Have Some Workshop Items You No Longer Use?

If you have tools or jigs that are taking up valuable space in your workshop and

  • you are no longer using them
  • they are in good condition

Then bring them along to the Guild meeting and give them to Randy so they can be part of the evening raffle.


Neil Bosdet

President, VIWG

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