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Tuesday November 14, 2017 7:15 PM
 

The next Guild meeting is November 14th, 7:15 pm at Lee Valley Tools Colwood.

Illtyd Perkins from Salt Spring Island will be the presenter. Illtyd has been a woodworker for more than 30 years. He will share his recent interests in traditional hand bookbinding tools and equipment. For more information about Illtyd please visit his website (www.illtydperkinswoodworking.ca).

Come early and do some shopping!

Saturday November 18, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

The Intermediate SketchUp is three 2 hour classes starting on November 18th. The second and third classes will be November 25th and December 2nd respectively. Information on the content of this workshop will be available soon.

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Saturday November 18, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

The Beginer SketchUp is three 2 hour classes starting on November 18th. The second and third classes will be November 25th and December 2nd respectively. Information on the content of this workshop will be available soon.

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Saturday November 25, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

This is class 2 of three Intermediate SketchUp workshops

Saturday November 25, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

This is the second class of three Beginner SketchUp.

Saturday December 2, 2017 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
 

This is class 3 of three Intermediate SketchUp workshops

Saturday December 2, 2017 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
 

This is the third of three classes for Beginner SketchUp

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

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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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