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News & Events Calendar

SWG Calendar of News & Events
Date Event Details
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016SWG Monthly Meeting POSTPONEDThe April monthly SWG Tuesday evening meeting has been postponed to Wednesday, April 13th to coincide with the evening Steven Kennard Demonstration hosted by SWG.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016Steven Kennard DemonstrationSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do an evening demonstration/presentation for SWG. Steven will do an audiovisual presentation of introduction and explanations of work over the years ending with the Turns video and a brief questions and answers session. After that he will demonstrate the making of a teardrop box in African blackwood, from the raw material to the polished piece.
Note!Fee to attend this special presentation is $30.
Saturday, April 16th-Sunday, May 8th, 201615th Annual Made of Wood ShowThe Alton Mills Arts Centre
Alton, ON
A juried show and sale of one of a kind works in wood by artisans from across Canada. Check out the Made of Wood Show web site for details.
Tuesday, May 10th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingWoodturnings can be embellished by incorporating decorative enamelled pieces as accents. Enamel, more properly, vitreous enamel, is a thin layer of glass, transparent or opaque, heat-fused to a metal substrate. Carl Durance will demostrate the process of creating a decorative enamelled piece, including metal preparation, variety of application techniques of enamel to metal, fusing enamel to metal using kiln or torch, and application of enamelled piece to wood turning. The presentation will cover some of the science behind the process of vitreous enamelling.
Thursday, June 9th-Sunday, June 12th, 201630th Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 30th annual symposium in Atlanta, GA. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingDetails to follow...
Saturday, July 2nd, 201628th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 28th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Friday, August 5th-Saturday, August 6th, 201613th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Stave Construction - Linear and Compound
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to create vessels using stave construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles and building a cutting jig.
Featured Seminar by Dirk Hoogendoorn (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Advanced Bowl-From-A-Board and Beyond
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to push the limits of bowl-from-a-board. Topics include layout considerations, laminating board, cutting rings, assembly, turning, and finishing.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingDetails to follow...
Tuesday, September 13th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem, from the Toronto Woodturners Guild, will show his winged-bowl designs and demonstrate his technique of creating these functional works of art.
Friday, September 16th-Monday, September 19th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016The Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 is a combination of 3 events hosted by Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild (GBWG); Grey-Bruce TurnFest Symposium on Saturday, September 17th, and Sunday, September 18th, open to members of Ontario woodturning guilds and featuring a series of 6 presentations, instant gallery, and more; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Workshops on Friday, September 16th, Monday, September 19th, and Tuesday, September 20th, day-long hands-on workshops; and; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Exhibition, Friday, September 16th through Sunday, September 18th, public showing of woodturnings. Check out the GBWG website for details including registration.
Friday, September 30th-Sunday, October 2nd, 201631st Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Turning a Decorative Platter
Friday, 2:30PM-4:00PM
Featured Seminar by Gary Miller (TVWG)
Finish Turning a Green Bowl
Saturday, 2:00PM-3:00PM
Featured Seminar by Eric Deckert (TVWG)
Turning a Large Candlestick
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:45PM
Saturday, October 1st-Sunday, October 2nd, 2016Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2016Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild will have a booth at the 2016 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Tuesday, October 11th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingFrank DiDomizio, from the Kawartha Woodturners Guild, will share his experience of creating a decorative platter with an emphasis on embellishments. The basic turning sequence for a platter will be covered. After turning, a number of embellishing techniques, including dyeing, texturing, carving, and pyrography, will be demonstrated. These same techniques can be used to embellish other turned objects.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will demonstrate Stave Construction, Linear and Compound. Old wooden pails and kegs (or barrels) were constructed using staves. Learn how to create vessels using stave-construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles (blade and miter) and building a cutting jig and gluing jig. A variety of stave constructed vessels will be shown during the presentation.
Remember to bring your pieces for the SWG Show & Sale on Saturday, November 12th at the Midland Cultural Centre.
Friday, November 11th-Sunday, November 13th, 2016SWG Christmas Show & SaleFriday 12:00PM-9:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Sunday 12:00PM-4:00PM
Simcoe Woodturners Guild (SWG) will hold its inaugural Christmas Show & Sale at the Midland Cultural Centre. Just in time for Christmas shopping, this event will feature a variety of woodturned treasures, perfect for under any Christmas tree. Woodturning demonstrations will be scheduled throughout the event.
Members are encouraged to participate in this event by submitting woodturned pieces to the show and sale, which will be collected by the next guild meeting on Tuesday, November 8th. This is a great opportunity, for you and the guild, do not miss out!!!
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016SWG Monthly MeetingMark Solomon from Woodchuckers will demonstrate the line of Osmo wood finishing products.
This meeting will also include the SWG Special Christmas Raffle Draw. Tickets will be available at the meeting. Do not miss out on this opportunity to win great prizes while supporting your guild!
Tuesday, January 10th, 2017SWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDMeeting cancelled due to road conditions and freezing rain warnings!
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Friday, February 24th-Sunday, February 26th, 2017Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Hamilton, ON
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Tuesday, March 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingEllen moser-Harris and Benjamin Scheiner from Abrasifs J.J.S. Inc (Sia distributor) will present on their company and products of interest to woodturners.
Tuesday, April 11th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem from Toronto Woodturners Guild will demonstrate natural-edge bowls. His demonstration will show the steps he follows in order to produce a natural-edge bowl, plus look at materials that can be used, mounting the work piece safely, and working with a bowl gouge to perform full bevel riding cuts. The 3 areas he will talk about during the demonstration will be safety, proper techniques to practice, and the line and design of the emerging piece. Examples: ash platter, mulberry platter, red mallee platter, spalted silver maple bowl
Tuesday, May 9th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting this month will be dedicated to hands-on. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use.
Tuesday, June 13th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingWood veneers can be incorporated in woodturned forms to create highly decorative pieces with stunning accents. Carl Durance will demonstrate the process of working with veneers, including cutting veneers, with xacto knife and fret saw, gluing multi-laminate veneer stacks, adding veneer accents to turning blanks, bending multi-layer veneers into forms, and include an introduction to marquetry and parquetry.
Tuesday, July 11th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting will be a hands-on guild approach to turning and assembling wig stands for cancer. We will work as a guild to demonstrate and get hands-on experience doing a wig stand from start to finish.
Tuesday, August 8th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingHow to keep wood turning tools sharp will be the focus of the August meeting. Various methods of maintaining properly sharpened tools will be demonstrated. Kelvin Stuart will demonstrate a wet sharpening method using a Tormek setup. George Jazzar will demonstrate dry sharpening, including the use of CBN wheels. An open discussion will provide opportunity for other sharpening techniques to be presented.
Friday, August 11th-Saturday, August 12th, 201714th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Introduction to Pen Turning
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to turn pens and other such items on a lathe, from preparing the wood pen blank to assembling the final pen.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Basic Bowl Turning
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to turn a basic bowl, from mounting the bowl blank to applying the final finish.
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingAl Tamman will demonstrate how to turn an elegant goblet. The demonstration will include the addition of a captured ring on the goblet stem using home-made tools. Techniques for incorporating a Celtic Knot may be included in the presentation. Examples: a variety of goblets
Friday, September 29th-Sunday, October 1st, 201732nd Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Pen Turning - From Conception To Finish
Friday, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Featured Seminar by Paul Guibeault (TVWG)
Winged Bowl
Saturday, 2:15PM-3:15PM
Featured Seminar by John Calver (TVWG)
Hollow Turning With Boring Bar
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Tuesday, October 10th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingThe SWG is working toward supporting the Bravery Beads Bowl project at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital. To this end Tim Kennedy and Nick van Bakel have put together a demo on how to make a Bravery Bead Bowl. The boxes are based on a segmented ring structure and Nick and Tim will take us through the various construction stages including the development of the segment rings, how the required segments will be cut, gluing and clamping of the segment rings and the final construction and turning of the box. Examples: Bravery Bead Bowls
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingIan Stewart will demonstrate offset hollow turning and show some of his other works. American Woodturner article: Ian Stewart Multi Axis Hollow Forms.
Tuesday, December 12th, 2017SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Tuesday, January 9th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting will feature a series of mini woodturning demonstrations, plus include the postposed Christmas Ornament competition, and, the availability of Bravery Bead Bowl kits.
Tuesday, February 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe Glenn Lucas on Sharpening video will be shown. Grinders and lathes will be available to practice the techniques which Glenn shares. Bring your turning tools to put a Glenn Lucas edge on them.
Friday, February 23rd-Sunday, February 25th, 2018Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Hamilton, ON
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Tuesday, March 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingFraser Nuttal from Toronto will demonstrate the age-old craft of turning a traditional baccyflap, a small round container used to hold pipe tobacco, incorporating traditional contrast staining to colour the wood.
Tuesday, April 10th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingTim Kennedy will be demonstrating  spindle turning with particular emphasis on copy turning.  He will be turning a pair of coffee table legs as part of his demonstration.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingLarry Lemay will be demonstrating how he turns pens. He will share the techniques he uses when turning both wood and acrylic pens.
Please bring any completed Bravery Bead Bowls and/or Wig Stands For Cancer for collection at the meeting.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018Intersections Network Evening7:00PM - 8:30PM
Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio network evening will feature internationally renowned woodturner Marilyn Campbell from Kincardine. Marilyn will present slides of her signature work and discuss her methods including the incorporation of epoxy resin, both decoratively and structurally, as a complimentary medium to wood.
Please contact Intersections directly for further details.
Tuesday, June 12th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe demo this month will focus on coring which allows one to produce more than one bowl from a bowl blank. George Jazzar will show how to set up and use the McNaughton coring system and Kelvin Stuart will do the same for the Oneway coring system. The pros and cons of each system will also be discussed.
Thursday, June 14th-Sunday, June 17th, 201832th Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 32nd annual symposium in Portland, OR. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Saturday, July 7th, 2018GBWG at Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 30th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe July guild meeting will be dedicated to Tips and Tricks. A series of mini-presentations by various guild members will share tips and/or tricks related to woodturning. If you have any tips and/or tricks to contribute to this session, please contact Kelvin Stuart or Al Tamman.
Tuesday, August 14th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingDave Bell will cover different options for salvaging questionable turning blanks with epoxies, resins and CA glue, plus complimentary substrate options to fill these voids. He will talk briefly about incorporating design aspects into these so-called artistic design opportunities.
Tuesday, September 11th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingCharles Jordan will demonstrate his seven steps to turning and finishing a coloured bowl. Sample Coloured Bowl. Turning Thin-Wall Bowl.
Friday, September 28th-Sunday, September 30th, 201831st Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Saturday, September 29th-Sunday, September 30th, 2018GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2018Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild (Kincardine) will have a booth at the 2018 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Tuesday, October 9th, 2018SWG Monthly Meeting MOVEDSWG October meeting moved to Wednesday, October 10th, for Joe Ruminski event.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingJoe Ruminski, a renowned turner from North Carolina, will be the October guest demonstrator. Joe will be working through the following projects, focusing  on how these can be used when teaching or mentoring new turners: wide rimmed bowl on multiple centres; small wall hanging; wooden side grain box; two piece bud vase; and spindle.
Friday, October 19th-Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018The Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 is a combination of 3 events hosted by Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild (GBWG); Grey-Bruce TurnFest Symposium on Saturday, October 20th, and Sunday, October 21st, open to members of Ontario woodturning guilds and featuring a series of 8 presentations, instant gallery, and more; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Workshops on Friday, October 19th, Monday, October 22nd, and Tuesday, October 23rd, day-long hands-on workshops; and; Grey-Bruce TurnFest Exhibition, Friday, October 19th through Sunday, October 21st, public showing of woodturnings. Check out the GBWG website for details including registration.
Tuesday, November 13th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingWith Christmas approaching fast thoughts turn to Christmas decorations and with this in mind the focus of this monthly meeting will be turned Christmas decorations.   Kelvin Stuart will demonstrate how to make a Christmas bell and George Jazzar will make a three piece, pierced tree ornament.
Tuesday, December 11th, 2018SWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting will continue in the Christmas theme with a demonstration by Al Tamman on how to make a Christmas ornament using inside-out turning.
The December meeting will also include the Simcoe Woodturners Guild Christmas contest!
Tuesday, January 8th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingThe January meeting will be an open general discussion of finishes and finishing techniques. Be prepared to share your knowledge and expertise on your favourite finishes, or, ask that question on finishing in hopes of a definitive answer. Check out the finishing links on the website in the References section on the Links page.
Tuesday, February 12th, 2019SWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDSimcoe Woodturners Guild February 12th meeting has been cancelled due to hazardous travel conditions forecast throughout the area today.
The Easter egg demonstration by Carl Durance has been postponed to the May 14th guild meeting.
Friday, February 22nd-Sunday, February 24th, 2019Toronto Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Toronto International Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Note: Use Entrance 4!
GHWG/TWG/WGO guilds have a large shared booth area in the show, displaying finished works by members as well as on-going woodturning demonstrations.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingNick Van Bakel will demonstrate how to turn an off-centred plate ready to take a carved or painted insert.
Friday, March 15th-Sunday, March 17th, 2019Wood Art in the CitiesFriday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario
Wood Art in The Cities including Canadian National Wood Carving Championship in conjunction with Grand Valley Woodcarvers and Owls Nest Woodcarvers.
Waterloo_Wellington Woodturners Guild will have a booth and display finished turnings and ongoing live woodturning demonstrations.
Tuesday, April 9th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingBernie Hrytzak, from Thames Valley Woodturners Guild in London, will demonstrate the age-old technique of marbling in relation to woodturning. Members are invited to bring an small unfinished turning to be marbleized, such as shallow bowl, platter, or hollow form. Details to follow...
Tuesday, May 14th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will turn a simple solid egg and thin-walled hollow egg using a homemade egg-chuck, show construction of a variety of egg-blanks for turning more elaborate eggs, such a Celtic knot egg, even an egg-scope (kaleidoscope).
Tuesday, June 11th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingThe June meeting will focus on how to deal with the bottom of a turning, such as a bowl or platter. Several members will demonstrate their particular technique for finishing the bottom of a turning.
Tuesday, July 9th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingKelvin Stuart will cover the basics of segmented woodturning, including manual and computer-aided methods of design and cut lists; segment preparation; and vessel construction. Additionnally, following the presentation, Bravery Bead Bowl kits will be available and hands-on time will start members on the constuction of their own Bravery Bead Bowls. Join in on this very worthy initiative of your guild in support of brave kids at SickKids Hospital! Reference : Bravery Bead Bowl Making.
Thursday, July 11th-Sunday, July 14th, 201933rd Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 33rd annual symposium in Raleigh, NC. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Tuesday, August 13th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingAdam Cottrill, from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild in Kincardine, will demonstrate how to decorate box lids with an inlay, an off centre inlay, and with a through inlay (window technique) that is visible both inside and outside the box. The demonstration will also include a discussion of tools, inlay material options, design considerations, and framing the inlay within a ring of beads, coves, and/or texture. Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
Tuesday, September 10th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingRay Fenton will demonstrate the making of 4 and 6 inch salt/pepper mills, from creating the turning blank, drilling, turning, finishing, including sealing with CA glue, and assembling the completed piece.
Friday, September 27th-Sunday, September 29th, 201934th Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Saturday, October 5th-Sunday, October 6th, 2019GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2019Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
GBWG will have a booth at the 2019 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingRon Hunt, well-known woodcarver and sculptor from Midland, will demonstrate how to do relief carving on turned items, adding a new dimension to your turnings.
Wednesday, October 9th-Friday, October 11th, 2019Intersections Woodturning ClassWoodturning - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 3-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to woodturning. For further information, contact Intersections directly.
Friday, November 8th-Sunday, November 10th, 2019Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM-5PM
Ancaster Fairgrounds, Ancaster, Ontario
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Tuesday, November 12th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingRenowned British woodturner Nick Agar will focus his demonstration on tool presentation and sharpening, airbrush techniques using dyes, the use of stencils and texturing.
As his demonstration coincides with the regular SWG meeting, there is no charge for SWG members.
Saturday, November 23rd-Sunday, November 24th, 2019Intersections Woodturning ClassKaleidoscopes - Visual Magic with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. Through the 2-day hands-on workshop, create a beautiful kaleidoscope. For further information, contact Intersections directly.
Tuesday, December 10th, 2019SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Saturday, December 14th-Sunday, December 15th, 2019Intersections Woodturning ClassTurning Ornaments with Finials with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. Through the 2-day hands-on workshop, turn ornaments with elegant finials. For further information, contact Intersections directly.
Tuesday, January 14th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingThe January guild meeting will be dedicated to Tips and Tricks and Jigs. A series of mini-presentations by various guild members will share tips or tricks or jigs related to woodturning. If you have any tips and/or tricks and/or jigs to contribute to this session, please contact Al Tamman, or just bring them along to the meeting.
Friday, February 7th-Sunday, February 9th, 2020Toronto Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Toronto International Centre, Toronto, Ontario
GHWG/TWG/WGO guilds have a large shared booth area in the show, displaying finished works by members as well as on-going woodturning demonstrations.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingThe meeting this month will be dedicated to hands-on. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Watch or participate at demonstration workstations, or request assistance with one of your own problem pieces. Or, just enjoy chatting with other members.
Tuesday, March 10th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingTim Kennedy will demonstrate his expertise on turning spindles with a skew. Learn some skew handing techniques from the skew-master!
Reminder: SWG has begun a new year, which means your 2020 SWG membership fees are due.
During the winter months, be sure to check the web site for last minute cancellations due to weather/road conditions!
Friday, March 20th-Sunday, March 22nd, 2020Wood Art in the Cities (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Friday 12:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm
Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm
RIM Park in Waterloo, Ontario
Wood Art in The Cities including Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship and Wood Art Carving Championship in conjunction with Grand Valley Woodcarvers.
Waterloo_Wellington Woodturners Guild will have a booth and display finished turnings and ongoing live woodturning demonstrations.
Friday, April 3rd-Sunday, April 5th, 2020Intersections Woodturning Class (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Woodturning - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 3-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the art of woodturning. For further information on this course, refer to the Intersections course descriptions directly.
Tuesday, April 14th, 2020SWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)April SWG meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns!
Saturday, May 2nd-Sunday, May 3rd, 2020Intersections Woodturning Class (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Woodturning - Pens, An Introduction with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the art of pen turning. For further information on this course, refer to the Intersections course descriptions directly.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2020Mike Mahoney Remote Interactive DemonstrationMike Mahoney, internationally-renowned woodturner from Mount Aukum, California, will demonstrate, through a remote interative on-line facility, tool design and grinding, a quarter-sawn white oak platter, and finishes.
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020SWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)May SWG meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns!
Thursday, June 4th-Sunday, June 7th, 202034th Annual AAW Symposium (CANCELLED)34th Annual AAW Symposium CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
The American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 34th annual symposium in Louisville, KY. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Tuesday, June 9th, 2020SWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)June SWG meeting cancelled due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns!
Tuesday, June 9th, 2020Ed Pretty Remote Interactive DemonstrationEd Pretty, master woodturner from Vancouver, BC, will demonstrate, through a remote interative on-line facility, improving tool control in bowl turning, an in-depth explanation of topics not covered in Anchor, Bevel, Cut.
Friday, June 12th-Sunday, June 14th, 2020Intersections Woodturning Class (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Woodturning - Pens, Advanced Designs with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 3-day hands-on workshop focuses on advanced designs in the art of pen turning. For further information on this course, refer to the Intersections course descriptions directly.
Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th, 2020AAW 1st Virtual SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding its 1st-ever AAW Virtual Symposium. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingJuly meeting will be the inaugural SWG virtual meeting using Zoom. After an introduction to to using Zoom and update on Guild affairs, we will move into a Show and Tell session. To get things started a number of members have prepared presentations showing some the work they have been busy with during the past few months. There will be plenty of opportunity during the meeting for members to step forward and share recent woodturning projects.
Monday, July 27th-Wednesday, July 29th, 2020Intersections Woodturning Class (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Woodturning - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 3-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the art of woodturning. For further information on this course, refer to the Intersections course descriptions directly.
Tuesday, August 11th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Thursday, August 27th, 2020GBWG Interactive Remote PresentationSWG members are invited to participate in the following GBWG Interactive Remote Presentation. GBWG members Adam Cottrill and Keith Mombourquette will co-host the 3rd GBWG Zoom presentation with the topic of Photographing Your Woodturnings. The collaborative presentation will include setup for photographing, composition, lighting, focus, and at minimal cost. Whether using smartphone, tablet, or DSLR, this session aims to help improve your woodturning photographic results.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020GBWG Ad-hoc Interactive Remote DemonstrationWatch a bowl coring of a large walnut block by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal work session. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingSWG member Dave Stamper will be demonstrating a Barley Twist, and its application to wig stands, in the next SWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, including design, layout, carving, and finishing. For further details, including a picture, see Barley Twist document.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020GBWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG members are invited to participate in the following GBWG Interactive Remote Presentation. GBWG member Keith Mombourquette will be demonstrating Fluted Vessels, in the next GBWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, including construction of a fluting jig, design, layout, and routing the flutes. Pictures: Fluted Bowl 1, Fluted Bowl 2, Fluted Bowl 3, Fluting Jig.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingThree SWG members will present a series of interactive remote demonstrations. Larry Lemay will demonstrate CNC carving of a wig stand stem. George Jazzar will demonstrate his newly acquired laser engraver. Al Tamman will demonstrate turning a large thin-walled bowl.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020GBWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG members are invited to participate in the following GBWG Interactive Remote Presentation. With Christmas approaching, Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of a hanging stave-constructed birdhouse ornament with long delicate finial in the October GBWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, including setting up the saw, cutting staves, gluing staves with veneer inserts into turning blank, turning the birdhouse with finial, final assembly, and finishing. Jigs used in the process will be shown. Pictures: Stave Birdhouse 1, Stave Birdhouse 2, Stave Birdhouse 3.
Tuesday, November 10th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingFor the November meeting, SWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) hosted by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Art Liestman, master woodturner from Coquitlam, BC, will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration facility, topics on flame texturing highly figured woods.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020SWG Monthly MeetingSWG member Nick Van Bakel will show his presentation on turning a Christmas tree ornament. Craig Laing and protege, Samuel Young, will present the beginning journey into woodturning by Samuel.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment and the SWG Christmas Ornament Contest.
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021SWG Monthly MeetingKelvin Stuart will give a slide presentation showing the steps followed to construct a segmented hollow form with a feature ring incorporating a modified Indian Blanket design.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021SWG/GBWG Joint Virtual MeetingWe all have our favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs that we rely upon in our own workshops. During this meeting, SWG and GBWG members will share their favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs through pictures and/or short video clips along with brief commentary. Take advantage of this great opportunity to share your favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs, and, learn about new Tips, Tricks, and Jigs from other members.
Thursday, February 25th, 2021GBWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG members are invited to participate in the following GBWG Interactive Remote Presentation. Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of a linear-stave-constructed vessel in the February GBWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, including setting up the saw, cutting staves, gluing staves with veneer inserts into turning blank, turning the lid with knob, final assembly, and finishing. Jig used in the process will be shown. Pictures: Linear-Stave Vessel.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021Eric Lofstrom Remote Interactive DemonstrationSWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Eric Lofstrom, internationally-renowned woodturner from Enumclaw, Washington, will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration facility, turning his iconic Namaste series end-grain bowls. This presentation covers the gambit from beginner, in turning a basic form, to expert, in surface treatment options.
Tuesday, March 9th, 2021SWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The normal March monthly SWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling of the Eric Lofstrom Demonstration event in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild on Tuesday, March 9th.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021SWG Monthly MeetingThe April SWG monthly meeting wil be all about resin casting. Dave Bell will provide suggestions for mold making, resin choices, coloring with dyes/pigments, clear casting, pressure pot requirements, pre-casting solutions and post casting processing. During the demonstration there will be various castings performed for pen blanks, wine stoppers/handles. There will also be some live edge techniques shown for other casting ideas. Pictures: Bottle Openers, Peppermills, Cast Pen Blanks, and Cast Bowl.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021OVWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild (OVWG). Kade Bolger, member of the Woodturners Guild of Ontario (WGO), will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration facility, turning an iconic Birds Mouth Hollow Form.
Wednesday, May 12th, 2021SWG Monthly MeetingThe May SWG monthly meeting will be all about texturing. Mike Peace, from Suwanee, GA, will demonstrate adding embellishments to turning, such as bowls and boxes, using a variety of texturing tools, including Sorby or Crown Spiraling and Texturing tools, Knurling Tool, mini texturing tool with Dremel burr, and chatter tool. He explains the when, why, and how for each tool. See Texturing and Spiraling article for more information. See Make a Dremel Burr Texturing Tool handout.
Thursday, June 3rd, 2021GBWG Ad-hoc IRD - SpoonsWatch turning of a wooden spoon by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal Interactive Remote Demonstration work session. The handle of the spoon and profile of spoon cup are turned on the lathe, then the cup of the spoon is carved off-lathe. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session. Session starts at 7:00PM. Sample: Ash Spoon.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021OVWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild (OVWG). Kai Muenzer, from Calgary, will demonstrate turning a peppermill with an off-centre head. Peppermill pictures: Sample 1, Sample 2.
Tuesday, June 8th, 2021SWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The normal June monthly SWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling of the Kai Muenzer Demonstration event in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild on Tuesday, June 8th.
Thursday, June 17th, 2021GBWG Ad-hoc IRD - Wig Stand For CancerWatch turning of a Wig-Stand-For-Cancer by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal Interactive Remote Demonstration work session. All components of a wig stand (cap, spindle, base) will be turned on the lathe live. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session. Session starts at 7:00PM. Samples: Butternut Wig Stand, Cherry Wig Stand.
Saturday, June 26th, 2021Owen Sound ArtWalk 2021Saturday 10:00AM-4:00PM
Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio will participate in ArtWalk 2021 in Owen Sound. Carl Durance will provide on-going woodturning demonstrations throughout the day at Intersections, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning.
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021SWG Monthly MeetingThe July SWG monthly meeting will be all about square turnings. Frank Didomizio, from the Kawartha Woodturners Guild, will demonstrate live how to turn square pieces, including mounting and cutting on the outside and inside of the piece, 3 ways to turn beads on the outside, and how to apply dye to bring out the grain on figured pieces. Demo will include a short shop tour and show some recent square/rectangular pieces. Handout: Square Turning.
Saturday, July 17th-Sunday, July 18th, 20212021 AAW Virtual SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners (AAW) will be holding their 2021 AAW Virtual Symposium. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Wednesday, August 11th, 2021SWG Monthly Meeting with GBWGThe August monthly meeting will be focused on Show-And-Tell! All members of SWG and GBWG are encouraged to participate by showing recent turned works, other works from your shop, and/or shop tours, via pictures, brief videos, or live on camera. See what others have been making and share your creations with others!
Session opens at 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

The Zoom session invitation to the meeting will be forwarded to SWG and GBWG members closer to the meeting date.

See SWG Zoom Tutorial, and, Zoom setup and Zoom usage.
Friday, August 27th-Sunday, August 29th, 2021Intersections Woodturning ClassWoodturning - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio in Owen Sound, ON. The 3-day hands-on workshop provides an introduction to the art of woodturning. For further information on this course, refer to the Intersections course descriptions directly.
Wednesday, September 15th, 2021SWG monthly Meeting with GBWGThe September SWG monthly meeting will be all about tables. Al Tamman will demonstrate, using a mix of live and pre-recorded segments, the complete fabrication of a shaker-style table, from initial wood preparation through to the completed table. Picture: Shaker-style Table.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Session opens at 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

The Zoom session invitation to the meeting will be forwarded to SWG and GBWG members closer to the meeting date.

See SWG Zoom Tutorial, and, Zoom setup and Zoom usage.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021Eric Lofstrom Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Eric Lofstrom, internationally-renowned woodturner from Enumclaw, Washington, will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration facility, skew handling techniques. Learn the versatility of skew through this presentation, from novice to expert, including planing, peeling, paring, vee, rolling, coving cuts.
Skew demonstration starts at 7:30PM!
Tuesday, October 12th, 2021SWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical SWG Monthly Meeting for October has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, SWG members are invited to participate in the GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, October 26th.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021
GBWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationSWG members are invited to participate in the following GBWG Interactive Remote Presentation. Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of a basket illusion platter in the October GBWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, including pattern layout, turning platter, turning concentric rings, burning radial lines, colouring the pattern, and finishing. Jig used in the process will be shown. Pictures: Basket Illusion Platter 1, Basket Illusion Platter 2.
Session opens at 6:30PM, meeting starts at 7:00PM.

The Zoom session invitation to the meeting will be forwarded to SWG and GBWG members closer to the meeting date.

See SWG Zoom Tutorial, and, Zoom setup and Zoom usage.