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GBWG Calendar of News & Events
Date Event Details
Saturday, March 19th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration on (closed) segmented turning. Topics include design, layout, some easy calculations, cutting segments, gluing rings, building the turning ring by ring, turning, and finishing. Comparison will be made to the open segmented turning presentation from the previous meeting.
Thursday, April 14th-Friday, April 15th, 2016Steven Kennard Hands-On WorkshopSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do lead a 2 full-day hands-on workshop. Participants will prepare an African blackwood blank and proceed to make an entire box including polishing. Surface embellishment will be applied to their boxes, working from sample textures on example pieces, using carving tools.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingSee Steven Kennard Demonstration for details.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016Steven Kennard DemonstrationSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation for GBWG. An audiovisual presentation will provide introduction and explanations of his 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. He will go through my procedure for preparing the block for the Lost Orchard box, including fitting the decorative rings. Time will not permit making this box, but following the demo, attendees will know how it is put together. If time permits some texturing techniques will be demonstrated.
Saturday, May 21st, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingDirk Hoogendoorn will demonstrate an emerging bowl, a process whereby a bowl is turned from a square blank. What is different? When complete, only half of a bowl is exposed; the other half is still part of the original blank. Some challenges and particulars require close attention. Centering, balancing, and hemispherical shape all play major roles in how the finished piece comes out.
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.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016GBWG 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 an 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.
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.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Saturday, July 16th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingPeggy Wharrick will demonstrate embellishing techniques for woodturnings using pyrography, texturing, and colour. She will use pyrography pens and brands, a torch, power carver, rotary tool, dyes, stains, markers, gesso, and more, time permitting.
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.
Saturday, August 20th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingTom Wharrick will demonstrate turning a goblet with a captive ring, including specialty tools used in the process.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, maybe later.
Friday, September 16th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Pre-Workshops9:00AM-4:00PM
Embellishing your Platter by Frank DiDomizio from Kawartha Woodturners Guild
Enamelling 101 For Woodturners by Carl Durance from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild
Friday, September 16th-Sunday, September 18th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest ExhibitionFriday, Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 10AM-4PM
An exhibition of woodturnings by members of Ontario-based woodturning guilds which is open to the public.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDThe September monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling conflict with the Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 event hosted by GBWG.
Saturday, September 17th-Sunday, September 18th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 SymposiumSaturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-1:00PM
A woodturning symposium open to members of Ontario-based woodturing guilds.
Monday, September 19th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Post-Workshops 19:00AM-4:00PM
Thin-Wall Turning Dry Wood by Malcolm Zander from Valley Woodturners Guild
Marbleizing Your Woodturned Creations by Bernie Hrytzak from Thames Valley Woodturners Guild
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Post-Workshops 29:00AM-4:00PM
Thin-Wall Turning Dry Wood (repeat) by Malcolm Zander from Valley Woodturners Guild
Thursday, September 22nd-Sunday, September 25th, 2016OTI SymposiumThe 14th Biennial Ornamental Turners International symposium will be held in Denver, CO. Details are available on the OTI web site.
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, 2016GBWG at Tiverton Fall Fair 2016Saturday only 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
GBWG will have a booth at the 2016 Tiverton Fall Fair. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
Saturday, October 1st-Sunday, October 2nd, 2016GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2016Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
GBWG 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.
Saturday, October 15th, 2016GBWG 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.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration of a hanging birdhouse Christmas ornament which incorporates linear stave construction and an extended delicate finial.
November meeting is the GBWG elections. Please consider helping our guild by volunteering your name in the election for executive positions.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, maybe later. This would be a great opportunity to turn a Christmas ornament for the GBWG Christmas Ornament Exchange held during the December guild meeting.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting is our GBWG social gathering, a time to celebrate with friends, reminisce on events of the past year, and plan for the next. Invite your significant other and/or an interested friend.
Help make this a special Show and Tell, bring some of your favourite turnings to display. And, please, bring some treats, preferably homemade, to share! Refreshments will be provided.
The annual GBWG Christmas ornament exchange will be held during this meeting. Bring a Christmas ornament made by you, it does not have to be turned, maximum 2 per person, enter it in the exchange, and take home a special ornament by a fellow turner.
Join us in the festivities to help make this a truly memorable occasion!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, January 21st, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingPeter Fabricius will demonstrate and talk about laser engraving wood turnings, shopmade tools and accessories, including NE bowl blank holding, pen making bushings from Corian, and specialty tools for thin circle and offset turnings. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017GBWG 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.
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!
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingDirk Hoogendoorn will attempt to demonstrate a couple of uses of the lathe other than just bowl turning. Multi-axis and offset turning open up the lathe to a host of new ideas for the turner. Dirk will layout a few of these ideas by demonstrating how to turn a twist and the basics of turning a square bowl.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem from Toronto Woodturners Guild will demonstrate winged bowls. His demonstration will show the steps he follows in order to produce a rectangular winged 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: deco winged bowl, walnut-purpleheart winged bowl, maple-redheart winged bowl.
Saturday, April 22nd-Sunday, April 23rd, 2017Intersections/GBWG Woodturning Class: Introduction to WoodturningSaturday and Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact Intersections directly, or via Intersections web site, for further details and class registration.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017GBWG Drop-in Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration on (closed) segmented turning. Topics include design, layout, some easy calculations, cutting segments, gluing rings, building the turning ring by ring, turning, and finishing. Example Bravery Bead Boxes: Box #1.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. This session will focus on bravery bead bowls/boxes. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. This session will continue to focus on bravery bead bowls/boxes. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, June 17th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingThis meeting will focus on maintenance, of your lathe, your lathe accessories, and associated paraphernalia. Please come prepared to share your knowledge during this open session on these topics with your fellow members, such as reconditioning a tool rest, cleaning a chuck, sprucing up a live centre cone, truing a grinding stone, anything to do with tuning up your woodturning apparatus.
Reminder: please bring your Bravery Bead Boxes for a special show and tell display and for collection.
Saturday, July 8th, 201729th 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.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingA presentation by Brian Vaughan will cover the design of the basic lidded box, a demonstration of how he turns a simple box including a few embellishments such as the addition of rings or texturing, the tools he uses, and then a discussion along with examples of enhancements such as inserts and finials.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Thursday, July 20th-Friday, July 21st, 2017SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for KidsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class for kids will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2017, for further details and class registration.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
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.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Thursday, August 17th-Friday, August 18th, 2017SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for AdultsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2017, for further details and class registration.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a presentation on an introduction to basic pen turning. Topics will include preparation of the pen blank, mounting, turning, and finishing the pen blank, and assembling the finished pen. The presentation will overview various materials that can be used to turn a pen. A wide variety of finished pens will be displayed. The same procedures apply to a number of other turned items, including key chains, stylus, sewing seam rippers, and more.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingDon Turcotte will demonstrate his Dixie-Biggs-style carved and textured turning techniques. More details to follow... Examples: maple leaf vase, ginko leaf vase
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
Saturday, September 30th-Sunday, October 1st, 2017GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2017Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
GBWG 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.
Friday, October 6th, 2017Neil Turner Hands-On WorkshopNeil Turner, internationally-recognized woodturner from Stratham, near the south-west tip of Western Australia, will lead a full-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The subject of the workshop will be the making of his Sea Urchin Box, see sea urchin box closed view, sea urchin box open view.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017Neil Turner DemonstrationNeil Turner, internationally-recognized woodturner from Stratham, near the south-west tip of Western Australia, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The subject of the workshop will be the making of his Fire-Form Vase, see examples fire-form vase 1, fire-form vase 2, fire-form vase 3.
Please bring 2 or 3 of your recent woodturning, to add to the Instant Gallery for the day.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDThe October monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling of the Neil Turner Demonstration event hosted by GBWG on Saturday, October 7th.
Saturday, November 18th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingRick Collins will demonstrate his approach to making uniquely decorative Christmas ornaments, just in time for the upcoming festive season.
November meeting is the GBWG elections. Please consider helping your guild by volunteering your name in the election for executive positions. A couple current excutive are stepping down after serving for a number of years, so we need volunteers to step forward to fill this void in order for the guild to continue to function.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting is our GBWG social gathering, a time to celebrate with friends, reminisce on events of the past year, and plan for the next. Invite your significant other and/or an interested friend.
Help make this a special Show and Tell, bring some of your favourite turnings to display. And, please, bring some treats, preferably homemade, to share! Refreshments will be provided.
The annual GBWG Christmas ornament exchange will be held during this meeting. Bring a Christmas ornament made by you, it does not have to be turned, maximum 2 per person, enter it in the exchange, and take home a special ornament by a fellow turner.
Join us in the festivities to help make this a truly memorable occasion!
Saturday, January 20th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingWith a growing interest in the Wig-Stands-For-Cancer initiative within the guild, Carl Durance will do a demonstration on the making of a basic wig stand. The demonstration will include optional augmentations such as, rotatable top, a jewelry tray, and necklace hangers. Making a wig stand will hone your skills in bowl turning and spindle turning. Sample: Wig Stand For Cancer.
Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, February 17th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingYou have seen the making of a Dizzy Bowl. Now learn how to miniaturize that into a Dizzy Goblet through this demonstration by Al Tamman. The construction techniques are different, but the end result looks similar. A Dizzy Goblet.
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!
Saturday, March 17th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingCharles Jordan will demonstrate his seven steps to turning and finishing a coloured bowl. Sample Coloured Bowl. Turning Thin-Wall Bowl.
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018Glenn Lucas DemonstrationGlenn Lucas, internationally-recognized woodturner from Co Carlow, Ireland, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The day will be comprised of at least three of his standard presentation topics, Sharpening Made Easy, The Utility Bowl, and the Dublin Viking Bowl. Each topic will provide a wealth of information for the novice through advanced woodturner. Samples: Utility Bowls, Dublin Viking Bowl.
This demonstration is an all-day event, starting at 9:00AM sharp and running through 4:00PM, doors open at 8:00AM. Please arrive early so that we can be well organized to start on time.
Thursday, April 12th, 2018Glenn Lucas Hands-On WorkshopGlenn Lucas, internationally-recognized woodturner from Co Carlow, Ireland, will lead a full-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The workshop will be the turning of a traditional Irish platter, covering an array of techniques from sharpening, mounting, turning, and finishing. Sample: Traditional Irish Platters.
This hands-on workshop is an all-day event, starting at 9:00AM sharp and running through 4:00PM, doors open at 8:00AM. Please arrive early so that we can be well organized to start on time.
Saturday, April 21st, 2018GBWG 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, April 24th, 2018GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later. Additionally, a special evening drop-in turning time has been added, open from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, maybe later.
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.
Saturday, May 19th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingNeal Hardie will demostrate how to turn spinning tops of various kinds, from simple to whistling tops, a fun project for all ages. His presentation will include lots of helpful hints to achieve the ultimate spinning top.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later. Additionally, a special evening drop-in turning time may be added, open from 6:30PM to 8:30PM. Anyone interested in an evening session must contact Ray Fenton beforehand.
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, June 16th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingThe June 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 Don Turcotte.
Please bring any woodturned items to the June meeting that you wish to donate to the Empty Bowl fundraiser for the local food bank which is scheduled for Sunday, July 8th. See http://www.gbwg.ca/calendar.php#349
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.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Sunday, July 8th, 2018GBWG at Kincardine Scottish FestivalSunday 10:00AM-12:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the Kincardine Scottish Festival. GBWG members will provide on-going woodturning demonstrations, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning, at the regular guild location in Kincardine. Additionally, GBWG will hold a special Empty Bowls fundraiser for the local food bank through the sale of selected woodturnings donated by guild members.
Set up time is prior to 9:30AM!
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, July 21st, 2018GBWG 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.
Wednesday, July 25th, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Thursday, July 26th-Friday, July 27th, 2018SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for KidsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class for kids will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2018, for further details and class registration.
Wednesday, August 1st, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 8th, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 15th, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, August 18th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingLionel Bedard, Vice President and acting President of Bytown Woodturners Guild in Ottawa, will demonstrate natural-edge bowl turning with high wing on one side and a low front. Examples: natural-edge bowl 1, natural-edge bowl 2, natural-edge bowl 3.
Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 29th, 2018GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, September 12th-Thursday, September 13th, 2018SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for AdultsWednesday and Thursday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2018, for further details and class registration.
Saturday, September 15th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingDid you ever wonder what happens in the GBWG introductory woodturning class offered through the Southampton Art School? To answer that question, Carl Durance will overview and demonstrate each of the class projects in quick succession; honey dipper, bud vase, pen/keychain, and small bowl. Maybe for next class, once you see what happens, you will want to volunteer to get in on the action/fun!
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
GBWG 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.
Friday, October 19th, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 Pre-Workshops9:00AM-4:00PM
Lost Wood Process by Art Liestman from Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild
Friday, October 19th-Sunday, October 21st, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 ExhibitionFriday, Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 10AM-4PM
An exhibition of woodturnings by members of Ontario-based woodturning guilds which is open to the public.
Saturday, October 20th, 2018GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDThe October monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling conflict with the Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 event hosted by GBWG.
Saturday, October 20th-Sunday, October 21st, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 SymposiumSaturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-5:00PM
A woodturning symposium open to members of Ontario-based woodturing guilds.
Monday, October 22nd, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 Post-Workshops 19:00AM-4:00PM
Texturing and Colouring (including Flame Texturing) by Art Liestman from Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2018 Post-Workshops 29:00AM-4:00PM
Texturing and Colouring (including Flame Texturing) (repeat) by Art Liestman from Greater Vancouver Woodturners Guild
Saturday, November 17th, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingIn keeping with the upcoming holiday season, Carl Durance will focus his demonstration on Christmas ornaments, including inside-out, globe, birdhouse, sea urchin, snowman, segmented, staved, and more. Bring some of your Christmas ornaments for show-and-tell.
Tentative woodturning tours by Kai Muenzer from Calgary in the spring and Nick Agar from the UK in the fall of 2019 will be reviewed.
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 7:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, December 1st, 2018GBWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting is our GBWG social gathering, a time to celebrate with friends, reminisce on events of the past year, and plan for the next. Invite your significant other and/or an interested friend. Note, there is a change of venue; the December meeting will be held at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin, 1225 Wellington Street.
Help make this a special Show and Tell, bring some of your favourite turnings to display, especially Christmas-oriented turnings. And, please, bring some treats, preferably homemade, to share! Refreshments will be provided.
The annual GBWG Christmas ornament exchange will be held during this meeting. Bring a Christmas ornament made by you, it does not have to be turned, maximum 2 per person, enter it in the exchange, and take home a special ornament by a fellow turner.
Please bring any Bravery Bead Bowls and Wig Stands for Cancer that you have for donation to this meeting.
Please join us in the festivities to help make this a truly memorable occasion!
Tuesday, January 15th, 2019GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 7:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, January 19th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingDirk Hoogendoorn will demonstrate how to make a uniquely twisted teapot, and highlight some related challenges, such as attaching a handle to the pot.
Reminder: GBWG has begun a new year, which means your 2019 GBWG membership fees are due. Please see David Leigh, our Treasurer, to renew your GBWG membership at your earliest convenience.
During the winter months, be sure to check the web site for last minute cancellations due to weather/road conditions!
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 6:00PM, maybe later.
This session will have a focus on Bravery Bead Bowls, providing a great opportunity to learn how to make a Bravery Bead Bowl. Wood, including pre-cut segments in a variety of species, is available for making Bravery Bead Bowls destined for donation to Toronto Sick Kids Hospital.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019GBWG 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).
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.
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.
Saturday, March 16th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will demonstrate the turning of a lace bobbin, a small turned tool used in the making of lace items. Lace bobbins are both functional and decorative, and sometimes very intricate. Lace bobbins are turned with similar techniques to finials.
Saturday, April 20th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingJeff Myatt will demonstrate the first part of a 2 part series on turning a bowl. In the first part, Jeff will demonstrate his techniques of turning a bowl green, aka wet. This will cover preparation of the bowl blank, mounting, and drying. The second part, the final turning, will be scheduled later in the year
Friday, May 3rd, 2019Kai Muenzer Hands-On WorkshopKai Muenzer, from Calgary, will do an all-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Workshop Description: Kai Muenzer Workshop.
This hands-on workshop is an all-day event, starting at 9:00AM sharp and running through 4:00PM, doors open at 8:00AM. Please arrive early so that we can be well organized to start on time.
Saturday, May 4th, 2019Kai Muenzer DemonstrationKai Muenzer, from Calgary, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Demonstration Description: Kai Muenzer Demonstration.
This demonstration is an all-day event, starting at 9:00AM sharp and running through 4:00PM, doors open at 8:00AM. Please arrive early so that we can be well organized to start on time.
Wednesday, May 8th, 2019GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 7:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, May 18th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingDave Bell will demonstrate hollowing tools for the purpose of turning end-grain hollow forms, such as boxes, including techniques for effective cutting, sharpening, and care of tools. Tools demonstrated will include OneWay Termite, Michael Hosaluk hook tool, Andre Martel hook tool, Kelton, other manufacturer and homemade tooling and hollowing system. Pictures: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Wednesday, May 29th, 2019GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, June 15th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingAdam Cottrill 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.
Saturday, June 29th, 2019GBWG at Owen Sound ArtWalk 2019Saturday 9:00AM-5:00PM
GBWG will participate in ArtWalk 2019 in Owen Sound. GBWG members will provide on-going woodturning demonstrations throughout the day at Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning.
Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, July 10th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
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.
Wednesday, July 17th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, July 20th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingKeith Mombourquette will discuss and demonstrate his home-made deep-hollowing system, which incorporates an articulated arm and video guidance. The presentation will overview the construction of the hollowing system.
Wednesday, July 24th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, July 31st, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 14th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, August 17th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingThe August guild meeting will be dedicated to Tips and Tricks and Jigs. A series of mini-presentations/demonstrations by various guild members will share their tips and tricks and jigs related to woodturning. If you have any tips or tricks or jigs to contribute to this session, please contact Garry Maguire.
Wednesday, August 21st, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 28th, 2019GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 1:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, September 21st, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingRay Fenton will demonstrate his technique to inlay a decorative multi-segment wooden ring around the rim of a bowl.
Thursday, September 26th-Friday, September 27th, 2019SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for AdultsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2019, for further details and class registration.
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.
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.
Tuesday, October 15th, 2019GBWG Drop-in Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, October 19th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingJeff Myatt will demonstrate the second part of his two part series on turning a bowl. Jeff will start with a brief review of the first part, turning a bowl green. Jeff will demonstrate his techniques to finish turn a now-dried green-turned bowl. This will cover re-mounting, turning, and finishing a bowl.
Sunday, November 3rd, 2019Nick Agar Demonstration9:00AM-4:00PM, doors open 8:30AM
Nick Agar, internationally-recognized woodturner from the UK, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Nick will attempt to complete three projects during the all-day presentation; air-brushed designs on a platter; ancient bronzed bowl; and his iconic Viking Sunset bowl.
Monday, November 4th, 2019Nick Agar Hands-On Workshop9:00AM-4:00PM, doors open 8:30AM
Nick Agar, internationally-recognized woodturner from the UK, will do an all-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The project for the Nick Agar all-day hands-on workshop will be his iconic Viking Sunset Bowl.
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!
Saturday, November 16th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingDave Bell will demonstrate epoxy resin casting with wood; a presentation on casting epoxy resin, design, wood preparation, and mold making; a guided tour of the preparation and casting process using various mold materials and colouring methods.
Note that guild elections are held annually during the November meeting. Help keep our guild viable, join the executive!
Tuesday, November 19th, 2019GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. 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. Doors open from 2:00PM to 7:00PM.
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.
Saturday, December 7th, 2019GBWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting is our GBWG social gathering, a time to celebrate with friends, reminisce on events of the past year, and plan for the next. Invite your significant other and/or an interested friend.
Note, there is a change of venue; the December meeting will be held at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin, 1225 Wellington Street.
Help make this a special Show and Tell, bring some of your favourite turnings to display, especially Christmas-oriented turnings. And, please, bring some treats, preferably homemade, to share! Refreshments will be provided.
The annual GBWG Christmas ornament exchange will be held during this meeting. Bring a Christmas ornament made by you, it does not have to be turned, maximum 2 per person, enter it in the exchange, and take home a special ornament by a fellow turner.
Please join us in the festivities to help make this a truly memorable occasion!
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.
Saturday, January 18th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLED!!!!!!GBWG January meeting has been cancelled due to current significant snowfall and high wind warnings issued for Saturday, January 18th, 2020.
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.
Saturday, February 15th, 2020GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will give an overview presentation on sharpening woodworking-related tools, including chisels, carving tools, cabinet scraper, and more, using hand and power sharpening techniques.
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 (WWWG) will have a booth and display finished turnings and ongoing live woodturning demonstrations.
Saturday, March 21st, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Reminder: GBWG has begun a new year, which means your 2020 GBWG 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, 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.
Friday, April 17th, 2020Matt Monaco Hands-On Workshop (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Matt Monaco, master woodturner from Tolleson, Arizona, will lead a full-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The subject of the workshop will be turning a tear-drop finial jar. Details to follow...
Saturday, April 18th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The April monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling of the Matt Monaco Demonstration event hosted by GBWG on Saturday, April 18th.
Saturday, April 18th, 2020Matt Monaco Demonstration (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Matt Monaco, master woodturner from Tolleson, Arizona, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Demonstration will include mastering the skew, turning wood pottery, box turning design, and turning natural rim flower goblet.
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 DemonstrationGBWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) hosted by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Mike Mahoney, internationally-renowned woodturner from Mount Aukum, California, will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration facility, tool design and grinding, a quarter-sawn white oak platter, and finishes.
Saturday, May 16th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)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, 2020Ed Pretty Remote Interactive DemonstrationGBWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) hosted by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Ed Pretty, master woodturner from Vancouver, BC, will demonstrate, through an interactive remote demonstration 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.
Saturday, June 20th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for June has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on June 25th.
Thursday, June 25th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)Over the past few weeks, GBWG members Adam Cottrill, Keith Mombourquette, and Brian Vaughan experimented with the latest remote interactive techniques to launch the inaugural GBWG Zoom presentation with the topic of Show Us Your Workshop. The collaborative presentation will include a tour of each workshop, wood processing, safety, tool storage, sharpening, lathes, and shop-made jigs. Session starts at 7:00PM.
Friday, July 10th-Sunday, July 12th, 2020AAW 1st Virtual SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding its 1st-ever AAW Virtual Symposium, which is open to non-AAW members as well. Registration closes July 3rd, 2020. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Saturday, July 18th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for July has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on July 30th.
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.
Thursday, July 30th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)Don Turcotte will be demonstrating 2 unique projects in the next GBWG Remote Interactive Zoom meeting. First is a salt well, a lidded jar with integral turned spoon on the lid. Second is a turned flower with a novel method of applying colour. See project pictures; Salt Well, Coloured Flowers.
Saturday, August 15th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for August has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on August 27th.
Thursday, August 27th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)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 IRD - CoringWatch a bowl coring of a large walnut block by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal Interactive Remote Demonstration work session. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session. Session starts at 2:00PM.
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020SWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstration. SWG 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. Session starts at 7:00PM.
Saturday, September 19th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for September has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on September 29th.
Saturday, September 19th-Sunday, September 20th, 2020Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2020 Symposium (CANCELLED)CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
A woodturning symposium open to members of Ontario-based woodturing guilds.
Tuesday, September 29th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)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 Interactive Remote DemonstrationsGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstrations. Three 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 turnig a large thin-walled bowl.
Saturday, October 17th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for October has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, October 27th.
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)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, 2020Art Liestman Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG 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.
Saturday, November 21st, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for November has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, November 10th.
Saturday, December 5th, 2020GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for December has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Tuesday, December 8th, 2020SWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationsGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstrations. SWG 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 Interactive Remote DemonstrationsGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstrations. SWG member Kelvin 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 GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Saturday, January 16th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for December has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns.
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021GBWG/SWG Joint Virtual MeetingWe all have our favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs that we rely upon in our own workshops. During this meeting, GBWG and SWG 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.
Saturday, February 20th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for February has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Thursday, February 25th.
Thursday, February 25th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)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 DemonstrationGBWG 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.
Saturday, March 20th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal March monthly GBWG meeting is moved to Tuesday, March 9th, to participate in the Eric Lofstrom Demonstration event in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild.
Wednesday, April 14th, 2021SWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstrations. The 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.
Saturday, April 17th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal April monthly GBWG meeting is moved to Wednesday, April 14th, in order to participate in the Dave Bell Resin Casting demonstration in conjunction with the Simcoe Woodturners Guild.
Tuesday, May 11th, 2021OVWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG 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 Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG members, along with WWWG members, are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstrations. The 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.
Saturday, May 15th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal May monthly GBWG meeting is moved to Wednesday, May 12th, in order to participate in the Mike Peace Texturing demonstration in conjunction with the Simcoe Woodturners Guild.
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 DemonstrationGBWG 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, Handout.
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 19th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal June monthly GBWG meeting is moved to Tuesday, June 8th, in order to participate in the Kai Muenzer peppermill Interactive Remote Demonstration in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild.
Saturday, June 26th, 2021Owen Sound ArtWalk 2021Intersections 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 Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG members, along with WWWG members, are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstration. The 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, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal July monthly GBWG meeting is moved to Wednesday, July 14th, in order to participate in the Frank Didomizio Interactive Remote Demonstration in conjunction with the Simcoe Woodturners Guild.
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, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting with SWGThe August monthly meeting will be focused on Show-And-Tell! All members of GBWG and SWG 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!
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 Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG members are invited to participate in the following SWG Interactive Remote Demonstration. The 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.
Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021Eric Lofstrom Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG 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.
Saturday, September 25th, 2021GBWG at Culture In The Park (CANCELLED)GBWG will participate in Culture In The Park, formerly named Culture On Queen, an all-day arts and culture event held at Victoria Park in Kincardine. Members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning and exhibit a variety finished works throughout the day at the guild meeting location in Kincardine.
Saturday, October 16th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for October has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, October 26th.
Tuesday, October 26th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)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.
Monday, November 8th, 2021GBWG Ad-hoc IRD - Bravery Bead BowlWatch the making of a Bravery Bead Bowl by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal Interactive Remote Demonstration work session. All steps in the making of a Bravery Bead Bowl will be included; layout, glue-up, turning. All components of a Bravery Bead Bowl (bowl, lid, knob) will be turned on the lathe live. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session. See Bravery Bead Bowl Gallery.
Tuesday, November 16th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)Malcolm Zander from Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild will be giving a new presentation, Adventures in Piercing, showing the design, construction and piercing of several works, using slides and videos, including a number of additional techniques such as the turning, airbrushing, gilding, repair and even shipping of the work. See Piercing Article, Piercing Resources.
Saturday, November 20th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for November has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, November 16th.
Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021GBWG Ad-hoc IRD - Christmas OrnamentsWatch the making of a variety of Christmas ornaments by Carl Durance during this ad-hoc totally unscripted and unrehearsed, and completely informal Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) work session. The live demonstration at the lathe will include the following ornaments: Christmas Tree, Snowman, Bell, Inside-Out, possibly others time-permitting. Interaction will likely be minimal during this observationally-oriented session.
Saturday, December 4th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for December has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Wednesday, December 8th.
Wednesday, December 8th, 2021GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)The December GBWG/SWG monthly meeting will focus on turning Christmas ornaments, through short presentation by video, slide show, and/or live segments by various GBWG and SWG members, including Al Tamman, Brian Vaughan, Carl Durance, Don Turcotte, and Nick Van Bakel.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment. Meeting will also include special presentation on recent Bravery Bead Bowl donation.
Saturday, January 15th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for January has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Wednesday, January 19th.
Wednesday, January 19th, 2022GBWG/SWG Joint Virtual MeetingWe all have our favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs that we rely upon in our own workshops. During this meeting, GBWG and SWG 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.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of jewelry in the February shared GBWG/SWG monthly virtual Zoom meeting, such as necklace pendants, bracelets, and rings, some using indexing and offset-turning techniques. A number of jigs used in the processes, both commercial and shop-made, will be shown. Picture: Turned Wooden Jewelry.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Saturday, February 19th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for February has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Wednesday, February 16th.
Tuesday, March 8th, 2022Betty Scarpino Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. Betty Scarpino, internationally-renowned woodturner and sculptress from the US, will be doing her presentation on Insipiration and Design. Article: AAW Betty Scarpino Article
Saturday, March 19th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for March has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, Betty Scarpino Interactive Remote Demonstration will be held on a Tuesday, March 8th.
Thursday, March 24th, 2022Art Liestman Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG will participate in the following Interactive Remote Demonstration (IRD) coordinated by the Waterloo-Wellington Woodturners Guild. Art Liestman, internationally-renowned woodturner from Coquitlam, BC, will be doing demonstration of The Lost Wood Process. Spindle blanks made up of 3 laminated layers are turned, the middle layer removed, and then outer layers are joined to create turned object that is not round. For more details, see Beyond Round: The Lost Wood Process, AAW American Woodturner, August 2012.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)The April GBWG/SWG virtual meeting will feature a turned peppermill presentation by Dave Bell. Peppermill will use the CrushGrind mechanism. Presentation will include design considerations, drilling and turning the blanks, embellishment alternative, finishing, and final assembly of the peppermill. Pictures: Peppermill 1, Peppermill 2, Peppermill 3, Peppermill 4. Details: Base Insert, Base Turning, Knob Insert, Knob Turning. Slot Tool: Side View, Top View.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG/SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Saturday, April 16th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for Aprilhas been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Wednesday, April 13th.
Wednesday, May 11th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)The May GBWG/SWG virtual meeting will include the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild (OVWG), and feature a lighthouse LED lamp presentation by Keith Mombourquette. Presentation will include design considerations, turning the lighthouse body, brick-lay embellishment using pyrography, finishing, and final assembly of the lamp including LED light. Pictures: Lighthouse Lamps, Lighthouse Lamp Lit. Drawing: Lighthouse Lamp Drawing. Notes: Lighthouse Lamp Parts.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG/SWG/OVWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment.
Saturday, May 21st, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for May has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Wednesday, May 11th.
Friday, June 3rd-Sunday, June 5th, 2022Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Tuesday, June 14th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)GBWG will be participating in the June SWG monthly meeting. The June SWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. SWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. GBWG members will participate virtually. Live demonstrations include Nick Van Bakel turning a nut bowl and Brian Parrott turning a carvers mallet.
Saturday, June 18th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for June has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, June 14th.
Saturday, June 25th, 2022Owen Sound ArtWalk 2022Intersections Wood Collaborative will participate in ArtWalk 2022 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.
Two 1-hour woodturning demonstrations will be broadcast live from Intersections via Zoom. Details to follow.
Tuesday, July 12th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)The July GBWG/SWG virtual meeting will feature a presentation by Cam Lavers of CrushGrind Canada. The video presentation will focus on the various types of CrushGrind mechanisms (shaft, shaftless, mini, etcetera), and overview construction methods.
Saturday, July 16th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for July has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, July 12th.
Saturday, August 6th-Sunday, August 7th, 2022Class: Woodturning - Pens - An Introduction and MoreWoodturning - Pens - An Introduction and More with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the art of pen turning. For further information and registration on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Tuesday, August 9th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)The August GBWG/SWG virtual meeting will focus on turning project kits, such as pens, keychains, etcetera. Carl Durance will provide an introduction to turning project kits by demonstrating a variety of kits, starting with the basic pen kit. Topics will include project blanks, sizing blanks, drilling blanks, gluing brass inserts, end-milling blanks, mounting blanks, turning, finishing, and assembly.
The meeting will include an impromptu show-and-tell segment in which all GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations.
Saturday, August 20th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for August has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, August 9th.
Friday, September 9th-Sunday, September 11th, 2022Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Tuesday, September 13th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)GBWG will be participating in the September SWG monthly meeting. The September SWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. SWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. GBWG members will participate virtually. Al Tamman will demonstrate turning components for a stool and assembly of a stool.
The meeting will include a show-and-tell segment in which all GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations.
Thursday, September 15th, 2022William Wood-Write InvitationWilliam Wood-Write will be hosting its first Workshop Event at its new location in Guelph on Thursday evening, September 15th, starting at 6:00PM. GBWG members are invited to attend in person by reservation with limited capacity, or, virtually. For further information or to register to attend in person, email William Wood-Write directly.
Saturday, September 17th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for September has been CANCELLED due to COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns, and, in its place, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual) will be held on a Tuesday, September 13th.
Sunday, September 18th, 2022Stephen Hogbin Celebrtation of LifeA special Celebration of Life for the late Stephen Hogbin will take place in Owen Sound. Stephen was an internationally renowned woodturner, woodworker, wood sculptor, conservationist, author (Hogbin on Woodturning and more), and friend of GBWG. The legacy of his Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio is carried on through the newly-formed Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound. Contact Intersections Wood Collaborative at info@intersectionsos.org for further details.
Saturday, September 24th-Sunday, September 25th, 2022Class: Woodturning - Bowls and MoreWoodturning - Bowls and More with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning bowls. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, October 15th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for October has been CANCELLED due to continued COVID-19 viral pandemic concerns. GBWG is evaluating and preparing for its first hybrid monthly meeting in November, which coincides with GBWG elections.
Saturday, October 22nd-Sunday, October 23rd, 2022Class: Woodturning - Basket-weave IllusionWoodturning - Basket-weave Illusion with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of basket-weave illusion. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, November 5th-Sunday, November 6th, 2022Class: Woodturning - JewelryWoodturning - Jewelry with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning jewelry. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, November 12th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The November GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. The focus of this meeting will be on turning square plates/platters, and will be demonstrated by Don Turcotte.
Saturday, November 19th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for November has been MOVED due to a pre-scheduled date conflict, and, in its place, GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid) will be held on Saturday, November 12th.
Saturday, November 19th-Sunday, November 20th, 2022Class: Woodturning - Simple OrnamentsWoodturning - Simple Ornaments with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning simple ornaments. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for December has been MOVED due to a pre-scheduled date conflict, and, in its place, GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid) will be held on Saturday, December 10th.
Saturday, December 3rd-Sunday, December 4th, 2022Class: Woodturning - KaleidoscopesWoodturning - Kaleidoscopes with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning kaleidoscopes. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, December 10th, 2022GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The December GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. In the December meeting, Brian Vaughan will pickup where Don Turcotte left off with turning square plates/platters in the November meeting. Brian will incorporate a variety of texturing techniques to the square plates/platters.
The meeting will include a show-and-tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations.
Tuesday, January 10th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Virtual)We all have our favourite Tips, Tricks, and Jigs that we rely upon in our own workshops. During this meeting, GBWG and SWG 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.
Meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment. All GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate in the Show-and-Tell segment with their latest creations.
Saturday, January 21st, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (MOVED)The normal physical GBWG Monthly Meeting for January has been moved to accomodate a shared January meeting hosted by SWG, GBWG/SWG Joint Monthly Meeting (Virtual), which will be held on a Tuesday, January 10th.
Saturday, February 18th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The February GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. Note that the primary demonstration for the month of February will be held of Tuesday, February 21st, at the invitation of the Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild. See OVWG Interactive Remote Demonstration (Virtual) for details. There will be a demonstration by Carl Durance during the Saturday guild meeting, a simple decorative pepper mill featuring a barrel-shaped base with faux banding and stave construction.
The meeting will include a show-and-tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations.
Tuesday, February 21st, 2023OVWG Interactive Remote DemonstrationGBWG/SWG members are invited to participate virtually in the following Ottawa Valley Woodturners Guild (OVWG) Interactive Remote Demonstration. Barry Young will demonstrate making a traditional funeral urn with a threaded lid. The main section of the urn is in two halves. This technique uses only a few basic turning tools. Pictures: Funeral Urn, Funeral Urn Open.
Friday, February 24th-Sunday, February 26th, 2023Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Monday, March 13th-Friday, March 17th, 2023GBWG at Bruce County MuseumThroughout the March break, each day, members of GBWG will demonstrate the art of woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 12:00PM through 3:00PM approximately. An exhibit of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, March 18th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The March GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of a hollow form vase using a 2-part technique. The vase will be designed in adherence to the rule-of-thirds, which is an approximation to the golden rule.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, March 25th-Sunday, March 26th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Bowls and MoreWoodturning - Bowls and More with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning bowls. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Thursday, April 13th-Saturday, May 6th, 2023GBWG Exhibit at Deep Water GalleryDeep Water Gallery in Wiarton presents Revolutions, an exhibition of the art of woodturning by members of the Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild. For further information regarding the GBWG Woodturning Exhibition at Deep Water Gallery, including hours of operation, check out Deep Water Gallery website, or on Instagram or Facebook.
The Deep Water Gallery Revolutions exhibition of woodturning includes 2 special displays. Bravery Bead Bowls made by members of GBWG are donated to the Bravery Bead Program at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto. Wig Stands For Cancer made by members of GBWG are donated to the Oncology Departments at Owen Sound Hospital and Sunnybrook Hospital.
Saturday, April 15th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The April GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. Al Tamman will demonstrate the making of a furniture piece which incorporates wood turned pieces.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, April 15th-Sunday, April 16th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Vibrant Kitchen ToolsWoodturning - Vibrant Kitchen Tools with Dave Bell at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the turning vibrant kitchen tools of wood and resin. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Sunday, April 16th, 2023GBWG Reception at Deep Water GalleryDeep Water Gallery in Wiarton will host an Artists Reception for contributing members of GBWG in the Revolutions exhibition, an exhibition of the art of woodturning by members of the Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild. The artists reception will be held from 2:00PM through 4:00PM at the Deep Water Gallery.
Saturday, May 6th, 2023Stephen Hogbin Small Box Collection ExhibitA special one-day exhibit of the Stephen Hogbin Small Box Collection will be on display at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON, on Saturday, May 6th, 2023. This is a rare opportunity to see this amazing collection of boxes made by renowned woodturners/woodworkers from around the world. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10:00AM through 3:00PM.
The Stephen Hogbin Small Box Collection exhibit coincides with the first day of the Woodturning: Small Lidded Boxes workshop at Intersections Wood Collaborative.
The Revolutions exhibition, a display of the art of woodturning by GBWG, at Deep Water Gallery in Wiarton concludes that weekend.
Saturday, May 6th-Sunday, May 7th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Small Lidded BoxesWoodturning - Small Lidded Boxes with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning small lidded boxes. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, May 20th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The May GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. SWG members are invited to participate virtually via Zoom. Due to a recent change in plans, our scheduled demonstrator had to postpone to some later date, as yet to be determined. Tentatively, Carl Durance will demonstrate the making of a Bravery Bead Bowl with emphasis on a scalloped feature ring. This technique of adding scallops can be applied to other forms.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG and SWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, June 10th-Sunday, June 11th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Pens - An Introduction and MoreWoodturning - Pens - An Introduction and More with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the art of pen turning. For further information and registration on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, June 17th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The June GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. Dave Bell will demonstrate how to create resin cast rims, including preparation of blank, wood preparation for resin pour, wood/resin inclusions, colouring resin, and finishing techniques. Topics will also include Alumilite vs Epoxy, basic tools required, and complimentary tooling. Pictures: Bowl 1, Bowl 2, Bowl 3, Bowl 4.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, June 24th, 2023Owen Sound ArtWalk 2023Intersections Wood Collaborative will participate in ArtWalk 2023 in Owen Sound. Intersections participation will include a special exhibit of bowls by the late Stephen Hogbin, in addition to others.
ArtWalk 2023 at Intersections will coincide with the first day of the Woodturning - Bowl-From-A-Board (BFAB) workshop with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative.
Saturday, June 24th-Sunday, June 25th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Bowl-From-A-BoardWoodturning - Bowl-From-A-Board (BFAB) with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the techniques and art of turning a bowl-from-a-board. For further information and registration on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, July 15th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The July GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. Local fly fisher, Dave Gonder, will share his expertise on making fly fishing rods as they relate to turning, including turning exotic woods and cork. Rare and highly figured woods and burls will be shown as Dave shares his experiences sourcing and working with these woods. Fly Fishing Rods Pictures : Rod 1, Rod 2, Rod 3, Rod 4, Rod 5; Workshop Pictures : 1, 2, 3.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, August 12th-Sunday, August 13th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Bowls - From Tree To TableWoodturning - Bowls From Tree To Table with Adam Cottrill at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop cover stages from cutting tree to finished bowl. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, August 19th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The August GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. The August demonstration will focus on turning spinning tops with mini demonstrations by Adam Cottrill, Carl Durance, and Neal Hardie, possibly others. Spinning Top Pictures : Tops by Adam, Tops by Dirk, Top Boxes by Carl.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Sunday, August 20th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Spinning TopsWoodturning - Spinning Tops with Adam Cottrill at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 1-day hands-on workshop covers turning spinning tops with various surface embellishments including texturing and colouring. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, August 26th, 2023Turn-A-Top Turn-athonTurn-A-Top Turn-athon is a one-day charity turning event in support of Tops-for-Tots hosted at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound in partnership with Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild on Saturday August 26th, 2023, from 10:00AM - 4:00PM. Members of any Ontario-based woodturning guild are encouraged to participate. Tops will be donated to deserving children. For further information, or to participate in the Turn-athon, please contact Intersections at info@intersectionsos.org prior to Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023. Pictures : Tops by Adam, Tops by Dirk, Top Boxes by Carl.
A Bravery Bead Bowl and Wig Stands For Cancer exhibit will run concurrently at Intersections. Members of any Ontario-based guild can contact Intersections to include their Bravery Beads Bowls and/or Wig Stands For Cancer in the exhibit.
Friday, September 8th-Sunday, September 10th, 2023Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, September 9th, 2023Owen Sound Community Artist Studio TourGBWG members Adam Cottrill and Carl Durance will be exhibiting at Intersections Wood Collaborative (IWC) in Owen Sound as part of the Owen Sound Community Artist Studio Tour (OSCAST). For further information regarding the woodturning exhibit at Intersections, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly. For further information regarding the studio tour, email Owen Sound Community Artist Studio Tour directly. OSCAST Brochure.
Saturday, September 16th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The September GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. The September demonstration will be present a couple alternative construction techniques for to Bravery Bead Bowls. Ray Fenton will demonstrate his techniques for creating a segment-based vessel and a stave-based vessel using examples of Bravery Bead Bowls.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, September 23rd-Sunday, September 24th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Segmented Construction (MOVED)Woodturning - Segmented Construction with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, October 12th through Friday, October 13th, 2023.
Thursday, October 12th-Friday, October 13th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Segmented ConstructionWoodturning - Segmented Construction with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the techniques and art of segmented woodturning. For further information and registration on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, October 21st, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The October GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Kincardine or virtually via Zoom. The October demonstration will focus on hollow turning, primarily with regard to end-grain. Adam Cottrill will demonstrate his approach to cutting end-grain efficiently and cleanly, while illustrating the use of various tools, including gouges, scrapers, carbide cup cutters, ring tools, and hook tools, and pointing out benefits, limitations, keys to use, and maintenance/sharpening of each tool..
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, October 28th-Sunday, October 29th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Peppermills (CANCELLED)Woodturning - Peppermills with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop provides a thorough introduction to the techniques and art of turning peppermills (or salt, spice, or coffee). For further information and registration on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, November 11th-Sunday, November 12th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Simple OrnamentsWoodturning - Simple Ornaments with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning simple ornaments. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, November 18th, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The November GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person in Port Elgin or virtually via Zoom. The November meeting will have two parts; a regular meeting open to all members, followed by a hands-on workshop for pre-registered participants. During the meeting, Adam Cottrill will demonstrate his method of making an aluminum handle from scratch. See pictures, Sample Handles, Sample Handle Closeup.
Saturday, November 25th-Sunday, November 26th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Advanced Ornaments (MOVED)Woodturning - Advanced Ornaments with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON, has been re-scheduled for Thursday, December 14th through Friday, December 15th, 2023.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The December GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. The December meeting will focus on Christmas ornaments, with ornament demonstrations by Peter Eberl (hollow globe ornament), Dirk Hoogendoorn (bridhouse ornament), and Don Turcotte (Christmas tree ornament).
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, December 2nd, 2023Festive Christmas Artisan MarketWelbeck Sawmill Home Hardware is hosting the Festive Christmas Artisan Market between the hours of 10:00AM and 4:00PM. Everyone is welcome! Toy/canned food donation appreciated.
Sunday, December 3rd, 2023Women In Woodworking ShowcaseIntersections Wood Collaborative is hosting the Women In Woodworking Showcase between the hours of 1:00PM and 5:00PM, an exhibit including woodturnings by a few GBWG women. The event will feature a presentation by Marilyn Campbell, internationally-renowned woodturner, at 2:00PM. Everyone is welcome! Admission is free.
Saturday, December 9th-Sunday, December 10th, 2023Class: Woodturning - KaleidoscopesWoodturning - Kaleidoscopes with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning kaleidoscopes. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Thursday, December 14th-Friday, December 15th, 2023Class: Woodturning - Advanced OrnamentsWoodturning - Advanced Ornaments with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on the techniques and art of turning advanced ornaments. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, January 13th-Sunday, January 14th, 2024Class: Woodturning - Embellishing Turned ObjectsWoodturning - Embellishing Turned Objects with Adam Cottrill at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on a variety of surface embellishments for turned objects. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, January 20th, 2024GBWG Monthly Meeting (CANCELLED)The GBWG Monthly Meeting, both physical and virtual, for Saturday, January 20th, 2024, has been CANCELLED due to covid issues and weather issues.

As a reminder, at the previous 2 meetings, it was decided to have virtual-only monthly meetings for the months of January and February.

Friday, January 26th-Sunday, January 28th, 2024Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, February 10th-Sunday, February 11th, 2024Class: Woodturning - Turning a Yarn BowlWoodturning - Turning a Yarn Bowl with Adam Cottrill at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on turning a functional yarn bowl. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, February 17th, 2024GBWG Monthly Meeting (VIRTUAL ONLY)The February GBWG monthly meeting will be a VIRTUAL-ONLY meeting. GBWG members may choose to participate virtually via Zoom. The February meeting will focus on how to make an LED lantern ornament, optionally hanging, by Carl Durance.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations virtually via Zoom.
Saturday, March 16th, 2024GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The March GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. The March meeting will focus on an overview of pen turning with Carl Durance. Presentation will include topics of turning materials, project kits, mounting options, tool selection, finishing options, and more, and, demonstration of turning a pen from start to finish.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Bravery Bead Bowls will be collected for delivery to SickKids Hospital.
Saturday, March 23rd-Sunday, March 24th, 2024Class: Woodturning - Tree to Table Live Edge Bowl (CANCELLED)Woodturning - Tree to Table Live Edge Bowl with Adam Cottrill at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on a variety of surface embellishments for turned objects. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, April 20th, 2024GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The April GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. The April meeting will focus on milk paints. Mail paints are durable, versatile, and eco-friendly, and have been around for hundreds of years. Adam Cottrill will demonstrate a few of his techniques for using milk paints on some turned pieces. Sample Milk Paint Calabash Bowl.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
In addition to this regular monthly meeting, GBWG will host a special meeting on Saturday, April 27th, see http://www.gbwg.ca/calendar.php#569 for details.
Saturday, April 27th, 2024GBWG Special Meeting (Hybrid)GBWG will host a special half-day presentation by Rich and Deb Hall-Reppen from Chicago. The focus of their presentation will be polymer clay, exemplified through demonstration of making a polymer clay pen. Polymer clay pens were popularized by Toni Street, formerly Ransfield, from Alabama. This special presentation will be held at the alternate GBWG facility in Port Elgin. This will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. Sample Polymer Clay Pens.
A full-day hands-on workshop by Rich and Deb Hall-Reppen will be offered through Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound on Sunday, April 28th, 2024; see http://www.gbwg.ca/calendar.php#566 for details.
Saturday, April 27th, 2024Presentation - Polymer Clay PenPolymer Clay Pen presentation with Rich And Deb Hall-Reppen from Chicago at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON, from 2:00PM-4:00PM. The half-day presentation will focus on making a millefiori polymer clay pen. For further information on attending this free presentation, contact Intersections Wood Collaborative at info@intersectionsos.org directly. Sample Polymer Clay Pens.
Sunday, April 28th, 2024Class: Woodturning - Millefiori Polymer Clay PenWoodturning - Millefiori Polymer Clay Pen with Rich And Deb Hall-Reppen from Chicago at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 1-day hands-on workshop will focus on making a millefiori polymer clay pen. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Friday, May 10th-Sunday, May 12th, 2024Class: Woodturning - An IntroductionWoodturning - An Introduction - Beauty in the Round with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative 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, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, May 18th, 2024GBWG Monthly Meeting (Hybrid)The May GBWG monthly meeting will be a hybrid meeting, combining physical and virtual participation. GBWG members may choose to participate in person or virtually via Zoom. The May meeting focus is yet to be determined.
The meeting will include a Show-and-Tell segment in which all GBWG members are encouraged to participate with their latest creations, either in person or virtually via Zoom.
Note for attending in person... Covid is still here, and, Covid numbers have been increasing and are still a significant concern! Protect others and yourself! Do not attend in person if experiencing any Covid symptoms!
Doors open at 9:00AM, virtual session opens at 9:15AM, meeting starts at 9:30AM.

The Zoom session information will be forwarded to GBWG members closer to the meeting date.

Friday, May 24th, 2024
Presentation - Turning a TeapotTurning a Teapot presentation with Dave Bell at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON, from 6:30PM-9:00PM. The evening presentation will focus on turning a wooden teapot. For further information on attending this free presentation, contact Intersections Wood Collaborative at info@intersectionsos.org directly.
Saturday, May 25th-Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Class: Woodturning - Turn a TeapotWoodturning - Turn a Teapot with Dave Bell at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on turning a wooden teapot. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.
Saturday, June 22nd-Sunday, June 23rd, 2024Class: Woodturning - Natural-Edge TurningWoodturning - Natural-Edge Turning with Carl Durance at Intersections Wood Collaborative in Owen Sound, ON. The 2-day hands-on workshop will focus on turning natural-edge, or live-edge, woodturnings. For further information on this course, click here, or, email Intersections Wood Collaborative directly.