Just a few quick lines to state that our exhibition of finely crafted wooden objects, held this past Saturday was deemed a total success: – An estimated crowd of 300 visitors came through during the day – 20 Artisans, with nearly 40 pieces of quite stunning work on display Photos and a full report are … More Artistry in Wood 2019 – Total Success!
Hello, everyone, I just wanted to share with you the exciting news that we’re very impressed by the response we’ve had to our call for entries: 40 pieces of wooden objects, submitted by 20 individuals! Not only was the response great, but according to our Applications Coordinator, the variety and quality of the applications was … More Artistry in Wood 2019 – Terrific Response to Call for Entries
As is the case with most exhibitions, there’s always a mad rush right at the end for everyone to get their applications in on time. And of course, Artistry in Wood 2019 is no exception. So if you’re wanting to have your item included in the exhibition, you’ll have to move quickly. I’m really happy … More There’s less than 2 days left for Artistry in Wood 2019 Applications to be received!
I stumbled across this video that shows 13 ways for using blue tape to “make us more productive” woodworkers. And, hey, we can all be more productive, can’t we? Enjoy! Marty
The following letter was received from the Outaouais Woodcarvers Club regarding their annual competition coming up this spring. I thought I’d pass it along to everyone via a blog entry. Here’s what they wrote: The competition takes place on 4 May 2019 in the Kars Community Recreation Association Hall, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars. It … More 31st Annual Ottawa Wood Carving Competition, 4 May 2019
One of the best ways to flatten planks that are wider than your jointer, is to use a router sled. Yeah, ho hum, you say. That’s old news. Quite true, but if you’re like me and haven’t taken the plunge and made yourself one of these sleds, I think you’re we’re in luck. .. as … More Great, yet simple Router Sled!
Like many of you, I use double-sided tape around the shop for several purposes. The main one, though, is to affix tamplates to wood when I need to route a specific pattern. But there’s other options. Here’s a video by Marc Spagnuolo of youTube fame, more commonly known as “The Wood Whisperer”, showing one of … More Another Option for Double-sided Tape in the Shop
Like many of you, I’ve been wanting to make myself a shooting board… but I just haven’t been able to find one of those rare “round to-its”. However, after seeing this video by Rob Cosman, it’s convinced me that it won’t take a month of Sundays to make one. Enjoy! Marty
I’ve selected this video as our Video of the Week, because I know that a number of our members have difficulty in setting up their bandsaw to cut true. In this excellent video, Michael starts out first explaining the background behind his method before delving into the process.
Due to popular demand we will now be accepting applications for both juried and non-juried entries. In other words, if you want to have your work displayed at the gallery, but feel uncomfortable having their work subjected to a screening process by our Jury, simply indicate on your application form that your entry is for … More KWA’s Artistry in Wood 2019 – Now accepting both Non-juried and Juried Group Applications