Dec
2
Dec 4

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Calgary Woodturners Guild will have a booth again this year.  Tell your friends to come and do their Christmas shopping - come early for best selection.  We will be selling Tops for charity.

Nov
25
Nov 27

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Calgary Woodturners Guild will have a booth again this year.  Tell your friends to come and do their Christmas shopping - come early for best selection.  We will be selling Tops for charity.

Nov
18
Nov 20

Spruce Meadows Christmas Market

Calgary Woodturners Guild will have a booth again this year.  Tell your friends to come and do their Christmas shopping - come early for best selection.  We will be selling Tops for charity.

Nov
12
9:00 am09:00

Sawdust Session

  • CDIC

Need turning ideas, help with a problem or you want to help. 

Come see what it is all about.

Last one until September!!

Nov
1
7:00 pm19:00

General Meeting

  • Black Forest Wood Company

Processing and Turning Green Wood

This month's presentation will be by Herm Stolte and will follow up on last month's presentation on harvesting greenwood. He will present some basic wood technology to help you understand the role of moisture in wood and wood movement, then show how to handle green logs in preparation to turning them and how to end up with a dry stable turned product.. He will also discuss some of the ways to bring out the character in a given log.

 

 

Guests welcome.

Oct
21
Oct 23

Black Forest Wood Expo

Come and join in a celebration of the wonders of wood, the tools and equipment used to work with wood, and the people who create with wood.

Friday October 21, 10AM to 5:30PM.

Saturday & Sunday October 22 & 23 9AM-4PM.

Please go to

www.BlackForestWood.com

for more details

Jan
5
7:00 pm19:00

Member's Meeting / Demo

  • Black Forest Wood Company

Short Demos and/or samples of Various Finishes will be presented.

  • George Samaha -- Epoxy and Cyanoacrylate
  • Bob Beckworth -- Mixture: Butcher Block Oil, 2 Lb cut shellac and Ethel alcohol
  • Garry Goddard -- Shellac
  • Vern Steinbrecker -- General Finishes Wood Turner's Finish and Salad Bowl Finish
  • Terry Golbeck -- OSMO Hard Wax Oil
  • Jim Osenton -- Buffing

If you have examples of any of the above or other finishes that you would like the members to see please bring them along. Comparisons will be made among the various finishes we explore and preferred use (eg Food Work Surfaces, Utility Pieces, Show Display Pieces, Children's Toys).  Discussion will include:

  • Ease of Application
  • Surface Preparation Requirements
  • Time between coats
  • Ease of repair
  • Durability/Resistance to Water, Alcohol, Saliva(Toys)
  • Compatibility with Dyes
Oct
23
Oct 25

Black Forest Wood Expo and Sale

  • Black Forest Wood Company

Black Forest is having their 6th Annual Wood Expo and 22nd Anniversary Sale

Come join in a celebration of the wonders of wood, the tools and equipment used to work with wood, and the people who create with wood.

  • Best Prices of the Year on Selected Wood, Tools, & Machinery
  • Free Woodworking Demonstrations every hour. For example: Wood Finishing, Carving, Acoustic Guitar Building, Skate Board Construction & many more!
  • Visit "The Makers Gallery" and be inspired by the amazing things our customers make with wood
  • Manufacturer Representatives are available to answer your questions about woodworking tools, equipment, and wood finishing
  • Black Forest Instructors on hand to overview courses
  • Discover what the Calgary WoodTurners Guild has to offer
  • Free Admission and Parking
Apr
11
9:00 am09:00

Sawdust Session

  • CDIC

Dwayne S. will not be able to attend, we will try to reschedule for May.  As usual lunch is being served.

Mar
14
9:00 am09:00

March Sawdust Session

Jim Osenton has volunteered to do a demo on making a wedding goblet.
Jim will be there at 9:30.

As usual lunch is being served.
 

Feb
4
Sep 19

SAWS - Fine Works in Wood

FINE WORKS IN WOOD - 2015 Exhibition and Sale

September 11-19, 2015  Centre Court Southcentre Mall, Calgary

Entry Deadline June 12, 2015

Visit saws.ca for details.

Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

Members Meeting

The demos for the evening are:

 

1) Lidded box demo with Jim Osenton

 

and..

2) "Back to Basics" on the Bowl Gouge with Terry Golbeck.

Jan
6
7:00 pm19:00

Member's Meeting

Terry and Mike will give a slide presentation of the 2014 Norwegian Woodturning Cruise.

Lyle will talk about sharpening with emphasis on the oval skew chisel.

Dec
2
7:00 pm19:00

Member's Meeting

Terry G. will be presenting his highly acclaimed Back to Basics Series and this month he will be showcasing The Skew Chisel.

 

Don W. will be presenting the popular Procedures for Making a Peppermill.

 

Nov
4
7:00 pm19:00

Member's Meeting and Demo

Meeting Agenda

  • Business Notes and Information
  • Slideshow - Wilf Talbot - Segmented Turning Symposium
  • Back to Basics Demo - Terry Golbeck - Roughing Gouge
  • Advanced Techniques - Don West
    • Stabilizing wood and porous materials
    • Bracelets
      • Don would like members to bring in bracelets that they have made.
  • Dave Beaman Raffle
Jul
25
Jul 27

Woodturning Symposium - Saskatoon, SK

  • Walter Murray Collegiate

The Saskatoon Woodturning Symposium presents over two days of instruction, demonstrations and workshops in wood turning and carving.

Jun
13
Jun 15

2014 AAW Symposium

  • Phoenix Convention Center

The American Association of Woodturners (AAW) has a long history of highly-acclaimed symposiums - dating back to 1987 - featuring turners and collectors from around the world, all gathering for 3 days of demonstrations and exhibits showcasing the art and craft of woodturning.

Jun
3
7:00 pm19:00

Member's Meeting/Demo

  • Black Forest Wood Company

This meeting will include a demo on "Fancy Bowl Bottoms" (Charlie Willetts) and "Finishing Your Turnings" (Terry Goldbeck)

May
31
9:00 am09:00

Sawdust Session

Come and join us at the Calgary Drop-in Center for a few hours of informal woodturning fun.  The sessions generally run from 9:30 (ish) to 3:00 (ish). You can just show up (with or without tools).  There's typically one or more expert/advanced woodturner(s) in attendance who can help you with an existing project or just help you get started with the basics.

There is no cost for the session.  Lunch is provided (if you wish) for a donation to cover the cost ($5 or so).

May
15
May 17

2014 Utah Woodturning Symposium

  • UCCU Events Center

Utah Woodturning 2014 Symposium - This year’s theme will be “A Tribute to Dale Nish”. Dale started the Utah Woodturning Symposium in 1979.  2014 Demonstrators include: Kip Christensen, Hans Weissflog, Jakob Weissflog, Art Majerus, Ray Key, Mike Mahoney, Steve Gray, Stuart Mortimer, Bonnie Klein, Kirk DeHeer, Bill Ooms, Nelson Cassinger, Al Stirt, David Ellsworth, Kurt Hertzog, Jerry Kermode, Glenn Lucas, Don Russell, Tom Sorenson, Keith Tompkins, Richard Raffan, Rex Burningham, Joe Wagner and many more.