Lloyd Butler, President of the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG), wrote to announce that David Ellsworth will be in Southern Ontario at the end of April, 2017. As part of his tour, Lee Valley will be hosting hands-on sessions in their London, Ottawa, Burlington and Vaughan stores. At these, David will be providing instruction on turning open bowls. GHWG has not been able to secure guaranteed spots for local guilds, so TWG members will have to wait for Lee Valley to announce the sessions. The announcements should be posted on the Lee Valley website on November 24. If you want to attend one of these, keep watching Lee Valley’s website. Alternately, sign up for Lee Valley's email notification of upcoming events. The fee for each hands-on seminar is expected to be around $150 per person for the day.
*Note: there may be a second hands-on session at Vaughan on Monday May 1.
- London store, Friday April 21, 2017
- Ottawa store, Monday April 24
- Vaughan store, Wednesday April 26*
- Burlington store, Friday April 29
Lloyd also said that, separately, the GHWG will be hosting David Ellsworth to teach a special hands-on class on Thursday, April 27 near Brantford. The class is intended for intermediate to advanced turners. David will be teaching how to turn a hollow form. GHWG is planning to bring in enough large lathes (14”+ swing) so participants do not need to use mini lathes.
The GHWG session will have space for about 10 people. Lloyd is holding 4 spots open for non-GHWG members on a first come, first served basis. The cost will be the same as Lee Valley's. Lloyd will hold the spots until January 1, 2017. If any of these four spots are not filled, they will be made available to GHWG members who are on the waiting list.
If you are interested in the GHWG hands-on session on April 27 near Brantford, please email Lloyd Butler at firstname.lastname@example.org. More details of the GHWG program will be made available to registered participants as the time gets closer. Participants will be required to bring their own tools, but wood and lathes would be provided by GHWG.