Frank developed a passion for woodturning while still in high school. He has been an active member of Kawartha Woodturners Guild since 1997. His turned pieces are featured in several local galleries. "My inspiration comes from within and is influenced by the local nature, the many fresh water lakes in our area and the new environments I become exposed to."
Our own Joe Kappy says: "Frank is very knowledgeable ...he gives a very good demo." Don't miss Frank DiDomizio on October 3.
Allan Cooper delivered to Sunnybrook Hospital the wigstands made by our members for the Wigstand Challenge for our September meeting. Allan received the following message, which he wants to share with the Guild.
On behalf of the volunteers who provide wigs and head coverings and the many women undergoing treatment for cancer, I would to send my heartfelt thanks to the Toronto Wood turners Guild for all of the excellent work and craftsmanship they do to create the wig stands. The patients that come in for wigs often comment on how nice they look and are thrilled to know they can take one home to keep. It’s gestures like this from community minded organizations like yours that make the trauma of overcoming cancer a little bit easier.
Thank you for all you do.
Paul Corkery CVRM
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
Odette Cancer Center/Holland Orthopaedic & Arthritic Institute
Phone: 416-480-6100 ext 6003
December 5 is fast approaching. This is when we'll hold our Holiday Showcase -- the friendly annual woodturning competition that displays some of the great work our members produce. If you haven't started preparing for this popular event, get cracking!
Show & Tell Table
Remember to bring something you made.
Anyone who brings a piece for the table will receive two free tickets for the wood raffle we'll have at the end of the meeting.
Couldn't attend the last meeting?
If you weren't with us for the September 12 meeting, you missed a great presentation by Lloyd Butler. Lloyd gave some excellent advice on how to use a bowl gouge efficiently. His slide presentation is available to download.
There was a very good response to the Wigstand Challenge (see the letter of thanks from Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre, above). We also enjoyed seeing - and hearing about - recently completed projects presented by many of our members at the Show & Tell table.