- June 5 Meeting
          - Dr. David's Dispensary

          - AAW News
          - Next Season

          - Show & Tell Table
          - Past Meeting Digest
          - President's Message
View this email in your browser
TWG logo

Our next meeting will be the last of the 2016-2017 TWG season. Our invited demonstrator is Kade Bolger, from Whitby, Ontario. More details below.

On June 5, Kade Bolger will be demonstrating live edge turning. Among other things, he'll talk about how to achieve a variety of effects based on the orientation of the wood mounted on the lathe as well as the techniques he uses while turning. We'll see how Kade turns a live edge side-grain bowl, followed by a live edge end-grain crotch bowl. 

Kade grew up in Alberta admiring his Irish grandfather’s wood carvings, which inspired him to take up wood carving at a young age. As an adult he joined the Brooklyn (Ontario) Woodcarving Club to strengthen his carving skills. That led him to the Durham Woodworking Club in Oshawa where he was introduced to the wood lathe through a Woodturning 101 Workshop. That workshop sparked a passion for woodturning.

Mentored by local and international woodturners, and driven by his own initiative, Kade's skills blossomed. He has won prestigious awards at the Woodturners Guild of Ontario Competitions in the Intermediate (2015), Advanced (2016) and Masters (2016) Categories. He's been invited to display at Ravensong Gallery and the One-of-a-Kind Online marketplace and his work has been featured as the Cover Image for World Of Woodturning website and the Woodturners Guild Of Ontario website. Kade's artist statement pays tribute to his inspiration. 
Dr. David's Dispensary
DON'T FORGET! On Sunday, April 30, 2017 we enjoyed a special all-day session with David Ellsworth. If you are interested in ordering some of the products David offers, John Buccioni needs to know on or before June 5, our next Club meeting. The order form can be downloaded by clicking here. John can be reached by email at
The AAW 2017 Symposium will take place from June 22 to 24, in Kansas City. This is the place to go to be enriched with possibilities in woodturning. The list of demonstrators reads like an international Who's Who of turners. Here's a small sample: 
  • Dixie Biggs
  • Trent Bosch
  • Jimmy Clewes
  • Kurt Hertzog
  • Michael Hosaluk
  • Glenn Lucas
  • Andrew Potocnik
  • Richard Raffan
  • Mark Sanger
  • Betty Scarpino 
For a full description of the program and registration instructions, go to the AAW's Symposium promotional page.
REMINDER! If you're NOT a member of the AAW, be sure to take advantage of their discounted membership offer. It's only available until the end of June.
Starting on April 1, 2017, and continuing through June 30, 2017, the AAW is offering a limited-time 50% dues discount exclusively for chapter members who have never before been AAW members. Here are some details:
  • TWG members can sign up for an AAW membership for $30 (US) – a 50% reduction on the regular $60 rate
  • Only chapter members who have never been AAW members are eligible for the discount
  • Each discounted one-year membership includes the printed bi-monthly American Woodturner journal (six issues)
  • The discount is an introductory offer and applies to first-year membership dues only
  • This opportunity will be available to TWG members only during the exclusive sign-up period from April 1 to June 30, 2017, at, or by calling the AAW home office at 877-595-9094 (toll free) Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m., to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Next Season
An expanded Show & Tell opportunity

We've always said that sharing knowledge, ideas and techniques is what the TWG is all about. It's great to see the turnings our members bring to the Show & Tell table, but in the few minutes available it's not always possible to explain everything there is to know about an interesting piece. If you've discovered or learned an technique or method, why not share it with your fellow members in more detail?   

For 2017-18 we want you think about what skill, method or technique you can show to your club. This isn't about filling the entire evening - think of it as an expanded Show & Tell opportunity. Two or three people with short demonstrations can be bundled into one program. The Club Executive wants to hear from you. Please speak to Joe Kappy or send him an email at 

Next season teasers

Our usual Fall Workshop will feature Neil Turner from Australia. The Vancouver organizers had scheduled him to be here on Sunday, October 8, but that's Thanksgiving weekend and Humber College is not available on long weekends. So we've decided to share the Golden Horseshoe's Woodturning Guild's event on Saturday September 30 in Burlington. On October 8 Neil Turner will be leading a hands-on day for 6 students to be held at Andy Di Tomaso's shop in Hamilton. So if you want to do the hands-on course, you'll have to come back from the cottage early!

Our usual Spring Workshop will feature Irish turner Glenn Lucas and is scheduled for Sunday, April 22, 2018. 
Show & Tell Table
View of Show & Tell table January 9 meeting
Sharing knowledge, ideas and techniques is what we're all about. Whether you are showing off something that turned out well or need assistance on how to solve a problem, we want to see it.

Anyone who brings a piece for the Show & Tell table will receive two free tickets for the wood raffle at the end of the meeting.
Missed the last meetings?
If you couldn't attend the presentations by David Ellsworth on April 30 or by Andi Sullivan on May 1, go to the Gallery and Past Events page to see photos of those events.
President's Message
       What a season we've had! The presenters were inspiring, the Show & Tell has never been better and the Raffle Table materials were rich with possibility. I want to acknowledge and thank the Executive and all the volunteers who helped put together such a wonderful program. It takes the effort of many people to plan events and make them happen. I also want to thank the TWG membership, which has now grown to 120 people. It's great to have your interest and support.
       It's now time to take a break, enjoy the warm weather and get outdoors. You may want to spend your summer hours on the lathe reshaping trees, or you may want to sit back and just watch trees grow. Whatever you do, remember: safety first. I hope to see you all again in September.
       - Johan Guertsen
Copyright © 2017 Toronto Woodturners Guild, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp