- April 3 Meeting
          - Upcoming Events

          - Doug Newlove Memorial Library
          - Make Money Turning
          - Show & Tell Table
          - March 6 Digest
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Next Meeting: Monday, April 3, 2017

Our next meeting will take place on the first Monday of April. Our demonstrator will be Jim Lorriman from Mansfield, Ontario.

Photo of Jim Lorriman in his workshop
Photo of a finished stick vase
Jim was born in Toronto, but 20 years ago he moved to his current home (where he has his studio) in the hills of Mulmur, near Mansfield, which is northeast of Shelburne in Dufferin County. He credits his love of woodturning to both his father and grandfather, who worked wood in their spare time. Like them, he started off in furniture and wooden boat building but left those traditional pursuits to become a full-time wood turner. A book by Dale Nish that provided instructions on how to turn a board into a bowl was a source of inspiration for Jim. What he is best known for now are his creations using old or found wood. Jim loves to share the techniques and methods he uses in his work. Don't miss this chance to see him in action up close.
Upcoming Events
  • Monday, April 3, 2017: Jim Lorriman, of Mansfield, Ontario, will be our guest presenter. 
  • Sunday, April 30, 2017: Special all-day session with David Ellsworth. Please contact Guild Treasurer John Buccioni if you are interested in attending. John can be reached by email at
  • Monday, May 1, 2017: Andi Sullivan
Doug Newlove Memorial Library
THANK YOU to the members who returned outstanding library items in March. 

HELP! We took an inventory and discovered that a number of library items are missing and unaccounted for. Perhaps you borrowed an item and the system failed to register the withdrawal. Please check your stash at home. If you have any of the items listed below, return them at the next meeting so they're available for other members.

Here’s the list of missing items.
Item # Title Media
9 One Cool Catchall Periodical
107 Master Woodturners Book
112 Southwest Scroll Saw Patterns Book
116 Walking and Working Sticks Book
161 Segmented Woodturning Book
169 Woodworking Projects IV Book
222 Woodturning with Kelton Industries VHS
237 Woodturning Projects Vol 2 DVD
239 McNaughton Center Saver DVD
249 Basic Bowl Turning Book
260 Sharpening Woodworking Tools DVD
293 Turning Wood with Richard Raffan Book
309 Basic Off Centre Turning DVD

To make your library browsing easier at the meetings, we have archived items that are not as popular so that you can concentrate on items of direct interest to your turning. We will retain the less active items in the library and you may request them if you are interested. Just ask one of the librarians, Neil or Joe, if you wish to access one of these. Archived items are listed in the Library Catalogue on the website.
Make Money Turning
From time to time, people contact the Guild in search of someone who is interested in taking on a custom woodturning commission or commercial work involving woodturning. Guild Secretary Catherine Churchill Frank is compiling a list of members that she can contact when work requests come in. If you're interested in being contacted, please speak to Catherine at an upcoming meeting or send her an email at
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.
Couldn't attend the last meeting?
If you couldn't attend the presentation by Ruby Cler on March 6, go to the Gallery and Past Events page to see photos of the evening.
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