Friday
September 22nd, 2017


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News & Events Calendar

GBWG Calendar of News & Events
Date Event Details
Saturday, March 19th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration on (closed) segmented turning. Topics include design, layout, some easy calculations, cutting segments, gluing rings, building the turning ring by ring, turning, and finishing. Comparison will be made to the open segmented turning presentation from the previous meeting.
Thursday, April 14th-Friday, April 15th, 2016Steven Kennard Hands-On WorkshopSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do lead a 2 full-day hands-on workshop. Participants will prepare an African blackwood blank and proceed to make an entire box including polishing. Surface embellishment will be applied to their boxes, working from sample textures on example pieces, using carving tools.
The workshop will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Workshop will run from 9:00am through 4:00pm each day, doors open by 8:30am.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingSee Steven Kennard Demonstration for details.
Saturday, April 16th, 2016Steven Kennard DemonstrationSteven Kennard, internationally-recognized woodturner from Canning, Nova Scotia, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation for GBWG. An audiovisual presentation will provide introduction and explanations of his work over the years ending with the Turns video and a brief questions and answers session. After that he will demonstrate the making of a teardrop box in African blackwood, from the raw material to the polished piece. He will go through my procedure for preparing the block for the Lost Orchard box, including fitting the decorative rings. Time will not permit making this box, but following the demo, attendees will know how it is put together. If time permits some texturing techniques will be demonstrated.
The demonstration will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Demonstration will run from 9:00am through 4:00pm, doors open by 8:30am.
Saturday, May 21st, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingDirk Hoogendoorn will demonstrate an emerging bowl, a process whereby a bowl is turned from a square blank. What is different? When complete, only half of a bowl is exposed; the other half is still part of the original blank. Some challenges and particulars require close attention. Centering, balancing, and hemispherical shape all play major roles in how the finished piece comes out.
The meeting will be held in Kincardine at 707 Queen Street, and will run from 9:30am through 12:00pm, doors open by 8:30am.
Thursday, June 9th-Sunday, June 12th, 201630th Annual AAW SymposiumThe American Association of Woodturners will be holding their 30th annual symposium in Atlanta, GA. Details are available on the AAW web site.
Saturday, June 18th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingWoodturnings can be embellished by incorporating decorative enamelled pieces as accents. Enamel, more properly, vitreous enamel, is a thin layer of glass, transparent or opaque, heat-fused to a metal substrate. Carl Durance will demostrate the process of creating an enamelled piece, including metal preparation, variety of application techniques of enamel to metal, fusing enamel to metal using kiln or torch, and application of enamelled piece to wood turning. The presentation will cover some of the science behind the process of vitreous enamelling.
Saturday, July 2nd, 201628th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 28th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Saturday, July 16th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingPeggy Wharrick will demonstrate embellishing techniques for woodturnings using pyrography, texturing, and colour. She will use pyrography pens and brands, a torch, power carver, rotary tool, dyes, stains, markers, gesso, and more, time permitting.
The meeting will take place at the usual GBWG monthly location in Kincardine. Doors open around 8:30am, meeting starts at 9:30am.
Friday, August 5th-Saturday, August 6th, 201613th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Stave Construction - Linear and Compound
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to create vessels using stave construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles and building a cutting jig.
Featured Seminar by Dirk Hoogendoorn (GBWG)
Wood Turning - Advanced Bowl-From-A-Board and Beyond
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to push the limits of bowl-from-a-board. Topics include layout considerations, laminating board, cutting rings, assembly, turning, and finishing.
Saturday, August 20th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingTom Wharrick will demonstrate turning a goblet with a captive ring, including specialty tools used in the process.
The meeting will take place at the usual GBWG monthly location in Kincardine. Doors open around 8:30am, meeting starts at 9:30am.
Tuesday, September 6th, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, maybe later.
Friday, September 16th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Pre-Workshops9:00AM-4:00PM
Embellishing your Platter by Frank DiDomizio from Kawartha Woodturners Guild
Enamelling 101 For Woodturners by Carl Durance from Grey-Bruce Woodturners Guild
Friday, September 16th-Sunday, September 18th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest ExhibitionFriday, Saturday 9AM-6PM; Sunday 10AM-4PM
An exhibition of woodturnings by members of Ontario-based woodturning guilds which is open to the public.
Saturday, September 17th, 2016GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDThe September monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling conflict with the Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 event hosted by GBWG.
Saturday, September 17th-Sunday, September 18th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 SymposiumSaturday 9:00AM-7:00PM
Sunday 9:00AM-1:00PM
A woodturning symposium open to members of Ontario-based woodturing guilds.
Monday, September 19th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Post-Workshops 19:00AM-4:00PM
Thin-Wall Turning Dry Wood by Malcolm Zander from Valley Woodturners Guild
Marbleizing Your Woodturned Creations by Bernie Hrytzak from Thames Valley Woodturners Guild
Tuesday, September 20th, 2016Grey-Bruce TurnFest 2016 Post-Workshops 29:00AM-4:00PM
Thin-Wall Turning Dry Wood (repeat) by Malcolm Zander from Valley Woodturners Guild
Thursday, September 22nd-Sunday, September 25th, 2016OTI SymposiumThe 14th Biennial Ornamental Turners International symposium will be held in Denver, CO. Details are available on the OTI web site.
Friday, September 30th-Sunday, October 2nd, 201631st Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Turning a Decorative Platter
Friday, 2:30PM-4:00PM
Featured Seminar by Gary Miller (TVWG)
Finish Turning a Green Bowl
Saturday, 2:00PM-3:00PM
Featured Seminar by Eric Deckert (TVWG)
Turning a Large Candlestick
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:45PM
Saturday, October 1st-Sunday, October 2nd, 2016GBWG at Tiverton Fall Fair 2016Saturday only 12:00 noon - 4:00pm
GBWG will have a booth at the 2016 Tiverton Fall Fair. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
Saturday, October 1st-Sunday, October 2nd, 2016GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2016Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
GBWG will have a booth at the 2016 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Saturday, October 15th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will demonstrate Stave Construction, Linear and Compound. Old wooden pails and kegs (or barrels) were constructed using staves. Learn how to create vessels using stave-construction techniques, both linear and compound, including calculating cut angles (blade and miter) and building a cutting jig and gluing jig. A variety of stave constructed vessels will be shown during the presentation.
Saturday, November 19th, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration of a hanging birdhouse Christmas ornament which incorporates linear stave construction and an extended delicate finial.
To be clear, all regular GBWG monthly meetings will be held in Kincardine, unless explicitly indicated otherwise. Refer to the FAQs page on the GBWG web site for details.
November meeting is the GBWG elections. Please consider helping our guild by volunteering your name in the election for executive positions.
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 6:00PM, maybe later. This would be a great opportunity to turn a Christmas ornament for the GBWG Christmas Ornament Exchange held during the December guild meeting.
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016GBWG Monthly MeetingThe December meeting is our GBWG social gathering, a time to celebrate with friends, reminisce on events of the past year, and plan for the next. Invite your significant other and/or an interested friend.
Help make this a special Show and Tell, bring some of your favourite turnings to display. And, please, bring some treats, preferably homemade, to share! Refreshments will be provided.
The annual GBWG Christmas ornament exchange will be held during this meeting. Bring a Christmas ornament made by you, it does not have to be turned, maximum 2 per person, enter it in the exchange, and take home a special ornament by a fellow turner.
Join us in the festivities to help make this a truly memorable occasion!
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, January 21st, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingPeter Fabricius will demonstrate and talk about laser engraving wood turnings, shopmade tools and accessories, including NE bowl blank holding, pen making bushings from Corian, and specialty tools for thin circle and offset turnings. Questions and discussion are always welcome.
Reminder: new times, doors open at 9:00AM, or shortly thereafter, meeting starts at 9:30AM sharp. Refer to the FAQs page on the GBWG web site for details.
Saturday, February 18th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingWood veneers can be incorporated in woodturned forms to create highly decorative pieces with stunning accents. Carl Durance will demonstrate the process of working with veneers, including cutting veneers, with xacto knife and fret saw, gluing multi-laminate veneer stacks, adding veneer accents to turning blanks, bending multi-layer veneers into forms, and include an introduction to marquetry and parquetry.
Reminder: new times, doors open at 9:00AM, or shortly thereafter, meeting starts at 9:30AM sharp. Refer to the FAQs page on the GBWG web site for details.
Friday, February 24th-Sunday, February 26th, 2017Annual Hamilton Wood ShowFriday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday and Sunday 10:00AM-5:00PM
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Hamilton, ON
Visit the Golden Horseshoe Woodturners Guild (GHWG) booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Thursday, March 2nd, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingDirk Hoogendoorn will attempt to demonstrate a couple of uses of the lathe other than just bowl turning. Multi-axis and offset turning open up the lathe to a host of new ideas for the turner. Dirk will layout a few of these ideas by demonstrating how to turn a twist and the basics of turning a square bowl.
Tuesday, April 4th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, April 15th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingWyatt Walkem from Toronto Woodturners Guild will demonstrate winged bowls. His demonstration will show the steps he follows in order to produce a rectangular winged bowl, plus look at materials that can be used, mounting the work piece safely, and working with a bowl gouge to perform full bevel riding cuts. The 3 areas he will talk about during the demonstration will be safety, proper techniques to practice, and the line and design of the emerging piece. Examples: deco winged bowl, walnut-purpleheart winged bowl, maple-redheart winged bowl.
Saturday, April 22nd-Sunday, April 23rd, 2017Intersections/GBWG Woodturning Class: Introduction to WoodturningSaturday and Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Stephen Hogbin's Intersections Wood Gallery & Studio, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact Intersections directly, or via Intersections web site, for further details and class registration.
Tuesday, April 25th, 2017GBWG Drop-in Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, May 20th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a demonstration on (closed) segmented turning. Topics include design, layout, some easy calculations, cutting segments, gluing rings, building the turning ring by ring, turning, and finishing. Example Bravery Bead Boxes: Box #1.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. This session will focus on bravery bead bowls/boxes. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017GBWG Drop-In Turning TimeGBWG drop-in turning time in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street. This session will continue to focus on bravery bead bowls/boxes. Bring your own tools, wood, and ideas and turn your projects, watch and learn from others working diligently on their own projects, or, just enjoy a chat with others. Guild lathes with basic accessories are available for use. Doors open from 1:00PM to 5:00PM, maybe later.
Saturday, June 17th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingThis meeting will focus on maintenance, of your lathe, your lathe accessories, and associated paraphernalia. Please come prepared to share your knowledge during this open session on these topics with your fellow members, such as reconditioning a tool rest, cleaning a chuck, sprucing up a live centre cone, truing a grinding stone, anything to do with tuning up your woodturning apparatus.
Reminder: please bring your Bravery Bead Boxes for a special show and tell display and for collection.
Saturday, July 8th, 201729th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The SunSaturday 8:00AM-4:00PM
The GBWG will participate in the 28th Annual Owen Sound Hottest Yard Sale Under The Sun. GBWG members will provide on-going wood turning demonstrations throughout the day, as well as exhibit an array of finished turning. Look for the GBWG booth located in front of Fulfords Hardware at 874 2nd Avenue East in Owen Sound.
Set up time is prior to 7:30AM!
Wednesday, July 12th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, July 15th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingA presentation by Brian Vaughan will cover the design of the basic lidded box, a demonstration of how he turns a simple box including a few embellishments such as the addition of rings or texturing, the tools he uses, and then a discussion along with examples of enhancements such as inserts and finials.
Wednesday, July 19th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Thursday, July 20th-Friday, July 21st, 2017SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for KidsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class for kids will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2017, for further details and class registration.
Wednesday, July 26th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 9th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Friday, August 11th-Saturday, August 12th, 201714th Annual Welbeck Wood ExpoFriday and Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM
Welbeck Sawmill, Durham
Visit the GBWG booth to see woodturning in action, and lots of amazing turnings!
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Introduction to Pen Turning
Friday, 3:15PM-5:00PM
Learn how to turn pens and other such items on a lathe, from preparing the wood pen blank to assembling the final pen.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (GBWG)
Basic Bowl Turning
Saturday, 1:30PM-3:00PM
Learn how to turn a basic bowl, from mounting the bowl blank to applying the final finish.
Wednesday, August 16th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Thursday, August 17th-Friday, August 18th, 2017SAS/GBWG Woodturning Class: Woodturning for AdultsThursday and Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
An introductory hands-on woodturning class will be held in association with Southampton Art School, instructed by members of the GBWG.
Note that the class will be held in Port Elgin at 1225 Wellington Street.
Please contact the art school directly, or via the art school website, after February 1, 2017, for further details and class registration.
Saturday, August 19th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingCarl Durance will do a presentation on an introduction to basic pen turning. Topics will include preparation of the pen blank, mounting, turning, and finishing the pen blank, and assembling the finished pen. The presentation will overview various materials that can be used to turn a pen. A wide variety of finished pens will be displayed. The same procedures apply to a number of other turned items, including key chains, stylus, sewing seam rippers, and more.
Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Wednesday, August 30th, 2017GBWG at Bruce County MusuemThroughout the summmer, each Wednesday, members of GBWG will demonstrate woodturning at Bruce County Museum in Southampton in the new demonstration exhibit space. Woodturning demonstrations will run continuously through the day, from 10:00AM through 3:00PM approximately. A display of finished woodturnings will be on display during each demonstration.
Saturday, September 16th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingDon Turcotte will demonstrate his Dixie-Biggs-style carved and textured turning techniques. More details to follow... Examples: maple leaf vase, ginko leaf vase
Friday, September 29th-Sunday, October 1st, 2017
32nd Annual Woodstock Wood ShowFriday, Saturday, Sunday 10AM - 5PM
Woodstock Fairgrounds, Woodstock, Ontario
The Thames Valley Woodturners Guild (London) will demonstrate wood turning and have an exhibit of finished turnings at their booth during the wood show.
Featured Seminar by Carl Durance (TVWG)
Pen Turning - From Conception To Finish
Friday, 11:00AM-12:00PM
Featured Seminar by Paul Guibeault (TVWG)
Winged Bowl
Saturday, 2:15PM-3:15PM
Featured Seminar by John Calver (TVWG)
Hollow Turning With Boring Bar
Sunday, 11:30AM-12:30PM
Saturday, September 30th-Sunday, October 1st, 2017
GBWG at Port Elgin Pumpkinfest 2017Saturday 9-6; Sunday 10-4
GBWG will have a booth at the 2016 Port Elgin Pumpkinfest. Members of the GBWG will demonstrate wood turning throughout each day plus display an array of finished turned pieces.
GBWG booth will be located in the parking lot on the north-east corner of Goderich and Mill streets in Port Elgin, behind Cathy's Flowers 'N Treasures.
Friday, October 6th, 2017
Neil Turner Hands-On WorkshopNeil Turner, internationally-recognized woodturner from Stratham, near the south-west tip of Western Australia, will lead a full-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The subject of the workshop will be the making of his Sea Urchin Box, see sea urchin box closed view, sea urchin box open view.
Saturday, October 7th, 2017
Neil Turner DemonstrationNeil Turner, internationally-recognized woodturner from Stratham, near the south-west tip of Western Australia, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. The subject of the workshop will be the making of his Fire-Form Vase, see examples fire-form vase 1, fire-form vase 2, fire-form vase 3.
Saturday, October 21st, 2017
GBWG Monthly Meeting CANCELLEDThe October monthly GBWG meeting is cancelled due to the scheduling of the Neil Turner Demonstration event hosted by GBWG on Saturday, October 7th.
Saturday, November 18th, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Saturday, December 2nd, 2017GBWG Monthly MeetingTo be determined...
Wednesday, April 11th, 2018Glenn Lucas DemonstrationGlenn Lucas, internationally-recognized woodturner from Co Carlow, Ireland, will do an all-day demonstration/presentation at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Details to follow...
Thursday, April 12th, 2018Glenn Lucas Hands-On WorkshopGlenn Lucas, internationally-recognized woodturner from Co Carlow, Ireland, will lead a full-day hands-on workshop at the GBWG facility in Port Elgin. Details to follow....