Wed August 21st 6:30 - 8:30pm Pacific Woodworkers Guild Meeting

  • Free first meeting for anyone.
  • Free for guild members or VHS members.
  • $5bux everyone else
  • 6:30 - 8:30pm

Are you a woodworker of any skill level, even a beginner? Come join us!!!

Last month we saw all kinds of wonderful show and tell projects as well as Michele’s main event presentation on an amazing woodworking bench for spoon-carving made in 2 nights from scrap wood. Steve also did a router demo! More info on the bench build here.

The main event for this month hasn’t been announced yet, but you can be sure it’ll be a good one. Here’s more details about the group.

General Meeting Format

Introduction:
Introduce yourself and woodworking level and interests.

Main Event:
Presentation, Talk, Demo, Video- This may be by a member, guest, or invited guest speaker. We are interested in having you or people you know share your knowledge, skill or demo a project to the group so please put your name forward or get someone you know of, or admire, to put theirs forward.

Club Business
A short section to take care of any club business.

Show and Tell
Bring a recently completed project, a work in progress or a project you’re having trouble completing. if it’s too big then bring photos. Tell us a bit about your project such as what inspired it, the wood and tools you used, the finish, any challenges you encountered and what you did to solve them.

Q and A
Are you working on a project and would like some advice on any aspect of it? Have you hit a snag and need advice? Maybe you are in the planning stages and have questions?

Wood Identification Challenge
Bring a piece of wood and members will do their best to identify what it is.

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More details!

Main Event - Demo and Talk on Woodburning, technically known as Pyrography.
Guild member John Hammond will cover how to decorate / beautify your projects, your wood belongings including paddles, or create your own signs. Pyrography can also be done on leather and bone, as well as other materials but this demo is about wood!

  • Types of burners – inexpensive and professional

  • Types of wood – light colored even grain – some maple, birch, aspen if you can get it, some lumber yard SPF can also work. Some birch plywood if the surface veneer is thick enough.

  • Safety – electrical cords, ventilation, masks in a heavy burn and sanding, posture.

  • Surface prep.

  • Sources of artwork – internet images, coloring books, or draw your own, photos on plane paper Magazines.

  • Transferring the image to the wood.

  • Burning the image – tip types and uses, shading (stippling. Crosshatching), shaded burn, texturing, specialized tips, fine lining and writing tips, making your own tips.

  • Temperature with higher end sets.

  • Fixing mistakes and clean up.

  • Fixing the image and finishing.

Club Business

A short section to take care of any club business.

Show and Tell

Michele will be bringing a serving board, purchased on a recent trip from a BC Artist that shows a different form of woodburning done with high voltage electricity known as Fractal wood burning, also known as creating Lichtenberg figures.

Bring a recently completed project, a work in progress or a project you’re having trouble completing. if it’s too big then bring photos. Tell us a bit about your project such as what inspired it, the wood and tools you used, the finish, any challenges you encountered and what you did to solve them.

Q and A

Are you working on a project and would like some advice on any aspect of it? Have you hit a snag and need advice? Maybe you are in the planning stages and have questions?

Wood Identification Challenge

Bring a piece of wood and members will do their best to identify what it is.

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bump! This is tomorrow! Should be a fun time. Hope to see people there. :slight_smile:

Sorry I’ve taken so long to post about this. This was another great meeting thanks to the fine folks at the Pacific Woodworker’s Guild! We has 15 people come out. A big thanks go to John Hamond (guild prez) who took us through the dos and don’ts of wood-burning with his setup and everyone got to try doing woodburning!

I went in thinking - oh woodburning must be similar to laser engraving but the effect is very painterly and definitely not something you could easily accomplish with a laser. It’s also quite time consuming (a piece can take several days to finish).

There were some new folks at the meeting and some great show and tell objects. Michele has more photos than I do but here are some pics of the night.

Thanks to everyone for coming out! The next guild meeting is on September 18th at VHS.

Wood-burning

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Show and Tell Projects

In order of appearance:
Cutting Board with epoxy infill brought in by Michele (made by another woodworker using very high voltage). Dian’s heart shaped boxes with red acrylic. Peter’s beach found object mounting. Yun lam’s hand-made scoring tool for trimming adhesive-backed acrylic.


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