I am one of many who come to the workshop almost everyday and hack away at some wood hoping to end up eventually with something useful if not beautiful. It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun if I weren’t surrounded by like-minded people who share my love of working with wood and learning new tricks. […]
To observe members who do not clean up, misuse equipment or practice unsafe use of equipment, shop security video is being used more regularly. 99% of the shop is visible to the cameras. These cameras record on hard drives that are reviewable. They store video for a period of time so it may be reviewed […]
Routine checks of chop saws, radial arm saw, jointer, band saws. These machines are in good shape thanks to the proper use by members. We are finding that machines are generally in less need of repair since the orientation training program began. Thanks to the members who take care of the shop equipment. It gives […]
For those looking to rip planks with live (uneven) edges, a straight edge jig found in the planter room is for this purpose. The plank can be clipped to the jig using hardware attached to the jig. The miter gauge channel was lengthened on table saw 2 to accommodate this jig. Reminder: boards with uneven […]
Two Stanley collectible hand planes are for sale. They will be posted and available to receive bids. One is a specialized Stanley plane use for trimming leather. The lowest price we can find for this plane on eBay is $145, bids start at $100. These planes were donated to the club and proceeds will go […]
The Accumiter miter gauge previously available only for sign out at the monitor station has been moved to a spot on the wall by the hand tools and is available for general use on the table saws. This is a fine and accurate jig. It is far superior to the miter gauges underneath the table […]
#2 lathe dust collection fixed Sandpaper on disc, vertical and horizontal sanders all look good. Thx to members for not sanding wet glue. Green Cbn honing wheel is wearing down. It is not supposed to do so and it was checked for wear.
Platforms mounted for new room dust collectors. Collectors should be in service shortly. Smart plugs reprogrammed with on-off schedules for the collectors. These plugs turn the collectors on at about 7:45 am and off at about 5pm most days. They are timed to go off at about 3pm on Mondays and, during the toy making […]
Leaking couplings replaced on some outside air hoses. These tend to corrode as we do not have a adequate dehumidification to remove moisture from compressed air. This moisture can also lead to corrosion in pneumatic tools so be sure to put ONE or TWO drops of oil in the coupler on a tool to […]
The Woodworkers of GVR were saddened to learn of Henry Smith’s passing on Thursday, Jan 23, 2020. Henry enjoyed wood carving, turning, and furniture building. He created most of the furniture in his home out of clear pine with a Southwest design. Henry was an accomplished cabinet and furniture maker before retiring to Green Valley […]
Gary C. Raff, July 29, 1945 to December 15, 2019. Gary was a long time woodworker and club member. He had served on the Board of Directors and performed other volunteer duties in the club. Gary’s signature trademark on his bowl turnings and other creations was a “Giraffe” as in G – RAFF. Here is […]
Marilyn French-St.George, Carmen Laht, and Mary-Anne Loftus will be teaching a class – Build a Breadboard on the Feb 29-Mar 1 weekend for women who are new members to the wood shop. CLICK HERE for details and registration form. Class size is limited!
Woodworking classes have been added to the online “Classes” calendar. You may also see summary descriptions on THIS PAGE. All sign-ups and registrations for these classes are done online via that event listing. Click on the event listing and then the “Register” button. Prerequisites and materials fees may apply.