Rick passed away on December 1, 2019.
Woodshop Access during Shutdown: The wood shop will be open to retrieve tools/projects on Wednesday, March 18th from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. This is the only time you will have access during the shutdown. Please enter and leave using the patio door entrance. This is the only door that will be available. The wood […]
Last Update March 30th. GVR Management CLOSED all GVR Facilities effective at 9 pm, Saturday, March 14th. A reopening date in April has not yet been determined. Return here or the What’s New Blog page for updates from the Woodworkers Club for information on opening of the wood shop.
If you are a monitor with a locker, you are required to monitor one four-hour shift for every month that you are in Green Valley. If you are not an active monitor, you’re in danger of losing your locker privileges. If you have not completed your required shifts, please register for any open shifts HERE.
Some members may not be able to reach the board to properly hold it against the fence. There is a step under the saw that can be used to assist in this issue. The maintenance team had a discussion about adapting the step to be on a hinge so it can fold down for easier […]
A list of potential certified users for the new drum sander has been drafted and reviewed by the maintenance team. If you have been added to the list, you will be approached to take the certification. Note that some users of the old sander may not be invited to re-certify as the number of users […]
Since the SawStops were introduced in 2014, there has been 70 trips of the safety device. An estimate is that 7 of 10 of these trips are caused by skin contact. That’s 49 fingers saved. An estimated 30% of trips are caused by skin contact by a hand guiding the off cut. The user is […]
No.2 SawStop was recently tripped by a user using wood that was too wet. Studs bought from Ace Hardware etc are not kiln dried and may trip the saw. The maximum moisture content to likely not trip the saw is 12-14%. You may get away with higher moisture, but there is a chance the cartridge […]
These lathes have damaged tail stocks. The quills (the piece that extends) are bent and the screw that moves this almost stripped. This damage is caused by too much force on the tail stock assembly. An extended quill used along with work that is extended from the chuck places significant force on the tail stock […]
• continued discussion on lathe tailstock issues; damage is caused by misuse More HERE • #2 sawstop tripped – wet wood. More HERE • discussion of user certification list for new drum sander which arrived on Thursday. More HERE • regular maintenance on chopsaws, jointer (fence was out of square), radial arm saw, cleaning vacs and […]