Shop closes at 2pm on Mondays

The shop closes at 2pm on Monday. This is so the maintenance team can go about tending to the machines you love to use. Who needs a jointer that does not have a fence that is square to the table? You can thank your volunteer maintenance team for the exceptional state in which equipment is […]

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Tool Search Update

The tool search has been expanded and updated as of Nov 30.  It now has over 500 listings for general membership use and over 700 listings for maintenance use. It is a very powerful and easy tool to use.  If you want to know if we have something, check HERE.  Even long time members of the shop may […]

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Maintenance Update

In this update: Donated Foredom ToolRoom filtersMaintenance LogsGrinder wheelsRoutine maintenance Donated Foredom Tool A Foredom rotary tool with a long flex shaft has been donated to the shop. It can be used for many things, including carving. The plan is to set this up on a mobile stand and keep it for use on the […]

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Booking Shop Time

When the shop re-opened in June, 2020, a system of booking shop time was introduced.  This was to limit the number of woodworkers (15 persons) in the shop at one time as Covid and social distancing made it necessary to do so.  The booking system has remained in place though the capacity has increased to 40 persons for each […]

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Maintenance Update

The gold dado blade is wearing out after multiple sharpenings. We have two blades and another backup blade will be ordered when needed. The 3/8″ bandsaw has a “thump” in it. This is because of bent blade that was straightened. The “thump” does not compromise the cutting ability of the blade. When it gets dull, […]

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Friday Cleanup

The last Friday of each month is shop clean up. The benches must be cleared off on the Thursday before clean up. Please help with the clean up. Friday November 26 is the next one, meet at 7am Please sign up HERE to help!

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Annual General Meeting

The annual meeting for WWGVR takes place on December 6, 9am at the West Center. All members are encouraged to attend. ONLINE voting for new board members will open on 22 November and online voting will close on 5 December. You may also vote at the annual meeting on December 6. You may only vote […]

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Pay Dues Early And Win!

If you pay your dues by Nov 30, you will be eligible for a draw (held at the Annual Meeting on Dec 6) for free dues and locker fees for 2022. Pay by PayPal. You may also pay by check. To pay your dues, login first then on the main menu at the top, click […]

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Board Nominations Closing Nov 21, 2021

Nominations are closing. Please add your name or that of someone else(if you have obtained their approval) to the list. Stewart Tagg is managing this list. The Annual General Meeting is 9am on Monday Dec 6, 2021 in the West Center. Votes will be counted at this meeting and the new board selected. The woodshop […]

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Change for portable sander belts

Effective immediately, the shop will no longer supply the 3” and 4” wide belts for the belt sanders that are typically used on the patio. These sanders are regularly left in poor condition, the belts ripped or simply missing. Rarely is the sander blown clean for the next user. The last user often does not […]

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Please Put Stools On Benches

We are asking members to put the chairs and stools on the benches at the end of the day. This makes it easier for the custodians to clean the shop. A reminder: even though the custodians clean the shop, members remain responsible for cleaning up their work area, especially the floors near the machines.

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