Maintenance Update

Happy New Year to all! Welcome back to weekly Maintenance updates. 1. New SawStop saw issues2. Foredom tool3. Damage to the thickness planer (again!) SawStop Saw:The main issue that the club and maintenance have been facing are the problems with the new SawStop saw. There has been a wobble in the blade caused by a […]

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SawStop Saw Blade Wobble

Lats week, a wobble was discovered in the blade of the new SawStop saw. Gary Riecke measured the deviance in the blade at about 20 thousandths of an inch. This wobble produces a kerf greater than 1/8″, actually 1/8″ + 2x 20,000 thou. If you are doing rough rip cuts, the wobble should not affect […]

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Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022

Pay Dues for 2021 AND 2022 If you did not pay dues for the current year (2021), this is a reminder to pay them before December 31.  You cannot skip a year of dues.   If you do not pay for 2021, you may be required to take Orientation classesIf this year’s dues (2021) is not […]

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Shop Closure-Dec 28-29-30

GVR will be installing anti slip flooring in front of the lathes, jointer and planer. This is a three day process. The shop will reopen on December 31, but GVR may tape off the newly coated areas if they are not fully dried and cured. Please stay out of these areas if they are taped […]

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Giving Back

Please consider taking monitor training and working shifts as a monitor. The shop cannot run without monitors and will, in fact, close if there is no one willing to monitor. We have almost 500 members. If you look around, it is always the same people who do all the requisite volunteer work in the shop. […]

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Jointer

Some prohibited materials were run through the jointer a few days ago. The cutting tiles (all 241 of them) had to be replaced and set up. These tiles are very expensive and incredibly time consuming to replace. Replacing one or two damaged tiles is not too bad, but to replace all the tiles is most […]

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Election Results

Congrats and thanks to those who ran for Board positions for 2022 onwards. Newly elected were Jim Huprich, Bruce France and Dick Sutherland. Stewart Tagg PresidentBruce France VPSecretary John JacksonTreasurer Richard (Dick) Sutherland Directors at large: Jim Counter, Jim Richardson, Tom Cavanagh, Jim Huprich, Steve Mawson. Liaison Committee: Stewart Tagg, Bruce France and Tom Cavanagh. […]

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Sharpening Wheels

It seems that some members are not using the correct wheels. Green is for carbide sharpening, white or grey is for HSS. The green wheel should NEVER be used for HSS. The CBN wheel is meant only for finish grinding of turning tools.

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Maintenance Update

Lathe # 5 The #5 lathe continues to be a bit of a mystery and is still out of service. There are few options for dealing with this tool – buy a new power inverter for it; replace it with a new lathe or remove the lathe to create needed extra space in and around […]

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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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