Maintenance Update June 20/22

John has installed a new vac system for the drill presses. This is simple to use – “open the gate, flip the switch”. The new vac system will help to avoid dragging vacs across the aisles or reaching under the panel behind the presses possibly causing a trip hazard. We will be shortening the power […]

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Maintenance Report 23 May/22

There were two more Sawstop safety brake triggers last week. Both of them were a result of conductivity in wet wood, this time it was poplar. We have purchased an Orion professional grade moisture meter made by the leaders in metering, Wagner Meters. This should help identify wood that is too wet for the Sawstop […]

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Maintenance Update May 9/22

Regular routine maintenance done. Sawstop: There were a couple of trips of the sawstop when a member was cutting cedar. We are investigating why the saw tripped. We are now up to 8 trips since April. Band Saws: A reminder: make straight cuts on logs using the bandsaw when preparing material for turning. The bandsaw […]

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Volunteering

The Maintenance Team are volunteers who keep the machines is tip top running order. Maintenance team members are woodshop members first and, like you, have woodworking projects. They are not employees of WWGVR nor do they work for you. They are not obligated to fix equipment as soon as it is broken – for example, […]

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New Rules And Rule Reminders

There are some new shop RULES that have been introduced and some older rules we’d like to remind you of. 1. NEW- NO chainsaws or chain type grindstones are allowed on the shop premises including the patio.2. NEW – Face masks must be worn while using the lathes. Reminders: the maximum time on a lathe […]

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Annual fees past due?

A newsletter was sent yesterday that stated that members who have not paid dues by Jan 31/22 will have to retake orientation. This may be confusing. Members who owe dues from 2021 must pay the 2021 dues by Jan 31/22 (today). The “retake orientation” requirement kicks in for these members if the 2021 dues are […]

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“3-Day Bench Rule” To Be Enforced

Starting January 24th 2022. Due to the increase number in returning members, bench space in the winter months is always at a premium.  The “3 day bench rule” will be strictly enforced to allow equal access for all members to bench space in the busy winter months.  The Board of Directors will therefore undertake to […]

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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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