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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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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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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New DeWalt Drills

We have purchased 6 new drills. The shop is selling off the six used drills at $30 each. If you are interested, please speak to Stewart Tagg. A draw will be made at the Annual General Meeting for the opportunity to buy a used drill. The six winning members must attend the AGM n order […]

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Maintenance Update

Routine maintenance:replaced belt on 1″ belt sander12″ disk on # 2 sander not in good shape – waiting on sandpaper12″ chop saw blade dull – replaced 1″ resaw band saw blade is drifting. It is a resharpened blade that was being tested on the resaw. A new blade will be purchased to replace this resharpened […]

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New Tools

New SawstopThe small Sawstop saw (formerly located near the monitor station) has been replaced by a new larger saw. This is the same saw as the one on the right near the planer room. It is an upgrade in a number of ways, replacing the small saw’s 3 HP motor with a 5HP motor. Oscillating […]

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Locating Tools

Use the Tool Search. There are many tools in the woodshop finding them can be a challenge. The members are very willing to help you find a tool, but before asking a fellow member, use the tool search. Go to the main main menu across the top and look for Tool Search on the right […]

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Putting Tools Away

WWGVR has many tools. Locating them can be a challenge at the best of times (try using the powerful tool search feature located in the main menu on the right hand side). However, if tools are replaced where they are found, they can get lost in the wilderness. Please be respectful of the tools and […]

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Maintenance Update

The maintenance blog has been rather sparse over the past 18 months. This is the first instalment of what should be weekly updates. Regular weekly maintenance takes place 2pm-4pm on Mondays. The shop is closed to members during this time. Replacing Bench TopsYesterday, preceding the regular maintenance was a long discussion on the bench tops. […]

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New Tools In The Shop

A few surprises are in store for you if you haven’t been to the shop for awhile. New additions to the hand power tools include a new 16 gauge nailer, the old Bostich just plain wore out. The new Metabo nailer is on the rack with the other nailers now. Speaking of nailers, did you […]

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March Maintenance Department Update

Just a few notes from the maintenance department. As you know a few people get together every Monday afternoon and do the needed maintenance on the machinery and dust collection systems for the shop. Things like replacing saw blades, lubrication of equipment, fixing broken parts and the big job every week, emptying the vacuum cleaners […]

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