Hope Farms in Willow River requires clean wood shavings (no paint or sealer) to grow mushrooms at their organic farm.
They will pick it up from you, call 250-568-2507
STUDIO FAIR 2018
NOTICE - PG Fibre Arts Guild meets upstairs at Studio 2880 for monthly meetings on 2nd Tuesday of each month. There is opportunity to supply specific spindle work to them. For further info call Margaret at 250-649-5048
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Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting
July 28th, 2016
The meeting was called to order @ 7:00 pm Ken welcomed new members and guests. A big thank you to Tim for hosting the barbecue, an event enjoyed by all!
Ron and Art had a table at the Farmers Market; both were pleased with the sales. A discussion was held as to whether or not the guild should buy a tent or a tent top for used at the Farmers Market. A table for the UNBC craft fair has been booked. The craft fair is scheduled for the 29th and 30th of October. 10% of the sales will cover the rental of the table.
Studio Fair is scheduled for the next weekend, the 4th, 5th and 6th of November. The guild has been asked to set up a lathe and do demonstration during the Fair. The guild will also have a tent the Summer Fair, more details to follow. The Artisan’s Fair is schedule for December 3rd at the Two Rivers Gallery.
Members were reminded to check all raw wood before turning, especially wood from city trees; members related different experiences as to nails, screws and other wonderful pieces of metal they have found while turning.
Ron described and showed how he makes sanding disks using wood, hard foam, leather and sandpaper. Thank you Ron, next month’s demonstration will be on forums. Ken will be doing the demonstration.
Again thank you Bob for organizing successful wood draw.
Acrylic Pen by Tim Power March 31, 2016
Here are photos from January Texturing Demo by Art and Ken:
AGM was held on January 21, 2016 at Two Rivers Gallery. Various positions for 2016 were assigned as follows:
Meeting Chairman Ken
Demo Coordinator Art
Craft Fair Liason Ron
Meeting Minutes George, Rory
Photographers Terry, Liam
Wood Raffle Bob
Summer BBQ Tim
May 28, 2015
A large wood raffle was held during this month's meeting in honour of our old friend and fellow wood turner Max Muller, who passed away this Spring.
His children generously arranged to have his stored wood distributed among guild members. The raffle was successful with everyone receiving some nice chunks of wood. Instructions are: Go out and make something beautiful in Max"s memory.
Thank you to Max's family who kindly donated the wood to the Guild!
Next meeting will be at the Art Gallery on Thursday, June 25th.
Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting February 26, 2015
Bill, Rory, Ray, George, Greg, Terry, Ken, Martin, Dale, Bob, Ron & Allen
The meeting was called to order @ 7:05 and a discussion was held on having a guest turner do a workshop again this year. It was felt that there was not enough interest and the cost of some of the demonstrators would be a burden on the guild if not enough people participated. Insurance was also discussed but at this time there is not a final answer, the discussion will continue. Martin distributed a handout on vacuum chucking.
Greg did an excellent demonstration on how to make a baby rattle, thank you Greg! Wood draw
A successful wood draw was held, thank you Bob.
Meeting adjourned @ 9:00 pm, next meeting March 26, @ 7:00 pm – Two Rivers Gallery.
Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting
June 26, 2014
Ken, Mark, Greg, Bob, Rory, George, Ron, Martin, Art and Max
Display of members work:
Max, Ron and Martin displayed a number of different pieces of turning
Ken chaired the meeting. A discussion was held again to whether or not the guild was going to proceed with getting Al Stirta from Vermont to give a working demonstration the weekend of September 6 & 7th. Consensus of the members present was YES! Some turners from Quesnel will be also attending. The cost per member will be $180.00 for the two days and $100.00 for one day. Al’s demonstration will be held at Studio 2880.
Mark demonstrate how to hollow from the bottom using a boring bar, thank you Mark
Next month Ron and Martin will do a demonstration on competitive threading at the Art Gallery.
$17 was raised from the wood draw, thank you Bob and members for continuing to support the wood draw.
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Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting March 27, 2014
Members present: Ray, Bob, Greg, Ron, Terry, Dale, Max, Martin, Ken, Rory, Art and Rollie (guest)
Display of members work A variety of examples of guild member’s turnings were displayed.
News The meeting was called to order at 7:05, The Art Gallery’s “Maker Lab” will be moving into the space that the guild uses, this will allow the guild member to use items that are included in the “Maker Lab”. Ron proposed to bring his bowl turning lathe to the Art Gallery and leave it there for a couple of months. This will allow for two demonstrations at the same time. There has been no contact by the Winter Games committee on creating items for the upcoming Winter Games.
Finance The guild has $2,282.97 in the account. Ken informed the members on some upcoming Woodturning symposiums. Date Location Presenter April 27th,28th Central Sannich Marilyn Campbell May 3rd Vancouver Andre Martel May 27th Edmonton Jimmy Clewes July 25th, 26th & 27th Saskatoon Douglas Fisher/Binh Pho July 28th , 29th & 30th Prince Albert Bihn Pho Safety
There was a general discussion concerning safety. Demonstration Ken presented a very interesting demonstration on the steps involved in turning a ‘off centre square bowl. Well done Ken! Wood draw Another successful wood draw was held.
Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting Feb 27th, 2014
Members present: Terry, Gayle, Ken, Max, Marc, Rory, Ray, Ron, Bill, Martin and Dale
Ken distributed a survey of possible projects chosen by members for demonstration throughout 2014. Members were asked to sign up as demonstrators.
The Maker Lab at the Art Gallery has purchased a Laser etching machine; it has yet to be installed but will be available for members to use on their projects. The Art Gallery will be holding a Mini Maker Fair on September 20, the guild has been asked to participate. Members were asked whether or not they wanted to bring in someone to do a presentation. Costs may be split between the guild and the gallery.
Ron will contact Mackenzie to determine as to when the guild will participate in an event in Mackenzie. After discussion it was felt that show would be held in Mackenzie after the Two Rivers Progression Event which is schedule for July 10th to August 17th.
Demonstration Ron demonstrated the steps involved in making a mallet. Thank you Ron
Wood draw Gayle to the lead on organizing the wood draw, thank you Gayle.
Prince George Woodturning Guild Meeting
January 30th, 2014
Terry, George, Gayle, Ken, Bob, Max, Mark, Rory, Ray, Greg, Ron, Bill, Martin and Dale
Laurie is taking the year off from the guild to focus on work commitments. A list of demo ideas was handed out to members. Members were asked to prioritize demonstrations they would like to see. Ken talked to the Spirit of the North Foundation regarding selling products at the hospital. There is a 15% commission on items up to $1,000.00 and 10% commission on items sold above $1,000.00.
The guild has been approached to produce items that can be given to speakers and VIP’s at the upcoming Winter Games. George will contact a games member to get more information. The Gallery has purchased a grinder for sharpening tools the guild will be able to use it at demonstrations.
The guild will be displaying items at the Two Rivers Gallery from July 10th to August 10th; the theme of the display is ‘Progression’, progressing from a raw log through to the finished product. The guild may also be setting up a display in Mackenzie.
Ron demonstrated the steps involved in making a tooth pick holder, including a lid. A great demonstration!
Another successful wood draw was held.
Our AGM will be held on Thursday, January 30, 6pm at the Two Rivers Art Gallery, one hour before our regular monthly meeting. Be prepared to pay your annual membership fee.