Happy New Year to all – from the Mid-Island Woodworkers’ Guild!
Looking forward, 2020 will be a year of growth and expansion for MIWG as we make use of our expanded wood storage facility, a soon to be constructed gathering patio and toilet facility at Frost Field. Our wood sales have been successful this past year thanks to Peter Hentze’s continuous contribution of his time, equipment and facilities for our wood recovery program, which is currently under the direction of Chair, Ed Tremblay, and his crew.
With new members and reassigned veterans of the MIWG Executive we can look forward to a steady stream of interesting presenters and activities at our monthly meetings, some new workshop offerings and participation in the April Brant Festival. The activity has already begun with a full crew of volunteers showing up at Frost Fields this past Saturday to help Peter with milling and stacking the maple, alder and cherry woods for our stock. The crew also cleared away bricks and other items from the side of the barn to make way for the construction of a path and ramp to access the wood shed at the back.
Our first meeting of this year is this coming Wednesday, January 8th at NDSS beginning at 6:30 pm. Our guest speaker is François Lavigne who will introduce us to the art of carving Scotch Broome. We will also take some time to talk about upcoming activities and how members can get involved. If anyone has a 10-15 minute presentation that we might enjoy we should be able to fit you in to the agenda. Until then, keep your fingers away from the blade.
As always, we welcome guests and anyone interested in woodworking, as well as family and friends.
Dave Workman, President, MIWG