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Member Stories

Tony Dobson, one of the founding members of the Mid-Island Woodworkers Guild and our current President, made a very heart-warming presentation about Rocky, a rocking horse that he completed for a gentleman who passed away a few years ago. Last year, Rocky was donated to charity and $4,000 was raised for the Nanaimo Hospital Foundation.

More interesting stories from our members:

One of the many benefits of joining the Mid-Island Woodworkers’ Guild is being able to access the private members-only section of the website. This section of the website allows access to the following types of content:

  • Presentations given at our monthly Guild meetings.
  • Classified ads, where members of the Guild can buy, sell or trade tools, wood, shop supples, etc..
  • Wood that is for sale via our wood recovery program. The Guild harvests and mills domestic hardwood and softwood from trees which grew here on Vancouver Island. This wood is only available for sale to members of the Guild, who can purchase this wood for $2.50 per board foot. 
  • Shop tour videos.
  • Shop jigs and tips including videos.
  • Training material.
  • Membership directory with contact information of Guild members, allowing members to interact with each other and build relationships.
  • And much more! Content is being added to the website all the time…