December Events

December can be a busy month so get your calendars out and mark down two important turning dates.

Monday December 9 – Regular HCT meeting at Persephone workshop. Bring along an ornament for Show and Tell.

Tuesday December 10 – Shop Visit at Mike Hosaluk’s shop for a celebration of turning and a fund raiser for the Food Bank.
Get details HERE.

And for your viewing pleasure here is a selection of images from a recent photo shoot of HCT members.

Paul Schroeder

Duncan Birch

Gary Vonkuster

Mel Genge

Trent Watts

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Gathering for turners at Mike Hosaluk’s.

Everyone is welcome to come out to Mike Hosaluk’s workshop on Tue.  Dec. 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. This is an annual tradition that Mike and Marilyn host to celebrate all things related to wood turning and raise money for the food bank.

Please bring:
– a friend if you want.
– your favourite beverage.
– your curiosity about turning.

Nice, but not necessary to bring:
– something to donate to Secret Santa or the Food Bank.
– something for the raffle (eg. piece of wood, tool). Money raised goes to the Food Bank.
– food to share.

Directions to Mike’s

  • From City Center, take road toward SaskTel Center.

  • Turn left at lights onto Beam Road. (don’t turn right into SaskTel Center)

  • Follow gentle curve in the road and then go straight ahead as far as you can go (you will cross Dalmeny grid). For you prairie raised people who like to know directions you will be heading west. It is about 12 km.

  • At T junction turn right (Range Road 3070).

  • Mike’s is first place on left. (Click here for a larger map)Screen Shot 2015-12-02 at 4.40.03 PM

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Dance with the Devil

The Mayor of Bedford Road (call him ‘Mel’ for the purpose of this story) was recently tapped for “A Dance with the Thumb Executioner”. In one of those moments of 20/20 hindsight a stray piece of wood was caught by a spinning saw blade and flung directly at Mel’s thumb. The ensuing few seconds included the usual ‘disbelief, shock, denial, pain and ultimate resignation of the need for medical treatment. As Duncan Birch explains – “These are the moments when new words are invented”.  After a few hours of emergency room triage our protagonist departs with stitches, bandages, drugs and the knowledge that a black thumbnail will eventually fall off and be replaced with a new albeit deformed nail and some scaring.

The real purpose of this story is to remind those that ‘make stuff’ that we are all subject to our own ‘Dance with the Danger Devil’. Do yourself a favour. Go to your shop and spend a few minutes (hours?) cleaning up and examining your potential for an accident waiting to happen. A big thank you to Mel for sharing this story with us to help everyone be safe in our shops.

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