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The Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild meets every Thursday 1:30pm to 5:30pm in the woodshop at the  Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

Please drop by any Thursday have a chat

or ask our members any questions regarding the Guild and

your working project.


  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2015
    9:00 am-2:00pmCentennial Square, Oakville

    Join the Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild as they demonstrate the art and craft of creating sculptures out of wood with your bare hands.

  • Mon
    03
    Aug
    2015
    10:00am - 5:00pmBronte Harbour, Bronte

    AITP 2015

     

    Join us at Booth 52.

  • Sat
    22
    Aug
    2015
    9:00 am-2:00pmCentennial Square, Oakville

    Join the Oakville Sculptors and Woodcarvers Guild as they demonstrate the art and craft of creating sculptures out of wood with your bare hands.

  • Thu
    03
    Sep
    2015
    Thu
    17
    Dec
    2015
    Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre.

    We hang out in the wood working room at QEPCCC, between 2:00PM AND 6:00PM

    Come along and have a chat wirh us.

     

  • Thu
    10
    Sep
    2015
    2:30pm 5:00pmQEPCCC - Woodworking room

    Drop by and have a 'chat' with our members, see what they can carve out of a piece of wood or a piece of stone.

    We look forward to seeing you there.

     

  • Tue
    15
    Sep
    2015
    6:30pm 9:00pmQEPCCC

    The woodcarving class will start and will continue for 7 weeks .

    To register

  • 6:30pm 9:00pmQEPCCC

    The bird carving class will start and will continue for 7 weeks .

    To Register

  • 6:30pm 9:00pmQEPCCC

    The soap stone  carving class will start and will continue for 7 weeks .

    To Register

  • 6:30pm 9:00pmQEPCCC

    The wood burning  class will start and will continue for 7 weeks .

    To Register

  • Sat
    26
    Sep
    2015
    11:00am 4:00pmQEPCCC

    The Oakville Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild (OSWG) will be demonstrating the art of sculpting with wood and stone. This will include   Carving a songbird in wood.  Pyrographics  Carving a Northern Saw Whet Owl in stone.
    At around 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm  a ‘hands on’ class will be held for people to carve items in wood using our ‘kits’ – spoons and Christmas trees – all tools will be provided.
    These kits will be provided free of charge to participants and class size is limited to about 6.
    Young people are encouraged to participate with parental supervision

  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2015
    2:00 pmQEPCCC

    This event is for members, but if you are interested in attending please use our contact page and let us know.

    John Poole will be orchestrating this event, all materials will be supplied by the Guild and the event should last until about 5:00 pm

  • Fri
    18
    Dec
    2015
    Wed
    06
    Jan
    2016
    QEPCCC

    The OSWGuild will be closed during this time for the Holidays.

    See you on the 7th January 2016.

     

  • Thu
    07
    Jan
    2016
    QEPCCC

    We should have all our items presented on the 7th January 2016 for display in the Foyer at QEPCCC.

    They will be there for about 3 months.

    See Nestor for any additional information.

  • Thu
    14
    Jan
    2016
    4:00pm - 5:00pmQEPCCC

    In this session we will discuss “sharp” and how to keep sharp tools working using honing methods. Most tools can be kept working for months with adequate honing. Most carvers should spend most of their time honing rather than sharpening. If you get honing right, you will be a happy carver.

  • Thu
    21
    Jan
    2016
    4:00pm-5:00pmQEPCCC

    Sometimes honing is not enough – if a tool is chipped or becomes too dull through hard use or is new it will need sharpening. There are a number of ways to sharpen tools but they all have the same goal, we will discuss the various ways to sharpen and how to do it as efficiently as possible with each method.

  • Thu
    28
    Jan
    2016
    4:00pm - 5:00pmQEPCCC

    Carving tools that are new to you, even brand new ones, will need some preparation before you will be happy using them. Some need very little work; others can take some time to customize them for your use. Used and antique tools can have great steel but may have been abused in the past. We will talk about ways you can most efficiently “commission” your tools, ready to be put to work. Most times, a tool is only commissioned once in the time you own it.

  • Thu
    18
    Feb
    2016
    2:00 pmQEPCCC

    Drop by and see us for a workshop on Marquetry.

    Samples patterns and materials will be available, some cost may apply.

     

     

  • Fri
    26
    Feb
    2016
    Sun
    28
    Feb
    2016

    DATE: February 26-28, 2016

    LOCATION: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

    TIME: Friday 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm

    ADMISSION: Adult $15, Senior/Student $14, Weekend Pass $25

    DETAILS:

    Whether whittling a branch with a knife or using intricate tools, many Canadians use woodworking as a form of relaxation, with the added bonus of creating something useful and/or beautiful. The Hamilton Wood Show, Canada’s largest consumer woodworking show, celebrates everything to do with wood for hobbyist and professionals.

    No matter what level of experience or interest in woodworking, visitors to the Hamilton Wood Show can check out the latest hand tools, power tools, design trends, finishes and wood kits. New to this year’s Hamilton Wood Show is the kid’s Make & Take Skateboard Workshops from Motis. With the price of a kit, Motis provides a workshop that lets kids build and create their skateboard using Motis’ tools. Workshops help children develop ‘tactile know-how’, and lets kids prove to themselves that they can do it and help to boost their confidence.

    Special guest Rob Cosman, “Your Hand Tool Coach,” returns to demonstrate woodworking techniques with hand tools and R & D Bandsaw offers seminars on bandsaw techniques.

    Visitors to the Hamilton Wood Show can also check out the aircraft exhibits in the Museum at no addition cost. The Canadian Woodcarving Championship runs throughout the three days of the Hamilton Wood Show with professional to novice levels in a variety of categories.

    WEBSITE: http://woodshows.com

  • Fri
    18
    Mar
    2016
    Sun
    20
    Mar
    2016
    We would like to welcome everyone to visit and or participate in the upcoming Wood Art in the Cities. The event features both the Canadian National Wildfowl Carving Championship hosted by the Grand Valley Woodcarvers and the Wood Carving Competition Waterloo hosted Owl’s Nest.
    The show details are as follows:
    Dates will be March 18, 19 and 20.
    Located at Manulife Financial Sportsplex RIM Park, 2001 University Ave. E., Waterloo, ON.
    Competition levels from beginners, novice, intermediate to open.
    Competition registrar is Peter McLaren at 519-571-5546 or registrar@candiannationals.net
    For more  information please refer to info@canadiannationals.net
    if you have any questions, please call myself at 519-623-8198 or Zenon Gawel at 519-578-8323
  • Thu
    12
    May
    2016
    3:00 pmWoodWorking Studio /Coffee room

    The Guild Annual General Meeting will occur on May 12 at 3:00pm.

    Please mark your calendar and plan to attend.

     

  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016
    2:00 pm

    We will be starting up again after the summer break. Drop in and see us...

     

  • Thu
    22
    Dec
    2016

    The Guild will not be holding sessions today.

  • Thu
    29
    Dec
    2016

    The Guild will not be holding sessions today.

  • Thu
    19
    Jan
    2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00pmwoodworking room at QEPCC

    In this session we will show you how to layout your pattern and prepare the wood for carving.

  • Thu
    26
    Jan
    2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00pmwoodworking room at QEPCC

    In this session we will show you how to carve cottonwood bark using the chisel and knife, safety is emphasized.

  • Thu
    02
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00pmwoodworking room at QEPCC

    This session will be for carving.

  • Thu
    09
    Feb
    2017
    2:00 pm - 5:00pmwoodworking room at QEPCC

    This session we will show you how to finish, seal and perhaps mount your project.

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017
    Mon
    31
    Jul
    2017

    There are no upcoming events at this time.

  • Wed
    01
    Nov
    2017
    Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30pmQueen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre

    The Oakville Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild is holding four weekly sessions of ‘hands on’ carving, during the month of November, to introduce adults and youths to the basics of wood carving and at the same time to create something unique for the upcoming Holiday Season.

    • Preregistration is required.
    • This will enable us to prepare the number of cutouts required.
    • Space is limited.

    Week One - Safety, how to prepare the blank and making the first cut.

    Week Two - Cutting and shaping.

    Week Three - Putting in some detail

    Week Four - Painting and sealing the wood.

    All equipment/materials will be provided by the Guild for use on this project.