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The Ottawa Valley Woodturners are very pleased to announce 

Glenn Lucas Demonstration 

Sunday, April 15th


     Ireland’s Glenn Lucas has an international reputation for his proficiency at the lathe and his ability to pass on to students the skills and knowledge he has gained. He balances his massive production of classic bowls turned from native Irish wood, with an extensive teaching program run from his Co Carlow ‘Woodturning Study Centre’. He is a very popular demonstrator and teacher around the world. This will be his first visit to Canada. Since October 2010 Glenn has produced a series of five highly successful DVD’s on the techniques of turning & sharpening turning tools. Glenn's love of video-making and photography can be seen in the short video clips he makes showing how things are made on YouTube.


To learn more about Glenn, visit his website


During Sundays Demonstration Glenn will cover a series of projects


      The Utility Bowl

     This demo takes a look at each task involved in making a salad bowl from choice of tools, selection of material to applying the final finish. This is a fast paced demo with lots of information on making the perfect bowl. Glenn will share 28 years of experience in bowl production using his own unique approach.



      The Dublin Viking Thin Wall Bowl  

      Glenn will make an elegant bowl based on one made in the eleventh century by the Vikings which was recently discovered under the streets of Dublin in Ireland.

      The intricate closed form of this piece can help to perfect the techniques which are useful in all aspect of turning. In this demo Glenn will take a look at selecting the right tools for the job and then mastering the cuts, from quickly rough shaping a piece to achieving a smooth surface and fluid curves straight from the bowl gouge. Negative Rake scrapers will also be discussed and their benefits.



      Sharpening Made Easy – This is a must see !!!!

      Sharpening is often considered one of the most challenging aspects of woodturning. However it can be quickly mastered using a sharpening jig and a few simple steps. Glenn will have a look at reshaping new tools and repairing a damaged cutting edge. When the tools are sharp we can take a closer look at how the different bevel angles affects how the tools function and also how the flute shape affects the cut and sharpening experience. Negative Rake scrapers will also be discussed.



The Sunday woodturning demonstration runs from 9:00a.m-4:00p.m.

The cost is only $60.00 including lunch.

Seating is restricted by the available space – so don’t delay! Doors open @ 8:15

Event Location - J.A. Dulude Arena, 941 Clyde Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2C 4B2

    Do not be disappointed by missing out on this great event! All registration is based on first come-first served until it is sold out --- You must pre-register!

   Registration may be done by contacting Bart Poulter e-mail  or 613-825-4658 or at a Valley Woodturners club meeting



The monthly Club meeting is coming up on ***TBA***  at 7 pm at Frontenac High School.

Demonstration - To Be announced


Challenge -  a finished piece ; preferably finished with one of the ways shown in last months demo


Show & Tell  -  Please bring something in!


Welcome to Kingston Woodturners

We are a non-profit organization that, with the help of our members, is trying to bring people together in the Kingston area  . We support educational and social community activities and any type of community-building initiative.

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About Us

We are a non-profit organization and welcome anybody interested in wood turning . We have regular monthly meetings held the second Wednesday of the month.  We meet at the Frontenac school on bath rd at 7 pm. There are also weekly "Learn n Turn" sessions at Nelsons studio. Please contact for  more information and times


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