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UPCOMING PRESIDENT'S CHALLENGE FOR 2023/2024

The President Challenge is issued to all members.   Each challenges you to try something you maybe have never done before.

Completed projects are shared at the second meeting each month (i.e. the 3rd Thursday of each month) and must be made for the challenge.

The following is our list of upcoming President Challenge projects for the 2023/2024 season.


September 21, 2023

October 19, 2023

November 16, 2023

December 2023 

January 18, 2024             

February 15, 2024

March , 2024   

April 21, 2024

May 18, 2024

June 20, 2024


French Rolling Pin                     

Triplets - 3 IDENTICAL items

Christmas Ornament

N/A - Christmas Dinner

Bottle stoppers, bottle openers or goblets

Gavel or Mallet

Candlestick or Tea Light Holders

Eggs or spheres

Turn a baseball or bat

N/A - Spring Competition


Within the reach of most skill lvls but more challenging than 1st thought to get it right. 

Good things come in 3's.  Must match in shape and size.  Wood variations are OK.

Practice for the ornaments you exchange at the annual holiday celebration dinner

Ornaments are shared and given to our spouses/guests brought to the dinner

Something that celebrates the New Year!         

Lets get official.  Winner's gavel/mallet to be used at the next Executive meeting!

Brighten up the winter darkness.  Bonus points (but not required) if done on a multi-axis.    

Celebrate Easter and make things colourful

Baseball season has started, get with the game.  Can anyone turn a "baseball cap"???

Spring Competition - bring your best 2 pieces to enter into the competition


Upcoming events

    • March 14, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

     EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    This evening is a total Hands-On night and will focus on demonstrators who are turning the upcoming President's Challenge - a Candlestick or Tea Light Holders.   

    This hands-on evening WILL NOT be streamed live in our usual hybrid meeting format.   


    All are welcome.  Guests are invited to join an introductory meeting to  see how they like the group, then encouraged to sign up online and become a member of the Guild. 

    Please let the Host know (verbally or via Chat) that you are a guest when you join.

    • March 21, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

    Please join us this evening as we hear from PRESENTER NAME (TBA).  PRESENTER will be demonstrating SOMETHING SPECIAL (TBA).  STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.


    Please share something you are proud of making this past month (for show & tell) and remember to bring something for the President's Challenge:   Candlesticks, or Tea Light Holders   

    President's Challenge pieces may be shared via Zoom if you are not able to attend in person.  Or, you may take photos and submit them to communications.ghwg@gmail.com in advance of the meeting.  Your item will be shared on-screen.


    *** For those not able to attend and wishing to participate from home, you may connect via Zoom.  

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82224530033?pwd=VzBuSEZuanlKeDVvS1ZCdFUxeUZFUT09

    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


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    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


    All are welcome.  Guests are invited to join an introductory meeting to  see how they like the group, then encouraged to sign up online and become a member of the Guild.  Please let the Host know (verbally or via Chat) that you are a guest when you join.


    • April 18, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

    Please join us this evening as we hear from PRESENTER NAME (TBA).  PRESENTER will be demonstrating SOMETHING SPECIAL (TBA).  STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.


    Please share something you are proud of making this past month (for show & tell) and remember to bring something for the President's Challenge:   Eggs, or Spheres   

    President's Challenge pieces may be shared via Zoom if you are not able to attend in person.  Or, you may take photos and submit them to communications.ghwg@gmail.com in advance of the meeting.  Your item will be shared on-screen.


    *** For those not able to attend and wishing to participate from home, you may connect via Zoom.  

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82224530033?pwd=VzBuSEZuanlKeDVvS1ZCdFUxeUZFUT09

    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


    Dial by your location

    +1 778 907 2071 Canada

    +1 780 666 0144 Canada

    +1 204 272 7920 Canada

    +1 438 809 7799 Canada

    +1 587 328 1099 Canada

    +1 647 374 4685 Canada

    +1 647 558 0588 Canada

    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


    All are welcome.  Guests are invited to join an introductory meeting to  see how they like the group, then encouraged to sign up online and become a member of the Guild.  Please let the Host know (verbally or via Chat) that you are a guest when you join.


    • May 09, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

     EVENT DESCRIPTION:

    This evening is a total Hands-On night and will focus on demonstrators who are turning the upcoming President's Challenge - a Baseball or Bat.

    This hands-on evening WILL NOT be streamed live in our usual hybrid meeting format.   


    All are welcome.  Guests are invited to join an introductory meeting to  see how they like the group, then encouraged to sign up online and become a member of the Guild. 

    Please let the Host know (verbally or via Chat) that you are a guest when you join.

    • May 16, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

    Please join us this evening as we hear from PRESENTER NAME (TBA).  PRESENTER will be demonstrating SOMETHING SPECIAL (TBA).  STAY TUNED FOR MORE DETAILS.


    Please share something you are proud of making this past month (for show & tell) and remember to bring something for the President's Challenge:   Baseball Bats, or Baseballs, or (if you are really adventurous) a Baseball Hat    

    President's Challenge pieces may be shared via Zoom if you are not able to attend in person.  Or, you may take photos and submit them to communications.ghwg@gmail.com in advance of the meeting.  Your item will be shared on-screen.


    *** For those not able to attend and wishing to participate from home, you may connect via Zoom.  

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82224530033?pwd=VzBuSEZuanlKeDVvS1ZCdFUxeUZFUT09

    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


    Dial by your location

    +1 778 907 2071 Canada

    +1 780 666 0144 Canada

    +1 204 272 7920 Canada

    +1 438 809 7799 Canada

    +1 587 328 1099 Canada

    +1 647 374 4685 Canada

    +1 647 558 0588 Canada

    Meeting ID: 822 2453 0033

    Passcode: 079743


    All are welcome.  Guests are invited to join an introductory meeting to  see how they like the group, then encouraged to sign up online and become a member of the Guild.  Please let the Host know (verbally or via Chat) that you are a guest when you join.


    • June 13, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Meadowlands Fellowship Christian Reformed Church (MFCRC), 211 Stonehenge Dr, Ancaster, ON L9K 1R4

    Annual Garage Sale

    Bring your gently used woodturning items you are looking to sell, or just come to shop.  Members may bring in things they would like to clear out of their shop, to make room for what they buy from other members to bring back into their shop.    CASH only please.

    If you are interested in a table please register with one of your VPs.

    Examples of what was available last year:

    • Indonesian Teak Spindle turning stock for sale
    • Various New Pen & Pencil Assembly Kits (fountain, rollerball and ballpoint)
    • Great deals on pen blanks (available in wood, acrylic, spectra ply & more)
    • Bench Grinder
    • Spindle and bowl gouges
    • Circle Cutter for the bandsaw 
    • Bowl Blanks
    • Pipe Clamps
    • Oneway 5 inch vacuum chuck
    • Vacuum adapter for mini lathe 
    • some faceplates 

     Remember to bring your CASH and come out to find some great deals. 



    • June 20, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Exotic Woods

    Join us for our annual Spring Competition to be held at Exotic Woods

    5229 Harvester Road, Burlington, ON L7L 5L4

    Rules and submission forms will be posted shortly.




Past events

February 22, 2024 February - Adding Colour and Gold Embellishing Wax by Andy Ditomasso
February 15, 2024 February - General Meeting Postponed one week
February 08, 2024 February - "Hands-On" night (7-9pm) - NOT a Hybrid meeting
January 18, 2024 January - Annual General Meeting (AGM), Elections and Pen Turning Demonstration
January 11, 2024 January - "Hands-On" night (7-9pm) - NOT a Hybrid meeting
November 16, 2023 November - General Mtg & Puzzle Box presentation by Chris Sisson
November 09, 2023 November - "Hands-On" night (7-9pm) - NOT a Hybrid meeting
October 19, 2023 OCTOBER - General Mtg & Chucking Demonstration by Keith Robinson
October 12, 2023 October - "Hands-On" night (7-9pm) - NOT a Hybrid meeting
September 21, 2023 SEPTEMBER - General Mtg & Show & Tell of Spring Competition Winners
June 15, 2023 June - Final meeting of the season & SPRING COMPETITION
June 08, 2023 June - "2nd Thursday of month" - GARAGE SALE
May 18, 2023 May - General Mtg & Demonstration by Wyatt Walkem on Burls
May 11, 2023 May - "Hands-On" demo night (7-9pm) - NOT a Hybrid meeting
April 29, 2023 Exotic Woods demo event
April 20, 2023 April - General Meeting & "Carbide Tools panel discussion"
April 13, 2023 April - "Hands-On" demo night (7-9pm)
March 16, 2023 March - General Meeting and Demo - turning a live edge bowl
March 12, 2023 Cottagefest - day 3
March 11, 2023 Cottagefest - day 2
March 10, 2023 Cottagefest - day 1
March 09, 2023 March - "Hands-On" demo night (7-9pm)
February 16, 2023 February - General Mtg & Demos (embellishments, texturing & power carving)
February 09, 2023 February - "Hands-On" demos and Woodturning 101 (7-9pm)
January 19, 2023 January - Annual General Meeting (AGM), Election and Demonstration on Offset Turning
January 12, 2023 January - "Hands-On" demos and Woodturning 101 (7-9pm)
November 10, 2022 November - "Hands-On" demos and Woodturning 101 (7-9pm)
October 20, 2022 October - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
October 13, 2022 October - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
September 15, 2022 September - "3rd Thurs" meeting & Special Meeting
September 08, 2022 September - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
June 16, 2022 June - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting & AGM
June 09, 2022 June - "2nd Thursday of month" - GARAGE SALE
May 19, 2022 May - "3rd Thursday of month" mtg - SPRING COMPETITION
May 12, 2022 May - "2nd Thursday of month" In-Person meeting (7-9pm)
April 21, 2022 April - "3rd Thursday" mtg: IN PERSON & AT NEW LOCATION
April 14, 2022 April - "2nd Thursday of month" ZOOM IRD meeting (7-9pm)
March 17, 2022 March - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
March 10, 2022 March - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
February 17, 2022 Feb - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
February 10, 2022 February - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
January 20, 2022 Jan - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
January 13, 2022 Jan 2022 - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
December 09, 2021 Dec - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting (7-9pm)
November 18, 2021 Nov - "3rd Thursday of month" - KADE BOLGER Demo
November 11, 2021 Nov - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting
October 21, 2021 Oct - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting - Special Focused Session on FINISHES - pt2
October 14, 2021 Oct - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting - Special Focused Session on FINISHES - pt1
September 16, 2021 Sept - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
September 09, 2021 Sept - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting - Welcome back
June 17, 2021 June - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting - Annual General Meeting
June 10, 2021 June - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting - Spring Competition Awards
May 20, 2021 May - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting - WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TURNING TOOL & WHY??
May 13, 2021 May - "2nd Thursday of month" meeting - Special Sharpening Session
April 15, 2021 April - "3rd Thursday of month" meeting
April 08, 2021 April - Monthly Zoom meeting#1 (2nd Thursday of month)
March 18, 2021 March - 2nd Monthly Zoom meeting
March 11, 2021 March - 1st Monthly Zoom meeting
January 21, 2021 January 1st Monthly Zoom meeting


Watch members of the Golden Horseshoe Wood Turners Guild at the Ancaster Lifestyle Spring Home Show at the Ancaster Fair grounds.


Past President's Challenges

Mar 17/22  Bottle Stoppers 

Apr  21/22  Lidded Box

May 12/22  Anything in Stone, Bone or Antler 

June 16/22  Pepper Mills

Sept 15/22 Miniatures

Oct 20/22 Resin/Epoxy Wood hybrid anything

Nov 17/22 Christmas Ornaments

Dec 8/22 Kitchen Utensils

Jan/23 Pens






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