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Cheapside Mike
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Registered: ‎11-16-2009

Charity Wood Club Project

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I thought I would let you know about our wood club and what we recently accomplished using one of WOOD Magazine's project plans. Against the Grain Wood Club Is a group of 9 woodworkers of different skill levels, who get together weekly to work on projects, learn woodworking techniques and hone their woodworking skills. Each year over the last 3 years we have produced a club project that we donated to our local Hospital for their Charity Auction fundraiser. This year we decided to make a number of End Grain Cutting Boards that featured in the October 2008 issue. We gathered wood throughout the summer and started in September putting them together. We made 35 in total and 25 were put into the auction which was held last Saturday November 19th. The remainder are to be designated to other future Hospital fundraisers, draws and door prizes etc. The boards at the auction were a huge success. Some were placed on silent auction tables and some were auctioned off. In the live auction the bidding reached $90 when the sold call was given. When asked who else wanted one at that price hands went up throughout the hall. All were sold and over $1800 was realized for our efforts to the Hospital when it was said and done. Our Club is quite proud of our accomplishments and thank you at WOOD Magazine for the project idea.

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Photo above features Against the Grain members with Hospital Foundation Chair, Lynn Montague and a sampling of the cutting boards. Left to right are:  Lynn Montague, Bob Dewolfe, Dave Fallis, Al Bothwright, Tom Montague, Wayne Smith, John Gray, Mike Thomas, Mike Feeney and Carl Bloch.  The West Haldimand Hospital Auction was Saturday November 19th, 2011 at the Hagersville Community Centre.  All proceeds will go to the New Hospital Equipment Campaign.

 

Some Pictures taken throughout the project:

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Flattening the glued up blanks

 

 

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Oiling up the sanded boards. We used Terra Nova Natur-oil.

 

 

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Installing the Rubber Feet

 

 

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Many Hands make light work

 

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Finished boards ready to go

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RussBoyd
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Re: Charity Wood Club Project

Congratulations on a VERY successful and worthwhile endeavor.

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Glen Schumann
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Great work team!  Congratulations.  Having made ONE of these cutting boards, I'm curious as to whether you know how many hours of work went into each one?

Glen Schumann
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john880
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Very, Very Well Done you guys,

 The comradeship of getting together, and then sharing your combined skills to a very worthy cause. I think you'all have found a supper combination in your combined involvement in woodworking. The very best of everything to you club & its membership, and here to an even greater success, on your next undertaking    :smileywink:












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stick48668
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very nice...

Kudos to the entier crew...

 

 



this would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
if only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
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Marlen_at_WOOD
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Registered: ‎10-20-2009
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Re: Charity Wood Club Project

Mike thanks for the post, images, and great charitable cause. This is an accomplishment to be darn proud of. 

 

If your club is sponsoring some sort of charitable building project, please post about it in the General Woodworking forum for all to see. Marlen @ WOOD

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Cheapside Mike
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Registered: ‎11-16-2009
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Re: Charity Wood Club Project

Impossible to say since so many of us were working on them. Some were taking them home to sand etc, but I will say that you shouldn't quit your day job to make a living doing these!

Mike

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Globba
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Registered: ‎01-25-2011
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Re: Charity Wood Club Project

Looks great.  And a very good donation for a good cause.

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LOman
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Registered: ‎10-23-2009
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Re: Charity Wood Club Project

Great job for a very worthwhile cause.

Ron


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grandpabear
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