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    <div class="CWW_Newsletter"><P><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=paulspic src="">Thanks to all of the forum members and magazine subscribers who have private messaged and emailed me with helpful suggestions concerning the Ottawa Woodworking Show. Your input has been most helpful!</P><P> Specifically, there are a number of dealers and manufacturers that readers have expressed interest in seeing at the show, including: Grizzly; Richelieu; Outils Pierre Berger; Builders Warehouse; Powermatic; Rikon; and Delta (to name a few).</P><P>I am currently in discussions with these companies, and am working to include them in the show - some this year, some next.</P><P> If you'd like to be sure that any of these great names will be at the show, please let them know.</P><P> If you are a company&nbsp;(or know of one) that would like to exhibit at the show, please <STRONG><A href=" ect=Please%20send%20me%20exhibitor%20info%20for%20 the%20Ottawa%20Woodworking%20Show" target=_blank>CLICK HERE.</A></STRONG></P><P>Thanks.</P><P>Paul<STRONG><BR> PS</STRONG> I am also&nbsp; looking for some volunteers to help out at the show.<BR> So, if you are in the Ottawa area, and would like to be a part of the show, please let me know.<BR> We have a number of positions available.</P><P> <STRONG>To find out more about volunteering, click <A href=" ect=I%20would%20like%20to%20volunteer%20at%20the%2 0Ottawa%20Woodworking%20Show.%20Please%20send%20me %20some%20info." target=_blank>HERE</A>.</STRONG></P><H1>OTTAWA WOODWORKING SHOW UPDATE</H1><P><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=ottawawoodshow2011logo src="">Here is just some of what you will find at this year's Ottawa Woodworking Show</P><P><STRONG>Three Seminar Areas</STRONG></P><P> For the first time, the show will feature three distinct seminar series in three separate areas:</P><ul> <li> General Woodworking &amp; DIY</li> <li> General Woodworking &amp; DIY (in French)</li> <li> Fine Woodworking</li></ul><P><STRONG>General Woodworking Seminar topics include</STRONG></P><ul> <li> Design Your Small Shop for Maximum Efficiency</li> <li> Woodworking Techniques to Get The Most From Your Small Shop</li> <li> Learn to Design Your Own Projects</li> <li> How to Best Combine the Use of Power and Hand Tools</li> <li> Simple Home ProjectsThat Will Save You Thousands</li></ul><P> <STRONG>Fine Woodworking topics include:</STRONG></P><ul> <li> - How Canada's top fine woodworkers design their award winning pieces - and how you can do the same.</li> <li>- Learn how to design, or adjust your current shop design, so that you make the most out of your shop space</li> <li>- Learn how to make money from woodworking - a lot of people want to, but only a few know how to actually do it.</li></ul><P> <STRONG>Meet Canada's Top Fine Woodworkers</STRONG></P><P> Award winning Fine Woodworkers will be on-hand all weekend long to answer your questions - whether you are just getting started, or you simply need to fine-tune a technique.</P><P> <STRONG><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=garretts src="">Meet the Lee Valley/Veritas Design Team</STRONG></P><P> Members of the Lee Valley/Veritas design team will be giving woodworkers an inside view on how tools are conc<STRONG></STRONG>eived, created, and brought to market.</P><ul> <li>- get up close and personal with the industries most prestigious tool designers.</li> <li> - See tools that are being developed now, for the future.</li> <li> - Find out about your favourite tools, from the people that are creating them.</li></ul><P>Here are just some of the Fine Woodworkers who will be at the show: Ron Barter, Adrian Ferrazzutti, Karen McBride, Marty Schloser, Vic Tesolin, and Rob Brown.</P><P><STRONG>ONE TIME, LOW ADMISSION PRICE GETS YOU INTO THE SHOW<BR> FOR THE ENTIRE WEEKEND!</STRONG></P><P> That's right - your one day admission of $10 covers all three days. Come back as often as you wish, take in more seminars, meet more pros, and get all of your questions answered!</P><P><STRONG> </STRONG><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=michaels src=""><STRONG>ENTER TO WIN!</STRONG></P><P> Your admission gives you a chance to win a week-long woodworking course with <STRONG>Garrett Hack</STRONG> (photo top left) or <STRONG>Michael Forunte</STRONG> (photo bottom left), courtesy Rosewood Studio. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from North America's most sought after Fine Woodworkers.</P><P> <STRONG>THIS JUST IN:</STRONG> The Ottawa Woodworking Show has just been approved to be an official drop-off location for battery recycling. Bring your old household and workshop batteries to the show, and for every battery you will receive one ballot to win any one of a variety of cordless power tools.</P><P><STRONG>So drop into the show and turn your old batteries into new power tools!</STRONG></P><P> Here is a partial list of exhibitors at this time.<BR> I know I've missed a few, so please forgive any ommissions.</P><table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="5" cellpadding="0"> <tr> <td colspan="2"><img alt=lvv src="" width=200 height=36></td> <td><img alt=lf src="" width=100 height=43></td> <td><img alt=dewalt src="" width=100 height=33></td> <td><img alt=bosch src="" width=100 height=22></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=steelcity src="" width=100 height=28></td> <td><img alt=freud src="" width=100 height=38></td> <td><img alt=earlex src="" width=100 height=58></td> <td><img alt=algon src="" width=100 height=34></td> <td><img alt=kreglogo src="" width=100 height=34></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=grex src="" width=100 height=58></td> <td><img alt=baddog src="" width=100 height=50></td> <td><img alt=portercable src="" width=100 height=57></td> <td><img alt=dimar src="" width=100 height=51></td> <td><img alt=bessey src="" width=100 height=62></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=duragrit src="" width=100 height=32></td> <td><img alt=easternfor src="" width=100 height=42></td> <td><img alt=elite src="" width=100 height=73></td> <td><img alt=magswitch src="" width=100 height=69></td> <td><img alt=rd src="" width=100 height=57></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=imperial src="" width=100 height=29></td> <td><img alt=kjp src="" width=100 height=17></td> <td><img alt=kv src="" width=100 height=30></td> <td><img alt=minwax src="" width=100 height=30></td> <td><img alt=oneida src="" width=100 height=47></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=rockler src="" width=100 height=16></td> <td><img alt=wrayco src="" width=100 height=27></td> <td><img alt=royce src="" width=100 height=15></td> <td><img alt=sawshop src="" width=100 height=27></td> <td><img alt=sharpco src="" width=100 height=33></td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=woodpecker src="" width=100 height=27></td> <td><img alt=stockroom src="" width=100 height=30></td> <td><img alt=woodline src="" width=100 height=22></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> <tr> <td><img alt=presthard src="" width=100 height=103></td> <td><img alt=brumley src="" width=100 height=122></td> <td><img alt=general src="" width=100 height=72></td> <td><img alt=king src="" width=100 height=108></td> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr></table><P>&nbsp;</P><P> <STRONG>Be sure to check us out on <A href="" target="_blank">FACEBOOK!</A></STRONG></P><H1>FREE STANLEY LEVEL FITS IN POCKET</H1><P><A href=";mt=8" target="_blank"><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=stanleypic src=""></A>Stanley Works becomes the first S&amp;P 500 tool manufacturer to launch an iPhone and iPod touch application with the introduction of the STANLEY Level.</P><P> <STRONG>This new and free application is available online at the Apple App Store</STRONG> and brings users the accuracy and reliability of real world STANLEY tools in virtual form. Four interchangeable application skins emulate existing STANLEY levels to provide consumers with an opportunity to experience, research and learn about Stanley&rsquo;s extensive line of levels.</P><P> To get yours, click <A href=";mt=8" target=_blank><STRONG title=;mt=8>HERE</STRONG></A></P><H1>NORDIS TO DISTRIBUTE TRITON IN CANADA</H1><P>Triton is delighted to announce an exclusive distribution agreement with NORDIS to distribute Triton power tools, accessories and spare parts to customersin Canada.<P>&ldquo;I can&rsquo;t think of any better company to represent Triton in Canada.This partnership is instrumental in supporting and driving Triton&rsquo;s marketgrowth and will allow us to create unified distribution, sales and support servicesfor new and existing Canadian customers&rdquo; said <STRONG>Mark Owen, GlobalBusiness Development Manager for Triton</STRONG>.<P>&ldquo;Triton has a proven track record for innovation and quality&rdquo;, said <STRONG>DavidCampagna, business development manager for NORDIS</STRONG>. &ldquo;We look forwardto working with this dynamic group in offering extraordinary products and serviceto the Canadian market.&rdquo; <P> <A title= href="" target=_blank><IMG style="FLOAT: left" title= alt=triton src=""></A><STRONG>About Triton</STRONG><P>Triton is recognised around the world as a leading manufacturer of high quality power tools and workshop equipment. From the first Workstation, produced in 1976, to the latest plunge router, precision has been at the very heart of Triton&rsquo;s philosophy and is the guiding principle behind everything they do.<P>Designed in Australia and produced to exacting standards, the Triton range includes award-winning routers, the industry-renowned Superjaws clamping system and the outstandingly versatile Series 2000 Workcentre.</P><P><STRONG>For more information visit <A href="" target=_blank></A></STRONG></P><P><STRONG><A href="" target=_blank><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=nordis src=""></A>About Nordis</STRONG></P><P> NORDIS Distribution of Levis Quebec is a growing distribution company specialising in products for the secondary woodworking market. The ownership of the business has had a longstanding involvement in the industry and therefore an excellentunderstanding of the challenges unique to the Canadian market.</P><P> Canada wide sales representation is offered through an alliance with <STRONG><A href="" target=_blank>Wrayco Sales</A></STRONG>, an independent sales agency that also represents Kreg Tool in Canada.</P><P> <STRONG>For more information visit <A href="" target=_blank></A></STRONG></P><H1>NORMAND ENCOURAGES EXCELLENCE</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=alexvocal src=""></A>Studying in joinery at the CFP des B&acirc;tisseurs in Saint-Marie, Alex Vocal qualified himself during the 16th Canadian skills competition in Waterloo in 2010. His performance was worth a bronze medal, allowing him to participate in the 2011 WorldSkills competition held in Ocotber in London, UK. </P><P> For this occasion, <STRONG>Normand and Jessem are proud to participate in Alex&rsquo;s success by offering him a complete Jessem router table kit</STRONG>. Our support for Alex in this adventure is part of Normand&rsquo;s goal to encourage excellence in the woodworking field for our youth.</P><P> All the team at Normand wishes you luck. Bring back the GOLD!<STRONG><BR> (shown in photo) Alex Vocal with Andr&eacute; Normand, President</STRONG></P><P> Normand also encouraged success at the '&Eacute;cole nationale du meuble <A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=joseegarneau src=""></A>et de l&rsquo;&eacute;b&eacute;nisterie' of Victoriaville.</P><P> The &Eacute;cole nationale du meuble et de l&rsquo;&eacute;b&eacute;nisterie held its annual Benny evening to honour the academic performance of its students. During this occasion, the School remitted scholarships in the presence of teaching staff and partners.</P><P> Normand was proud to contribute to the success of this event and was pleased to remit the 'best student award' to Miss Jos&eacute;e Garneau, third year DEC student.</P><P> For Normand, this financial participation is not only an important tradition, but represents an encouragement towards academics as well as recognition of the talent and performance of students who dedicate themselves to woodworking.<STRONG><BR> (shown in photo)<BR> Mr. Jeannot Bourque, Teacher, Miss Jos&eacute;e Garneau, Mr. Andr&eacute; Normand, President.</STRONG></P><H1>SIGNS FOR DIYers</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt="catsass2" src=""></A>1st Impressions, in Norwood, ON, design and make 2D &amp; 3D signs and lettering of any size for indoor and outdoor use. Their signs are carved or cut out, some using computer numeric controlled routers (CNC) with the rest done the old fashioned way&mdash;by hand. All of their signs are hand painted at least four coats with environmentally friendly paints.</P><P>1st Impression create their signs with a variety of materials to best suit<BR> your needs. They also fabricate a couple of unique products that you <A href="" target=_blank><IMG src=""></A>won't find elsewhere.</P><P> Because of the way their signs are created, 1st Impressions are able to offer do-it-yourselfers a good way of saving money. They will do all the artwork and send the sign to you unpainted. The painting is easy and fun to do, and painting your own sign will save you up to 30%! They ship the sign with detailed instructions and are just a phone call away if you have any questions.</P><P> Whether you're an individual who wants to showcase your home or cottage, or a business needing a highly visible sign, 1st Impressions always take the extra step to ensure that yours is a notch or two above the rest. They want your sign to get noticed, and believe that when running a business a good sign doesn't cost you money, it makes money. Your sign is your potential customer's first impression of who you are and what you do.</P><P> Check them out at: <A href="" target=_blank></A></P><H1>PRECISION TRACK &amp; STOP KIT</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG style="FLOAT: left" alt=kreg src=""></A>Take the guesswork &mdash; and your tape measure and pencil &mdash; out of cutting wood to length.</P><P> Kreg's <STRONG>Precision Trak &amp; Stop Kit</STRONG> allows you to turn your shop miter saw into a precise cutting system.</P><P> Simply slide the cursor of the stop to the dimension you&rsquo;d like to cut, place the board against the stop, and cut to an exact length time after time. Perfectly sized workpieces couldn&rsquo;t be simpler!</P><P> <STRONG>P</STRONG><A href="" target=_blank><IMG src=""></A><STRONG>erfect for a Variety of Applications</STRONG></P><P> The most common setup for the <STRONG>Precision Track &amp; Stop Kit</STRONG> is with a miter saw, but many woodworkers find it handy to add to their radial arm saw or drill press. No matter where you use the <STRONG>Precision Track &amp; Stop Kit,</STRONG> you&rsquo;ll find it remarkably faster and more accurate than a tape measure and pencil.</P><P><STRONG>Production Stop</STRONG></P><P> Designed to stand up to the rigors of repetitive cuts in an industrial environment, <IMG alt=kreg2 src="">the Production Stop drops onto the top of the fence and features dual lens cursors for convenient use on either side of the blade.</P><P><STRONG>Swing Stop</STRONG> </P><P> The patented design of the Swing Stop&trade; gives you a precise measurement when you need it and swings out of the way when you don&rsquo;t, by simply pushing a board into the curved face of the stop. Like the Production Stop,it features the Precision Lens Cursor for fast, pinpoint positioning.</P><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG src=""></A><STRONG>Shop Made Support Wings</STRONG> </P><P>Build a simple plywood or MDF box to match the height of your saw, then add a back fence that reaches 2-1/4&rdquo; above the saw height for the stops to glide upon. Instructions and mounting hardware for the Trak are included.</P><P><STRONG>Rigid Aluminum Fence</STRONG> </P><P>Incredibly strong and built to last, our anodized aluminum Trak features an L-shaped foot that makes alignment and mounting to any 3/4&rdquo; thick board a snap.</P><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG src=""></A> Trak is designed with a groove across the top to accept the included self-adhesive measuring tape.</P><P> See the Precision Trak &amp; Stop Kit at: <STRONG><A href="" target=_blank></A></STRONG></P><H1>FORREST INTRODUCES NEW PLY VENEER WORKER BLADE</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG style="FLOAT: left" title= alt=forrestblade src=""></A>Forrest&rsquo;s new blade is designed specifically for providing rip and cross cuts of two-sided plywood, whether finished or unfinished.</P><P> <STRONG>Flawless Cuts with No Splintering</STRONG></P><P> Woodworkers and serious hobbyists will find that the Ply Veneer Worker is an exceptional blade that provides flawless cuts without splintering or fuzz and without chip-outs on either the top or bottom surfaces.&nbsp; No scoring blade is needed. </P><P> Forrest blades are available from fine-quality dealers, retailers, and catalogs, as well as direct from the factory.</P><P> <STRONG>For more information, call 1-800-733-7111 or visit <A href="" target=_blank></A></STRONG></P><H1>FEDERATED TOOL SUPPLY ONE DAY SUPER SALE!</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=fedpic src=""></A><STRONG>Specials include:</STRONG> </P><ul> <li> Buy ANY DeWALT 18v XRP kit and receive<BR> any one of the tools listed below for free!</li> <li> HVLP demos all day</li> <li> $100 off Fein Mult-master</li> <li>$100 off Earlex sprayer</li> <li> 20% off General Machinery machinery</li> <li> Special pricing on the newest JessEm products</li></ul><P> Tuesday, September 13, 2011<BR> 8:00am - 7:00pm</P><P>Download the full event flyer <A href="" target=_blank><STRONG>HERE.</STRONG></A></P><P> Can't make it to the store? Phone your order in - seriously, you don't want to miss the pricing on this event.</P><H1>NEW MICRO FENCE INTERFACE PACKAGE</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=festoslide src=""></A>Micro Fence has introduced a new package for use with various manufacturers&rsquo; straight-edge extruded clamps and tool guides so that any manufacturer&rsquo;s router canbe used with it.</P><P>Included are the measuring capabilities of the Micro Fence System , the Clamp Interface Package of your choice (choose from All-In-One,Eureka, Festool, Tru-Grip or Woodline Blue Max), their Stabilizer Bar and instructions for proper assembly and operation. The Universal Router Plate that comes with this package includes instructions for drilling it to fityour router or we offer a Pre-Drill Service at our shop for $ 25.</P><P><STRONG>Winner of the AWFS 2011 Sequoia Award - For ProductInnovation in Power Tools</STRONG></P><P> The Micro Fence <STRONG>Plunge Base and Edge-Guide Package</STRONG> is the ultimate combination for joinery and detailing work, bringing machine-toolprecision to woodworking tasks with .001" readouts. </P><P> <A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=mfaward src=""></A> The Micro Fence System brings remarkable efficiency and repeatability to: Dadoing, Rabbetting, Mortising, V-Grooving, Slotting/Veining, Drawer Construction, Flutes, Reeds, Parallel Dado Operations, Hinge and Lock installations, InlayWork, Edge Profiling, Dentil Moldings, Sliding Dovetails, and more.</P><P> Visit <A href="" target=_blank><STRONG></STRONG></A> or call (800)480-6427 formore information.</P><H1>E-Z PRO MORTISE &amp; TENON JIG</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=mt src=""></A>This new jig provides the first quick and easy, all-in-one solution to cutting a matching mortise and tenon with a single affordable jig.</P><P> Using a plunge router, woodworkers can cut both mortises and tenons ranging from 1/4 to 1/2 in. thick and from 1 to 3 in. long.</P><P> Professional woodworkers and hobbyists alike will appreciate the simplicity and convenience of the E∙Z Pro Mortise &amp; Tenon Jig and in no time, you&rsquo;ll be making joints for cabinets, furniture and frames.</P><P> More info at: <A href="" target=_blank><STRONG></STRONG></A></P><H1>NEW DEEP SENSING MOISTURE METER</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=deepsensing src=""></A>Ideal for contractors, woodworkers and homeowners, the new Pin/Pinless Deep Sensing Moisture Meter with Spherical Sensor and Remote Probe (MMD950) from General Tools &amp; Instruments offers superior design and functionality. Whether measuring the moisture content of wood, masonry or other construction materials, this precision specialty instrument boasts several advantages over other moisture meters on the market.</P><P>The most common applications for the Deep Sensing Moisture Meter are: detecting moisture/water damage under tiling, locating moisture in sub-floors beneath carpeting and wood flooring, and checking moisture in masonry. </P><P> The auto-calibrating Deep Sensing Moisture Meter provides readings in two modes&mdash;a jumbo LCD and a 40-dot tri-color LED bar graph. The unit can measure either WME (wood moisture equivalent) or REL (relative to a known moisture level) over a range of 0.0 to 99.9% with an accuracy of +/-5% of reading.</P><P>More info at: <A href="" target=_blank><STRONG></STRONG></A></P><H1>NEW NEAT HINGE</H1><P><A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=brassfront src=""></A>The neater hinge is available in both nickel plate and natural brass, and is very competitively priced at $ 40 (USD) approx per brass pair, and $ 57 (USD) approx per nickel plate pair&nbsp;- includes screws, drill bitand postage throughout Europe, Canada and USA.</P><P> The Neat Hinge is based on the traditional side rail hinge with a modification that makes it neater and easier to fit. The traditional square knuckle has been altered so that it looks <A href="" target=_blank><IMG alt=rearshot src=""></A>neater&nbsp;from the rear of the box. </P><P> In addition you can bring the hinges further into the box by adding a smallundercut to the lower mortise.</P><P>They come in two stylish finishes - natural brass and nickel.</P><P>These hinges measure 8.2mm wide, 43mm overall length, 40mm to centre of pin and 3mm thick.</P><p>If you have any questions or would like to see more, go to: <A href="" target=_blank></A></p> <h1>In This Issue of Canadian Woodworking &amp; Home Improvement Magazine</h1> <p>Each issue, Canadian Woodworking and Home Improvement Magazine brings you a range of woodworking projects, techniques and tips that will help to improve your woodworking skills. Visit <a style="color: #a21400;" href=";utm_medium=email&amp;utm_campa ign=[SUBJECT]"></a> to subscribe.</p> <img src="" alt="octnov11" height="282" width="215" /> <h2>In the October/November '11 Issue:</h2> <h3>Features:</h3> <ul> <li>Under-Stair Storage</li> <li>Inlaid Flower Box</li> <li>Three-Way Mitre</li> <li></li> </ul> <h3>Also:</h3> <ul> <li>Garden Dibbler</li> <li>Surface Preparation</li> <li>Product News &amp; Shop Tested Tools</li> </ul></div>
    Last edited by Bill MacDonald; 09-16-2011, 02:52 PM.
    Phil in downtown Clarkson
    Just once I'd like to design a design feature in advance