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Template Tom
28th September 2017, 12:13 PM
Anyone interested in a get together in the Perth region

BobL
28th September 2017, 12:19 PM
Sure, I'd like to offer my place but It's a bit of a tip and lawn is still suffering from several bouts of dog sitting.

derekcohen
28th September 2017, 01:30 PM
I have been thinking about this for a while. Too long. In years past it was a regular event to meet at my home and have a barbie, play with and talk about our toys, tell more lies, and put on a demo or two. I am very happy to host this again, and also willing to do a demo of something handtool-ish. Tom, would you like to do something router-ish?

I am in Rossmoyne, which is fairly central.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Jestar
28th September 2017, 08:08 PM
I'd be interested in going.

Regards

Dane

Willy Nelson
28th September 2017, 10:48 PM
Hello Gents
I would be happy to host a get together if it suits, I am in Secret Harbour. Some of you may remember my recent shed build
Sincerely
Willy

Template Tom
21st January 2018, 07:00 PM
It has been some time since I posted here to see if there was any interest in having a get together. I am still interested in trying to organize a suitable venue. I did inquire at the time of holding the meeting in Gosnells in the local hotel in a meeting room and if there is any interest I will make some more enquiries if the offer is still available. One question is a mid week better results than a weekend
The Hotel is only 500metres from the train station and also there is plenty of parking space available

derekcohen
21st January 2018, 09:47 PM
Hi Tom

As I mentioned earlier, my home and workshop is available for a forum get together, as in years past. Being in Rossmoyne, I am probably fairly central for most, and the back garden and pergola area is a decent size.

Some blasts from the past ...

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The workshop has all sorts of power and hand tools for all to play with, and I am happy to put on a demo of joint making or something. You could bring along your templates and do a demo as well (I do have a router table for use).

There is a BBQ, and I would recommend that we do something along these lines.

A weekend day is best for me. Any time on the weekend. Weekdays are not possible.

Regards from Perth

Derek

david.elliott
22nd January 2018, 10:35 AM
Count me in!

Jestar
25th January 2018, 01:11 AM
I am still interested in a meet up.

derekcohen
25th January 2018, 01:52 AM
I would like to hear from Tom, since he made a suggestion of a meeting place.

In case there is interest in meeting at my home/workshop (in Rossmoyne) for a BBQ, perhaps a demo, sharing the usual lies and terrible jokes, even a swapmeet .... then a possible date is Saturday 10th March (time enough to tidy up).

Comment if you want to do this.

Regards from Perth

Derek

BobL
25th January 2018, 11:05 AM
Thanks for offering Derek, either way I will try and get there.

aldav
25th January 2018, 11:21 AM
Wish I lived in Perth, or anywhere near a FTG for that matter! :((

Template Tom
25th January 2018, 02:02 PM
I would like to hear from Tom, since he made a suggestion of a meeting place.

In case there is interest in meeting at my home/workshop (in Rossmoyne) for a BBQ, perhaps a demo, sharing the usual lies and terrible jokes, even a swapmeet .... then a possible date is Saturday 10th March (time enough to tidy up).

Comment if you want to do this.

Regards from Perth

Derek

Derek
I was suggesting a meeting place where there was no need for any great big clean up required where we could sit in a spacious area in comfort also finding a spot where there was plenty of parking space for those who may travel by car. Also a venue that was easily suitable to attend using public transport by train or bus.
I was suggesting that we could present a number of woodworking projects where we could learn from each other instead of just watching a couple of practical demonstration being done.
I can arrange the use of a TV screen and laptop where we can submit a number of DVDs that will show a number of woodworking projects for discussion

We can stop and have a light lunch then continue in the afternoon then returning home before the road and train or bus get busy

Interested in your and others who may wish to comment.

derekcohen
25th January 2018, 09:31 PM
Hi Tom

Thanks for coming back.

If past events are anything to go by, I would expect about 15 members to attend. In my case, parking is in the street and verge of the front lawn, but should not be an issue as I live in a quiet area.

Of course it is up to others what they prefer. For myself, I would want something that could be hands-on, not a video. I think that we all want to play with tools (hence my suggestions above of show-and-tell and, perhaps, a swap meet), and try out something new. Therefore we need a workshop, and why I offered mine. If anyone wants to offer theirs, then that becomes another option.

We need others to speak up. Not just about venues, but also whether they want a demo or two, and what this could entail. Power or hand tools.

Come on guys and gals. Let's hear from you ... otherwise this will not happen.

Regards from Perth

Derek

BobL
25th January 2018, 10:39 PM
Come on guys and gals. Let's hear from you ... otherwise this will not happen.

I'm going to be difficult and say I'm more interested in the chance to chat and catch up than demos.

derekcohen
20th February 2018, 06:28 PM
Once last call out for those interested in a forum get together. The possible date that I suggested earlier is Saturday 10th March, to meet (say) at about 11:00 am for a later lunch barbie and chat. No other alternatives have been suggested, but are still welcomed.

It is now time to put up your hand and say that you will come along.

I am happy to host this at my home and workshop in Rossmoyne, which is central for most. My feeling is that most woodies want to chat around tools and not just lean up against a bar counter, or talk in a noisy restaurant. My thoughts were that members are welcome to bring along a few tools or something they want to show-and-tell. Perhaps a swap meet? I know that Timbecon are happy to provide a door prize. I have a workshop full of great equipment and a lot of interesting handtools that may interest others, and I am happy to let you play.

So, can you make it, or do we just scrub the idea?

Who wants in?

Regards from Perth

Derek

BobL
20th February 2018, 06:42 PM
Count me in.

bueller
20th February 2018, 08:19 PM
How did I miss this!? Most definitely in.

Jestar
20th February 2018, 08:30 PM
I am a maybe. Need to check with boss if she has anything scheduled.

Regards

Dane

bueller
20th February 2018, 08:52 PM
After having read the whole thread now Iíll say Iím keen on both some meet and greet + some tool talk. Thanks for offering your shop as a venue Derek, having visited myself I know thereís lots to see!

If youíre still keen for a BBQ and have one we can use Iím happy to provide the food. Will try and bring down any tools I think people might want to see, I have a feeling youíve probably got a lot of my collection already though haha

derekcohen
20th February 2018, 11:58 PM
Dane, we will not accept anything less that a yes. :)

Bueller, I have a gas barbie, plenty of gas, and suggest that we make it a BYO (meat and drinks). I am happy to supply salads. Open to ideas and suggestions from all.

Derek

bueller
21st February 2018, 12:21 AM
Sounds like a plan!

david.elliott
21st February 2018, 10:30 AM
I'm in...

derekcohen
22nd February 2018, 07:12 PM
Bump for this thread. That is 5 so far.

Whom else?

Cheers

Derek

Jestar
22nd February 2018, 08:04 PM
I'm a definite now.

Regards

Dane

derekcohen
23rd February 2018, 05:23 PM
Great Dane (sorry, I couldn't resist) :)

It was never in doubt.

With 5 I think it is a go. It would be nice to have more ... so come on Perth! ...

Cheers

Derek

Simplicity
23rd February 2018, 05:31 PM
I would love to come if someone has a private jet to fly me from Melbourne and back over for the GTG.
But I feel I know the answer already [emoji849]!

But come on guys free BBQ, and an afternoon noon, of people who actually care about listening to you talking about that 12,0000 grit stone you only paid $450 for.
We're else can you get that attention.apart from here.

Cheers Matt

Jestar
23rd February 2018, 07:03 PM
I might have a plus one.

Regards

Dane

BobL
23rd February 2018, 08:41 PM
Let me put in a nudge for any newbies at whatever WW level you are at.

Please don't be put of by all of Derek's fabulous photos, Buellers growing restored machinery collection, or my incessant talk about (bull) dust for that matter.
I'll promise only to talk about dust if someone asks me a question :D

We're all a fairly harmless bunch really, so come on down.

derekcohen
23rd February 2018, 09:23 PM
I am hoping that Tom and Willy will join us. Can we hear from you?

Tom, I hope you will bring along a few of your jigs. I am interested to see them. In fact, it would be great if others brought along a few of the ones they are proud of as well.

Cheers

Derek

BobL
23rd February 2018, 10:20 PM
Tom, I can offer a lift if you need one.

Template Tom
25th February 2018, 02:23 PM
I am hoping that Tom and Willy will join us. Can we hear from you?

Tom, I hope you will bring along a few of your jigs. I am interested to see them. In fact, it would be great if others brought along a few of the ones they are proud of as well.

Cheers

Derek

Derek
I will make the effort to attend as I was the one that started the thread . What I will bring along is a small number of simple projects that I consider can only be achieved with the use of the template guides in the router. For those who are interested I inserted the router in the table mode many years ago. I have also been told by a Router Table specialist "That 90% of All routing processes can be achieved in the table mode" What I will bring along is a number of small projects for discussion. I certainly would be inserted on the opinion of others. I would be interested if any other who may have had success with the use of the guides.
As a woodworker for over 70years and teaching the basic woodworking skills for 30years before conducting my own cabinet making business. It was during this time I discovered I was wrong to leave my router in the table mode. I have used the router in the this mode for a number of processes that had to be completed in the table mode but certainly not for 90% of all routing processes.
I would be interested in any comments on what I will bring along for a" Show and tell"
Looking forward to the get together on the 10th
Tom
(Template Tom) Name given when I was teaching the Blind to use the router

Template Tom
25th February 2018, 02:25 PM
Tom, I can offer a lift if you need one.

Rob I would like to take up your offer with thanks

Tom

derekcohen
25th February 2018, 02:38 PM
Derek
I will make the effort to attend as I was the one that started the thread . What I will bring along is a small number of simple projects that I consider can only be achieved with the use of the template guides in the router. For those who are interested I inserted the router in the table mode many years ago. I have also been told by a Router Table specialist "That 90% of All routing processes can be achieved in the table mode" What I will bring along is a number of small projects for discussion. I certainly would be inserted on the opinion of others. I would be interested if any other who may have had success with the use of the guides.
As a woodworker for over 70years and teaching the basic woodworking skills for 30years before conducting my own cabinet making business. It was during this time I discovered I was wrong to leave my router in the table mode. I have used the router in the this mode for a number of processes that had to be completed in the table mode but certainly not for 90% of all routing processes.
I would be interested in any comments on what I will bring along for a" Show and tell"
Looking forward to the get together on the 10th
Tom
(Template Tom) Name given when I was teaching the Blind to use the router

Tom, that is grand! I am not sure if we have met in person, and I look forward to this immensely.

Please feel free to bring along what you can. I am interested - actually in the process of building a new jig for routing mortices. Although many may think of me as a handtool woodworker, I am firmly in the blended camp. I have a few routers, mainly Elu, as well as a decent router table. They are at your disposal.

Kind regards

Derek

DaveTTC
25th February 2018, 03:02 PM
I would love to come if someone has a private jet to fly me from Melbourne and back over for the GTG.
But I feel I know the answer already [emoji849]!

But come on guys free BBQ, and an afternoon noon, of people who actually care about listening to you talking about that 12,0000 grit stone you only paid $450 for.
We're else can you get that attention.apart from here.

Cheers MattCan I hitch a ride?



DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

BobL
25th February 2018, 03:25 PM
Rob I would like to take up your offer with thanks

Tom

No worries, once we have a time I'll PM you about it.

derekcohen
26th February 2018, 05:18 PM
Dave, I wish you could join us.

We shall have one interstate visitor. That is something to look forward to.


No worries, once we have a time I'll PM you about it.

Bob, I suggested earlier that we meet at around 11:00 a.m. on Saturday 10th March. I am open to other suggestions of time. I just thought that this would make it less rushed on the first day of the weekend, but leave a hour or so to chat and play in the workshop before firing up the barbie for lunch.

Cheers

Derek

DaveTTC
26th February 2018, 05:25 PM
Dave, I wish you could join us.
.

Cheers

Derek[/COLOR]

I'll definitely be interested another time if you have another one. Good excuse for a family holiday if circumstances permit.

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

Jestar
26th February 2018, 05:32 PM
I won't get there until about 12:30. Just in time for food!

Regards

Dane

Template Tom
3rd March 2018, 02:41 PM
Looking forward to the get together next Saturday where we can share with each other what we have experienced working with wood and various tools to introduce new projects that can be achieved. Mine is with the router, but I'm keen to see what others have to offer thou I am 84 I'm not too old to learn.

Tom

bueller
3rd March 2018, 03:03 PM
Glad to hear Tom, will be good to meet another local!

derekcohen
5th March 2018, 01:32 AM
Just a note about Saturday: anyone who does not know my address, please PM. That is easier than sending out individual notices.

11:00 a.m. start for a play and chat in the workshop. Bring your jigs, something for show-and-tell if you wish, or just come for a chat. It's BYO (meat and drinks) for a barbie for lunch. I will supply salads and rolls.

Anyone else wishing to join, you are most welcome. Just PM.

Best wishes

Derek

Willy Nelson
9th March 2018, 08:33 PM
Hello Gentlemen of the west
I have just been informed that the get together is still going ahead. I regret to advise that I will be unable to attend.
Hope you have a good time
Sincerely
Willy

derekcohen
9th March 2018, 08:52 PM
Sorry to hear this, Willy.

For others, just a heads up again about the GTG (at my home/workshop in Rossmoyne). PM me if you want to attend or need directions.

See all tomorrow, Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. or there abouts.

Cheers

Derek

bueller
9th March 2018, 09:16 PM
Iím still in for tomorrow, looking forward to it! Not sure Iíll be bringing anything, donít really have anything of huge interest that I can think of right now.

bueller
10th March 2018, 01:18 PM
Sorry guys Iím going to have to give today a miss, Iíve come down with a sore throat and I donít want to spread my germs around. Hope you all have a good day!

Jestar
12th March 2018, 10:55 AM
It was a good afternoon. I missed out on some of the start, but it was good to pit some faces to names.

I think we should not leave it so long until the next GTG.

A big thank you to Derek and his wife for hosting.

Regards

Dane

BobL
12th March 2018, 11:25 AM
Thanks Derek, sorry we had to leave early but I had family thing to attend and was already a bit late.

DaveTTC
12th March 2018, 12:19 PM
You know what they say ....

No pics - it didnt happen

Love to see some pics [emoji16]

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art

derekcohen
12th March 2018, 03:52 PM
We had a good time ... lots of chatting and playing with jigs (thanks Tom) and tools, some new faces, some old faces. A visitor from Melbourne (... whose name cannot be written on the forum as it then "disappears" ... interesting). Good barbie ... what more could one ask for. Thanks all.

Sorry Dave - no photos this year.

Regards from Perth

Derek

DaveTTC
12th March 2018, 06:23 PM
Sounds like I'm gonna have to try amd get over next year and see 1st hand

DaveTTC
The Turning Cowboy
Turning Wood Into Art