Dave Bodner - President
Andy Moody - Vice President
Trevor Myles - Treasurer
Michael Haughton - Secretary
John Hemingway - Director, Education
Andy Moody - Director, Communications
Paul Benoit - Director at Large
Lionel Bedard - Past President (website)
This section is devoted to recognizing outstanding achievement(s) by members past and present of the Bytown Woodturners Guild.
Oneway Manufacturing (website)
Chris Van Zanten
Andy DiPietro (website | email)
Kurt Hertzog (website | email)
Colin Hamer (website)
Molly Winton (website)
Next Generation at the Lathe
Granddaughter of long-time Guild member Anthony, is learning how to use a lathe. Her first projects were Christmas presents: a bowl for her Mom and a pen for her Dad, Anthony says, "She's very proud of the result and wants to do more. I'm happy to work with her because it improves my skills as well. Especially teaching, which I haven't done for years. She's a quick study and actually did 90% of the work."
Trevor Myles Gifts Bowls to Senator Julie Milville-Dechêne
June 2020 - Our very own Guild member, Trevor Myles, gifted two bowls to Senator Milville-Dechêne, as a token of his appreciation for her coming from Montreal to see the Gatineau Park. She wanted to see the problematic areas of the Park before she tables a bill to pass legislative protection to stop the NCC from allowing homes being built in the park boundaries. Trevor told her he turned the bowls from cherry and ash sourced from the area and gifted them to her as a memory of her visit to the park. She loves them, and kept rubbing both saying how smooth they were and loved the grain. Well done Trevor!
After a long battle with cancer, Bill Neddow, husband, father, grandfather, woodturner and sculptor, passed away surrounded by family. Following a career with the World Bank and the Canadian Federal Government in both the departments of Finance and CIDA, Bill put his hand to the lathe 14 years ago and in a very short time became a world renowned woodturner. A number of his turnings and sculptures have been displayed in many galleries and exhibitions. His ability to clearly see the heart of a problem made him a great teacher, a demonstrator in high demand and an author on many articles of woodturning which have and will continue to be studied by woodturners in many countries. Placing all that aside, Bill was a kind and gentle man who would take the time to help anyone who wanted to learn about the world of woodturning. A confessed “tool-junkie” Bill would try anything to create a masterpiece with each piece of wood that he attached to his lathe. Our woodturning community here in Ottawa will miss his welcoming smile and his direction. A good man has left the room.