613-298 7507jack@jforsberg.caWhere Restoration, Renovation and Design are Deeply End-Grained

Saturday july 8igth

forsberg welcomes the return of OWA to enjoy season 5ive of the great canadian rust junkie fest

While the rest of Canada sorts out how to sell you Marry Jane, here at the Wadkin Temple, we’re ready to double tap the D-fib and light you up like a pinball machine! As always, we are busy hatching evil plans to make this years instalment of the Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest the best one yet!

Again, the Ottawa Woodworkers Association has partnered with the GCRJF to host their annual BBQ, and we’d like to give a heartfelt welcome to all those that can make it out! Ken has assured us that he’s got the skillz on the grillz for a fantastic feast. So what are you waiting for? Fill out the VIP registration form so that I know you’re coming to get your fix!

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When: July 8th, 2017

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Rain or Shine (we got our fingers crossed for Shine) we’ve got it covered. Don’t let that hold you back from getting your fix at The Great Canadian Rust Junkie Fest. We’ve got all sorts of cool *!%@ happening. Don’t Miss IT!

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The GCRJF doesn’t run itself, as it may appear, without the help of our tireless volunteers and the support of the community. As you know, the Event is FREE and it will stay that way, but we do accept donations to help recoup the cost of operations. Any amount is more than appreciated and we hope you feel like supporting the GCRJF with your attendance and a donation.
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With the fourth event under our belts, this year’s edition is sure to be bigger and better than ever! And a very special welcome to the Wadkin Blockhead Club!

We will be posting all of the event details here as they become available. Clearly you’re not the only one into this stuff!

Demos and Seminars

1pm to 5pm

8:30   Setup

9:00   Rucker Rodeo begins

12:00 Hotdog BBQ starts and runs all day

1:00   Welcome
1:30   Day Long Presentations begin

Wood Slab Cutting – Thom Phillips and Dave Beraki
Blacksmith Forging  – Nick Verbee
Jack being Jack – Jack 🙂

2:00   Moxon Vise Build – Vic Tesolin
2:30   Woodworking Joint Theory – Mark Hennebury
3:00   Removing Rust – Karen McBride

5:00   Raffle and Dinner instructions (Tail Gate closes)

BBQ Dinner

5pm to 7pm

The free (thanks to the Ottawa Woodworkers Association), pot luck BBQ starts at 5pm but we will have drinks, chips and  hotdogs on the BBQ all day to sustain you through the seminars, vendor stalls, fellow Junkie tool exchange and live demos.  Bring your spouse and friends for a full day of fun.

Tent City

7pm onwards

You are most welcome to pitch a tent on the Forsberg property and stay the night but please register to reserve a spot.  A bonfire will be lit after dinner and hard core Junkies will unwind and kick back until the fire goes out.

Live Music

and onwards

Forsberg has asked all those whom have been blessed with an acoustic instrument to come in tow for some ad-lib jams. Those of you that have been blessed with hearing impairment have been asked to take front row!

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6220 Old Richmond Rd

Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

Highlights from GCRJF

Jack demonstrates the 1942 Wadkin RM 26″ over under true pattern maker planer.

One of the 2014 highlights at the GCRJF was unveiled.

The Wadkin Temple

Take a tour of the Wadkin Temple for yourself. Be careful, some have been known to become part of the clergy and have the titles to prove it 🙂

“I love hearing from you!” JF

Not many people get to experience having their renovation or restoration dreams come true let alone designed and built by FORSBERG at the helm.

Jack loves hearing from people like you! Have you got a project that needs a Craftsman’s attention or have you lost trust with the poor quality of the big box stores? Or maybe you already know that quality workmanship and material are simply better and you’re looking to just get it done. Either way, drop Jack a message here and start a new conversation.

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6220 Old Richmond Rd

Richmond, ON K0A 2Z0

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