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

Saturday july 9inth

forsberg welcomes OWA to season 4our of the great canadian rust junkie fest

While the rest of Canada sorts out how to assist in your early demise, 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!

For the first time, 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 your coming to get your fix!

Sermon Says! Fill out the VIP form to help me plan for the GCRJF 2016

By filling out this form, I will be able to keep everyone up to date with news about the upcoming event. Can’t wait to see you!


When: July 9th, 2016

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We've got it covered!

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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People have asked "how much for dinner?" and just like last year, its on the house...If you don't mind a bit of sawdust as the binder for our burgers :) kidding. Seriously, I just need to know how much food to get.

I've got an avenue with your name on it in Tent City. Spend the night and talk shop weight around the fire with us.


We are ordering T-shirts and taking names. Please let us know if you want one. They are $20. C.O.D.

I'm always looking for help with this thing. It is free after all to come and enjoy my shop. If you feel like giving back, let me know if you'd like to help.

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

With the third event under our belts, this year’s edition is sure to be bigger and better than ever, here’s what we’ve got so far:)

Demos and Seminars

1pm to 4pm

Don’t you hate it when you’re cutting a slab off a six foot diameter maple and…REWIND… of course you don’t, that sheet doesn’t grow on trees for starters! Don’t miss one of the main attractions as Tom Tagard and Dave show you how its done! This includes milling these mammoth sized planks and showcasing how to handle large material in the work shop along with a few other tricks up their sleeves.

We’ve also got an introduction to spindle moulders presented by timber frame Brent and Mark Rose. Learn how to set up the machine, safety, tooling techniques, shop made jigs and its relevance in furniture making.

Lose the fear of three phase with a rotary phase converter and how to build one! How to wire a three phase machine in a household shop. A show and tell of a portable 600 volt converter built by Matt Mattingley.

Cold casting! There’s no couch needed for this casting call, as Karen McBride will have you on your toes while she demonstrates how to cold cast machine parts.

The mainstays of the GCRJF will all be there this year.  The vendors are packing up their tools and machines for sale so don’t forget your wallet.  Fellow Junkies will have tools to trade and some rusty junk beauties to plug in and show off.  Jack’s not the only one with nice kit. Come and see for yourself.

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 be designed and built by FORSBERG at the helm.

Although… he loves hearing from people like you and what you have planned. 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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