Saturday July 6th

Now that forsberg is finished mixing with the queens representatives, he’s softly landed back on firm ground and is off running to get to what really matters – a day filled with absolutely cool sh*!

Can you believe it! Season 7even of what started as a backyard burner and humble jumble of folks who spend way to much time online. Face to face, no handles necessary to carry the day and a true meet and greet. This year, is sure to have some additions that will blow minds, and who knows, but its rumoured some cerimonial accolades are in order!

This year the Wadkin Temple will welcome it’s followers on Saturday, July 6th, 2019 on the sacred grounds of Richmond, Ontario, just outside of Ottawa. In keeping with tradition the event will begin as dawn breaks with a Swap Meet for brethren baring rusty junk, wood and unwanted items to buy, sell and barter.

The celebration will kick into high gear at noon with opening remarks, the lighting of the BBQ and the start of an afternoon of demonstrations and camaraderie.

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. Also, I’d like to give a special thank you to Rosewood Studio’s for cross promoting this great event! 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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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 6th, 2019

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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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Forsberg Fine Woodworking – Restoration – Renovation – Design GCRJF 2019

With the 6ith event under our belts, this year’s edition is sure to be bigger and better than ever!

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

9:00   Rusty Relic Swap Meet begins
12:00 The first hotdog hits the BBQ
1:00   Welcoming Words of Wisdom from the High Priest
1:30   Day Long Presentations Begin:
  We’re in the catacombs sorting this out.. stay tuned for more to come.

5:00   Raffle and Dinner instructions
5:30   Free BBQ Dinner (sponsored by the OWA)
6:30   Closing Remarks
7:00   Rust and Relax around the Fire Pit

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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