Watching glue dry is part of the fun of being a woodturner.
But the Simcoe Woodturners Guild doesn’t just meet once a month to have fun turning wood. They also do good.
The club was formed to bring together local woodworkers, but the group found a charitable use for their craft, producing Bravery Bowls for children at Sick Kids Hospital as part of the Bravery Bead program.
For every procedure a sick child undergoes at the hospital, they receive a bead; some children can rack up hundreds of beads. Procedures can be as simple as having blood taken, to having a pacemaker installed. The beads aren’t awarded or earned, but represent each child’s journey. The bowls are donated as a storage container for the beads.
In June, the…