For the near future, we will be meeting on Zoom, but we look forward to the time when we can return to our in person meetings. Even then, we will continue to record and post our meetings on the Guild website.

The most recent meetings and events are recapped below. Members can see more detailed Members only content, including meeting videos and more photos by going to Connect > Meeting Summaries from the main menu.

If you're not a member, click Join or Renew in the top menu to see how the Guild can help you achieve your woodworking goals. Or come as a guest at our next Zoom meeting. Just click Contact Us and message the Membership Director that you would like to receive an invitation.

Guild Regular Meeting, July 9, 2020

Jigs and Fixtures

Our last meeting was a success, or should we say, a ZOOM success! Members can watch the entire meeting by clicking Connect > Meeting Summaries above, including Show-n-Tell, raffle, and announcements from our President John Champion. Then watch as four of our members explain and use the many jigs and fixtures they rely on regularly in their shops.

To the right are a few photos to wet your appetite.

Guild Regular Meeting, June 11, 2020

Designing and Making Inlay Banding with Bill Markert

Watch the entire meeting lasting about 2 hours and 10 minutes. For members, click Connect > Meeting Summaries above. The meeting includes a presentation by Bill Markert, a member of the local Society of American Furniture Makers (SAPFM). He shows how to design and make inlay bandings and is recorded in his shop.

To the right are a few photos from the presentation.

Shop Storage Solutions recorded at member shops May 19-21, 2020

For your enjoyment the Programs committee recorded storage solutions at the shops of Jim Milam, Tom Melcher, and John Jones. Here's an intro from John Champion, along with a few photos to wet your appetite.

For members, click Connect > Meeting Summaries above for a very enjoyable 46 minute video of the 3 shops, each unique in it’s own way, including the owners.

Favorite Power and Hand Tools meeting held on March 12, 2020

Seven member presenters gave a short presentation on their favorite tool that they use in their shops.

View photos we took as well as the full 1 hour 41 minute video. Just click on Connect > Meeting Summaries in the main menu above.

Guild Hands-On Workshop on March 3, 2020

Grain Filling Application. We had a great turnout of 32 members for our first Guild Hands-On Workshop (HOW), courtesy of Marion Smith and John Ogilvie.

Topics included how to apply an old-fashioned rubbed out finish with the use of grain filler, toning, and color matching. Here's a few photos.

Be sure to watch our close up video of the presentation lasting over 34 minutes, plus more photos. Just click on Connect > Meeting Summaries in the main menu above.

Guild regular meeting on February 13, 2020

Finishing Woodworking Projects, Part 2, Finish Application. Topics include application of grain and pore fillers, shellacs, dyes, and gel stains. Application methods include wipe on, brush, pads, as well as hand rubbed. Also includes the use of over and undertones, waxes, and protective top coats.

Marion Smith and John Ogilvie presented. Both are 30+ year woodworkers and very well respected members of SAPFM, the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Click on Connect > Meeting Summaries in the main menu above to see many more photos, a video of the entire meeting, and downloadable/printable pdf's of what was learned.

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