Making Sawdust With A Purpose.
2018 Annual Dues were due by January 1st with a grace period through the end of February this year. Members may pay online at the website or bring/mail a check to the Guild to arrive no later than February 28th. Thanks in advance for your continued support of the Alabama Woodworkers Guild!
We have many working groups for our members to participate in. Some are designed for member education and others are working groups to complete projects such as toys or cabinets.
March 10-11, 2018 - Nicholson Workbench Class hard at work!
Next Guild Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 8:00am-Noon
8:00am March SketchUp Workshop Topic: Creating Layers and Scenes
The April meeting of the SketchUp Group will continue exploring basic SketchUp tasks but will expand to creating layers and scenes for your projects this month. If you can, bring your laptop so you can follow along.
9:00 am No Mentoring Series, Start setting up Silent Auction
Members will be able to bring their tool and jig items for the Silent Auction and stage them around the shop.
10:00am April Program: Silent Auction
April is our annual Silent Auction. Members are encouraged to dust off, dig out and bring in those tools, jigs and shop machines that have been set aside or replaced by upgraded models or you just have too many of. A great time to pick up one of those items you just can’t live without and for a good price!
The format will be to add a Silent Auction Bidding Sheet on your item and let members place a bid to take it home with them. The Guild is asking for a 20% assessment of the selling price, in the past some have even donated the total price received to clear and item out their shop. (a copy of the form may be downloaded from the website at:
Silent Auction Form
Come out and see what good deals are available! There will also be items from the Guild’s Storage Containers available for bidding!
This month will not be a Member Show and Tell due to the Auction. Next Month, members may bring in items and share with folks who will be attending the WEC Open House.
The Woodworking Education Center (WEC) Ten Year Anniversary is coming in May. In lieu of our normal program at the May 19th meeting, we will be observing our tenth year in WEC Shop! We are expecting founding members, Habitat for Humanity Partners and civic leaders to be in attendance to share the story of the WEC and the AWG’s positive impact on our community. There will be food, entertainment and fellowship for all. Bring the Family and friends to this milestone event in our history. More details to follow.