Making Sawdust With A Purpose.

Mission

To promote and administer programs which will benefit the woodworking community and advance the art and craft of woodworking.

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About Us

Founded in 1983, the Alabama Woodworkers Guild was to provide a forum to promote woodworking skills and interests.

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Meetings

Meetings are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM, January through November. Please give us a visit.

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Working Groups

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.  Learn about our Groups here.

Next General Membership Meeting is scheduled for Saturday, August 18th 2018, 8:00am till Noon.

8:00am SketchUp Workshop Topic:
Continuing With the Saw Till

The SketchUp Group will continue to develop a SketchUp model based on a saw till seen in Popular Woodworking magazine. In this workshop, we will go over making stub tenons and dovetail joinery. Bring your laptops!

9:00am Mentoring Series:
Bandsaw Re-Saw Sled

This month, Steve Stutts will demonstrate the mechanics of re-saw related to blade drift, feed rate, selecting thickness of the re-saw and the technique of how to align to make a consistent uniform thickness through the entire board. This technique is based on a Plexiglas overlay with a good 90 degree fence. Indexing the fence to the drift angle is the trick that makes this sled work.

10:00am General Meeting Program:
Getting the Best Photos of Your Projects

We are pleased to have the international award winning photographer and author Parastoo “Paris” Farzad of the Birmingham School of Photography join us to share tips and techniques for capturing the best features of your projects in digital format. Paris will touch on types of equipment for the professional or entry level photographer as well as lighting and background tips. There is nothing better than to capture the essence of your project before you put it to work or share it with a loved one for their use. Don’t be late and miss getting a good seat for this one!

We’re also encouraging members to share their projects during the Member Show and Tell portion of the General Meeting, we will try to get Paris to demonstrate some photo setups using your projects. Bring your latest completed or in progress project to share with your fellow members and sign-in on the Presentation clip board located on the Sign-in Table inside the Front Door.

As always, this meeting is open to the General Public and members are encouraged to bring family and friends to learn all about the outstanding opportunities available with the Alabama Woodworkers Guild!