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, October 20th, 2018, 8:00am till Noon.

8:00am August SketchUp Workshop Topic:  Blanket Bench

The October SketchUp Workshop will be creating a simple 3D model of a blanket bench featured in Mark Edmundson's book "Pocket Hole Joinery." This is a basic model, but features some Arts and Crafts style arches and will be a good model for beginners. Everyone is welcome; we meet at 8:00 at the WEC on 10/20/18 - be sure to bring your laptops.

9:00 am Mentoring Series/Show and Tell

This month we will be trying a bit of a different approach to our Pre-Meeting Mentoring Series.  First up will be Brian Stauss presenting tips and techniques on how to create a Cathedral Cabinet Door.

Also, based upon requests for more time for Questions and Answers regarding members Projects, we are asking all those with projects to share during Show and Tell to come a bit early and we will try a different format.  We’ll locate the Show and Tell Projects in the main Shop Area where members can get up close and personal with the projects and their makers.  This more informal setting should allow more time and space for members to share their projects as well as tips and techniques used in creating the projects.

There will not be a dedicated portion of the General Meeting for Show and Tell for the next couple of months to see how the revised format works and get your feedback.

10:00am October Program: Woodturning with Carl Cummins

Based upon previous expressions of interest, we are fortunate to have Carl Cummins, current President of the Alabama Woodturners Association, to come and share some of his tips, tricks and techniques of Woodturning.  Carl produces some amazing art work through turning.  For all you turners and would be turners this will be a program you will want to be up front to see and hear.

 

We’re also encouraging members to share their projects during the Member Show and Tell portion of the 9 a.m. time slot versus the normal General Meeting. We all can benefit from seeing and asking questions about favorite tips, techniques and the way we approach 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!