The annual Guild Christmas Party was held Thursday evening, December 1, 2016 at the Riverchase Methodist Church. We had a great turn out with approximately 80 people in attendance. The tables of food were overflowing and the desserts were delicious. Ray Ziegler and Patrick Murphy provided a little history to the Guild along with a 2016 year in review presentation. Afterwards Pat Bush played Santa and passed out the door prizes.
Mentor Mike Key gave us a demonstration on how to use the finger joint jig. This jig was built by Bill Newman and donated to the guild. It is currently set up to cut a 1/4 inch wide finger and slot. Thanks, Mike! Check out this You Tube Video for making a finger joint fixture.
It's busy on Thursday evening in the Hand Tool Group. Here are some photos from September 8, 2016 as the members work on a set of chairs to go with the trestle table they recently completed. Also work is progressing on a book case from an earlier class.
What a transformation. The drive to the WEC was nothing but potholes on Thursday.
Then on Friday, two loads of gravel were delivered.
Now Saturday morning we have a great looking drive.
A big Thank You to Dunn Construction for their gravel donation, and to Franklin Enterprises for spreading the gravel.
The wood chips have been flying on Tuesdays at the WEC. In the first five months of 2016, the Toy Group has produced over 5,100 toys. Congratulations to the Over The Hill Gang!
Great Guild meeting today at City Hardwoods. David Traylor and John Graves gave us a tour of the shop and answered lots of questions about their selection of hardwoods and services they plan to offer their customers. After all that, they even fed us lunch. Thank you CH for being such fine hosts.