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.

Get directions here.

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.

Reopening the Guild based on Alabama’s “Safer Apart” Order

In response to The Governor’s Safer Apart order your Board of Directors has implemented the following reopening plan for the Woodworkers Education Center (WEC):

  1. Effective 4/9/2021 and based on the Governor’s “Safer Apart” order, the wearing of mask are no longer required at the WEC but as Governor Ivey stated, “people are still strongly urged to continue their use while in public or in close contact with others”. Exercise personal responsibility to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.
  2. Effective 4/9/2021 all areas of the WEC are open for use by members including the kitchen.
  3. Effective with our May general meeting 5/15/2021 the meeting will be held in person at the WEC for those wanting to attend and also will be presented as a Zoom meeting.

Safety has always been our highest priority. The challenges we are facing due to the pandemic have just added some additional layers to that. We greatly appreciate the cooperation all Guild members have shown in support of this safety focus.

Approved by the Board of Directors

Guild Membership Meeting, "In Person"

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Our July General Membership meeting will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, July 17th, 2021.

8:00am - 9:00am SketchUp Class
-- This month we start back with our SketchUp classes hosted by Jeff Branch. Let Jeff show you how to get started with SketchUp.
9:00am - 10:00am Show & Tell and Silent Auction
-- There is no mentoring session scheduled for July, but we will have a Show & Tell session along with a "Mini Silent Auction" going on at this time. We have a few items for you to bid on, so bring some cash. Bring your Show & Tell projects too, whether completed or in progress, we want to see what you are working on.
10:00am - noon General Membership Meeting
-- This months presentation will feature Dennis Phalen discussing his Gold Leaf Technique on his Gun Case project. Dennis will have his Gun Case to show, so you want to be here to see it!

Check Us Out

We are an organization of woodcrafters with skills ranging from beginner to master craftsmen.

Our members share woodworking tips, bring projects to show and tell, hear guest speakers, and see live woodworking demonstrations at every meeting. Our free library contains books on techniques, videos, and project plans.

The Guild’s Woodworking Education Center is located at the site of the old Maylene School building on Hwy 17 in Maylene, AL.  The WEC is open Friday-Sunday for the membership and for visitors to drop by to see what we are all about.  Please, before dropping by, check the WEC Calendar on our website (https://wp.awwg.info/calendar/) and make sure a Supervisor is scheduled to be on-duty.