Making Sawdust With A Purpose.


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 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.

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

Have you been wanting to learn from the best?

This is your opportunity to do just that for free from the best seat in the room.
New to the Guild! Live streaming mentoring sessions with:
Mike Cunliffe – Professional Videographer on March 20 at 9:00 AM
Marty Schlosser – Master Woodworker on April 17 at 9:00 AM
Douglas Stowe -- Master Box Maker on June 19 at 9:00 AM
All sessions are on the third Saturday of the month on Zoom at 9:00 AM before our General Meeting!
Sponsored in part by Alabama State Council on the Arts

Guild Membership ZOOM meeting, Saturday, April 17, 2021

Our April General Membership meeting will be held via ZOOM on April 17th, 2021.

The mentoring session starts at 9:00am and this month features Marty Schlosser as he tells us all about his latest project, two corner cabinets for a small dining room. As always, you can expect Marty to take us from beginning to end of the project. He will focus on pre-project functional and artistic design decisions and the many woodworking techniques used to produce beautiful cabinets. Marty has some special door prizes for those that attend his mentoring session presentation!

The general membership meeting begins at 10:00am. Our featured presenter this month is Ed Bullock. Ed will talk about using a Horizontal Router Table to make highly precise mortise and tenon joints. He will do a short demo of a couple of jigs he made to create this joinery. Ed is known for his fine detail work and you will want to be on the ZOOM meeting to see this one.

Your April newsletter announcement will have the invitation to the ZOOM meeting.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Alabama Woodworkers Guild and would like to attend our General Membership meeting, just drop us a note from our contact page and we will send you a ZOOM invitation. ZOOM invites are on a first come, first serve basis depending upon available attendee spaces.

Check Us Out

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

Due to COVID restrictions, we are currently conducting our monthly meetings virtually via Zoom, at 10:00AM, on the 3rd Saturday of each month, January thru November.

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 ( and make sure a Supervisor is scheduled to be on-duty.