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.

Learn more about AWG

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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Next Guild Meeting - July 20th, 2024

Join us Saturday morning, July 20th, 2024 for our monthly General Membership meeting.

8:45 am: CNC/Laser Group – meeting in class room
9:00-10:00 am: Meet and greet, mentorship time
10:00 am: General Meeting.
Visitors are always welcome, so bring a friend.

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.

June 23, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    1p-5p Eddie Heerten Supervisor
    June 23, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

June 24, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    3pm-9pm: Shop Closed, Luthier Group Only - Van Phillips supervisor
    June 24, 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    All skill levels welcomed. Start making a ukulele and advance to building a guitar, mandolin, or violin. Work at your own pace with guidance available as you need it.

June 25, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    9am-2pm: Shop Closed, Toy Group Only - Doug Gillespie Group Lead
    June 25, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

    Come join the Merry Toy Makers as they craft Cars, Airplanes, Birdhouses all for the benefit of Children at Children's of Alabama Hospital, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Egleston and Scottish Rite Hospitals in Atlanta as well as several other Hospitals and Community Outreach Organizations throughout the Southeast.

June 27, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    2pm-6pm: Shop Closed: Hand Tool Group Only- Henry Raymond Group Lead
    June 27, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

  • AWG & WEC Events

    5p-8p Woodworking Fundamentals Workshop
    June 27, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

    FREE TO GUILD MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING 


    We will present planned topics on the first and third Thursday of  each month and conduct the other Thursdays as a workshop where attendees can work on individual projects or topics can be more ad hoc. If you are a new AWG member and need to get certified on various equipment in the shop, these Thursdays will be good time to do so. If you are working on a project and need help with design or execution issues, please bring them and we can discuss options as a group. This workshop is intended for newer woodworkers, but any member is welcome to attend. Please let me know if you have specific topics you would like to see covered (theterryjames@gmail.com)

    This time slot overlaps slightly with the Hand Tool Workshop. We encourage you to come early and experience both groups if you can. Hand Tool Group attendees are also welcome to stay later and continue their projects later into the evening.

    The Fundamentals Workshop meets on Thursdays except if the date falls during Thanksgiving week or in the month of December. Please check the calendar for specifics on the class topics.


    5-5:20pm will be open discussion
    around 5:20 we will start the night's topic.

June 28, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    9a 1p Van Phillips Supervisor
    June 28, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

  • AWG & WEC Events

    10a-2p Wood Art Group-Terri Hjetland Group Lead
    June 28, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

    Wood Art Group - Guild Women's Special Interest Group: Terri Hjetland Group Lead

  • AWG & WEC Events

    1p-5p Van Phillips Supervisor
    June 28, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

  • AWG & WEC Events

    5p-9p Rick Ford
    June 28, 2024 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

June 29, 2024
  • AWG & WEC Events

    9a-1p George Van Kirk Supervisor 256.690.1537
    June 29, 2024 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, Inc., 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA

  • AWG & WEC Events

    1p-5p Bob Baumgartner Supervisor
    June 29, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    Alabama Woodworkers Guild, 10544 Hwy 17, Maylene, AL 35114, USA