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October meeting: MIke Hutton will be presenting this month's program, Finishing 101 for Woodworkers. We will discuss proper surface preparation, dye vs pigmented stains, oils, varnish, shellac, lacquer finishes, solvents and common finishing issues. Don't skimp on the finishing step and change how your project is viewed.
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We usually have one major event where we bring in a world renowned woodworker like Marc Adams. Pooling our resources to get someone like Marc Adams is a benefit of our Guild.
If you are not familiar with our Guild, we encourage you to come visit with us at one of our monthly meetings. We all come from a variety of backgrounds, but we all love working with wood. So, come on down and visit.
If you would like more information about our Guild or you would like to become a member please contact any of our officers and they would be happy to help you get aquainted with other members and to help you with your membership. Our annual dues are $20.00 or $10.00 if you join after June.
O' Plywood Contest
An Original Contest
Idea (unless someone can find it 'out-there', in which case, please forward me
the official rules and author so I can give credit)
1. Make whatever you want out of,
but not to exceed 16 sq. feet of a 1/2" Plywood.
2. You may obtain your 16 square feet of material from a single sheet divided anyway
you wish (straight cuts, arcing cuts, etc.), as long as you end up with only 16 square feet. You
will need to document on a piece of paper (most easily on graph paper) by
drawing on that paper to a convenient scale, how you divided up the sheet. You will also need to document on a piece of
paper the major parts and how they layed-out on your 16 square-foot piece of
3. You may use as much glue and as many
fasteners (of any material) of your choosing, as you wish. Or no fasteners or glue if you wish to submit
something that friction fits together.
4. You cannot use any material other than what
is listed in the lines above. No other
metallic hardware (no hinges, glides, pulls, etc.) or non-plywood (out of the
16 square feet) workings. No separate
edge-banding. The only edge-banding
allowed will need to be made out of your 16 square feet of project plywood.
Judging will lean
towards the most original idea(s) where possible AND towards the entrants'
using all (or as close to all) of the noted material.
consideration into this contest will need to be submitted to the Guild as part
of the December 2014 General Membership Meeting. (Right now scheduled for Tuesday, December
16, 2014, unless I hear back from the Senior Center that, that date is unavailable.) Photos will be taken for documentation
purposes and the submitted projects will be the responsibility of the
woodworker to take possession of and to bring back to the date and time of
judging (see below). In other words; I
don't want to take all of these projects home with me (or dish off on someone
else) to store for a month. Photos will
be taken to try to limit additional work being done on the projects between the
submission date and the judging time.
*Projects will be
judged and awards presented at the January 2015 General Membership Meeting.