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Professional Instruction and Shop Space
Is your shop too small to cut the parts for that plywood project? Need hands-on instruction on a jointer? I can help you build projects and improve your skills.
I'm Tom Caspar, a longtime member of the Guild, ex-editor of American Woodworker and Woodwork magazines, and the instructor of The Unplugged Woodshop, now going into its 25th year.
I've recently joined a 5-member co-op shop in South Minneapolis. The shop is incredibly well-equipped for building custom furniture. For example, we have an 8-ft. sliding tablesaw, a 16" jointer, a 16" bandsaw and a 30" drum sander. I also have a small private space that's loaded with hand tools.
If you need help milling your rough lumber, cutting up sheets of plywood, learning how to sharpen a scraper, use a plane or cut perfect dovetails, I'm your guy. One-on-one teaching is my specialty, tailored to just what you need to know.
My fee is $30/hour.
For more information contact: Tom Caspar, at email@example.com
Class Offering: 18th Century Dressing Glass
Al Breed will be teaching a class on making the Dressing Glass from pages 226-227 of the Kaufman Collection Book. I have attached a picture for your reference. The class will consist of two 2.5 day sessions. They will be held in my shop in Eagan, MN.
The dates if the two sessions are:
The student supplies his/her own materials
The cost is $650.00 per session for a total of $1300.00. If you sign up for this class my expectation is that you are financially responsible for both sessions.
To sign up for the class send me a $100 deposit or contact me at the following: Tony Kubalak, 3660 Robin Lane, Eagan, MN 55122.
For more information contact: Tony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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220 Hours for 5 Bucks!
The MARK-etry of Excellence!
The MN Woodworkers Guild is proud to announce that Charlie Kocourek has been published in THE AMERICAN MARQUETARIAN Winter 2015 quarterly magazine (Vol 19 No 4).
The magazine featured Charlie's fine work on the marquetry project he did for the American Workshop show.
The AMS has graciously granted the MN woodworkers Guild permission to reproduce Charlie's article for our members to read and enjoy. CHECK IT OUT HERE.
The guild would like to thank AMS Editor Ellen Kisker for publishing this article, and the AMS Board for granting permission to post this on our website. Please take a moment to look at The American Marquetarian website and consider joining. They are a great resource for marquetry.
We at the Guild are proud of Charlie's work and all the volunteer work he does for the guild.
-Brad Hopke, MNWWG Program Committee & President, Lakeland Chapter American Marquetry Assn, Minneapolis.
The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild is a group of professional and amateur woodworkers bound together by three goals:
- to advocate high standards in our craft
- to meet new friends and discuss woodworking
- to educate ourselves and the public about woodworking
The Guild hosts monthly educational meetings, produces a bi-monthly newsletter, and sponsors the annual “Northern Woods” show, an exhibition of fine woodworking. We welcome membership by all woodworkers, regardless of what they build, their level of skill, style of work, or their profession.
Our goal is to encourage the highest standards in woodworking, while allowing each of our members to grow at their own pace, from whatever level of skill and accomplishment they begin with.
Simply put, we want each of our members to become the best woodworker they are capable of, and to enjoy telling their Guild friends about it along the way.