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Sept. 15, 2015: Korean Furniture at the Weisman Museum

Did you know one of the country's premier collections of antique Korean furniture resides in your own back yard?
The breadth of the Weisman Museum's collection of traditional Korean furniture is unmatched in the United States, with about 200 examples of Choson dynasty (1392-1910) furniture including cabinets, chests, bowls and boxes.
Lyndel King, Weisman Director and chief curator, will present a lecture/slideshow on this inspiring collection, along with a gallery tour.
The Guild has generously covered your parking expense so there's no excuse not to join us! Come and learn about one of the Twin Cities' best furniture collections.
WHEN: Tuesday, Sept 15th. Guild Business at 6:45. Program at 7:00.
WHERE:Weisman Museum, 333 East River Road, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (East bank, Univerity of Minnesota.)

Gallery Update: Northern Woods 2015 Award Winners

We have received and uploaded the professional photos taken of the award-winning pieces in this year's Northern Woods Exhibition.
Click Here to view them in the Guild Gallery.
And while you're at it, consider sending some shots of your work to include in the Gallery. It's a great place to gather your work to show to clients and friends! Follow the "Submitting Photos" instructions on the Gallery page.

Home-Grown Video: Tom Schrunk Live!

Charlie Kocourek recently produced a high-quality and highly informative video with veneer master Tom Schrunk.
You'll learn an amazingly reliable technique for flattening even the gnarliest veneers, using some aluminum plates and your kitchen oven!
We'd like to know what you think of the video clip, both technically and for content. Plus ideas you may have for other topics.
Click HERE to watch and learn!
Then send Charlie a note with your feedback to: charlie@jack-bench.com

In the News: Congratulations to Cecilia Schiller!

Woodworkers' Journal just did a nice story on Cecilia Schiller and her wonderful automata.
Check it out HERE!

Does Money Really Grow on Trees?

Is your yard tree worth the millions you think it is? For an excellent summary from the DNR about the value of our yard trees check out Is My Yard Tree Worth Money?
This and other helpful reference links can be found on the Links Page under Reference.

About Us

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.

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