Head for the Shop! It's Show Time!!
The 2015 Northern Woods Exhibition will be April 23 - 26, at Eden Prairie Center!
Online registration is now open through March 31st! (Photo deadline: April 20)
New for 2015:
First Timers! Win a gift card to Youngblood Lumber!
We are very pleased to announce that the Guild will give a $50.00 Gift Certificate for Youngblood Lumber Company to the first 10 entrants to this year's Northern Woods Exhibition who have never entered a piece in the show.
So if you've been on the fence about showing at the Northern Woods Exhibition, this special incentive for first-time entrants should help you jump in and participate.
Youngblood Lumber is one of the Guild's strongest and longest supporters.
Tales of Hoffman...
The January Guild meeting was hosted by Jeff Hoffman of Hoffman's Countertops. Jeff gave a great presentation and tour, featuring automated cabinet equipment such as the amazing CAD CabinetWare software, a Selexx Chief CNC panel router, and Holzer edge bander. The demonstration, from concept to kitchen design to product, was fascinating.
If you missed it, check out this summary!
Xylos OPENS at International Square!
We're very excited to announce the Grand Reopening of Xylos at International Market Square - Minneapolis Design Center.
Stop by the shop and let us know what you think. Xylos is a community of independent woodworking artists who share gallery space at International Market Square. We look forward to:
Check our website for images, artists, and news!
The Fab Four for Fourteen
- Four Minnesota Woodworkers Guild members have their work featured in the Readers Gallery section of
the December 2014 issue of Fine Woodworking. According to the magazine, "Readers Gallery provides
design inspiration by showcasing the work of our readers." The artisans and their works are:
- Ed Neu's Mt. Lebanon Shaker rocker reproduction
- Craig Johnson's sliding lid box
- Dale Johnson's pantry cabinet
- Timothy Gorman's turned container with lid
- All four pieces were on display at the 2014 Northern Woods Show. Pick up a copy of
the magazine to see the photos (p. 75) or click on the Gallery link to see these and the other 2014 Northern Woods
- CONGRATULATIONS Ed, Craig, Dale and Tim!
Archives Upgraded for Northern Woods Catalogs and Newsletters!
Get with the program!
Guild member "speed-builds" a great table!
Guild member Andrew Klein learned some excellent skills from Seth Rolland at the 2013 Fall Seminar. Check out this awesome video. showing a project that he did utilizing some techniques learned from Seth, from various web sources, as well as utilizing some of his own design skills and creativity.
Coming in June: The Art of Fine Furniture
Come on down to the beautiful city of Winona for the Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit, running from June 21st through September 11th. This year features works from members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild and other well-known furniture makers. There will also be workshops on marquetry, bent lamination, and harvesting your own wood. This is a top-notch show and a great excuse for an overnight jaunt to beautiful southeaster Minnesota. Click here for details..
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.
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.