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Guild Members offering Seminars at "The Art of Fine Furniture"

The Art of Fine Furniture Exhibit has opened at the city of Winona, running from June 21st through September 11th. Several one-day seminars are being offered by Guild members Mark Laub (Marquetry and Inlay) and Jamie Schell (Bent lamination and Veneer). And this sounds fascinating: "Harvesting, milling and storing wood for studio furniture and art with MN DNR Division of Forestry." Make a day of it and register today! Visit the website for seminar details: Click here for details.

Get with the program!

Committee, that is. The Guild's Program Committee needs your participation! The monthly meetings of the Guild happen through the work of this Committee. We meet 3-4 times per year to brainstorm program ideas and discuss possible presenters. In addition, each member of the committee takes responsibility for arrangements for a couple of meetings each year. Socializing with fellow woodworkers is a nice side benefit of participation.
The committee is looking for a couple more members. If you're willing or just and to learn more about what is involved contact program chair Bob Bridigum at or 952-201-1899.

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..

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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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