AND THE WINNER IS...
Whoever attended the Fall 2013 Seminar with Seth Rolland! In the words of one Guild member, "It was great! Seth was a great presenter and very, very personable. I kid you not, we had no less than 5 people around the bench on Sat afternoon helping with a technique of wrapping a bent lamination with surgical tubing. Way cool!" Check out Seth's web page!
Never attended a seminar? You've missed some winners. Don't miss another and be sure to sign up in 2014!
2012: Robert Van Norman, Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking.
2011: Paul Schurch, Paul Schurch Marquetry.
2010: Thomas Stangeland, Artist/Craftsman.
2009: Philip Lowe, Furniture Institute of Massachusetts.
2008: Michael Fortune, Canadian master.
2007: Mark Adams and his School of Woodworking.
"Maybe I'll come back as a student next year. These seminars are great! - Seth Rolland"
Book 'em, Danno!
- Working at the public library has its advantages, and this week a beautifully illustrated woodworking book passed through our processing department. "Quality Is Contagious: John Economaki & Bridge City Tool Works, 36 Years Through the Lens of Joe Felzman" is a coffee-table volume giving the history and designs of the Bridge City Tools Works.
- The book follows the relationship between John Economaki and Joe Felzman who met in their 20's when John was a furniture designer/maker and continued when John began Bridge City Tool Works in 1983. They have been working together for almost 40 years.
- The book, of course, is available for purchase if you're a collector of fine woodworking books. But it's also now available through the Hennepin County Library, thanks to a donation by our own Bridge City aficionado Rutager West. The man said, "Don't mention me" but -- sorry Rutager -- I could not resist. Thanks! -D. Lane
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.
Get to work! Skill and talent needed...Do you like to make wooden kitchen utensils? Do you like to make a lot of them? The editor of Senior Perspective Magazine sent this:
- We put out a cookbook about once a year and would like to use a Minnesota made cooking utensil (wooden spatula, spoon, etc.) as a tie-in to the cookbook this year.
- We are also looking to add our logo and a saying to the utensil, either burned into the wood or something else with a quantity of several hundred to 1,000 pieces but we are not sure yet.
- If you would be interested in this project please contact: Bud Prescott of Senior Perspective magazine at email@example.com
- I have a 1932 Philco console radio that got water damage in a fire years ago. I had planned to tackle the job when I retired but now have decided not to. If anyone likes antiques and wants a challenge he can have it. Free. I'll even help him put it in his car. From what I've been able to determine, this was only the second or third year Philco made console radios. I hate to see old things get thrown away.
- I live about a mile east of lake Calhoun, by 36th and Lyndale, in south Minneapolis, very accessible from any direction. Contact Al Ness at:firstname.lastname@example.org
A message from Robert Van Norman of the Inside Passage School...
- Inside Passage School of Fine Cabinetmaking is pleased to offer active members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild 10% off any of our Impractical Studies programs including our ten week program.
- The Impractical Studies focuses on the wood, tools and details of fine cabinetmaking as presented by James Krenov in The Fine Art of Cabinetmaking and The Impractical Cabinetmaker.
- Students have the flexibility of taking the program a week at a time or as a complete ten week program. This program, is available to all and is registered with PCTIA. This program serves as an inspiring introduction to the teachings of James Krenov and is a great place to begin your journey.
- Tuition is $6750 or $790 per week All prices are in Canadian dollars. All programs run from 9am - 4pm Monday - Friday. School is available to students from 7am-11pm Monday - Saturday.
- 2013 Intake Dates: May 27; August 26; November 25; February 24, 2014