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Tuesday, July 17: Annual Picnic

Come and join the camaraderie of your fellow woodworkers and their families. Rain or shine - seating and tables are covered!
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, July 17th. Gathering 5pm; Business Meeting 5:30; Food Starting at 6 p.m.; Antacids at 8 p.m.
LOCATION: Jaycees Pavilion, Central Park, Roseville, 2540 Lexington Ave North, Roseville. For directions and parking CLICK HERE.
Food provided by the Guild:
  • Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Brats, Chips, Condiments, Water, Pop, Beer.
What you can bring:
  • Tea, Lemonade,Potluck items like slaw and baked beans, snacks, dessert.
What's on your bench? Come prepared to share what you are working on. Examples welcome!

Cecilia Schiller + Verne Anderson at the ASI!

Guild members should make time to see master automatator (is that a word?) Cecilia Schiller's exhibition at the American Swedish Institute. It runs August 11 - Sept 16, 2008. Here is a LINC to details.

The Art of Fine Furniture: Opens June 16 - Winona, MN

Founded in 2013 The Art of Fine Furniture is an annual exhibit featuring the creations of professional and hobbyist studio furniture makers. Meet many of the artists at the opening on Saturday, June 16 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Winona County History Center. Refreshments will be served. This year's theme is creativity, craftsmanship, and the traditions that make a piece of furniture heirloom quality.

Featured artists: Dale Johnson, Tim Gorman, Craig Jentz, Peter Wright, Richard Helgeson, Roger Knudson, Robert Calvey, Greg Stevens, Craig Johnson, Dave Munkittrick, TiAnna DeGarmo.

This exhibit is free thanks to a grant from SEMAC and is sponsored by Winona National Bank. Made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council and a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Special thanks to Nate Bauman and Jamie Schell for their work as community curators for this amazing exhibition!

The show runs through August 10th. Don't miss it!!

Fun was had at the 2018 Maker Faire!

Thank you to Guild volunteers who helped out at the Minneapolis/St. Paul Maker Faire!

We had displays on joinery, tools, and member projects as well as demonstrations and hands on activities for families to try. Attendance was excellent both days and we peaked the interest of lots of future wooodworkers, young and old!

This was the first time the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild has participated in this event, so thanks to everyone who helped out!

If you want to get involved in next year's event, please contact to Mike Berner (

Save a buck! Don't buy -- Use the Tool Library instead!

The Guild's TOOL RENTAL LIBRARY is a great resource for some expensive tools or ones that you need only occasionally, such as:
  • Drill bit sharpener for standard twist and brad point bits (professional grade system)
  • HVLP sprayer (American Turbine AT-3000)
  • Photography light and backdrop kit (professional grade)
  • Starrett 36" machinist straight edge (used for machine setup and alignment)
  • Veneering kit (vacuum bag)
  • Veritas power sharpening system
  • 20" Scroll Saw
Check out the Tool Rental Page for details!


When is the last time you made use of the Guild's amazing DVD library? With over a hundred DVD's covering everything from dovetails to inlay you can find the guidance you need at your own pace at home. See the LIBRARY page for loan rules and a full title list. Check 'em out!

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.