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Have some Class(es)!

The Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association (CMWA) Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 CLASS LISTING is now available!
Learn about bandsawn boxes with Michael Cullen, CNC techniques with George Vondriska or Marquetry with our own award-winning Guild member Joe Morgan. Mark Laub is even teaching a class on Embelishment (of wood, not personal history!).
CMWA offers top-quality classes. Check 'em out at the CMWA Website today!

Cool Cabinet Plans for the DIYers and Woodworkers!

Guild member Bruce Kieffer has launched a great source of DIY cabinet plans called Thrifty Cabinets.

Bruce's plans are highly detailed step-by-step instructions with lots of photos and illustrations. They sell for $9.99, $14.99 or $19.99.
Check out his website for examples, details and a sample plan! Or contact Bruce for more information.

Learn from the Expert: Tom Schrunk at Marc Adams School!

Guild member Tom Schrunk will be giving a class at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking Sept 4-8, 2018, titled "Bookmatched Burl Veneers: Getting Top Results."
Spaces are still available. For more information and to register, go to the Marc Adams website.

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.

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!

The Guild DVD LIBRARY -- CHECK IT OUT!

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.