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Saturday, July 20, 2019: Guild Social Picnic.

Come and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow woodworkers and their families. Rain or shine (seating and tables are covered).
  • This is a partial potluck. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Brats, Beer, and a Lettuce Salad are provided by the club. Please bring an appetizer, side dishes, cookies or a dessert to share.
  • This is a social event with no formal presentation. Bring a thought or concept to share with the group; we will solicit for ideas or WOYB (Whats on Your Bench).
  • We finish up at 2:00pm and will be looking for close-up and cleanup volunteers. Please help out.
Date/time: Saturday July 20th. Gathering 10:30am, Business Mtg at 11:15am, Food Starting at 11:45am.
Location: 2540 Lexington Avenue North, Central Park in Roseville. Access is from Lexington Ave North about 1/4 mile south of County Road C (where Oakcrest Ave intersects Lexington). Hwy 36 to Lexington Ave North will be the easiest route for most people. MAP.
Bring your loved ones and enjoy the day!

Alternatives to Youngblood Lumber

With the sad closing of Youngblood Lumber there has been a lot of information exchanged among members about other sources for our materials. We've gathered leads from members as well as updated the "Lumber and Plywood" category of the LINKS page.
Check out these local and regional resources to find that special board. We will keep the list current and add new leads as they are discovered.

Learn to Sharpen a Saw ... And your wits!

Mike Siemsen's School of Woodworking will be offering a several excellent classes this spring. If you have ever wondered how to sharpen your own hand saw or wanted to make a cool sea chest then you'll want to take one Mike's classes! Register for classes HERE. Examples of Mike's recent classes include:

  • A Place to Sit: Make a Bench
  • Build a Small Sea Chest
  • Holtzapfel Style Workbench
  • Sharpening and Using Handsaws
  • Making a Marking Gauge, Mallet, Vise and Layout Knife

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, offers an annual Fall Seminar 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.