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2017 Fall Seminar: Box Making with Doug Stowe

Friday, November 10th - Sunday, November 12th, 2017.

Doug Stowe teachingThe Fall Seminar will feature Doug Stowe talking about making decorative boxes. On Friday, November 10th, there will be a visual presentation where Doug will show examples of his work. On Saturday and Sunday, the 11th and 12th of November, Doug will demonstrate box making design and techniques. The Friday evening event is free of charge and open to the public.

We are asking Guild members to submit pictures of their work for Doug's review and feedback during the Friday evening presentation. Send us a pic of your favorite box!

Please visit the Fall Seminar page for more information about Doug Stowe, seminar pricing and where to submit a photo for Friday night.

Registration is now open.

Carved Piercing Embellishment with Mark Laub

laub_embellishmentAdding thoughtful, original details can turn your work from ordinary to extraordinary. By developing your own approach to embellishment you can add your own personal signature to your work making it singularly your own. Join award-winning furniture designer Mark Laub for a hands-on class to be held at Paramount Tech Center in St. Cloud. Date: Saturday, November 18th from 9 - 5:30. Tuition: $175.00 (includes all materials and lunch) Click HERE for details.

Build a Grindbygg! A What?!!

That's a coastal Norwegian timber framing structure and Guild member Mike Loeffler is working with the American Swedish Institute (ASI) to build one! Mike will be giving a free presentation at the ASI on Wednesday, Oct. 25th at 6:30. There will also be a 3 day course on October 27, 28, 29. In the course students will build a small 12'x12' frame for ASI to use in the court yard space. Join Mike for his lecture and to get your hands on the real deal!

One Man Show: Richard Tendick!

Lakeville Area Arts Center, October 2 - November 19th

Rcihard's CryptexBoard Member Richard Tendick has a show on view at the Lakeville Area Arts Center! Come join us for the opening reception on Wed, October 4th from 4:30 - 5:30 pm.

His unique creations showcase the many possibilities of cryptex design as well as his technique for ebonizing wood. If you missed his cryptex at the Northern Woods Show, then this exhibit is a must see! Hours and Directions.

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.

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