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Tuition Grant Program: Apply Today!

The Tuition Grant Program is intended to offer two Guild members, annually, tuition up to a maximum of $1000 each, so they may attend a woodworking class, workshop, or apprenticeship at a recognized school or with a recognized master. The purpose of the experience should be to introduce the participant to new woodworking skills, or to advance existing skills.

The current application intake window is
November 14, 2021 through February 28, 2022.


The application is simple. You only need to write an essay of about 300 words or so, answering the question, "How I will benefit from attending?" Also, please tell us, “How I will share my new knowledge with the rest of the Guild.

2021 Northern Woods Exhibition: A Great Success!

The delayed 2021 edition of the Northern Woods Exhibition at Eden Prairie Center, while not as large as in recent years, offerred a great showing in our COVID-affected world.
We had more than 50 top notch pieces displayed. The creativity and quality were OUTSTANDING! If you missed it you can still view the 2021 Catalog and also see the award winners in the Gallery. There you will find top quality professional images taken by photographer Ramon Rameriz.
And while you're at it, consider participating in the 2022 Exhibition scheduled for the end of April. Watch for more details and start planning your piece of fine woodworking for the next Northern Woods Exhibition.

Tooling Around!

Did you know that the Guild has a number of excellent workshop tools you can rent for a very nominal fee? Popular items are the HVLP Sprayer, a Photography and Lighting Kit, and a large vacuum bag and vacuum unit. Check out the TOOL RENTALS for details!

Twin City Maker space is seeking instructors!

Twin Cities Maker is looking for instructors to teach Turning, Cabinetry, Finishing, or any other wood working subject. Never taught a class...that's okay! Our organization is all about Making, Sharing, and Learning.
And...if Instructors are members of or referred by Minnesota Woodworker’s Guild, TC Maker will donate 10% of the revenue from the classes taught back to the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild Tuition Grant Program! For full details on reimbursements and contact information, click HERE!

Minnesota Woodworkers Guild E-mail Group Update:

The Minnesota Woodworkers Guild has transitioned from Yahoo!Groups to This forum is available to active members. If you are a member and would like to use this service, click on this link to register and then be approved by the moderator. We will periodically remove accounts for inactive members.
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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.

Membership ($30)
Student Membership (Free)

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