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Due to the COVID-19 virus and statewide recommendatons, meetings in the near future have been moved to Zoom. Log-in details will e-mailed prior to meetings.

Tuesday, September 15: Bandsawn Dovetails

Presenter: George Vondriska, of the Woodworker"s Guild of America, and Vondriska Woodworks
This demonstration will show how to create quality dovetail joints using a bandsaw as your primary cutting tool.
Time: 6:45 Business Meeting; 7:00 Presentation.
Venue: This is an ON-LINE ONLY meeting. Guild members will be e-mailed a link to access the meeting. No special software is required on most computers or phones.

Previous Meeting Topics

  • Tuesday, August 18: Art of the Grain Wood Artist’s Presentation
  • Tuesday, July 21: Online Shop Tours!
  • Tuesday, June 16: Mainstream Your CNC! with George Vondriska
  • Tuesday, February 18: Epoxy with Tom Lendway, White Bear Makerspace.
  • Tuesday, January 21: Scroll Sawing: A Rewarding Hobby for All Ages, with Gary Geist
  • Thursday, Dec. 12: Guild member tour of MIA Furniture Collections
  • Friday, Nov. 15 - Sunday, Nov. 17: Fall Seminar with Chris Schwarz
  • Tuesday October 15: Basic Jointer Skills with Tom Caspar
  • Tuesday September 17, 2019: Sliding Table Saws with Richard Helgeson, Jason Holtz and Craig Jentz
  • Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019: Sharpening with Ralph Truesdell.
  • Tuesday, June 18, 2019: Franklin Adhesives with Bob Behnke.
  • Tuesday, May 21, 2019: Post-Northern Woods Exhibition Panel Discussion.
  • Tuesday, March 19, 2019: Panel Discussion of Jointer/Planer and Combination machines
  • Tuesday, February 19, 2019: Seat Repair with Carole Magnuson
  • January 15, 2019: HPLV Sprayers & Techniques.
  • December 11, 2018: Tour of Christ Lutheran Church in Minneapolis' Longfellow neighborhood.
  • November 9 -11, 2018: Fall Seminar with Kelly Parker.
  • Tuesday, October 16: Origin CNC Router, with Timothy Roseth (Woodcraft).
  • Tuesday, September 18, 2018: CNC with Joe Ortner.
  • Tuesday, August 21, 2018: Stanley Black & Decker Tools with Demos
  • Tuesday, July 17, 2018: Guild Picnic.
  • Saturday, June 23, 2018: Mpls Make visit and saw mill demo.
  • Tuesday, May 15, 2018: Northern Woods Review Panel
  • Tuesday, March 20, 2018: Spoon Carving with Peter Ellison
  • February 20, 2018: Traditional "Wet Wood" Bowl Turning from Log-to-Table with Dan Larson
  • January 16, 2018: Restoring Hand Planes with Tom Caspar and Allen Snyder.
  • December 19, 2017: Tour of James J. Hill House
  • Tuesday October 17, 2017: Lumber Mill Tour - Northern Forest Products.
  • Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017: Michael Speaker: Sculptor and Furniture Designer.
  • Tuesday August 15, 2017: Chair Making with Kayland Call.
  • Tuesday July 18, 2017: Annual Club Picnic
  • Tuesday June 20, 2017: Caricature Carving with Lee Olson
  • Tuesday May 16, 2017: Post Northern Woods Exhibit
  • April 20 - 23,2017: Northern Woods Exhibition.
  • Tuesday March 21, 2017: Marquetry with Joe Morgan.
  • Tues, February 21, 2017: Working with Finishes with Kevin Southwick.
  • Tues, January 17, 2017: Shop Safety. Presentation.
  • Sat, December 10, 2016: Swedish Institute Tour
  • Wed, October 12, 2016: Joint meeting with Guild of Metalsmiths.
  • Tuesday, September 20, 2016: Shop Lighting. Presentation.
  • August 16th, 2016: Making Wooden Toys with John Freemyer.
  • June 22nd, 2016: The Story of Shaker Furniture with Ed Neu.
  • May 19th, 2016: Northern Woods - Stories from Projects.
  • April 21 - 21, 2016: Northern Woods Exhibition.
  • March 15, 2016: Hand Plane Show and Tell with Tom Caspar and Allen Snyder.
  • February 16th, 2016: Instrument Making with Jacob Nelson of Musicmakers Kits, Inc.
  • Jan 19th, 2016: The 16th Century Joiner: Going from Log to a Stool.
  • Dec 15th, 2015: Basic Sharpening Techniques, with Dale Johnson.
  • Oct. 20, 2015: How to Make a Youtube of your Project, with Steve Tripp.
  • Sept. 15, 2015: Korean Furniture at the Weisman Museum.
  • Aug. 18, 2015: Shop Safety with Larry Sibik.
  • July 21, 2015: Dust Collection Jack Atkins & Tim O'Keefe,
  • June 15, 2015: Festool Presentation with Dan Hale.
  • March 17, 2015: The Peter Stretch Tall Clock, with Joel Ficke.
  • February 17, 2015: Mastering the Color Wheel, with Mitch Kohanek.
  • January 20, 2015: Cabinet Shop Tour: Hoffman's Custom Countertops. Summary
  • December 9, 2014: Intarsia - Art from Wood, with Tom Kuldinski. Summary.
  • November 21 - 23, 2014: Fall Seminar with Thomas Hucker
  • October 21st, 2014: The history of Wooden Geared Clocks, with Susan Wood
  • September 16th, 2014 - Introduction to Woodturning with Tim Heil
  • August 20, 2014: Simplified Finishing & Wood Finish Preservation - Tom Schrunk
  • July 26, 2014: Youngblood Lumber Tour.
  • June 24, 2014: Adding Art Glass to your Next Piece (Glass Endeavors)
  • May 21, 2014: Finding Your Inspiration with Mark Laub
  • April 23 - 27,2014: Northern Woods Show.
  • March 18, 2014: Rockers, featuring a Sam Maloof rocker, Shakers styles and more.
  • Feb. 18, 2014: Photographing Furniture and Woodwork with Ramon Moreno.
  • Jan 21, 2014: Eide Saw shop tour.
  • Dec 17, 2013: Designing and Creating Unique Pieces, with Bob Paulson
  • Nov 15-17, 2013: Fall Seminar with Seth Rolland .
  • Oct 9, 2013: Joint meeting with the Guild of Metalsmiths.
  • Sept 18, 2013: Band Saw Tune-up and Resaw Demo.
  • August 20, 2013: Fine Finishing Made Easy.
  • July 16, 2013: Guild Annual Picnic.
  • June 19, 2013: Sharpening and Profiling Moulding Planes.
  • May 21, 2013: Anatomy of a Northern Woods Entry.
  • April 25-28, 2013: Northern Woods Exhibition.
  • Mar 20, 2013: Chair Making and Studying the Krenovian Way. Craig Johnson.
  • Feb 28, 2013: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. A fun evening with Gabberts furniture historian Mike Danial.
  • Feb 19, 2013: Tour of the Timesavers Corp. shop!
  • Jan 16, 2013: Hand Tool Olympics event.
  • Dec 12, 2012: Build a Jointers Bench for $200 with Mike Siemsen.
  • Nov 2 - 4, 2012: Fall Seminar with Robert Van Norman.
  • Oct 16, 2012: Build a Guitar with George Vondriska.
  • September 11, 2012: Richard Tendick, Woodturning without a lathe.
  • Aug 21, 2012: Woodturning with Tim Heil.
  • July 24, 2012: Small Shop CNC Machines and Techniques, with Randy Johnson.
  • June 19, 2012: Mortise and Tenon Joinery with Steve McLoon.
  • May 16, 2012: New Inlay/Marquetry Parlor Tricks with Mark Laub.
  • April 26-29, 2012: Northern Woods Exhibition
  • March 24, 2012: Pinewood Derby
  • February, 2012: Hand Tool Olympics
  • Jan 18, 2012: Hitting the Saws: Handsaws Demystified - Mike Siemsen
  • Dec 14, 2011: Vacuum Bag Techniques - Jeff Anderson, Phoenix Wood
  • July 19, 2011: Wood From the Hood - Company Tour
  • June25, 2011: American Association of Woodturners Symposium Tour
  • May 17, 2011: The Norwegian Termite: Jock Holmen
  • March 15, 2011: The Art and Artistry of Giant Woodturnings with Virgil Leih
  • February 15, 2011: Hand Tool Olympics!
  • January 18, 2011: Ebonizing Wood with Richard Tendick
  • December 14, 2010: Northern Lights Timber Framing tour.
  • November 5 - 7, 2010: Fall Seminar - Greene and Greene with Thomas Stangeland.
  • October 19, 2010: Materials for Wooden Musical Instruments. Lisbeth Nelson Butler..
  • September 21, 2010: Puzzle Wizardry with Keith Winegar.
  • August 17, 2010: Concepts in Furniture Design with Angie Kopacek.
  • June 15, 2010: Making Windsor Chairs with Jim VanHoven
  • May 18, 2010: Wood Finishing with Mitch Kohanek
  • April 22 - 25, 2010: Northern Woods Exhibition
  • March 16, 2010: Sketch-Up Software Demo
  • February 16, 2010: Hand Tool Olympics!
  • January 19, 2010: New tools from Delta, Porter Cable and Dewalt.
  • December 15, 2009: Tom Schrunk on his Steinway Art Case pianos.
  • November 6-8, 2009: Fall Seminar with Phillip Lowe
  • October 6, 2009: Garrett Hack - Tips for Better Woodworking.
  • September 15, 2009: Adjustable Height Bench with Charlie Kocourek.
  • August 18, 2009: Youngblood Lumber Tour.
  • July 21st, 2009: Wood Turning with Jim Jacobs.
  • June 16, 2009: Navy Island Plywood presented by Hans Mouritzen
  • May 19, 2009: Dean Jansa: 18th Century Furniture Techniques.
  • April 24-26, 2009: Northern Woods ; Southdale Center
  • March 18, 2009: Don Williams, Senior Furniture Conservator.
  • February 17, 2009: Spray Finishing Techniques with John Zoia, 3M.
  • January 20, 2009: Artist and Woodcarver Cecilia Schiller.
  • December 11, 2008: Open house at the American Association of Woodturners."
  • November 18, 2008: Author Spike Carlsen discussed his new book "A Splintered History of Wood."
  • October 24-26, 2008: Fall Seminar with Michael Fortune
  • September 16th, 2008: Router Jigs with George Vondriska
  • August 19th, 2008: Dan Bredemeier - Marquetry
  • July 15th, 2008: Wood Finishing Simplified
  • June 17th, 2008:Tool Testing with TTI
  • May 20th, 2008: Sign Making with David & Nancy Allan
  • Meetings

    Our monthly meetings teach us about varied subjects. They are a chance to socialize, pick up tips from other members, or maybe just discuss projects you are currently working on. Non members are welcome to attend a meeting if you want to get to know us!

    Shop Lighting Presentation - 2016

    Shop Safety Presentation - 2017

    Fine Tune Your Plane

    Caning and Rushing Chairs