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Due to the COVID-19 virus and statewide recommendatons, meetings in the near future have been moved to Zoom. We've had four Zoom meetings so far and they've been very successful. Have you missed any of the past Zoom meetings? We've recorded them and you can view them HERE.


April 20th: A personalized virtual tour of the Greene and Greene furniture and architecture of the Gamble House in Pasadena, CA.

  • The The Gamble House is an iconic American Craftsman home in Pasadena, California, designed by the architectural firm Greene and Greene. Constructed in 1908–09 as a home for David B. Gamble of the Procter & Gamble company, it is today a National Historic Landmark, a California Historical Landmark, and open to the public for tours and events.
  • The house gives the impression that it’s a very large piece of handcrafted furniture. The detail of all aspects of this house are as well thought through and finished, as a fine cabinet. This is why we are presenting it to the Guild.
    The fine craftsmanship throughout the house is stunning, with careful attention paid to moldings, picture frames, built-in cabinets, an astounding articulating dining table, rocking chairs, carved panels, and doors. Beyond wood items, the stained glass windows, lighting fixtures and hearth tile work & inlays are quite beautiful. Come for the inspiration!
  • Originally built as a winter residence for David and Mary Gamble, the three-story Gamble House is commonly described as America's Arts and Crafts masterpiece. Its style shows influence from traditional Japanese aesthetics and a certain California spaciousness born of available land and a permissive climate. The Arts and Crafts Movement in American Craftsman style architecture was focused on the use of natural materials, attention to detail, aesthetics, and craftsmanship.
Date & Time: Tuesday, April 20. 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.
(Non-members are welcome. Contact Ed[at]maplerockwoodworks.com to receive the zoom link.)


ZOOM MEETING RECORDINGS

  • MARCH 2021 Members' Shop Tours
    (To view specific shops follow these time stamps: Kelly Breit - 17:13; Tony Kubalak - 33:11: Charlie Kocourek - 50:35; Jerry Beutel - 1:15:56; Roger Knudson - 1:42:59)
  • FEBRUARY 2021 Master Finisher Kevin Southwick
  • JANUARY 2021 Twin Cities Maker Tour
  • DECEMBER 2020 Wood from the Hood Virtual Tour
  • NOVEMBER 2020 Wooden Toys for the Disadvantaged
  • OCTOBER 2020 Fine Furniture Design & Business Lessons
  • SEPTEMBER 2020 Bandsawn Dovetails, with George Vondriska
  • AUGUST 2020 Art of the Grain Wood Artist’s Presentation
  • JUNE 2020 Mainstream your CNC, with George Vondriska
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Previous Meeting Topics

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021: An Evening with Master Finisher Kevin Southwick
  • Tuesday, January 19, 2021: Twin Cities Maker Tour
  • Tuesday, December 15: Wood from the Hood Presentation
  • Tuesday, November 17: Wooden Toys for the Disadvantaged
  • Tuesday, October 20: Fine Furniture Design & Business Lessons with Jeff Behnke
  • Tuesday, September 15: Bandsawn Dovetails with George Vondriska
  • 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.
    During the ongoing pandemic, non-members are welcome to join our virtual meetings.  All you need to do is request an invitation by contacting us at MNWoodWorkersGuild@
    gmail.com

    Shop Lighting Presentation - 2016

    Shop Safety Presentation - 2017

    Fine Tune Your Plane

    Caning and Rushing Chairs