The program committee kicked off the new format for Guild meetings in December, bringing us Instant Gallery, a woodworking school review, and a very informative session on vacuum bag veneering techniques presented by Jeff Anderson.
Mike Siemsen spoke to a large group on the topic titled Hand Saws Demystified. He showed attendees how to make a handsaw from a chunk of steel and a block of wood. We also learned about a new organization known as The Mill.
David Lane (the Guild's webmaster) designed and built a drop-dead beautiful dead-blow mallet. How well does it work? Hmmm, let's just turn a phrase and say that function might not always follow form. Read David's humorous essay about his mallet building journey.
Charlie writes about a new board member and thanks those volunteers preparing for the upcoming Northern Woods Show.
What do Mark Laub, Dean Jansa, Jock Holmen, Tim Heil and Richard Tendick have in common? Besides being members of the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild they are all featured in recent woodworking magazines.