Volume: 138
Issue: April - May 2012

What's On Your Bench? - Spice Box and more

Dean Jansa is a time traveler. He likes to build furniture in the style of 18th century pieces. What's more, he builds them using only hand tools similar to those used in that same period. And when he needs a special saw, he makes it!

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March Meeting: Pinewood Derby

Young woodworkers and young-at-heart woodworkers had a great time at the March meeting - a Pinewood Derby competition held at The Mill. Attendees built and decorated a car. Then Derby aficionado Greg Flanagan set up his track and the race was on. Video footage included….

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February Meeting: Hand Tool Olympics 2012

Guild members enthusiastically participated in the 2012 Hand Tool Olympics. With saws, chisels, planes and braces our olympians competed for speed and accuracy in traditional woodworking skills. Only the best made it to the virtual podium, but everyone had a great time.

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President's Notes

One of many Guild benefits is access to the video library administered by John Griffin-Weisner. Charlie Kocourek talks about the video library and elaborates on a Rob Cosman video he has been watching recently about making invisible wooden hinges.

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Rupert Murdoch takes over Northern Woods Newsletter

Newscorp, the scandal ridden organization run by Rupert Murdoch has been pursuing a hostile takeover of this newsletter.

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Learn from the Masters

Forty Guild members attended the six Learn from the Masters classes held in February and March. They were very inexpensive, unless you got carried away like the author.

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Bonus Meeting at Gabberts - Stickley Furniture

Guild members received a special invitation to Gabberts Furniture for a presentation from two representatives of the Stickley Company, a large US manufacturer of Arts and Crafts style furniture.

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