Eastern Massachussetts Guild of Woodworkers

Upcoming Guild Events

August 15, 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Home of Vince Valvo, 7 Latisquama Rd., Southborough, MA
September 10, 2016 10:30 AM (EDT) • 149 York St., New Haven, CT
September 19, 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Home of Andrew Davis, 112 Sumner Rd, Brookline, MA
October 17, 2016 7:00 PM (EDT) • Home of Carl Evans, 27 Thurston Street, Wrentham, MA
November 21, 2016 7:00 PM (EST) • Home of Donald Fye, 160 Pelham Island Road, Wayland, MA

Message from the President

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all who attended the annual meeting and luncheon, brought appetizers and/or desserts, gave all the officers a resounding show of support, and participated in an outstanding show-and-tell.  I am always inspired, and a little intimidated, by the variety and level of craftsmanship exhibited by our members.  Everyone showed great flexibility in adapting to the dynamic New England weather situation.

As I mentioned at the meeting, the Toy Making project and Eli Terry clock building project are in the planning stages.  Let me know if you are interested in and/or have questions about either.  Also, we are in need of a second video operator who owns a camera to film meetings when Gary Iadarola cannot attend.

Watch the website for more information about our next meeting in September at the Furniture Study at Yale University in New Haven ( http://artgallery.yale.edu/furniture-study).  As it is quite a distance car-pooling is even more important than usual.  Other meetings for the coming year are currently being planned and will include old favorite presenters like Phil Lowe and Mickey Callahan as well as some new faces and topics.  Let me know soon if you have a topic you would like to present at a meeting or even a half-meeting.

In the meantime, enjoy the summer and I look forward to seeing you in September.

Here we are deep into summer, but as we approach the end of July, I know you are all wondering “What does the coming year for the Guild involve”. Well, behind the scenes, folks have been hard at work putting together the events for the coming year. 

3GWW - A Mentoring Odyssey

 by Jim Russell

One of the benefits of being a member of the Guild is the mentoring activity. About a year ago, Don Michael decided that if he didn't schedule specific workshop time, he would never get any workshop time. So we agreed to meet one morning a week to make sawdust. After a few weeks, it became clear that we needed a specific project and decided to make a early 19th Century Portsmouth Table. Neither of us actually wanted a Portsmouth table but we didn't want to learn all of the different woodworking and embellishment techniques required to build one. Jeff Clunie decided to join us and so began the weekly meetings of 3GWW (Three Guys Woodworking).   We like to think of 3GWW is a mutual mentoring organization. We finally finished the project a few months ago and Jeff decided to document his mentoring experience.  You can read Jeff's full article by clicking on this link..

Jim Tartaglia is responsible for shepherding the mentoring activity for the Guild and is coordinating the release of a series of articles on mentoring activity. This is the first of those articles. For future articles in the space.

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New Stuff

February 11, 2016 11:26 AM • James Russell

Set Up Your Bandsaw

I thought I had a defective band saw (it couldn't possibly have been me) until I set up my saw EXACTLY the way Alex said. It is all in where the blade sits on the wheel.

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