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This blog is used by the Web Administrator to list updates to the website. This blog is summarized on the front page to make it easy for the members it locate new material without having to go  through the entire site. 

  • June 10, 2019 12:27 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Pictures of the 2018-2019 end of year meeting were posted.

  • May 18, 2019 7:18 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Access the file by clicking Resources, then Meeting Presentations or click here.

  • May 18, 2019 6:53 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    The meeting location was at HNE Millwork in Woburn.  Several presentation tables can be accessed on the Website via Resources->Meeting Presentations.
  • May 04, 2019 9:22 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    This is Ken Zoller's second entry for the Featured Piece of the Month.  It's obvious Ken likes to take on new challenges.  It helps when he executes spectacular pieces like his latest piece, the Pembroke Table, as you will see when reading his article.  There's nothing like success for motivation.

    Ken's article is also a fine piece.  Ken took pictures while building the table.  As you will see there are many stages and challenges along the way.  Ken has a fine way of describing his process and lessons learned.  Enjoy the read and if you have a moment drop him an e-line.  His email address can be found in the Members directory.

  • May 04, 2019 9:19 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    This month Andrew steps out into a new "cut" of his Bevel Cut column.  This thoughtful article lays out tables of brands that belong to the parent company, or as the title asks, who owns what?

    For example, did you know that Porter-Cable belongs to the already merged conglomerate of Stanley Decker and Stanley.  DeWalt too!  How about Ryobi and Milwaukee (among others) are brands owned by Techtronic Industries?  Yep.  Skil and others are owned by Chevron.  OK, how about, who owns saw blade makers Freud and Diablo?

    You probably know that Jet and Powermatic are owned jointly by JPW Industries.  But did you know that JPW and other manufacturing companies (Compass Health and TTG) are owned by TENEX Capital Management. [Ed.]

    RIDGID is an interesting company.  Two conglomerates own different lines of RIDGID's business.  The list goes on.  You can read about it and tables of these ownership portfolios in Andrew's article Who Own What?
  • May 04, 2019 9:48 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Presented at Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, MA; May 11, 2019 to March 22, 2020

    Refer to the Non-guild Events column on Home page for more info.

    Visions of Design presents parallels found in Shaker furniture and Mid-century Modern furniture, with pieces drawn from Fruitlands Museum’s Shaker collection and from Field Farm in Williamstown, former home of avid modern art and furniture collectors Lawrence and Eleanor Pamedo Bloedel, which is now a six-room Bed and Breakfast. The Shakers, a religious communal society who settled throughout the eastern United States, flourishing in the mid-1800s, and the Modernists, recognized for their use of innovative aesthetic forms in the mid-twentieth century, were each inspired by close relationships with the landscape. Despite existing a century apart, their mutual sensitivity to place, materials, and intended use led both to prioritize purpose over decoration when creating and collecting furniture and art. The furniture and art in this exhibition may intrigue visitors to think differently about how the design of furniture evolves.

    In addition to comparison of these two collections, cabinetmaker Eli Cleveland, distinguished alumni of North Bennet Street School, Boston, will create replicas of three pieces of furniture in the exhibit, with yet-to-be assembled parts seeming to float in the center of the gallery, dramatically highlighting how the furniture was fabricated.

  • April 27, 2019 7:47 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    Meeting on "Chair Making Basics" was held at HNE Millwork in Woburn, MA.
  • April 08, 2019 2:50 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Paul Schulz wrote a step by step procedural document using power tools for his students at Lincoln-Sudbury High School for squaring a board.  Andrew Davis has submitted Paul's document "Squaring a Board" for those of us who haven't mastered the hand plane approach. 

    In addition, you can click No-Fail Routines For Jointing And Planing to read the article of the same name written by Wood Magazine staff and published in Wood Magazine.  The article includes pictures and a video providing step by step instructions.  Special concerns about grain direction, sizes, and rough shapes are addressed.

  • April 01, 2019 8:13 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Michael has submitted to EMGW his copyrighted article now available for posting on the EMGW website.  This is a detailed article complete with history, plans, dimensions, instructions, and advice for ambitious woodworkers who might be willing to invest some time to make your own.  Michael writes, "This piece took me 3 months to make off and on. It took more time to write about it.  It's a piece I copied from Furniture Masterworks of John and Thomas Seymour by Robert Mussey.  I cut all the veneers myself as well as made all the bandings."

    Have a read.  It's an impressive article describing an impressive piece.

  • March 17, 2019 1:04 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The link to read about Lake Erie Toolworks products and discount is found under the Members tab.  Be sure you are logged into for access.

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