Hand Cut Dovetails

Saturday, April 8, 2023

Sure, you own a premium cotton, two button-flap chest-pocket flannel shirt, but does that alone make you a woodworker? I say no. There are three basic skills that you have to master. Number one, you should be able to make a picture frame and have all four corners close with a minimum of wood putty;

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Wavy Cutting Boards

Saturday, March 11, 2023

If you attended our December Show and Tell, you will remember Bob Eckert’s wavy cutting board. Despite Bob’s description of the process, I still couldn’t wrap my head around all of the various steps necessary to achieve the final result that he was showing us. I looked over at Bill and Ken and could almost hear the thoughts running through their minds,

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Shaper Origin

Saturday, February 11, 2023

For a few years now, many of us have seen this new “router” with a funny name, Shaper Origin, which didn’t sound like a router. A quick inspection while walking by it in the store revealed serious capabilities, but with a significant price when compared to a router. Stopping there with your review of this tool,

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Biscuit Joinery

Friday, January 20, 2023

Since some of our members find it difficult to attend meetings on Saturday mornings, we’re holding this month’s meeting on a Friday evening in an effort to accommodate those members.  We’re hoping to minimize family/work-life disruption by selecting a Friday evening, since there’s generally no work or school on Saturday mornings for our members.

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My Favorite Things 

Saturday, November 12, 2022

With the arrival of fall, we welcome the unofficial start of “woodworking season,” as many of our summer nice-weather activities are more difficult to pursue and we tend to spend more time indoors.  Since we started our program year with two field trips, this month’s meeting will be our first in-person event in our normal venue.

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