Meetings and Events
Monthly meetings feature presentations of interest to woodworkers. They are typically held at 7pm. As of Feb. 2017, meetings are on the 3rd Wed. of the month. Location is now at Southwest High School in Green Bay. These changes are on a trial basis, and may change in the future. Please click Upcoming Meetings to check details below or look in the Newsletter.
Examples of past program topics include:
- Glues and adhesives
- Spalted wood
- Flute making
- Many more
Suggestions for programs are always welcome. Past programs are recorded and available in the library under the category “meeting.”
Meetings also include time for questions, help from other woodworkers, and sharing of accomplishments (Woodworker’s Show and Tell).
There is also a “sub-group” of carvers who hold an additional monthly gathering with “hands-on” sessions focusing on carving techniques, sharpening, design, and painting. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-788-3871.
April 19, Wednesday: At Southwest High School, 7 pm.
Topic: What to know before buying wood working products,
by Merl Stingle, from Woodworker’s Depot in Green Bay.
Areas covered will be new vs. used, tool brands, Warranty, reliability, parts, machine weight, horsepower, purchasing from brick and mortar stores vs. online, the latest news in woodworking machines.
May 17, Wednesday:Topic: Hardwood Grading,
presented by Sean Bennett of Bennett Hardwoods
June 21: Segmented Turning Presented by Bob Beaupre, NEWWG member
July 19: topic to be determined
August: Picnic-details to be determined
Sept 20: Making an “Illusionist Heart” By NEWWG members Al Herwig & Gary Emerich
Location of Southwest High School
On Campus Directions to Rm 4225, for NEWWG Meeting
Enter from North parking lot. (Watch for signs for NEWWG Meeting)
Go directly South through “Common” area to stairs.
Take stairs up to second floor.
Go straight South to Rm 4225.
See the map below.
The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the spring show, August picnic, and December potluck celebration.
The NEWWG has hosted a woodworking show in Green Bay each spring since 1983 to bring greater awareness of woodworking to the larger community. Members display their work, with some woodworkers demonstrating techniques as well. Some will also have items for sale. A raffle of donated items draws a lot of interest, and provides revenue to the guild. Dates and details announced as they are developed.
WOODWORKING EVENTS SPONSORED BY OTHER ORGANIZATIONS
April 30, 2017: Mid-Wisconsin Chippers
Woodcarving Show, Competition & Sale
Crystal Falls Banquet Facility,
1500 Handschke Drive, New London, Wi 9 am-4 pm.
The annual Show and Sale was held March 18 & 19.
Follow up to 2017 Spring Show and Sale from Pete Schuh, NEWWG president
They say it takes a village to raise a child, the same can be said for a successful show. Thanks to all of the member involvement, this years’ show was a great success. We added 24 new members, and ticket sales were $1000 more than last year.
Don Foss co-editor of “Rip-Saw” a monthly news letter published by Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild stopped by the show. He said he was impressed by the quality and variety of work. Also he thought the willingness of the members to share and friendly atmosphere was exceptional.
Congratulations and thanks to all who made the show a great success.