Meetings and Events
Monthly meetings feature presentations of interest to woodworkers. They are typically held at 7pm, recently moving to the 3rd Wednesday of the month.There have also been some changes to the location of the meetings. 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.
NEW LOCATION FOR REGULAR MONTHLY NEWWG MEETINGS
Beginning with the October 18th meeting, the location is Ashwaubenon High School, 2391 S. Ridge Rd. Enter from the west side of the building, 21W, and turn right to the meeting room. There will be signs and people to direct you.
Upcoming events & programs:
|BUILDING FURNITURE WITH HAND TOOLS ONLY-NO POWER TOOLS!
Wed May 16, 7 pm at Ashwaubenon High School Presenter Ken Quade, NEWWG member As newlyweds, Ken and Judy Quade liked nice colonial furniture but when they shopped for it, they found the prices more than they could afford at the time, and upon looking at it closely, the quality of construction wasn’t what they had expected for the price. Since Ken had taken wood shop in high school, he decided that he could build their furniture as needed. Then two other problems cropped up, 1) the cost of power tools and 2) shop space large enough to accommodate them. That led them to the conclusion that they would build necessary furniture with hand or non-power tools until they could afford power tools and the space to use them. That was nearly 50 years ago but they still have no power tools and are still producing furniture by hand, usually upon request from their children. Over the years, the construction has evolved (or possibly, devolved) from being relatively complex and finely finished to a more primitive but functional style (perhaps following the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi) using no glue or hardware if possible. They’ve found that building furniture using only hand tools is quiet, relaxing, safe, good exercise, and mistakes are not made nearly as quickly.
2018 UPCOMING PROGRAMS AT ASHWAUBENON HIGH SCHOOL 7 PM
May 16 Ken Quade Building furniture using hand tools only
June 20 Bob Kuritz Thin veneer marquetry
July 18 Lafe Nelson Custom made knives and sheaths
Aug 19 Sun PICNIC DeBroux Park More details to be arranged
Map Ashwaubenon High School
On Campus directions
Ashwaubenon High School
Enter from the west side of the building 21 W. Turn right to meeting room
The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the spring show, August picnic, and December potluck celebration.
Events sponsored by other groups:
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.