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.
|February Program: 7 pm, Wed Feb. 21, 2018
Overview of General Finishes Products and Their Use.
General Finishes Representative, Bill Strey
by Steve Lockhart
Bring all your (hard) questions about wood finishing!
General Finishes focuses on state of the art water-base finishes and waterborne coatings, and is the country’s leader in waterbased finish technology offering wood stains, dye stains, top coats, gel stains, exterior wood finishes, liquid oilbase stains, water based lacquers furniture paint. Note: General Finishes Products are available at Woodcraft of Appleton as well as Woodworkers Depot in Green Bay. Bill will be demonstrating and discussing General Finishes’ complete line of wood finishes. As a manufacturer of classic oil-based finishes and modern waterborne finishes, General Finishes blends the experience of almost 100 years of manufacturing with a commitment to advancements in finishing technology. That combination has led to a product line that includes oil-based stains and varnishes, water-based stains and topcoats, milk and chalk paints, and an extensive line of professional products. Among the topics discussed will be correct product selection, proper application techniques for various finishes, and troubleshooting tips. Bill will also be answering attendee questions throughout the session. This will be a great education on how simple the world of finishing can be! Originally from Illinois, GF sales rep Bill has lived in SE WI for as long as he can remember and calls himself a native Wisconsinite He says his loving parents forced him into hard labor at an early age. He was taught a wide variety of hands-on skills, including finishing; a love for the outdoors; blue-collar work ethic. He is a fan of all sports and competition, but has lived and breathed golf since he was 5 years old. Bill lives with his wonderful wife Crystal and enjoys time outdoors whenever possible, usually on the golf course.
Upcoming events & programs:
Feb. 21 Bill Strey Overview of General Finishes
March 17-18, SPRING SHOW@ Green Bay Southwest High School
Details under “Events” below.
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.
ANNUAL SPRING SHOW March 17 & 18, 2018 Southwest High School
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.