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 to direct you.
PROGRAM FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 18,
7 PM at Ashwaubenon High School
Custom Knife making Introduction to program, by Steve Lockhart A few months ago Gary Emerich recommended to me (thanks, Gary!) a presentation to Milwaukee’s Woodworkers guild done by Lafe Nelson about making Custom Knives. It was well received by the Guild in Milwaukee . I asked around and found that there is lots of interest by our Guild members so I asked Lafe if he would do a presentation.
Summary by Lafe Nelson Beginning with some background, I’ll talk a bit about what sparked my interest in knife making, and then I’ll move into the process of and building and modifying a 2x72 inch belt grinder. We’ll discuss a few key components and challenges encountered in making a machine out of plywood. I’ll show a few of my knives and give an overview of the main steps in the process of knife making including metalwork and wood shaping and finishing. I’ll allow some time throughout for Q&A and finish with a few words about my plans & projects moving forward, and if there’s interest we can demo a couple sharpening strategies that can dramatically increase edge retention on almost all edged tools.
Upcoming events & programs:
July 18 Lafe Nelson Custom made knives and sheaths
Aug 15 Wed Special event-registration required Little Chute Windmill Tour
Aug 19 Sun PICNIC DeBroux Park More details in newsletter
Sep 19 Tom Sveum – building old time wagon wheels (rescheduled)
Oct 17 Merl Stingle – CNC router basics plus
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.