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Meetings and Events

The Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild holds meetings and events throughout the year.

MONTHLY MEETINGS:

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
  • Turning
  • 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.

Upcoming Meetings:

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.

Oct program; 7 pm, 10/17/2018    

   CNC Routers

Merl Stingle, the owner/manager of Woodworkers Depot in Green bay will be our presenter at the October 17 meeting. Merl is an engineer with many years experience at Kimberly Clark.  Bring your questions!   Merl provided the following outline of his presentation:

What to consider when Buying:

Cost:  $300 to $100,000

What are you using CNC for, hobby vs production?

Structure

Frame: type, size, & material

Bearing: type, quality & spacing

Motors:  Moto tool, router, brushless, high Frequency Spindle (water or air cooled), collet size

Spindle Drive:  Delta brand vs proprietary pc board & correct sizing

Servo vs stepper motor

User Interface:  Hand held, standard computer, built in computer

Tool changer vs single collet

Dust Collection

4th Axis for turning

Software:  Standard PC vs Proprietary, V-Carve vs Aspire

Support: life time vs by the minute

Shipping: you pick up after instructions vs ship direct

Lasers vs CNC Routers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Upcoming events & programs:

Oct 17           Merl Stingle – CNC router basics plus

Nov 14         Larry Hladilek- Norwegian Bentwood boxes (**Note earlier date-2nd Wed.)

Dec  8 (Sat) Christmas Party Details in future newsletter.

 

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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

 

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EVENTS:

The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the spring show, August picnic, and December potluck celebration.

Upcoming Events

 

 

 

Events sponsored by other groups:

18th Annual Woodcarving Show, Competition and Sale                                                                                                                The Largest Woodcarving Show in Wisconsin                                                                                                                                  When   Sat September 15, 2018 – 9am to 5pm
Sun September 16, 2018 – 9am to 4pm
Event Schedule TBD                                                                                                                                                                              Where   The Holiday Inn
1001 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, Wisconsin 54482                                                                                                                                                               Admission is $4.00.
(Attendees 12 and under are free)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Woodworking Show:

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.

 

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