Meetings and Events
Monthly meetings feature presentations of interest to woodworkers. They are typically held at 7pm, the 3rd Friday of the month, on the University of Wisconsin Green Bay campus (see map below). Meeting room is subject to change (see on campus building map below). 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.
SUMMER PROGRAMS RETURNING TO UWGB CAMPUS, WOOD HALL Room 117
July Program Wed, July 19, 7 pm Laminated Wood Bending with Rob Martens
by Steve Lockhart
Rob Martens is an accomplished woodworker in his own right but Rob had the good fortune of learning from his late father, Lyle. Lyle taught many in the guild (especially Rob) the “secrets” of laminated wood bending.
Rob will cover the techniques he and his father have used over the years to produce curved furnishings. These techniques have been used to make fishing nets, quilting rings, furniture, toboggans, bows, dulcimers, and many other beautiful and functional items.
Rob will also include images of many of the lamination projects. The presentation is intended as an overview of the processes used to make furnishings. Future classes may be offered by the host craftsman which cover the actual processes in the shop.
No monthly meeting: Replaced by Guild Picnic (see info below).
Fall program location subject to change, the board is looking into options for a more permanent location.
Sept 20: Gary Emerich and Al Herwig, NEWWG members: Making an “illusionist heart”
Oct 18: Chuck Druckery, NEWWG member: Hand cut dovetail joints.
Map for University of Wisconsin Green Bay:
On Campus Directions
UWGB CAMPUS — WOOD HALL, ROOM 117
From either the Nicolet Drive (Co. A) entrance, or Bay Settlement Rd entrance, take South Circle Drive to Wood Hall Drive.
Handicapped accessible entrance and parking on lower parking level next to building. General parking in Wood Hall surface lot.
The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the spring show, August picnic, and December potluck celebration.
Annual Guild Picnic
Our picnic is scheduled for Sun, August 20th, at De Broux Park . The address is 2900 Brighton PL., Green Bay, Village of Bellevue. The major food items will be provided, burgers, brats, corn on the cob, buns, condiments, soda, water, coffee. I will have a sign-up sheet at the guild meeting on the 19th. We are looking for volunteers to help with the planning and picking up needed items. This would be a good way to help support your guild. We will need someone to pick up the food, pick-up “rent” a grill, last year we rented a 2x5 trailer mounted grill from Biebel’s in Green Bay (920-468-6828). We usually eat around noon, so the grill and food would need to be on site by 10:30 am. Members will be reimbursed for actual expenses. Receipt is needed.. Members attending the picnic usually bring a dish to pass, salads, desserts etc. The sign-up sheet will have a place for volunteers to set-up tables, chairs etc. and clean-up after. If you can’t make the Wed meeting you can call or e-mail me at 920-788-3871, firstname.lastname@example.org, to sign up to attend the picnic. Reservations must be in by August 13th. Hope to see you Wed at UWGB Wood Hall and at the picnic. Thanks for your support Pete Schuh
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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