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
Current location for monthly programs 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.
|Wed January 16, 2019 meeting: Shop tour: Steve Lockhart’s Shop
I will confess that this is not an original idea. I’ll give credit to the folks in the Woodworkers Guild in Milwaukee. Their first try at this concept was to ask a member to hold an “open house” at their shop on a Saturday The feedback, as I understand it, was good for the most part but the folks who hosted the open house(s) complained that there were long periods of time where there were no visitors but tied them down for most of the day. What they ended up doing was recruiting a member to be the camera man(woman) and they made videos which could be played at meetings. Their shop tour video program is successful and it provides a handy alternative for a meeting program when it may be difficult to find a presenter. Anyway, I have been trying to recruit a camera person to take videos and edit the results for use by the NEWWG (without success). In the hopes that doing one shop tour might cause a volunteer camera person to come forward I decided to do the first tour on my own……….. I also quickly found that I don’t have video editing skills so my tour will actually be a few short videos combined with mostly still photos. Here is a short version of what my shop is all about. It occupies about 800 square ft of my basement. Folks have told me they’ve never seen so many tools “crammed” in so little space. I have most all the “standard” woodworking machines and hand tools. I have been working to replace many of my newer machines with ones 50 plus years old. Example: I recently replaced my newer Grizzly 8” jointer with a vintage 1950 Delta 8” with cast iron base. I have purchased most of the “old” tools at good price off of Craigslist and then restored them. I have also designed and built a number of unique enhancements Examples: —My dust collector system has 7 blast gates operated by air cylinders which open and close automatically when a tool is turned on. —My shop built router table incorporates a power operated lift mechanism for the router which I built from a discarded Skil power screwdriver.
Upcoming events & programs:
Jan 16 Steve Lockhart–Shop Tour
Feb 20 To be announced
March-No regular meeting, due to Spring Show, March 16 & 17. See further details under EVENTS, and in newsletter
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.