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.
|Oct program; 7 pm, 10/17/2018
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?
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
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.
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:
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)
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.