Meetings and Events
The Northeastern Wisconsin Woodworkers Guild holds monthly meetings and hosts events and programs throughout the year. Click location for information about where monthly meetings are held. Click events sponsored by other organizations to see other related events that might interest you.
Monthly meetings feature presentations of interest to woodworkers. They are typically held at 7pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please click Upcoming Meetings to check details below or look in the current newsletter in Newsletters. The exceptions when monthly meetings do not take place include the month of the Spring Woodworking Show, August Picnic, and December Potluck celebration.
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.
Program for April 17, 2019, 7 pm at Ashwaubenon High School
Making a Mountain Dulcimer, Lamination Style, by Rob Martens
This presentation will cover the techniques my father, Lyle Martens, and I have developed to design and fabricate dulcimers and ukuleles. Even though Lyle never had a set of plans, he followed instructions through an instruction manual included with a kit. The side parts were steam bent veneers with many flaws. He decided at that point to build with parts we would make. The end result was much improved dulcimers.
I have since used similar techniques to build ukuleles as well. Including the dulcimer constructed for this presentation, I have made five dulcimers and three ukuleles. My father made four dulcimers before his passing.
Upcoming Events & Programs.
April 17, 2019: Building a Dulcimer by Rob Martens
May 15, 2019: How to Set Up and Use Hand Planes by Ken Quade
June 19, 2019: Taking a Treadle Powered Lathe to Kenya by Kelly Bresnahan
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
Kettle Karvers Artistry in Wood Wood Carving and Wood Sculpture Show
Sat April 13, 2019 10 am-4pm
Lakers Ice Center, 1202 Wildwood Ave, Sheboygan, Wi
Open Invitation to Carvers!
Gordon Stiller Best Maritime Carving Award
Part of the 43rd Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest & Display
- Nautical Crafts
- Ship’s figureheads
- Mythical sea creatures
Judge: Thomas M. Tittl, Manitowoc, Wis.
A full-time artist since 1988, Tittl’s hand-carved, one-of-a-kind lifelike sculptures of the natural world have garnered the highest acclaim from competitions such as the Art of the Wooden Bird Carving, Ducks Unlimited Remodel Master Carving, and Masters Class Championships.
When: May 18-19, 2019
Where: Wisconsin Maritime Museum at Manitowoc
Additional Awards: Gold, silver, and bronze plaques
Read More: Wisconsin Maritime Museum
Click Official Entry Form for printable entry form.
Monthly Meeting Location – Ashwaubenon High School
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.
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