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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:

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
  • 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.

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Upcoming Meetings:

Program Wed June 19, 2019      7pm, Ashwaubenon High School

Woodturning in Kenya
By Guild Member, Kelly Bresnahan

This project was started in 2017 from an idea that Ric VanSistine had to teach kids in Kenya about woodturning. Ric got me involved which led to asking the BayLake Woodturners Club to get involved in building a pedal powered lathe to take to Kenya. The first trip in Nov. and Dec. of 2017, we demonstrated with the Pedal Lathe, with the goal of starting classes in spring of 2018. The class ran with four students graduating the first phase of training in spring 2019, this was also the start of the second class. We hope to share our experiences of this program in Kenya, it has been a huge collaborative effort to make this project work.

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Upcoming Events & Programs.

June 19, 2019: Taking a Treadle Powered Lathe to Kenya by Kelly Bresnahan

July 17, 2019: ArcWays tour- details in future newsletter

August 11 (Sunday) Annual picnic. Details in future newsletters

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Events Sponsored by Other Organizations

 Open Invitation to Carvers!  May 18 & 19.
Gordon Stiller Best Maritime Carving Award
Part of the 43rd Annual Midwestern Model Ships & Boats Contest & Display

Category V:

  • Nautical Crafts
  • Ship’s figureheads
  • Fish
  • Mythical sea creatures
  • Waterfowl

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.


MEET THE MAKERS EVENT June 22, 2019 in Hammond Wi.

I’m hosting a Meet the Makers event June 22, 1-7 at my shop in Hammond, WI. It’s open to the public, providing the opportunity for people to meet and chat with makers they follow from the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin. There will also be door prizes provided by Rockler and The Family Handyman Magazine, and demos running.
The event web page is http://www.vondriskawoodworks.com/meet-the-makers.html
and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/1763831233717095/

George Vondriska, Vondriska Woodworks www.vondriskawoodworks.com 715-796-5221

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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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