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 Wed October 16, 2019 at 7pm, Ashwaubenon High School
Building and Selling High End Cutting boards
By Guild Member, Barry Bender Peter Strub owner Strub’s Woodcrib LLC (Elkhart Lake)
I had experience making cabinets, furniture and remodeling on the side, while being gainfully employed in the health care industry. In 1996, I made a decision to sell all of my Craftsman floor tools because they lacked the precision I wanted and then began purchasing professional woodworking equipment. I made furniture for years. Enough to fill my home and the homes of my daughter and son. I wanted to continue woodworking, so I looked into scroll sawing. I got hooked into it quickly and have enjoyed it to this day.
Later on, I officially formed Strub’s Woodcrib LLC and began manufacturing mantel clocks and selling online. In 1998, I began to showcase them at an artisan’s market and art festivals. I soon discovered that I needed to diversify and create more cash and carry items. In 2011, I retired from my day job and decided to explore new and exciting elements in woodworking, like acrylic and mineral inlays, floating frames, casting epoxy and much more.
Although I’m only a small business, I have developed partnerships with other industries, relying on their expertise in things I can’t manufacture. My history then involves all the facets of any manufacturing industry including product development, manufacturing, outsourcing, marketing, merchant accounts, utilizing technology and building relationships. My belief is that you can be more creative with age because you have more freedom to express yourself without all the constraints and responsibilities that you may have had earlier in life. I’m looking forward to meeting all of you.
Upcoming Events & Programs.
October 16, 2019: Building and Selling High End Cutting Boards, by Peter Strub owner Strub’s Woodcrib LLC (Elkhart Lake)
October 30, 2019: “SPECIAL” Spring Show Planning Meeting (All Members are Welcome)
November 13, 2019: Spoon Carving, by Dan Wieske and Mark Hawkins
December: Potluck Celebration – Details in future newsletters
Events Sponsored by Other Organizations
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, through entrance W 21, and turn right to the meeting room. There will be signs to direct you.