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 Nov 20, 2019 at 7pm, Ashwaubenon High School
Crafting Wooden Spoons
By Guild Members, Mark Hawkins and Dan Weiske
Did you ever wonder what the best method to make a spoon out of a nice piece of wood? Mark and Dan will describe two methods: Hand carving and Power carving.
Spoons Off The Stump by Mark Hawkins
What is the woodworking culture in 2020? Are you sure that computer-controlled machines are the next logical linear step in the culture and evolution of woodworking? If you look past the periodicals and never darken the door of a woodcraft store, you might find out that there is a “New Wood Culture” emerging from Generation X and Millennial wood workers. Cutting your own material, splitting it, and processing it from a soaking wet material is wildly popular thanks to Barnaby Carder, Jarrod Dahl, and Jogge Sundqvist. Domestic woodenware is the tip of the knife for most green woodworkers, and the pinnacle project is the spoon. Using an axe and a straight knife to do the rough and fine work, a spoon can be ready for soup or cheerios in less than an hour of efficient work. Its wholistic approach, cheap entry point, low time commitment, and endless creativity is attractive to almost anyone.
Power Carving by Dan Wieske
Dan will outline his technique of power carving. The presentation will explain why he uses primarily power tools over traditional hand tools. He will bring tools, equipment, examples of completed spoons.
Upcoming Events & Programs.
December 14, 2019: Christmas Party – See newsletter for details
January 15, 2020: Open – Possible video presentation
February 19, 2020: Live Edge Slabs, by Brendan Biller
March 21 – 22, 2020: Spring Show @ Southwest High School, Green Bay
April 15, 2020: Poured Epoxy Tabletops, by Joel Boldig
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.