RWS Showcase 2011 Best in Show by Ralph Mosher

Welcome!

We are a group of men and women in Upstate NY dedicated to the enjoyment of woodworking. Membership includes lectures and workshops by renowned woodworking personalities and local professionals as well as free access to our extensive lending library of books and videos.

RWS welcomes everyone interested in the craft whether professional or hobbyist. Join the company of hundreds of enthusiasts - carvers, turners, furniture makers, boat builders, and other skilled craftspeople and take your woodworking skills to a new level.

 

 

 

Recent News

  • Join RWS Before August 31 and Save $5

    Pre-season discount membership rates are now in effect for the 2016-17 season: $30 for an Individual Membership (one adult) and $40 for a Family Membership (two or more in the same household). Join RWS any time between now and August 31, 2016 and save on the Individual or Family Membership. Our Business Membership is still only $100.

    You can use the US Mail or the PayPal links on the JOIN page.

  • Have a Woodworking Problem? Try RWS "Consultants".

    If you're struggling with a woodworking related problem you may find help from a new RWS program called "Consultants". Here's how it works. Write a short description of your problem along with your contact information and email it to consultants@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email will be forwarded automatically to all RWS members who have joined the program. If someone can help, they'll contact you directly.
    As part of this program we are also looking for experienced woodworkers who are willing to share their knowledge with other members. If you would like to join the consultant community, send an email to web@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email address will be added to the consultants list, and you can choose whether or not to respond to a particular question.

    If you're an RWS member struggling with a woodworking related problem you may find help from a new program called "Consultants". Here's how it works. Write a short description of your problem along with your contact information and email it to consultants@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email will be forwarded automatically to all RWS members who have joined the program. If someone can help, they'll contact you directly.

    As part of this program we are also looking for experienced woodworkers who are willing to share their knowledge with other members. If you would like to join the consultant community, send an email to web@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email address will be added to the consultants list, and you can choose whether or not to respond to a particular question.

  • 2016 Showcase and Competition - Pictures

    The 2016 Showcase and Competition was held on April 23 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Tom Meiller took photos of some of the entries and has shared them on his Dropbox page. You can view the photos by clicking here.

  • National Speakers for 2016-17

    Click on a link for the speaker's web site, if available.

    Ron Herman-Master Housewright; September 23

    Darrell Peart-Furniture Maker; October 22

    Allan Breed-Cabinet Maker; November 18

    Greg Johnson-Finisher; January 21

    Jim Altemus-Period Furniture; February 24

    John Beaver-Turner; March 16

    Steve Latta-Furniture Maker; April 21

     

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Upcoming Workshops

A Note About Workshops

Workshop Location and Policy : 01/01/20

Many of our workshops are at CP Rochester, which is located at 3399 South Winton Road in Henrietta (see map).

If you schedule a workshop and can't attend, please contact the workshop chair (workshops@rochesterwoodworkers.org) or the instructor. Many times we have a waiting list. If you contact us before the workshop, your fee will be applied toward a future workshop. Otherwise, your fee is non-refundable.

The workshop prices for non-members includes membership in RWS.

 

Workshop Registration