Furniture and General Woodworking SIG

Hand Plane IconThe Furniture and General Woodworking SIG covers miscellaneous flat woodworking and more.  In addition to furniture making, we have had presentations on stained glass, repairing music boxes, making your own hardware, making tools, inlay, finishing, shop layouts, SketchUp, design, and more.

We meet on the first Thursday of each month, from September to June.  We usually meet at CP Rochester, unless otherwise noted. We begin gathering about 6:10 PM, to get set up and have a chance to chat with other members.

The actual meeting begins at 6:30 PM with a few brief comments. From there we get right into the featured presentation, where someone will talk about making boxes, jigs and fixtures, toys, setting up or making our shops more productive, tools, finishing, furniture and just about anything that is woodworking related. We keep some time open for attending members to discuss projects, tools, encountered woodworking problems, solutions, general questions, club news etc.

So why not stop in and joins for the evening! Hope to see you there.

REMEMBER…. Any day you can make sawdust is a good day, and if you can’t make it, then at least you can talk about it.

Schedule for the 2019-2020 season:

Sep 5 CP Projects Dave Schafer CP Rochester
Oct 3 TBA Bruce Alles Bruce Alles’ Shop
Nov 7 CNC Roger Gaborski CP Rochester
Dec 5 TBA Craig Smith CP Rochester
Jan 2 TBA – JAN or FEB Mike Heiler Mike’s Shop


About our SEPTEMBER Meeting

It seemed like summer just didn’t want to get started, and when it did, it got hot. Well it is cooling off a little, signaling that Fall is not that far away. You know what that means. We get to start another great RWS season. The RWS Board has been busy lining up a great lecture and workshop series. Also, Denise Dee and committee are well underway for our best yet RWS Showcase in 2020. A lot of effort has gone into that and will need support from the membership. If you haven’t  already, get started on a project or two to be displayed at the Showcase. We will have a larger area to use.

All that said, the Furniture and General Woodworking SIG is also coming together and will begin on September 5th at CP Rochester. We have at least 5 scheduled, leaving a few more available for (maybe you?) to do or arrange a show & tell. Looking forward to seeing all those smiling faces as we begin another season of making sawdust.


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    The presentation will begin at 6:30 PM as the cleaners want to be out by 8 PM. See you there!