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January Club General Meeting

January 8th Presentation @ 7pm
Prof. Chris Martin of Iowa State University's Furniture Program
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Newsletter & Directory

The January 2019 Newsletter and several
prior Newsletters are available on the Club Menu

The January 2019 Directory is available
on the Member Menu upon Log-in 

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December Meeting Review
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Woodsmith Winter 2019 Seminars
Good for all Skill Levels

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Club General Meeting

Holiday Social Program - Dec 11th Tuesday @ 6 PM
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Club Beginner Fall Classes

Phil Huber who is the host of the Woodsmith Shop TV show and the multimedia editor for Woodsmith magazine is offering classes this fall, for details
Click Here for More Info

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New Preferred Supplier

Klingspor Woodworking Shop - More Info

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Shop Videos are Back

Checkout the latest Shop Video
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Club Info Updated 
Newsletter Archive & Club History
Updated through 2017
Go to Member Menu > Club Info upon Log-in

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New Link Added

Turning Tutorial - Go to Links

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New Gallery Photos

Holiday Slide Show - December 2018

Show & Tell - December  2018

Check out Photos in the Gallery

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Latest Video Presentations

Furniture Design by Chris Martin - Jan 2019

Bob Ibbotson’s Shop - Oct 2018

Several Past Meeting Videos and Shop Videos
are also available on the Member Menu upon Log-in

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Your membership has expired. We'd love to have you back!

You may pay your Club Dues, Seminar Fees or Class Fees through the Des Moines Woodworkers PayPal Account. You do not have to have a PayPal Account to use this service: you may pay with most Credit Cards without setting up an account.

The Membership Renewal Discount is only available to current members.

Reinstatement Dues are $30, the same price as a new membership. If you Reinstate from January through May, your Membership will expire at the end of the current year. If you Reinstate from June through December, your Membership will expire at the end of the following year.

After Clicking the "Pay Now" Button, you will be taken to PayPal's site to complete your payment. Enter "Payment Amount" on the next screen. Next, select the payment method and enter the requested information.

Complete "Payment Reason" before continuing

For example: "John Smith 2018 Dues" or "John Smith fee Furniture Seminar".

Payment Reason:

After completing “Payment Reason”, Click “Pay Now"

You will receive an email receipt from PayPal.

If you have difficulty, please contact 

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The deadline to get your entry tags is July 1, 2015 for the wood projects division.  Your projects don't have to be in until August 8th.  Locals can actually drop them off on the 2nd floor of the Cultural Building on the Iowa State Fair grounds on that date. 

You may enter on line or you can go to the east end of the lower level of the Administrative building at the fair grounds and buy your entry tags. For on-line entry go to:

Link to the entry form:

Link to the entry fees:

Link to the entry rules:

It's easy to enter. Get the number of entry tags you think you'll need.  You don't have to know what you'll enter or what category it will go into until you ship or hand deliver your entries to the fair grounds.  You'll complete each tag you purchase and attach one to each project.  That's it.  

You might note that the Iowa State Fair superintendent has the right to move your submission to the appropriate class if it is improperly submitted.

If you have questions you can call the entry department at 515-262-3111 extension 207.

Artistry in Wood 2015

This is an announcement to all the Members of the Turners and the Woodworkers Clubs in the Des Moines area. Artistry in Wood 2015 will take place on Saturday, Mar 28th, 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, Mar 29th, 11 am to 4 pm. All of the projects that you have made over the last 1 1/2 years, or any projects that you have never displayed at a prior Artistry in Wood are eligible to be in the show. All projects displayed will be eligible for the People’s Choice Award. Our Club Members have the kind of talent that people in the Des Moines area want to see.

Friday, Mar 27th, 1 pm to 6 pm, will be the time to bring your items to be placed for viewing. Please join us in a celebration of your woodworking ability. The public appreciates your talent and dedication to your craft. If you would like to help at this year’s event, sign up at the Club meeting or contact John Twedt at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 515-964-9294.




January General Meeting
Tue, Jan 8, 2019 – 7:00 pm
Woodsmith Store
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SIG - Furniture Making
Sat, Jan 12, 2019 – 9:30 am
Woodsmith Store
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DM Woodturners Club
Sat, Jan 12, 2019 – 1:00 pm
Woodsmith Store
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