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* ONLINE * General Meeting : December 2021

This month's General Members meeting will be held on Zoom. It's also our holiday meeting, so there will be door prizes! Bring a few photos from 2021 to share with the group if you like, too.

Unlike our in-person meetings, this one will be open to members only until we get the hang of running things online.

Zoom Information:
(check back closer to the date of the meeting)


Tonight's presentation

We have been very fortunate to book Gary Katz for the December program!

Gary is a contractor who has written numerous books and articles for Fine Homebuilding, Journal of Light Construction, and more recently his This is Carpentry website. Gary has also made many DVDs and youtube videos and is widely recognized as an authority in and educator of carpentry. Long before social media influencers, Gary started the Katz Road Shows to educate and inform carpenters with tips, techniques and new products at independent lumber yards across the country. Hopefully we can get the Road Show to Iowa someday!

Here's a link to a profile and interview with Gary from this month's Fine Homebuilding Magazine.

At this month's presentation, Gary will join us over Zoom to present his Shop Tour video and answer questions afterward. This video discusses setting up his tools, and the evolution of his process, sponsorships, and the Roadshow.

A few of Gary's other videos that you might enjoy as an introduction to his work:

Schedule for the evening

  • 6:45pm - Doors open. Click on the Zoom link in your email, join the meeting, and get some “how to Zoom” tips before the meeting if Zoom is new to you.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome! and hopefully jokes
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight's Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Question and Answer with presenter 
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

Hope to see you there!

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The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all in-person large-group activities until further notice, including the monthly Member Meetings, due to COVID-19. 

Event Properties

Event Date December 14, 2021, 7:00 pm
Event End Date December 14, 2021, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Online Meeting
Categories Club Activities

Venue Information - Online Meeting

This event will be virtual online. See the meeting details for information about how to join.