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General Meeting : October 2022

The October meeting will be presented by Bob Rummer, and will cover setting up a new shop.

This month's meeting will be held Tuesday October 11, 2022, back at the venue we used last spring, Franklin Junior High in Des Moines.Presenter 2022 Bob Rummer Shop

Bob is a custom woodworker living in Berthoud, Colorado. He works with clients to design and build one-of-a-kind objects drawing on skills such as woodturning, casework, marquetry, carving, pyrography, and stained glass. Recent projects have included a dining room set, a Shaker hall desk, an Empire coffee table, a carved keepsake box, and a mid-century audio cabinet.

While Bob has been woodworking for most of his life, he also spent 30 years as a Forest Engineer with the US Forest Service. He worked on sustainability and timber harvesting projects around the world and has a deep appreciation for forests, trees, and the things that are made from them. After leaving the Forest Service in 2012, Bob started offering custom woodworking services and woodshop classes. He also writes a regular column, “Stories from Grandpa’s Workshop”, for Highland Woodworking’s Woodnews Online.

Woodworking has been a family tradition for generations, and the name of Bob’s business – John Rummer and Sons ( – reflects the skills, craftsmanship, and creativity that have been handed down from fathers to sons.

The address is 4801 Franklin Ave in Des Moines, on the south edge of Tower Park and just east of the Franklin Library.

We will meet in Room 148 at the southwest corner of the building.

Park in the south or west lots and enter the doors labeled SOUTHWEST ENTRANCE.

Doors open at 6:45pm for social time, and the meeting will begin at 7pm. Give yourself extra time to find your way in to our new meeting place if you haven't been over yet. 

Meeting Agenda: 

  • 6:45pm - Doors open, both in person and on Zoom. Click on the Zoom link below to join the meeting.
  • 7:00pm - Welcome!
  • 7:05pm - Introduction of Tonight’s Guest Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Q&A with Bob
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell, door prizes
  • 9:00pm at latest - Meeting Adjourn

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Event Details:

Event Date October 11, 2022, 7:00 pm
Event End Date October 11, 2022, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Location Franklin Jr High
Categories Club Activities

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