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Activities for the General Membership. Includes monthly membership meetings and the holiday party.

Welcome back from our summer break! Our first meeting for the fall of 2019 will take place on September 10, 2019 at the Woodsmith Store.

September’s program features Shaun Webb with a presentation on traditional bow making. Shaun is an avid archer and has built many different types of bows. He'll bring several tools that he uses to show us his process in person.

Event Date September 10, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date September 10, 2019, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

Our October meeting will take place on October 8th, 2019 at the Woodsmith Store.

This month's program will feature Craig Ruegsegger, Deputy Editor of WOOD magazine, demonstrating how making boxes using just the bandsaw (and some sanding) opens a world of curvy, creative opportunities.

Event Date October 8, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date October 8, 2019, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

The November 2019 general meeting will take place on November 12th, 2019 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Club member Tom Whalley will present on what he calls “crossover woodworking,” and will show how he creates his unique State Fair projects. Traditional woodworking and traditional woodturning are usually very different and use totally different tools and machines. Over the last 2 to 3 years, Tom has developed a fascination for what some folks might call “segmented woodturning”; however, he calls it “crossover woodworking.” That is because it uses woodworking tools as well as woodturning tools in harmony with results that are different from woodworking, woodturning, or segmented work on their own.

During the demonstration, Tom hopes to do two things: He will explain the techniques in creating the ribbon piece by using some drawings of the process. During this discussion, he plans to recreate a model similar to what he made prior to creating the actual piece you will see.

So many people have asked Tom how the streptohedron came about, so he might also go through this process from the initial layout through the steps of construction and talk about some of the jigs, etc, he used to make it. Tom will bring some of the trial pieces as well as photos and drawings to better show the process.

November is also our Annual Meeting as an organization, when we conduct elections for officers and review the financial state of the Association. If you're interested in volunteering for the club or getting more involved on a committee, this month is a good time to ask the current board and volunteers about how you can make a difference to YOUR Des Moines Woodworkers Association!

Event Date November 12, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date November 12, 2019, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

The December 2019 general meeting will be our annual holiday party! 

Mingle & Jingle 2019 Flyer

Our Christmas Mingle & Jingle will be held on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm in the Woodsmith Store meeting room.

Email your 2019 project pictures to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. be entered in the prize drawing! Please include a little detail about your project in your email. There will be limited space for sharing, so please email your project pictures rather than bringing them to share.

Put your apron on and get cookin'! Everyone is invited to bring a desert or appetizer to share. The club will provide plates, napkins and forks. Please bring your own serving utensils if needed. Beverages will also be provided.

If you would like to participate in the gift exchange, please bring a wrapped present with value $5.00 or less.

All party-goers are asked to bring new pairs of warm socks to be donated to the Central Iowa Homeless Shelter.

 

Event Date December 10, 2019, 7:00 pm
Event End Date December 10, 2019, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

The January 2020 general meeting will take place on January 14th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date January 14, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 14, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

This month's general meeting will be held on February 11th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date February 11, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date February 11, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

This month's general meeting will be held on March 10th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date March 10, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date March 10, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

This month's general meeting will be held on April 14th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date April 14, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date April 14, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

This month's general meeting will be held on May 12th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date May 12, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date May 12, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities

This month's general meeting will be held on September 8th, 2020 at the Woodsmith Store. Doors open at 6:30pm for social time, and you must arrive by 7pm when the Woodsmith store closes to customers to get in to the meeting. 

Check back here for more information as we get closer to the meeting date.

Event Date September 8, 2020, 7:00 pm
Event End Date September 8, 2020, 9:00 pm
Categories Club Activities