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Club Activities

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

The January 2024 meeting will be held on the 18th at 7pm. 

The January program will be a demonstration and Q&A session about epoxy pours with Dennis Kennedy of the Woodsmith Store.

Dennis Kennedy - epoxy pour coasters 1

Dennis Kennedy - epoxy pour table 1

Dennis has been a commercial photographer for 40 years and counting. He's photographed for Woodsmith, Shopnotes, and Workbench magazines, as well as other titles. And he worked behind the scenes on The Woodsmith Shop TV show.

The past 5 years he's been working at the Woodsmith Store. He's been a woodworker since 1973 as a senior in high school, but he didn’t really get going until 1990 when we bought his first house, and then even more so in 2004 when he started at August Home Publishing.

Dennis will be giving away some epoxy-related prizes as well!

Event Date January 18, 2024, 7:00 pm
Event End Date January 18, 2024, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

February 2024 Members Meeting

Thursday, February 15th at 7pm

Phil Huber will present a program titled Getting to the Finish Line with Finish

Presenter 2024 Phil Huber - wax finish

Some secrets hide in plain sight. Growing as a finisher involves learning that a good finish can never be done in a single step. I’ll share how I use wax in my finish process!

Event Date February 15, 2024, 7:00 pm
Event End Date February 15, 2024, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities
General Meeting : March 2024

The March 2024 meeting will be held on the 21st at 7pm. 

Shawn Brown will show us his DIY CNC project! 

When someone mentions a CNC router, the first thing that typically comes to mind is sign-making. But there's so much more! With a CNC router, you can precisely rout, drill, saw, plane, bore holes, tap, engrave, create inlays, and more, with amazing accuracy and repeatability.

Presenter 2024 Brown2

 

What do you need for hardware, software, and skill set to get started with CNC? Member and DMWW Librarian Shawn Brown provides an overview of how CNC can be used to create, how he got started with it, and a short demo of operating a CNC machine.

Event Date March 21, 2024, 7:00 pm
Event End Date March 21, 2024, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

The April 2024 meeting will be held on the 18th at 7pm. 

Bob Hunter will show us the latest New Products in woodworking, and developments from SawStop. More details to come as we approach the meetin date, check back here for updates!

 

DMWA 2022 10 VenueChange slide 4

 


Our venue, the Fred Maytag II Scout Center, is located at 6123 Scout Trail in Des Moines, off of SW 63rd just South of Park Ave and just West of the Des Moines Airport grounds. If you've been involved with the Des Moines Wood Turners (or the Boy Scouts recently) you may already be familiar with the location.

Enter through the main doors. Parking is somewhat limited near the doors, so if you have good mobility, please consider parking further from the entry to help others.

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 Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Q&A with presenter
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

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Event Date April 18, 2024, 7:00 pm
Event End Date April 18, 2024, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities

The May 2024 meeting will be held on the 16th at 7pm. 

More details to come as we approach the meetin date, check back here for updates!

 

DMWA 2022 10 VenueChange slide 4

 


Our venue, the Fred Maytag II Scout Center, is located at 6123 Scout Trail in Des Moines, off of SW 63rd just South of Park Ave and just West of the Des Moines Airport grounds. If you've been involved with the Des Moines Wood Turners (or the Boy Scouts recently) you may already be familiar with the location.

Enter through the main doors. Parking is somewhat limited near the doors, so if you have good mobility, please consider parking further from the entry to help others.

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 Presenter
  • 7:10pm - Presentation
  • 7:45pm - Q&A with presenter
  • 8:05pm - 5 MINUTE BREAK
  • 8:10pm - Show and Tell
  • 8:30pm - Meeting Adjourn

If you are a member and have not been receiving our email messages recently, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Date May 16, 2024, 7:00 pm
Event End Date May 16, 2024, 9:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Club Activities