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Furniture Making SIG : Sept 2022

I would like to thank Ray Nelson for the presentation that he made last spring. Ray spoke of techniques that I am not familiar with and spurred a lot of discussion. I think that everyone learned something new from Ray.

The September meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group will be presented by me, John Twedt. I built a clock with the intent to show off some maple that I bought at the Habitat for Humanity store. The piece did very well at the State Fair. I hope that you looked at the piece and thought that it looked complicated, it was.

 I intend to bring all that I have concerning the jigs I used and talk about the construction. I am sure that you will get new information out of the discussion. I also intend to bring 4 of the things that I depend on to make dovetail joints. It won’t be a complete talk concerning all of the step by step processes, but it will get you started on the right foot.

Join us at The Woodsmith Store on the 17th of September, 9:30 AM.

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair

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Event Details:

Event Date September 17, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date September 17, 2022, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Location The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA
Categories Special Interest Groups

Venue Information - The Woodsmith Store, Des Moines, IA

The Woodsmith Store hosts our regular Member Meetings in the meeting space in the back of the store, and is also one of our Preferred Suppliers.

** Guests are always welcome! **

General Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month, September through May, at the Woodsmith Store in Clive, IA (Get Map).

We meet in the back room of the store, please ask at the front desk if you need help finding us. Doors open at 6pm for socializing.

Meetings start at 7:00 pm, unless otherwise posted below, and generally are over about 9:00 pm.

Because the Woodsmith Store closes at 7pm, you may not be able to get in if you arrive after 7pm. Come early and meet your fellow woodworkers!

Meetings consist of:

  • An update on Club events and activities
  • Woodworking Q&A
  • Time to get to know other members
  • An educational presentation
  • Member project show and tell
  • Plus, great cookies and coffee!


10320 Hickman Road, Clive, IA 50325


  • Monday-Friday: 9:00-7:00
  • Saturday: 9:00-5:00
  • Sunday: 11:00-4:00

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