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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Group activities

The Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group meets the Saturday after the general Club meeting at 9:30 AM at the Woodsmith Store.

Feel free to attend and learn about the group participant’s latest wood- working project design and construction topics.

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Event Date March 14, 2020, 9:30 am
Event End Date March 14, 2020, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all Club activities planned for April due to the COVID-19 outbreak. May activities will be evaluated in April.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

 

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Event Date April 18, 2020, 9:30 am
Event End Date April 18, 2020, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The Des Moines Woodworkers Board has decided to cancel all Club activities planned for April and May due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Future activities will be evaluated over the summer and as the State of Iowa updates their guidance for large assemblies.

Stay safe at home and get some woodworking done, everyone!

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Event Date May 16, 2020, 9:30 am
Event End Date May 16, 2020, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group meets the Saturday after the general Club meeting at 9:30 AM at the Woodsmith Store.

Feel free to attend and learn about the group participant’s latest wood- working project design and construction topics.

Link for more information about our Special Interest Groups

Event Date September 12, 2020, 9:30 am
Event End Date September 12, 2020, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The October meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by Chuck Hass. His topic will be the building of the Jefferson lap desk. We will be meeting at Chuck’s place located at 175 9th Street, Unit 430, West Des Moines.

I hope that all of the Furniture Makers out there are well and have been able to stay away from the virus. I hope to be able to present something in November but will make not promises at this time.

The State Fair was good to me this summer and I was awarded Best of Show for a Federal legged table that I made. When I get back to the Saturday Morning group it will be to show some of the jigs and fixtures that I had to create in order to produce the inlays (round, oval and border inlays) and also the legs. It should be an interesting presentation as there is a lot of ground to cover.

-John Twedt

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Event Date October 16, 2021, 9:30 am
Event End Date October 16, 2021, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

** Please note the time change for this month **

The November meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by John Twedt.

John says, "The State Fair was good to me this summer and I was awarded Best of Show for a Federal legged table that I made. When I get back to the Saturday Morning group it will be to show some of the jigs and fixtures that I had to create in order to produce the inlays (round, oval and border inlays) and also the legs. It should be an interesting presentation as there is a lot of ground to cover."

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Event Date November 13, 2021, 11:30 am
Event End Date November 13, 2021, 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

** Please note the time change for this month **

The December meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by John Twedt.


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Event Date December 11, 2021, 11:30 am
Event End Date December 11, 2021, 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

** CANCELLED due to severe winter storm **

The January meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by John Twedt.


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Event Date January 15, 2022, 11:30 am
Event End Date January 15, 2022, 1:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The February meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by member Eugene Harms, who also serves as our Librarian. 

Eugene will demonstrate of the art of Kumiko. Kumiko is created by assembling small wooden pieces into beautified patterns to make delicate art or enhance furniture. Eugene will discuss the tools and jigs used to prepare the wood, how the jigs are built, and how they're used to make the Kumiko patterns. He will demonstrate the making of a few Kumiko patterns and talk about the frames and the backing used to enhance the finished projects.

We encourage everyone to bring new processes from your shop that you have discovered. If you have something new in your shop that can benefit others at the next meeting, then bring it! 

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Event Date February 12, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date February 12, 2022, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups

The March meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers was presented by John Twedt, who demonstrated the technique of using hide glue to put together a radial match. You can treat veneers in a different way using hide glue, and it is very helpful in completing the radial match. He also brought along some Mechanical Models made from wood that were of great interest to the group assembled. Thanks to all who attended!

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Event Date March 12, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date March 12, 2022, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Interest Groups