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Special Interest Group activities

This month's meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by Logan Wittmer, who will demonstrate using a Pano-router

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Event Date April 16, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date April 16, 2022, 11:00 am
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This month's meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers will be presented by Ray Nelson.. He will be talking about embellishments – stone inlay, metal inlays and gilding. 


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Event Date May 14, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date May 14, 2022, 11:00 am
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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 Date September 17, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date September 17, 2022, 11:00 am
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The October meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group will be presented by John Twedt. He will bring a three legged stool or plant stand that he just made. He will talk about the process and the materials necessary to construct. Plans will be available. I encourage the members to bring along some of the new pieces that you have been working on. It will be sort of a show and tell.

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date October 15, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date October 15, 2022, 11:00 am
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The November meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group will be announced soon.

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date November 12, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date November 12, 2022, 11:00 am
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We have not usually held a December meeting of the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group. Enjoy your holidays and make something great for January!

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date December 17, 2022, 9:30 am
Event End Date December 17, 2022, 11:00 am
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The February meeting of the SMFMG will be presented by John Twedt who will talk about the construction of a Chinese style table using traditional joints. A drawing of the joints and discussion of the process will be part of the presentation

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date February 18, 2023, 9:30 am
Event End Date February 18, 2023, 11:00 am
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The March meeting of the SMFMG will feature Jigs, Fixtures and any old tools in your collection that you favor for certain projects.

Join us at the Woodsmith store on the 18th of March at 9:30 AM.

Don’t forget your Jigs, Fixtures and Tools!

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The March meeting of the SMFMG featured jigs, fixtures, and any old tools. There was examples of:

  • Jigs to cut consistent angles for segmented bowls
  • A homemade miter box for smaller pieces
  • Handmade scribes and discussion of how to store them
  • A discussion of how to quickly cut tenons on the table saw
  • A homemade tool to create curves.
  • A very slick spray material available from farm stores

Many thanks to all of you who brought something to share!

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date March 18, 2023, 9:30 am
Event End Date March 18, 2023, 11:00 am
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I have been spending time in my shop this week doing some sharpening on old hand saws. I thought that it would make a good topic for the next SMFMG. I will bring most of the tools that I need to do the demonstration so that people can get an idea of what is involved. I will also bring the tools necessary to sharpen the blade for the scraper plane.

Join us at the Woodsmith store on the 22nd of April at 9:30 AM.

-John Twedt, Furniture SIG Chair


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Event Date April 22, 2023, 9:30 am
Event End Date April 22, 2023, 11:00 am
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John will not be able to lead the Saturday Morning Furniture Makers Group this fall and hopes to have more structured meetings starting back up in January. John hopes that everyone has a great Fall and great Holidays.

In the meantime, Chuck Hass has opened up his shop at the same time for Coffee At Chuck’s. Bring a question or a project or just hang out with other folks who are into woodworking.

Coffee At Chuck’s will be the Saturday following the Club meeting, September 23rd, at 9:30 AM at 175 S 9th, West Des Moines, Unit #430.


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Event Date September 23, 2023, 9:30 am
Event End Date September 23, 2023, 11:00 am
Individual Price Free
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