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Special Events

Field trips and events outside of the normal member meetings

From John Twedt, Event Chair

I would like to invite you to the 2016 Artistry in Wood show sponsored by the Woodworkers, Woodturners and Carvers Clubs. It will be at the Woodsmith Store on Friday the 23rd through Sunday the 25th of September. The show will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We have been planning for the show for some time and all of the pieces are in place. The projects that you have made since the last show are welcome. You may also bring projects that you have never shown in a prior show. The show will be held along with the Woodsmith Fall Sale. When you attend the show you can shop for the items you need for your next project. We have a loyal clientele that marvels at seeing the things that the Club Members produce so please join us in September. See you there!

Rules to Exhibit at Artistry in Wood

  • The item should not have been previously shown at Artistry in Wood show.
  • You must be a club member from a sponsoring club to exhibit an item at Artistry in Wood.
  • There is no limit on how many items one member can exhibit.
  • You must bring and register items on Thursday, the 22nd of September, from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Woodsmith Store.
  • Sales of exhibits will be allowed at the show.
  • Two prize winners will be announced. One prize per exhibitor.

If you cannot make the registration deadline on Thursday the 22nd, please email John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

Projects need to be picked up on Sunday the 25th from 3:00 pm to 3:40 pm. The crew at Woodsmith would like to avoid staying past 3:40 but must be done by 4:00 pm when the Store closes.

Event Date September 24, 2016, 9:00 am
Event End Date September 24, 2016, 5:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Events

From John Twedt, Event Chair

I would like to invite you to the 2016 Artistry in Wood show sponsored by the Woodworkers, Woodturners and Carvers Clubs. It will be at the Woodsmith Store on Friday the 23rd through Sunday the 25th of September. The show will run from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday. Sunday will be from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

We have been planning for the show for some time and all of the pieces are in place. The projects that you have made since the last show are welcome. You may also bring projects that you have never shown in a prior show. The show will be held along with the Woodsmith Fall Sale. When you attend the show you can shop for the items you need for your next project. We have a loyal clientele that marvels at seeing the things that the Club Members produce so please join us in September. See you there!

Rules to Exhibit at Artistry in Wood

  • The item should not have been previously shown at Artistry in Wood show.
  • You must be a club member from a sponsoring club to exhibit an item at Artistry in Wood.
  • There is no limit on how many items one member can exhibit.
  • You must bring and register items on Thursday, the 22nd of September, from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm at the Woodsmith Store.
  • Sales of exhibits will be allowed at the show.
  • Two prize winners will be announced. One prize per exhibitor.

If you cannot make the registration deadline on Thursday the 22nd, please email John at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to make arrangements.

Projects need to be picked up on Sunday the 25th from 3:00 pm to 3:40 pm. The crew at Woodsmith would like to avoid staying past 3:40 but must be done by 4:00 pm when the Store closes.

Event Date September 25, 2016, 11:00 am
Event End Date September 25, 2016, 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Events

It's time for our Fall Swap Meet! We will set up in the lot behind the store.

Access to the area is around the east side of the store

Sellers can set up anytime after 8:30 am.

If you have anything woodworking related to trade or sell you're welcome to come and make your best deal. (You can tell your spouse you actually sold some tools!)

Sturdy tables will be provided by the Woodsmith Store for sellers. Or just come to browse. There will be lots of tools, machinery, books, jigs, and collectibles. There’s sure to be something you can’t live without.

So, clean out your shop and come to the Swap Meet. It only happens once every two years — don't miss it!

Event Date October 8, 2016, 9:00 am
Event End Date October 8, 2016, 12:00 pm
Individual Price Free
Categories Special Events

The Des Moines Woodworkers, Des Moines Woodturners and Mid-Iowa Wood Carvers have sponsored and decorated a tree the Festival of Trees and Lights for many years. You can get involved by making and donating ornaments for our tree at one of our meetings, volunteering to help at the event, or just by attending!

Volunteer help is needed November 21st, 24th and 25th plus any help you can give with ornaments. A little pilgrim told us that snacks and beverages may be provided. If you are interested, contact Bob Pontius at (641) 895-1886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From the event site at  https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees.aspx :

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Your attendance means you are supporting valuable programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our community.

We invite you to attend Festival, volunteer at Festival or support Festival by making a contribution, decorating a tree or donating books.

 

Event Date November 27, 2019, 11:00 am
Event End Date November 27, 2019, 7:00 pm
Individual Price $5 at event
Categories Special Events

The Des Moines Woodworkers, Des Moines Woodturners and Mid-Iowa Wood Carvers have sponsored and decorated a tree the Festival of Trees and Lights for many years. You can get involved by making and donating ornaments for our tree at one of our meetings, volunteering to help at the event, or just by attending!

Volunteer help is needed November 21st, 24th and 25th plus any help you can give with ornaments. A little pilgrim told us that snacks and beverages may be provided. If you are interested, contact Bob Pontius at (641) 895-1886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From the event site at  https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees.aspx :

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Your attendance means you are supporting valuable programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our community.

We invite you to attend Festival, volunteer at Festival or support Festival by making a contribution, decorating a tree or donating books.

 

Event Date November 28, 2019, 1:00 pm
Event End Date November 28, 2019, 7:00 pm
Individual Price $5 at event
Categories Special Events

The Des Moines Woodworkers, Des Moines Woodturners and Mid-Iowa Wood Carvers have sponsored and decorated a tree the Festival of Trees and Lights for many years. You can get involved by making and donating ornaments for our tree at one of our meetings, volunteering to help at the event, or just by attending!

Volunteer help is needed November 21st, 24th and 25th plus any help you can give with ornaments. A little pilgrim told us that snacks and beverages may be provided. If you are interested, contact Bob Pontius at (641) 895-1886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From the event site at  https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees.aspx :

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Your attendance means you are supporting valuable programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our community.

We invite you to attend Festival, volunteer at Festival or support Festival by making a contribution, decorating a tree or donating books.

 

Event Date November 29, 2019, 11:00 am
Event End Date November 29, 2019, 7:00 pm
Individual Price $5 at event
Categories Special Events

The Des Moines Woodworkers, Des Moines Woodturners and Mid-Iowa Wood Carvers have sponsored and decorated a tree the Festival of Trees and Lights for many years. You can get involved by making and donating ornaments for our tree at one of our meetings, volunteering to help at the event, or just by attending!

Volunteer help is needed November 21st, 24th and 25th plus any help you can give with ornaments. A little pilgrim told us that snacks and beverages may be provided. If you are interested, contact Bob Pontius at (641) 895-1886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From the event site at  https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees.aspx :

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Your attendance means you are supporting valuable programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our community.

We invite you to attend Festival, volunteer at Festival or support Festival by making a contribution, decorating a tree or donating books.

 

Event Date November 30, 2019, 11:00 am
Event End Date November 30, 2019, 7:00 pm
Individual Price $5 at event
Categories Special Events

The Des Moines Woodworkers, Des Moines Woodturners and Mid-Iowa Wood Carvers have sponsored and decorated a tree the Festival of Trees and Lights for many years. You can get involved by making and donating ornaments for our tree at one of our meetings, volunteering to help at the event, or just by attending!

Volunteer help is needed November 21st, 24th and 25th plus any help you can give with ornaments. A little pilgrim told us that snacks and beverages may be provided. If you are interested, contact Bob Pontius at (641) 895-1886 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

From the event site at  https://www.unitypoint.org/blankchildrens/about-festival-of-trees.aspx :

Festival of Trees & Lights is a five-day public event that is the main fundraiser for Blank Children's Hospital. The event features beautifully decorated trees, entertainment, children's activities, food, shopping and more!

Your attendance means you are supporting valuable programs at Blank Children's Hospital. Programs that would not be possible without the generous support of our community.

We invite you to attend Festival, volunteer at Festival or support Festival by making a contribution, decorating a tree or donating books.

 

Event Date December 1, 2019, 11:00 am
Event End Date December 1, 2019, 5:00 pm
Individual Price $5 at event
Categories Special Events

Meet us in Britt, Iowa (about two hours north of Des Moines, west of Clear Lake), and tour two neighboring manufacturers Williams and Hussey Molders, makers of molding machines for curved stock, and the Original Saw Company, makers of radial arms, beam saws, and crosscut saws.

We'll tour from 10am until about noon, with a break for lunch on your own or in small groups. 
(lunch is not being provided by DMWA)

RSVP is Required: Fill out the Google Form by June 23rd at https://forms.gle/CpgoPLkqPq7wCrT47

Questions? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sales booth for the Original Saw Company

Tour 2022 williams hussey

For more information on the machinery these companies manufacture:

Williams & Hussey Machine and Tool Co. (williamsnhussey.com)

Original Saw Company - Radial Arm - Beam - Cross Cut Saws

For those interested, some of us will also be visiting The National Hobo Museum after the machinery tour.  

Event Date June 24, 2022, 10:00 am
Event End Date June 24, 2022, 1:00 pm
Capacity 50
Registered 1
Available place 49
Cut off date June 23, 2022, 5:00 pm
Individual Price The factory tours are free. Optional lunch is buy-your-own.
Categories Special Events

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DMWA Members, don’t miss out on this 1-Day only sale of tools for members only!
 
Our club has a variety of tools that have been donated to the club and we are selling them to raise money for our club. Items are priced to provide huge discounts to club members while benefitting the Des Moines Woodworkers Association.
 
Cash or Check only: No Bitcoin, Credit Cards, Venmo, Paypal, etc.
 
The sale is this Saturday, June 25.
For more information, please log in to this website with your member account.
 
Below are a few pictures of what will be for sale:
 
2022 06 21 club benefit sale
 

Item Description

Miscellaneous exotic woods and sheet goods

Fisch Mortiser

Bar clamps and C-Clamps

Leigh D4R Dovetail Jig

Router mortiser machine (2015#217Woodsmith Project)

Router mortiser Jig (2021 Woodsmith #253 Project)

Ridgid Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander (no Drums)

Miscellaneous hand power tools

Shop-built downdraft table

Shop-built Air cleaner

Leigh D1600 Dovetail Jig

Kreg Pocket hole Jig

Chisel Set (12 pcs)

Vintage Porter Cable Jig Saw

Grizzly G0538 Oscillating Spindle Sander

Event Date June 25, 2022, 9:00 am
Event End Date June 25, 2022, 1:00 pm
Categories Special Events