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Preferred Suppliers

The following Preferred Suppliers support the Des Moines Woodworkers Association through discounts to current Members, and assistance with Community Service Projects, General Member Meetings and Special Events. Please give preference to these Suppliers in meeting your woodworking needs.

Each Supplier’s "Information Summary" outlines their discount policy. Because of sales and changes in merchandise or services, this summary should be treated as a guideline only. Be sure to show your Membership Card and ask about an item's discount before you make a purchase.

Click on a Preferred Supplier business name for more information: 

Ace Hardware - Ankeny
Ace Hardware - Johnston
Ace Hardware - O'Donnell - Three Locations
Ace Hardware - Park Fair Mall
Acme Tools & Equipment - Power Tools
Bradley Tool & Fasteners - Sharpening & Equipment Rebuilding     
Country Caboose Refinishing
Des Moines Hardwoods
FINTECH - Abrasives
Hartville Tool - Catalog - Tools & Supplies      
Hutcheson Lumber & Millwork - Hardwood
Klingspor’s Woodworking Shop - Hickory, NC
Liberty Hardwoods - Ankeny
Kryger Glass - Mirrors, Shelves, Table Tops
Millie Wood Works - Des Moines       
Prairie Rose Woodworking Studio - Woodworking School       
Sherwin Williams - Paint & Finish - 12 Locations
Tandy Leather Factory - Leather Craft Supplies & Dyes
True Value Hardware - West Des Moines
White Cap - Power Tools & Fastners     
Wolfe Machinery - See Bradley Tool & Fastener
Woodcraft Store - Kansas City - Tools & Supplies
Woodhaven - Catalog - Accessories, Jigs & Bits       
Woodsmith Store - Tools & Supplies    
Woodworker's Supply - Catalog - Tools & Supplies      

Custom Work

 

General Comments

The following Members are willing to do Custom Woodworking or related Services.  If you are interested in commissioning one of these Members to complete a Woodworking Project or Service for you, please contact the Member directly.  Please keep in mind that Custom Woodworking Projects or Services completed by an experienced Woodworker are not inexpensive since it involves expensive materials and equipment plus a significant amount of highly skilled labor.

As in any business transaction, it is important to have a clear understanding in writing of the work to be done and the amount to be paid for the product to be purchased and / or service to be provided.  It is further recommended that you secure and check out references as to similar Woodworking Projects or Services completed by the Member.

The Des Moines Woodworkers Association, Inc. is not a party to any Custom Woodworking or related Service transaction that is entered in to with one of our Members.  We do not warrant or assume any liability for the completion of or the quality of a Custom Woodworking Project or Service that you may commission one of our Members to complete.

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Tom Whalley The Model Shop, Inc

Website: www.TomWhalleyWoodCreations.com            

 Ph:  515-321-6323  E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Experience:  Over 35 years  Location:  Urbandale
 Type of Work:  
    Woodturning Projects - Bowls, Ornaments, Wine Stoppers, etc.
    Custom Woodworking Projects, Design and Built
    Kids Toys, Puzzles, Games, etc.
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Rick Hutcheson Website: ScrollSaws.Com
Ph:   515-986-4185 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Experience:   Many years

Location:   Grimes

Type of Work:   Scroll Saw Cutting  
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Jim Nelson  
Ph:  515-277-0041 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Experience:  20 years Location: Des Moines
Type of Work:  Tables, Book Cases, Desks, Beds, Bunk Beds
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Gene Jamtgaard   

PO Box 39, West Plains, MO 65775-0039

Ph: 417-256-4334    Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   Website: GenesScrolling.Com

Type of Work: Just about all types of scroll work, specializing in portraits and plaques.

 Experience:   Gene’s Scrolling & Fret Work Since 1999

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Brian Simmons 

Ph:  515-419-2916      

              E-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Experience:  15 Years

              Location:  Des Moines

Type of Work:  Almost anything round - Bowls, Plates, Hollow Forms like Vases, Reproduction Spindles and Gift Items. 

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Ron Stookey        Website: www.furniture-restoration.com
Ph:  515-277-1555 Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Experience:  Profession for over 35 yrs. Location: Valley Junction - West Des Moines
Type of Work:  Furniture Touchup, Repair, Refinishing, Restoration - On Site Touch Up & Classes are also available.
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Russ Wilkins   
Ph:  515-967-2002 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Experience:  Many yrs of experience

Location: Runnells

Type of Work:  Sawmill Operation – Will haul tree to his Place of Business – DMWA Member discount offered
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Dave Yearian  
Ph:  515-265-4939 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Experience:  20+ yrs Location: Des Moines

Type of Work:  Almost any type of Woodworking Project

Des Moines Woodturners Club

The Des Moines Woodturners Club was organized by a group of central Iowa woodturners as Chapter 158 of the American Association of Woodturners (AAW) in April 2001. 

They provide programming and educational opportunities for woodturners of all skill levels and a wide variety of woodturning interests.  Monthly meetings are held from Sept through May (guests are welcome) plus they occasional sponsor special demonstrations and hands-on workshops.

You are welcome to join both Clubs if you are interested in all types of woodworking. You will find more information about the Woodturners Club at their website www.dmwoodturners.com.

 


 

Safety

 Safety Rules for the Shop

Here is a list of Safety Rules you should post in your Shop and refer to them often. The Club Library has a DVD on Safety by well known woodworking instructor, Marc Adams. Besure to check out this DVD from the Club Library.

View / Download - PDF File

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 Toxicity of Wood Species 

This chart first appeared in the June 1990 issue of American Woodturner. It has been posted on many websites and presented in many formats. 

View / Download - PDF File

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Central Dust Collection 

This is an excellent article published in the May 2003 issue of American
Woodworker.  It will provide you with many good ideas on designing and
building a central dust collection system.

View / Download - PDF File

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Fine Woodworking Safety Articles

Included are Articles on Tablesaw Kickback, Tablesaw Splitters, Routing Safety and Woodworkers First Aid.

Go to Fine Woodworking Website Articles

 

Plans

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Calculators

Calculators by Club Member LeRoy Monson

These Calculators may be downloaded for your Personal Use only.  This allowance for Personal Use in no way modifies or limits copyright protection under law against unauthorized Commercial use of these Calculators.

To download these Calculators requires Microsoft Excel (version 5 or higher). If you have any questions or need help please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please Contact Us if you would like to submit Woodworking Support Items you have created that you would like to share with other Woodworkers.

 
Download >    Calculates the dimensions for rail and stile cabinet doors.
Download >  Calculates the cutting angles for making compound miters.
Download >  Calculates the ideal number of stairway treads given rise and run.
Download >  Calculates a range of optimum speaker enclosure dimensions and volumes based on a desired inside width of the front panel.
Download >  Calculates the angles and dimensions for individual segments of arcs and circles. You only need to enter the number of segments and the inside and outside diameters.  If  you provide your saw blade's actual measured kerf width, it provides the  minimum length of the stock needed to complete one segmented circle, but you may want to allow additional length for spare segments. Although designed to be an adjunct to any favorite bowl segment cutting jig or method, it can be used for any project that incorporates segments of any size; whether a small picture frame, a circular window, or a doorway arch.
 

 

 

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  • Preferred Suppliers

    The following Preferred Suppliers support the Des Moines Woodworkers Association through discounts to current Members, and assistance with Community Service Projects, General Member Meetings and Special Events. Please give preference to these Suppliers in meeting your woodworking needs.

    Each Supplier outlines their discount policy below. Because of sales and changes in merchandise or services, this summary should be treated as a guideline only. Before you make a purchase, be sure to show your Membership Card and ask about an item's discount.