Dear Woodworkers Guild Members

I am looking for three or four new volunteers to serve as Shop Monitors in 2018. You should have at least a few years of safe woodworking under your belt. We will train you into our way of doing things. The advantages are joining a great group within the Guild who are willing to donate four hours or so every couple of months. Shop Monitors also have almost unlimited access to the shop.

If you are interested please apply in person at the next Membership meeting on Thursday, November 16th at the Creve Coeur Government Center. I will be available both before and after the meeting.

Thank You

Wayne Watson

Shop Manager



Check out the latest update of the Library Listing on the Private Site.  Al Carlson has done a great job of creating a worksheet for Books and another worksheet for DVDs.  If you Al to bring a  specific item to the next meeting, sent Al an email at


Just in time for Amazon Prime Day ,11 July 2017, the St. Louis Woodworker’s Guild is now listed with Amazon Smile

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the St. Louis Woodworker’s Guild every time you shop on Amazon, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the St. Louis Woodworker’s Guild. 

Simply go to, and select the St. Louis Woodworker’s Guild as your organization that you want to receive donations from your eligible purchases.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.  You don’t make the donation, Amazon Smile does.  It truly is at no cost to you.  Just make sure you go to instead of  If you have any questions on how the program works, just send an email to Mike Sistek at .  It’s with programs like this that we can continue to keep the cost of membership to the guild low.

Have you seen our facebook page?  There are some great videos on there.

Fine Woodworking discount subscription to the online membership of their site.  See Private Site for more info.

• Please check out the new topics in the Forum 

New Policy - Open Shop Hours in the Guild's Faust Park workshop.  NO reservation required. NO payment required!    1st & 2nd weekend (Saturday and Sunday) each month 9:00 - 5:00pm.  NEW = the shop will open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the first and second full weeks of each month.  Guild membership must be current. Must have completed safety class. Must have signed a liability waiver.

NEW = the shop will open from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays of the first and second full weeks of each month.

Here are the “open shop hours” schedule for December:


December 2nd and 3rd                     9:00 am to 5:00pm

December 5th and 6th                      10:00 am to 2:00 pm

December 9th and 10th                    9:00 am to 5:00 pm

December 12th and 13th                 10:00 am to 2:00 pm


RECALL: fire extinguisher

Most if not all SLWG members have at least one fire extinguisher in their shop/home.  There has been a safety recall of very many extinguishers made by Kidde in the years from the early 1970s to now. 

Here is the recall notice from the Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  Here is the website by Kidde where model numbers being recalled can be checked and a replacement arranged for any in the recall list:


Focused Woodworking Groups - List of groups and members can be found  on the Private Site:  click on Members, Private Site. Log in. Scroll to the bottom of page.  See STLWW Focused Groups for instructions and group members.

Members phone and email address can be found in the PAID Membership List

If you do not yet have access to the Private Site, please send an email to the Webmaster at


New Shop Equipment

Through the efforts of Guild Member, John Bronson, Emerson Corporation ( Rigid Tools) has selected the Guild to test prototype tools in the Rigid Tool Line. We are responsible to provide accurate feedback by completing surveys throughout the test period. Emerson personnel may occasionally visit to record data. It is my understanding that after the test period Emerson will donate the tools to the Guild. The first two tools are new Shop Vacuums. The Board has agreed to rely on the Shop Monitors to provide the feedback. The new vacuums should be in place this weekend. Please use them like “rented mules” and then go to the survey sites to leave your feedback.

I am providing the survey links below. There is a separate link for each tool.  I will mark each machine so that we do not confuse the surveys. If this goes well we can expect future test tools from the Rigid line.

If you have any questions give me a call.

Survey Links


MOB (1650RV)

Self-cleaning filter (RV3410)


Once again thank you for all that do to make the Guild such a wonderful organization



Grand Opening Celebration at:

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware in St. Louis has just expanded in a new location just doors down from its former location in Bridgeton. The store has grown from 5,400 square feet to over 9,100 square feet and in addition to the larger retail area, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware will now have significantly larger, dedicated class room space. To celebrate the new store, Rockler is inviting the community to attend its grand opening celebration which begins on October 28th, with a 9:00AM Board Cutting Ceremony and a free gift to the first 250 attendees. Special demonstrations and promotions are scheduled from October 28th through November 18th.


• Nov 4, 11, 18: Rocker's grand opening celebration continues each Saturday with free demonstrations, blogger meet and greets, special promotions and manufacturer's representatives.  See more details at:   See web site for details.

• Nov 16: Monthly meeting:  Router Techniques and Secrets with Brian Romine of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

• Dec: No meeting.  

• Jan 18: Monthly Meeting: Historicorps: Historic Building Restoration with a speaker John Bales.

You can volunteer to help restore historic buildings at

• Feb 15: Monthly Meeting:  Penn Spice Box Build with Jay Noffisnger

• Mar 15: Monthly Meeting: Silient Auction and  Show and Tell.. Everyone's chance to show their skills

Bring your tools that you want to sell.

• April 19: Monthly Meeting: Goebal Furniture. Presentation on Joinery with Martin Goebal

• May 17: Monthly Meeting: Steam bending and bent wood lamination with Ken Stahl  Follow on Instagram

• June 21: Monthly Meeting: Decorative cutting boards with Gary Halsey

• July 19: Monthly Meeting: TBD

• TBD:  Mini-Workshop: Making a Mahogan Jewelry Box with Wayne Watson

• TBD:  Mini-Workshop: Compound Miters Class with Don Snyder at Faust Park Shop. 9-5

• TBD: Mini-Workshop: Shaker Style 6 Drawer Chest with Bob Brinkman.  6 sessions.

• TBD: Shop Tour with Eric Lavell

• TBD: Shop Tour with John Dahl

• TBD: Mini-Workshop: Cabriloe Legs with Wayne Watson & Mike Sistek

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