Announcements

New meeting location: Moolah Shrine, 12545 Fee Fee Road, St. Louis, MO 63146 314-878-6301 www.moolah.org Click on the map below to get directions.

Moolah Shrine

Link: Moolah Shrine 12454 Fee Fee


Guild’s annual picnic which will be held Saturday October 6
Due to the “monsoon” forecast on our original picnic date forcing a cancellation, we have rescheduled it for Saturday October 6th. The time will change due to staffing issues at the Daniel Boone site. We will begin eating at 11:00 am. The escorted tours will start at 12:00 pm and will be limited to the first 60 Guild members. As always in the past we ask all those who attend to bring a side dish to share with your fellow Guild members.I will have a signup sheet again at Thursday’s meeting. I you are unable to attend to sign up shoot me an e-mail (vice-president@slwg.org) so that I can add you to the list. We want to be sure we have plenty of food on hand. We will be under a covered pavilion so we plan to go ahead if the weather is reasonable. Light showers and such. Again the Guild will provide the main course and soft drinks. This should be a great venue as well as a great way to meet your fellow Guild members. Family members including children and grandchildren are welcome, just include them in your count please, we don’t want anyone leaving hungrey!

 

This year we will be visiting the Historic Daniel Boone Home in St. Charles County. The address is; 1868 Highway F, Defiance MO . This is approximately 8 mile South of I-64 and just off Highway 94.  Admission fees will be paid by the Guild. We will have use of a large pavilion so the picnic will go on rain or shine. Spouses, children, grandchildren and friends are all welcome!

The_Historic_Daniel_Boone_Home_at_Lindenwood_Park-Defiance_Missouri.html

Click on photos, lots of photos.

The-Historic-Daniel-Boone-Home

 



October Shop Hours

 

Oct 2-3               10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Oct 6        Shop closed for Picnic at Daniel Boone home

Oct 7                    9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Oct 9-10             10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Oct 13-14            9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Only 2018 membership cards will be honored!

 

 

 

EVENTS

• Sept 20: Monthly Meeting: 4 Methods of Sharpening and  4 different finishing methods
We will divide up into 8 groups. 4 of the groups will go through 4 different methods of sharpening and the other 4 groups will go through 4 different finishing methods. We will spend 15 minutes at each table learning about 1 finishing or sharpening method, we will then switch to the next table for another 15 minutes until we go through all 4 methods on that topic. Come prepared to join a group in the topic of your choice.



• Sept 27: Safety Class at Faust Park shop. The next Safety Class is scheduled for Thursday evening September 27 at 6:30 pm. The one time cost is $20.00 (make checks payable to the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild). You must bring your current membership card with you. Expect the class to run about three hours. This class is required prior to members using the shop during “ Open Shop Hours.

• Oct 6: Guild’s annual picnic which will be held Saturday October 6

Due to the “monsoon” forecast on our original picnic date forcing a cancellation, we have rescheduled it for Saturday October 6th.
The time will change due to staffing issues at the Daniel Boone site. We will begin eating at 11:00 am. The escorted tours
will start at 12:00 pm and will be limited to the first 60 Guild members. As always in the past we ask all those who attend to bring a side dish to share with your fellow Guild members.I will have a signup sheet again at Thursday’s meeting. I you are unable to attend to sign up shoot me an e-mail (vice-president@slwg.org) so that I can add you to the list. We want to be sure we have plenty of food on hand. We will be under a covered pavilion so we plan to go ahead if the weather is reasonable. Light showers and such. Again the Guild will provide the main course and soft drinks. This should be a great venue as well as a great way to meet your fellow Guild members. Family members including children and grandchildren are welcome, just include them in your count please, we don’t want anyone leaving hungrey!

 

This year we will be visiting the Historic Daniel Boone Home in St. Charles County. The address is; 1868 Highway F, Defiance MO . This is approximately 8 mile South of I-64 and just off Highway 94.  Admission fees will be paid by the Guild. We will have use of a large pavilion so the picnic will go on rain or shine. Spouses, children, grandchildren and friends are all welcome!

The_Historic_Daniel_Boone_Home_at_Lindenwood_Park-Defiance_Missouri.html

Click on photos, lots of photos.

The-Historic-Daniel-Boone-Home



• Oct 18: Monthly Meeting: Tom and Leslie Tupper

• Oct 25: Monthly Meeting: Iowa Bus Tour: Let's go up north to Iowa for the day and visit Woodsmith Magazine, Bench Craft and Wood Magazine.  More details coming.  If you want to participate, please send an email to Mike Sistek at sistekmw@charter.net

There will also be a $40.00 deposit to hold your seat and you can send a check to P.O Box 411766
St. Louis, MO 63141-9998 or through PayPal using
the treasurer@slwg.org email address.


•  Nov 15: Monthly Meeting: Panel of Experts discuss various wood working topics.  Get your questions ready!

• Nov 17-18: Mini-Workshop: Decorative Veneering 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Cost: $25.00. Tool list to be determined. Veneer provided. 

•  Feb 14-16: Weekend Workshop: Woodworking with Doug Stowe

Doug Stowe began his woodworking career in 1976.

In 1977 Doug founded the Eureka Springs Guild of Artists and Craftspeople. In 1995, he started writing books and articles about woodworking. In 1998, he was one of three founders of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts.

In 2001 he started the Wisdom of the Hands Program at the Clear Spring School, a small independent school in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to prove the value of wood shop and hands-on learning. In 2006 he began his blog, Wisdom of the Hands. In 2009, the Arkansas Arts Council named Doug an Arkansas Living Treasure for his work with wood and in education.

He has published 90 articles in various woodworking magazines and educational journals and has written 13 books on woodworking techniques.

More about Doug on his web site at: http://www.dougstowe.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/dougstowewoodworking/


• Jan 26-27 Mini-Workshop: Router work shop

 



Did you see some Guild members on TV?

On 5 On Your Side:

The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild has an out-of-the-box idea to get kids to read.

View the video and read more below.

 

Tonight, August 2, during the 6:00 pm broadcast KSDK will air a story on the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. Ryan Dean's segment will show some of the members building book boxes for the kids in the BringMeABookStL programs. Wayne Humphrey will discuss the Guild's toy program.

 

https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local/the-st-louis-woodworkers-guild-has-an-out-of-the-box-idea-to-get-kids-to-read/63-579854356

 

If you to help make more boxes (and maybe get on TV), contact:

Tom Tierney tmtierney@gmail.com

 




Bring Me A Book St. Louis

The Guild has partnered with Bring Me A Book St. Louis (bringmeabookstl.org) to help them reach their goal of bringing hardback quality books to under-resourced children to read aloud at home and school.  They provide bookcases and books to pre-kindergarten through first grade classrooms. 

 

The organization also provides books for the children to take home and keep.  The Guild is building small bookcases for the children to store those books in. Building and finishing about thirty boxes at a time allows every child in a classroom to get a bookcase at the same time. 

BringMeABook-STL-Project-Website-Instructions.pdf

Shop Work Day BringMeABookStL - Saturday, July 21, 2018

Scope:

Cut and router plywood and assemble pieces into kits.

Duties:

·         Cut 1’ x 8’ pieces of ½” and 5/8” plywood into book box parts.

·         Use a jigsaw to cut handle holes in the 5/8” pieces.

·         Use a pattern bit and fixture on the router table to mill handles to finished dimension

·         Use the stacked dado head on the table saw to mill rabbets into the side and bottom pieces

·         Assemble parts into kits of two boxes per kit and wrap

Time Commitment:

Two hours

 

Day, Date and Times:

 

·         Saturday,

·         July 21, 2018,

·         First Shift: 8:30 – 10:30

·         Second Shift: 10:30 – 12:30

 

Please contact Tom Tierney to sign up or if you have any questions. Your time to help on the BMABStL book box project will be very much appreciated.

Call or text: (314) 412–1817

Email: tmtierney@gmail.com

NOTE: A work day will be scheduled in August to assemble the kits into the book boxes.

 

 

NEW: Pay your dues on-line at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

You can pay for classes and mini-seminars at the link above.

If you do not have an account, click on Sign Up to Send Money.  (Everyone has to have an account).  Enter the information.

Click on Pay for item or services.  Enter Treasurer@slwg.org   Enter the payment amount for the level of dues you want to pay.  Enter a note indicating the level of dues. Click on Send.  You are done.
 

As a result of the changes to the dues structure for 2018 you will see changes to Guild membership cards this year. First, Shop Monitors will have this stamped on the rear of their membership card. If your new card does not have this contact me. Beginning in  2018, a second level of membership provides for unlimited shop use (during “open shop” dates). All members are still required to have attended a Safety Class. Instead of a yellow dot to signify a safety class was completed, beginning now the card will have a round green stamp that says SLWG Safety. Both this green stamp or the yellow sticker are acceptable until the end of the year. In 2018 only the green stamp is valid. For a member who has paid a higher amount the rear of the card will be stamped Shop Member. Members electing to pay just the lower rate of $40.00 [$25 July 1 – August 31; $15 September 1 – December 31] are still allowed to use the shop up to four times a year. To keep track of the number of visits the Shop Monitor will put their initials on the back of the card for each visit. When four sets of initials are present admittance should be denied. Direct them to contact Tom Tupper, Membership Manager to upgrade their membership level. Amount of time spent in the shop on each visit is not a factor. Whether it is five minutes or five hours a visit is a visit. Shop Monitors still enjoy unlimited use of the shop during daylight hours while only paying the basic ($40.00) dues rate. The park closes at sunset and unless we are having a class (i.e. the Safety Class) the county does not want anyone in Faust Park after sundown.

If you have any questions about the above changes please contact me. 314-541-3047 or workswood@earthlink.net

Best Regards

Wayne Watson

 

 

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 carlsona@swbell.net.

 

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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the St. Louis Woodworker’s Guild. 

Simply go to smile.amazon.com, 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 smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com.  If you have any questions on how the program works, just send an email to Mike Sistek at president@slwg.org .  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?  https://www.facebook.com/StLouisWoodworkers  There are some great videos on there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Focused Woodworking Groups - List of groups and members can be found  on the Private Site: http://slwg.org/  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 mailto:webmaster@slwg.org

 

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)    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YWY3HC9

Self-cleaning filter (RV3410)        https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JD97ZWW

 

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

Wayne