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.

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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 October:

Tues and Wed. October 3rd and 4th           10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sat. and Sun. October 7th and 8th .                     9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tues and Wed. October 10th and 11th       10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sat. and Sun. October 14th and 15th           9:00 am – 5:00 pm


I have a scheduled Safety Class for Thursday September 28th at 6:30 pm at the Faust Park Shop. Contact Wayne Watson at 314-846-1172



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


• Sept 21: Monthly Meeting: Skiff America 20 Build with Kilburn Adams and William Dulin

This month’s program is going to be excellent.  After they retired, Bill Dulin and Kilburn Adams built two 20-foot cabin cruisers.  The boats are complete and powered by a 25 hp 4 stroke outboard engine and the boats are quite capable on the open water.  The amazing thing is, they are able to build the basic running boat for a package price of about $8,500.00!  How’s that for affordable?  They are going to detail how they came up with the design and the build process.  I can tell you, a 20-foot wooden boat takes quite a bit of woodworking and you are going to really enjoy this program.  I’ll see you there!

• Sept 23: Shop Tour: St. Louis FAB LAB at Lewis and Clark Community College

St. Louis Confluence Fab Lab

N.O. Nelson Campus

600 Troy Road

Edwardsville, IL 62025


• Sept 23-24:  Mini-Workshop: Introduction to Band Saw Boxes. 9-1pm. At Faust Park Shop. Cost $25.00

• Oct 19: Monthly Meeting: Making Post-and-Rung Chairs using Green Woodworking with Grant Black

• Oct 28:  Mini-Workshop: Introduction to Bowl Turning with Brad Bernhard.  8-4pm. At Faust Park Shop. Cost $25.00

• Oct 29:  Mini-Workshop: Introduction to Wire Inlays with John Koch.  9-4pm. At Faust Park Shop. Cost $60.00.  Tool list TBD.

• Nov 16: Monthly meeting:  Benefits of Using a Router Table with Brian Romine of Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

• Dec: No meeting.  

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

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

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

• April 19: Monthly Meeting: Reconstruction of a Wood Frame Aircraft with Steve Wood

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

• June 21: Monthly Meeting: Goebal Furniture with Martin Goebal

• July 19: Monthly Meeting: Decorative cutting boards with Gary Halsey

• 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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