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

Moolah Shrine

Link: Moolah Shrine 12454 Fee Fee

The Guild has partnered with Bring Me A Book St. Louis ( 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. 


Fundamentals of Woodworking Class: Beginning in May!  Learning the Essential Skills of Good Craftmanship.  See description.  To enroll see James Payne. For questions contact Wayne Watson at or 314-541-3047

NEW: Pay your dues on-line at

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 goods or services.  Enter   Enter the payment amount for the level of dues you want to pay (either $40 for regular rate or $75 for the shop rate).  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 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

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


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.



April Open Shop Hours

May 5 and 6                              10:00 am – 2:00 pm

May 12 and 13                          9:00 am – 5:00 pm

May 1 and 2                            10:00 am – 2:00 pm

May 8 and 9                             9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Only 2018 membership cards will be honored!


May Safety Class                             May 24 at 6:30 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




Next Safety Class Scheduled

The next Safety Class is scheduled for Thursday evening May 24 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.”  No prior reservation is required to attend this class.

• 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

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