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Simple Gifts for Friends & Family

Bob Kastigar shared a plethora of ideas at the September Guild meeting which he considers fun and easy to complete in large quantities. He’s written up and shared with me descriptions and photos for each of these projects, so it is my great pleasure to share all of them with you: Bracelets The bracelets were…
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Rockler Cross Lap Jig

One of our favorite Guild sponsors, Brian Romine with Rockler, shared a number of new and popular products available at his store. One of those is the Rocker Cross Lap Jig. When you need to cut multiple lap joints with uniform spacing, reach for our Cross Lap Jig. Screw it to your miter gauge and…
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Final steps of building a wine stopper

Wine Bottle Stoppers

At the September meeting, John Bronson presented his inspiration for hardwood bottle stoppers as well as a quick overview on how to make them with a lathe and some super glue. Enjoy his beautiful slide deck, full of recommended purchases and progressive updates as he turns his own stopper.

Melting block packing puzzle

Toy Pattern: Melting Block Packing Puzzle

This toy pattern includes a multi-page PDF. Please be sure to download and print the attached toy pattern at the bottom of this page along with these instructions. Tools Table saw Sand paper Router and chamfer or rounder-over bit (optional) Finishing oil (optional) Material 3⁄4” x 3 3⁄4” x 20 1⁄2” board Instructions If needed,…
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Hoffman box

Toy Pattern: Hoffman’s Box Packing Puzzle

This toy pattern includes a multi-page PDF. Please be sure to download and print the attached toy pattern at the bottom of this page along with these instructions. Tools Thickness planer Saw, such as table saw, miter saw, or hand saw Sand paper Router and chamfer or rounder-over bit (optional) Finishing oil (optional) Material Hardwood…
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Finish product - Burr 305 puzzle

Toy Pattern: Burr 305 Puzzle

This toy pattern includes a multi-page PDF. Please be sure to download and print the attached toy pattern at the bottom of this page along with these instructions. Tools Table saw Dado blade (optional) Chisel (optional) Sanders – Disk or belt sanders Sand paper Finishing oil (optional) Material 1″ x 1″ x 19″ hardwood lumber…
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Screenshot of CutList Optimizer

CutList Optimizer

Hal Donovan presented a fantastic website at this month’s meeting, https://cutlistoptimizer.com, which will help you get the most out of your sheet stock. Provide the website with the various panels you’ll need – dimensions and quantity for each – and what raw stock you have on hand and you’ll be given a diagram and cut…
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September 2019 Newsletter

David Stine, award winning furniture builder, was the featured speaker at the August meeting.

2019 Annual Picnic at Shaw Nature Reserve

The Guild’s annual picnic was held last Saturday at Shaw Nature Preserve. Tours of one of the original homes on the property were provided and Dale Dufer demonstrated how he makes furniture from bush honeysuckle. Honeysuckle is as dense as many popular hardwoods, has high BTU value and is very stable if the bark is…
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Thank you letter from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation

Love and Praise for the Toy Program Continues

In case you weren’t already aware, the community loves to express their gratitude for the toys being produced by the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. Another letter was received this week – from SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Foundation this time – thanking us for our kind and generous support. Dear Friends, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon…
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