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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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Math in Woodworking: Slides from Don Snyder’s Show & Tell

During the August monthly meeting, Don Snyder shared some insights on how math is used every day in the woodworking world, and today I get to share with you his slides from that presentation. Please enjoy and feel free to peruse his complete website:

Bob Zahner Passed Away

Bob was an active toy builder and worked with the toy committee to get toys delivered.  He will be missed by many. Robert “Bob” J. Zahner passed away peacefully on September 6, 2019. He is survived by his loving wife, Judith (nee: Guarnery), of 53 years. Dear father of Michael (Debra) Zahner and Jim (Alison…
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2020 Shop Monitors Needed

Dear Guild Members In the past, several members have indicated that they would like to volunteer to serve as Shop Monitors. I will have several openings starting next year. If you are interested in helping out your fellow Guild members and are willing to commit to four days or so during the year serving a…
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Call for Presenters

Guild Members, September’s meeting will be on constructing easy to build Christmas presents. If you have an interesting gift idea that is simple to build please consider sharing it with your fellow Guild members. A short 10 to 15 minute presentation is all that is required. I know we have an enormous amount of talent…
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St. Louis Children’s Hospital says “Thank you!”

We’d keep doing it with or without the formal recognition, but it always feels nice to have hard work recognized and gratitude given. Today, the Guild received a beautiful “Thank you” letter from the St. Louis Children’s Hospital. It reads On behalf of the children, families and the staff at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, thank…
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August 2019 Newsletter

Speed dating

Box Criteria and Sizes for the Toy Program

The Toy Committee has posted lots of drawings of toys for the Guild to use in support of the toy program but has not provided similar information for the boxes that we have been furnishing to the Adoption agency. As a first step in addressing this, the Toy Committee is offering the following suggestions for…
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Surplus SLWG Tools Auction

The guild has a surplus of tools at the Faust Park shop! These tools will be auctioned off to guild members in a private, silent auction-style event. Look for new posts to this blog and listen for announcements at the monthly meetings when new tools will be listed for sale. Detailed instructions will be provided…
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