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April 2020 – Show & Tell

Due to current health concerns, monthly Guild meetings remain canceled, but that doesn’t mean we can’t continue Show & Tell! Please send woodworking projects – past or present – to We’d love to know what you’ve been up to!

Stabilized Blanks

A member recently inquired on our forums, “What is a stabilized blank?” and today we have the answer. Thank you, A cut off is just the portion of the wood that wasn’t needed and cut off. In my case, I had 23″ long pieces of quilted maple, ( figured maple ), I only needed 13″…
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Election of Officers – 2020

As of April 9, 2020, there were no nominations received from the membership for officers of the organization.  Therefore, effective April 17, 2020, the following will be officers of the St Louis Woodworkers Guild: President- Wayne HumphreyVice-President- Bill SchuchatTreasurer- Tom TierneySecretary- Adam Conners Past President- Bob Brinkman Director- Vickie BerryDirector- Don TurnerDirector- Jay NoffsingerDirector- Dan Sudkamp…
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Toy Pattern: Wands

This toy pattern includes a multi-page PDF. Please be sure to download and print the attached toy patterns at the bottom of this page along with these instructions. Tools Band Saw Mop or Flap sander – 80 grit Sponge sanding blocks -100 and 120 grit Drill Router with 1/4″ round over bit (Optional) Drill Press…
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Featured Member: Mark Koritz

In 2009, Mark Koritz and his basement shop were featured in Woodcraft Magazine. Please enjoy the attached copy of this article.

Letter from Ranken Jorden

Open Letter from Dr. Nick Holekamp Chief Medical Officer, Ranken Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital March 26, 2020 How We Can All Save Lives Together Like many things in life, your actions today have ripple effects. You could save countless lives simply by staying home right now, as required by St. Louis City and County and…
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Mask Donations

Guild Members, I received an email with the following request for caregiver supplies. The link has specific information about N95 and other masks that we may have in our shops.  Please consider such a donation if you have some of these supplies in your inventory. Bill Schuchat Hello Mare, Thank you for your offer to…
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Surplus Tool Sale – March 2020

Better late than never, right!? Grab ’em while they’re hot! These bargains won’t last long, so get your bids and make some sawdust while we’re all waiting for COVID-19 to run its course. NOTICE: There are changes this month! Multiple bids are explicitly allowed this time, with the highest bid taking precedence. Also, questions should be…
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Thank you for everything you do – from the Foster and Adoptive Care Coalition.

As Debbie Genung approaches retirement, she sent a kind “thank you for all you do” to the St. Louis Woodworkers Guild. The Guild has participated in the Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition with our boxes program and has helped out the Cinderella Project with special requested woodwork projects. The St. Louis Woodworkers Guild is proud…
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Wayne Meglan with his hand-built canoe

March 2020 Newsletter

Building a Cedar Strip Canoe, Presented by Wayne Meglan