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May 2020 Newsletter

COVID update. Meetings still cancelled.

May 2020 – Show & Tell

Collin Preftakes recently completed this five foot tall cherry bookcase. It sports adjustable shelves, raised panel sides, and a shiplapped back. Most of the construction was done with Collin’s own hand tools, save for a few cuts made at the Guild’s shop. Thank you, Collin, for sharing this wonderful work of art!

Bring Me a Book St. Louis Highlighted by St. Louis Magazine

It’s always great to see our hard work recognized by the wider community, and that’s exactly what happened in a recent article by St. Louis Magazine. Thank you, Samantha Stevenson and for the kind words! Please find the full article here.

April 2020 Newsletter

Meeting canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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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