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7:00 pm August 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
August 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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Upcoming Events

Aug
11
Thu
7:00 pm August 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
August 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

July 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

Phil Morgan (Vice President) announced that the guild is looking for individuals who might be interested in assisting with creating videos of some of our guild members presenting tips or techniques from their home woodshops.  If anyone is interested, please contact any of the guild officers.   

Phil Morgan has built a new display podium for the guild to use in our monthly meetings.   It has our guild logo on the front and collapses down for easy storage in the glass display cabinet the library has graciously allowed us to use to display many of the projects from our talented members.  It also has a turn table on the top so the items displayed can be easily turned so the audience can see all sides. Nice job Phil. 

PHIL’S FINDS

Phil brought in his home-made version of the bench cookie that he has named the OCTO PUCK.  All made from scrap materials he had around the shop…VERY COOL!

PROGRAM

KC Custom Hardwoods — Nick Bianco and Jay Norris joined to the Lee’s summit woodworker’s guild to talk to the members about their business and how they got started. 

Nick told the story about how his parents were out of town and that they had asked him to stop by the property while they were away just to check on things.  When Nick arrived, he could hear chain saws in the distance, and he knew they were too close to not be on his parents’ land.   Nick hopped on an ATV and went to investigate and wound up running off some illegal loggers from his parents’ property.  The issue was they had already taken down a lot of walnut trees and Nick knew he couldn’t just let the wood go to waist.  He purchased a sawmill, milled up the wood and along with Jay Norris started building custom furniture.  KC Custom Hardwoods was borne.

Their mission is to salvage trees from the urban forest and prevent them from becoming mulch.  They not only build custom furniture but sell hard to find hardwood slabs in addition to offering services to other smaller wood workers such as surfacing, sanding or gluing up large slabs that are normally too large for the average wood shop.

Nick and Jay can be reached at KC Custom Hardwoods website

SHOW AND TELL

The members once again brought is some fabulous creations for show and tell and showed us all just what a talented membership we have. We are very blessed to be in the company of so many talented men and women. Some of their work can be viewed in the gallery or on our Facebook page.

June 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

President Roy Wall opened the June 2022 meeting with a special greeting to all new members of 2022.  Since we have 20-30+ new members, an invitation was extended to them to meet at Panera Bread on Douglas Street the following Saturday after the meeting.  This is a way of getting to know our new members a bit better and find out their woodworking interests.   Of course… all established members were also welcomed to join for a little “COFFEE CHAT” about woodworking and our Guild!!

Additionally, we held a time for Diana Bray to come up and speak for her husband Randy that was tragically lost in a boating accident on May 19th, 2022.   Several of Randy’s turnings needed to be finished up and the membership quickly accepted the projects to get done in their shops.  We are all saddened at the Guild as Randy was always helping out and making woodworking projects for friends, family, and charitable causes.   He will always be remembered and Diana our prayers are with you. Information is below about his service:

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at the American Legion post 21 on June 16th from 3 to 7pm. Address is 16701 E US Hwy 40 Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the American Legion Riders chapter 21 in memory of Randy Bray.

2022 Membership Dues

If you haven’t paid your 2022 dues yet, please see John Freeland.  Also, if you haven’t had your picture taken for our membership directory, please see Phil Morgan or Roy Wall at a future meeting.

PHIL’S FINDS

Phil Morgan has once again found another highly useful tool for the woodshop and has taken the time to reach out to the manufacturer to see if they would be willing to give the Guild membership a discount.  Thanks to Phil’s effort, Micro Jig is offering the Guild membership 10% off and free shipping on their new FITFINDER ½ Gauge.   The video on the new jig can be found here.

PROGRAM

This month’s presentation was with Mr. Garret Hack – Furniture Maker & Teacher

Garrett Hack’s earliest memories were of sawing and hammering, so naturally after pursuing civil engineering and architecture at Princeton over forty years ago he became a furniture maker. Later study at Boston University’s Program in Artisanry influenced his style of contemporary designs based on classic forms. Internationally known, his work and Federal-inspired brick shop have been featured in The New York Times,PreservationHome Furniture, New Hampshire Home, and Fine Woodworking, where he is a contributing editor and regular writer about design and craftsmanship.

Garrett offers private instruction in his shop, for a few hours or for a project over several days. He teaches classes throughout the country, and in Canada, Germany, England, Italy, Spain, Austria, Australia, and Japan. He is former chairman of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters and has written The Handplane Book and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1997, 1999).

Garret spent over an hour with guild teaching about different types of details that he uses when building furniture.  He showed how to make our own cutters for making beads and inlays in wood and provided the guild valuable insight as to why he prefers hand tools when creating the fine details in his furniture.   Garret finished his time with us by giving the guild a shop tour, answering questions and talked about the different tools he uses in his day-to-day furniture making.

Members can watch the program in its entirety here.

SHOW AND TELL

The members once again brought is some fabulous creations for show and tell and showed us all just what a talented membership we have. We are very blessed to be in the company of so many talented men and women. Some of their work can be viewed here or on our Facebook page.