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7:00 pm @ Summit Christian Elementary
@ Summit Christian Elementary
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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Coming in March…

It’s our annual JIGS & FIXTURES Night!

Bring your favorite jig to show the group. Plus a special look at the new Matchfit Dovetail clamping system by Microjig.

Join us Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – 7:00 PM • Summit Christian Academy, 1500 SW Jefferson, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081

February 2020 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

Featured YouTube Woodworker of the Month

Jason Bent has the honor of being the first Youtuber in this new feature. Check him out at https://www.bentswoodworking.com and follow and subscribe to his channel at http://www.youtube.com/c/BentsWoodworking

Dutch Tool Chest Build by Christopher Schwarz

The Omaha Woodworker’s Guild is sponsoring this event on Sat, March 28 – Sun, March 29. Info and tickets at Eventbrite.com.

LS Woodworker’s Guild listed in FineWoodworking

Thanks to Bob Pressly, our guild is now featured in the Woodworking directory at FineWoodworking.com. Thanks Bob!

Five Minutes In Woodworking History

Our own Glenn Lampton will be sharing a segment at our monthly meetings to inform us about people and events that have influenced our favorite pastime! This month the spotlight was on Andre Jacob Roubo. Thanks Professor Glenn!

New LSWoodGuild Marketplace

Have something to you want to buy or sell?  We are considering a new MARKETPLACE link in the menu at the top of this page.  To place a listing, text a photo/photos, brief description, asking price, your name and phone number to Phil Morgan at 816-536-1370. Please also let us know when it is sold to keep the listings current.

PHIL’S FINDS

PEN PAL Self-Stick Pencil Holders – Several members including our January guest Colin Knecht have suggested these handy gadgets.  Available in a three pack at Walmart for $2.88.

FREE Fraction/Decimal/Metric Conversion Chart Phil designed this for his shop wall and is happy to share it with the group.

Free download

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

We had a double video treat this month.  First Phil Morgan and John Kuiper brought us a review of the January KC Woodworking Show, then we took a virtual tour of Harold Young’s workshop.

January 2020 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The Woodworking Show coming to KC

The Woodworking Show will be held at the KCI Expo Center near KCI Airport on January 17-19, 2020.  Tickets are $14 ($12 in advance) and good for all three days.  Activity duty Military/Fire/Police free with ID (That may also apply to veterans, but website isn’t clear on that). More info at http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/kansas-city.html 

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool Event at KC Guild

The Kansas City Woodworkers Guild will be hosting a Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Hand Tool event on January 17-18. It will be at 3189 Mercier St, Kansas City, MO  64111 and the hours will be Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.

PHIL’S FINDS

DIY Tall Featherboard – Member Joe Fuller shared his idea for a tall featherboard by combining two standard ones. Great idea Joe!

Buy at Harbor Freight

FREE book on organizing your shop and beyond Ready to simplify and organize your woodshop, home and life for 2020?  Here’s a great resource from FastCap founder, Paul Akers.

Free download at PaulAkers.net

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

Our guest this month was Canadian YouTube woodworker Colin Knecht.  There was a great turnout to hear Colin share his story and some favorite tools and jigs. Links to the tools he mentioned are below. Thanks Colin for sharing your time and expertise with us!

Tools that changed Colin’s Woodworking experience:

Left Hand Tape Measure

(Fastcap also has Lefty/Righty options on many of their tape measures)

Dowelmax Joint Maker

Setup blocks 

Osmo Finish

Analine stain There are many companies that make this, Google search for others.

Find/follow Colin at www.woodworkweb.com and YouTube.

December 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The Woodworking Show coming to KC

The Woodworking Show will be held at the KCI Expo Center near KCI Airport on January 17-19, 2020.  Tickets are $14 ($12 in advance) and good for all three days.  Activity duty Military/Fire/Police free with ID (That may also apply to veterans, but website isn’t clear on that). More info at http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com/kansas-city.html 

Colin Knecht of WoodWorkWeb.com at January meeting

YouTube woodworker Colin Knecht from Canada will be presenting our program in January.  He will share his background and how he got to where he is now, including what it’s like to be a YouTube woodworker, plus some of the tools and things that changed his woodworking life. There will also be time for Q&A. Invite your friends January 14th at 7PM.  In the meantime, check him out and subscribe on youTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/knecht105

PHIL’S FINDS

HARDY Mechanics’s Gloves – Heavy duty gloves perfect for keeping splinters away from your fingers. Comes in 5 sizes from Harbor Freight. (Link below is for large size, search for others)

Buy at Harbor Freight

MAGSWITCH Universal Featherboard So easy to use, it makes safety fun! Use coupon code 11U825 for 20% off one item thru Dec 24.

Buy at Rockler.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

A great time was had by all at our annual Christmas Dinner.  Thanks to all the extra family members who attended and helped with the food!  No one went away hungry.  Have a safe and happy holiday!

November 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

2020 Dues are due by the end of December!

If you want to mail in your 2020 dues, send them to John Freeland. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and he will mail your membership card. The dues are $20.00, $5.00 of which goes to Tools for Teens. Make out the check to LSWG.

Welcome to our new and returning Guild Board members

President – Roy Wall
Vice President – Greg Hull
Treasurer – Mel Bryan
Secretary – Bill Akers
Board Members – John Freeland, Randall Stone, Bob Pressly

PHIL’S FINDS

With the DeWalt demo this month, no Phil’s Finds for November.  More goodies coming in December!  There were several requests for links to the finds for September, so here you go.

JLAB AUDIO – JBuds Air True Wireless Earbuds – Long charge time, no wires and good hearing protection with correct size Eartips (included).

Buy at Best Buy

CATEYES Safety Glasses with reading magnifiers – because that print is getting smaller every year.

Buy at Fastcap.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

DeWalt/Lowes tool rep Jacob Martin shared new offerings in cordless tools from Dewalt, especially the new 12V MAX XTREME line. He let us have some hands-on time trying out a variety of DeWalt Tools.  Christmas ideas??? Thanks Jacob!

October 2019 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

2020 Dues are due by the end of December!

If you want to mail in your 2020 dues, send them to John Freeland. Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope and he will mail your membership card. The dues are $20.00, $5.00 of which goes to Tools for Teens. Make out the check to LSWG.

New Searchable Member Photo Directory is online

Take a minute to check your listing for accuracy and information in the members-only area.  If you don’t have a recent picture or haven’t filled out the recent member survey, please take care of that at the next meeting.  For any corrections, additions or questions, contact Phil Morgan.

PHIL’S FINDS

KAPRO 313 Measure Mate – Phil shared the ultimate ruler for picture hanging and so much more.

Buy at Home Depot

Buy at Amazon.com

Member Leonard Pearce brought in a super bright adjustable LED sewing machine light with magnetic base.

Buy at Amazon.com

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

We were treated to a video and slide tour of Master Woodworker David Clark’s impressive workshop.