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LS Wood Workers Guild to start ONLINE ZOOM VIDEO Meetings

ALL MONTHLY MEETINGS ON 2ND TUESDAY OF MONTH JUST LIKE ALWAYS!!

FIRST LSWG ZOOM MEETING THIS TUESDAY – JUNE 9 – 7PM


It is advisable to download ZOOM to your computer first.
This is a SAFE APPLICATION! You can use your Computer, Laptop, or Tablet
Heres the LINK, click on download button Zoom Client for Meetings:

https://zoom.us/download#client_4meeting

Now it will be installed on your device. 

Once installed, then open the App. The first screen that you will get gives you the options to: “sign in”, “sign up”, or “join a meeting”. It is easier for future uses to ‘sign up’. It is free and it will keep you from having to enter your name on your screen for each meeting and any preferred settings you might want. Once you “sign in” when you start the app you’ll be ready to go.

So now you are ready to hit the link below on Tuesday evening to join the actual meeting.   Just join anytime after 6:40 pm, otherwise you may “TIME OUT”, and have to hit link again after 6:40pm.

Some usage tips

·  You should have the option to be in either, “Gallery view” or “Active speaker view”. Gallery view lets you see all participants at once and Active speaker view displays only the person talking.

·  To display items for “Show & Tell” you can either use the camera on your device, or you can show a photo that is on your device. To use the camera simply place the item in view of the camera, preferably off to the side of, or below your face and not in front of it. To show a photo, the photo should be on your device and you can access it by using the green “Share screen” or “Share content” icon. Then select the photo or screen. Then don’t forget to tap or click the “Stop Share” button when finished.


SOME THOUGHTS:
Members should be in a quiet room.  Noises will disrupt the ability for all to communicate during the meeting.  Also, try to be in good lighting so we can see you properly.  Facing a window or light is best.  Do not have the lighting BEHIND you, as you will be more of a silhouette figure.   We want to see your smiling face!

When  you login, be sure to select sound/video option.  This uses your computer camera as you face the screen.   You will be in a “Waiting Room” for a bit until one of our LSWG Hosts can admit you.  IF there is a problem,  WE WILL CALL YOU.

If You have a Show N Tell Item, send a note to lswoodworkers@gmail.com at least a day before meeting.  Tell us a quick description and We can show it during the meeting!  The other option for SHOW N TELL is have it on your desk for viewing with computer camera.  Send Randle Stone a ZOOM CHAT message.   You will learn about this in the first meeting.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

MEMBERS –  Due to the dangers of the Coronavirus, and per our State & Federal Government Mandates, we are canceling upcoming meetings until further notice.

We are a wonderful group of friends that share in the hobby of woodworking.  Lets all stay healthy!  We will keep you informed monthly.

Always work safely in your shop! 

LSWG BOARD

March 2020 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

Bill Robertson Coming This Fall

World renowned craftsman of miniatures Bill Robertson has agreed to share his fascinating work with our guild this fall.  This will most likely be a ticketed event to cover the expense of the evening.  More detail to come. 

Woodworking Tool Sale March 13-14

Our own Willard Larson is selling his woodworking tools.
Friday & Saturday – March 13/14th – 8am-noon
1305 NE Ridgeview Dr. – LS, MO
Phone 816-554-0349

2020 Membership Dues

If you haven’t paid for this year, please see John Freeland.  Also, if you haven’t had your picture taken for our new membership directory, please see Roy Wall at a future meeting.

Donate to Veterans

Anyone who would like to donate to the Veterans Food Pantry let Randy Bray know or drop off at the American Legion Tirey J Ford Post 21 on Highway 40 Independence MO. Located on block east of the Quick trip on Lee’s Summit Road and 40 Hwy.

PHIL’S FINDS

MATCHFIT Jig and Fixture System – Phil shared MicroJig’s new Matchfit Dovetail clamping system for easy and economical jig making. For more info or to order visit https://www.microjig.com/collections/matchfit

While you are on their website, make sure to check out the free downloadable jig and project plans!

SHOW AND TELL

PROGRAM

It was our annual Jigs and Fixtures night where members brought their CLEVER Jigs to achieve accuracy, speed, and precision when making a project.  See pictures mixed through the Show and Tell photos above.

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.