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August 2016 Guild Presentation

The August 2016 LS Woodworkers Guild Presentation featured Bob Frerking’s techniques used to create a segmented vessel. The guild membership appreciates Bob for taking the time to share his knowledge and skill. Click on the photo below to start the video.

April 2016 Meeting Notes

LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

APRIL 12, 2015 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. General statements made by the Vice President were:

GUILD DUES–Yearly dues will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2016 and remain at $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John [...]

The Anal Retentive Carpenter : SNL

The showing of The Anal Retentive Carpenter from a Saturday Night Live skit starring Phil Hartman was a tremendous hit at the December 2015 meeting. If you missed the meeting or just want to have a good laugh again; click on the link below.

Jay Helland

www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/anal-retentive-guy/n9800

Inside Auriou Toolworks

Produced by Auriou Toolworks, this 10-minute video reveals the fascinating world of traditional rasp-making at Forge De Saint Juery in France. Since 1858, Auriou Toolworks has been making free forged hand tools for wood, stone, and plaster. This video will give you an appreciation of the extensive hand work that goes into each tool.

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Charter Member: Earl Reed

Earl has been a member of the Guild since the beginning, circa 1990, when just handful of men started meeting at the Christian Church in downtown Lee’s Summit. Earl is a Lee’s Summit High Schoool graduate, Class of 1943, Navy veteran and served in the South Pacific during World War II at the early [...]

James Krenov on Handplanes

Here is a great video of legendary woodworker James Krenov (1920 – 2009) explaining his approach to shaping handplane bodies and the desirable qualities one wants in a plane. As his eye sight failed him, he continued to make planes by touch until the spring of 2009. The video is from a September 2007 interview [...]

5 Cuts to a “Perfect” Cross-Cut Sled

The cross cut sled is probably the most important jig in your shop. Here, William will explain the theory and calculations to enable anyone to get a sled dead on square. He will show his tips and techniques for constructing the sled.

Material List: Runners: 5/16″ x 3/4″ x 30″ Base: 1/2″ x 34″ [...]