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Upcoming Events

Jul
14
Thu
7:00 pm July 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
July 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

April 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The April 2022 Lee’s Summit Woodworkers guild meeting had another excellent turn out with well over 60 members in the room, almost standing room only, and few more joining remotely via Zoom.

The guild is taking advantage of the glass cabinet for the members to display some of their work and have received many positive comments from the library staff and patrons. If you want to display some of your work in the display case, you need to arrive at 6:30 PM the night of the guild meeting so we can lock up the display case and start the meeting at 7:00.

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 new membership directory, please see Phil Morgan at a future meeting.   If you have paid your dues and still don’t have access to the members only portion of the Guild website, please use the “Contact Us” link on the top right side of the webpage to send us a note.

PHIL’S FINDS (None this month)

PROGRAM

This month’s presentation was by our own Bob Boehner

Bob shared a video of his sawmill operation that is located on highway 7 south of Pleasant Hill Missouri. He shared with the guild members his process for selecting and cutting logs and talked about all the various types of wood he has to offer. Bob also brought in a display that had various species of wood and challenged the Guild members to name them all. we didn’t do so good, and everyone got a good laugh out of it.

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 2022 Gallery here or at our FaceBook page here.

March 2022 Meeting

The March meeting of the Lee’s Summit Wood Guild was cancelled due to inclement weather. Hope to see everyone in April.

February 2022 Meeting Minutes

LEE’S SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

FEBRUARY 10, 2022  MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. NOTE: The in person meetings are now held at the Colbern Road Library Conference Room  at 1000 Colbern Road, Lees Summit on the Second Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm. The ZOOM meeting information will be available in an EMAIL sent out to members by President Roy.

General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES- Yearly dues for 2022 will be $20.00 (members receiving EMAIL) and $25.00 for members wanting a paper copy(US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you registered.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT- Thanks to those that are supporting the “TOOLS FOR TEENS”and a portion of your dues go toward this project that has a large impact on our school children.
  3. GUILD SHIRTS/HATS -Order yours now from Arlie Reimer.
  4. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so-See Phil Morgan.
  5. MEETING NOTICES-During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  6. MEMBERS/GUESTS- Attendance was 46 with 2 visitors at the library and ?? on ZOOM.

SHOW AND TELL:

Phil Morgan had a PICTURE FRAME; Harold Young had two VASES; Bob Rubin had a scroll sawn LARGE CELTIC CROSS; 2 SMALL CELTIC CROSSES  and a CELTIC KNOT SYMBOL: Bob LaDue had SEVERAL SHAKER BOXES; Dale Kunz had a CUT GLASS  and WOOD LAMP SHADE; Don Gates had a MAPLE BOX; Mike McReynolds had an ACORN THREADED BOX; Mike Chapman had a BIRD CARVING and Jim Schicker had a CHESS BOARD and STORAGE BOX. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project.

PROGRAM: This months program was presented by Bob LaDue (one of our own) and was all about SHAKER BOXES.  Originally constructed by Shaker communities in the 18th century. The boxes were made in various shapes and sizes with the oval shape ones being the most popular. Bob laid out a typical box with its fingers and explained the difficulties in getting the wood to bend and the attachment process. The Shakers were not the originators or inventors but did refine the their style and standardized on shapes and sizes.   Industrial manufacturing started in communities about 1800. The boxes were traditionally finished with milk paint. In the golden age (1822-1865) they produced about 70,000 boxes, but after the Civil War production fell to only hundreds annually. Shaker boxes were the TUPPERWARE of their time and were eventually replaced by the TUPPERWARE COMPANY. Thanks Bob for the history lesson and the HANDS ON opportunity to see what was and is a difficult process in the building of just one box. It was a pleasure having Bob as our presenter and hope we can hear him at future meetings.

BOB LaDUE REMARKS: Bob disclosed to the group his latest health concerns and what he is experiencing at the present time. Symptoms are getting worse currently and the future is not bright. He has made the decision to close the doors on his wood shop and refrain from using the table saw, lathe and other motorized equipments and also hand tools that somehow turn on you when least expected.  As bob stated about the demise of the Shaker Box by Tupperware his time in the shop is being replaced by health situations. Bob’s message to all is that we should look at our health situation and make that decision to do what is best for ourselves before someone else makes that decision for us. Bob, hope you find a way through this as you shut one door and open another with your camera in hand.

PHIL’S FINDS: DFM TOOL WORKS Aluminum Mini Square has many features and sells for about $40.00 (less at some outlets).

SHOP TIPS: Roy Wall used an iron and cloth to remove a water stain in an antique table.

Dale Kunz saves emery boards (various grits) to do his fine sanding.

Gerard Wissman brought in a box with wood samples-these are available with a donation to the “Tools For Teens “ project.

PROJECT DISPLAY CABINET: The library has offered a glass display cabinet for the members to show off their Show & Tell projects. Projects would be on display for about a month and would be identified as LSWG items with a plaque designed and made by Phil Morgan and an identification card designed by John Freeland indicating the owner. In this manner patrons to the library would be introduced to the LSWG and hopefully become members.

NEXT MEETING: THURSDAY.,MARCH 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM (at the LIBRARY and on ZOOM).

President Roy closed the meeting at 8:50 PM.

Respectfully submitted-

Bill Akers-Secretary

February 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The February 2022 Lee’s Summit Woodworkers guild meeting had another excellent turn out with well over 40 members in the room and another 10 to 15 joining remotely via Zoom.

The Colburn Road Library has offered up a glass cabinet for the members to display some of their work and many members brought in some of their work or brought photo displays for those pieces too big for the display.   While loading the cabinet we had several library patrons stop by to marvel at the craftsmanship and ask questions.

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 new membership directory, please see Phil Morgan at a future meeting.   If you have paid your dues and still don’t have access to the members only portion of the Guild website, please use the “Contact Us” link on the top right side of the webpage to send us a note.

PHIL’S FINDS 

Phil shared with the members a high-quality small carpenter square that has more features that a similar one made by a name brand company but for almost half the price.   The DFM brand carpenter square comes in 3 colors and can be ordered from Amazon.  At only $44.43 it is an excellent find.  

PROGRAM

This month’s presentation was by our own Bob LaDue

Bob talked to the guild members about Shaker boxes, where they originated and how long they have been around.   He brought in some of the forms that he uses to make the boxes and went into detail about what you have to watch for when selecting the wood and which way the wood naturally wants to bend when removing it from the hot water to set it on the forms.   Bob also went into detail on how the bottoms and tops of the Shaker boxes are set into the sides and secured using toothpicks.  It was a very interesting presentation and will be available for members of the Guild to view in the Members Only section of the site in the coming days.

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 2022 Gallery here or at our FaceBook page here.

Lamp by Dale Kunz

January 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The first Lee’s Summit Woodworkers guild meeting of 2022 had an excellent turn out, over 40 members in the room and another 24 joining remotely via Zoom.

Roy Wall, Guild president, briefed that the Colburn Road Library has offered up a glass cabinet for the members to display some of their work and wanted to know if any of the members would be interested.  Roy explained that this would be a good way for patrons of the library to learn about our guild and see some of the skill and craftsmanship of our members.

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 new membership directory, please see Phil Morgan at a future meeting.

PHIL’S FINDS

Phil brought in some Rockler Tadpole Tape Cutters and demonstrated their versatility. The Tadpole Tape Cutter is a simple, lightweight tool that attaches to just about any roll of tape, letting you cut off any length you need, neatly and squarely. It’s an excellent sidekick for painting jobs where you need nice square ends to meet at an inside corner when taping window glass, for example. In addition, the Tadpole features retainers that keep the tape end from returning to the roll and getting stuck. The Tadpole Tape Cutter is available in a range of sizes to fit masking tape, scotch tape, electrical, duct tape, packing tape and more. Say goodbye to that bulky tape gun and hello to the convenience of the Tadpole.

PROGRAM

This month’s presentation was by Mr. Mike Cobb from WoodButcher tool sales

Mr. Mike Cobb stopped by the Lee’s Summit woodworker’s guild meeting to talk to the members about his very unique business in helping families when either a fellow woodworker has passed away or is in need of downsizing.   Mike’s over 40 years of experience in selling tools with Delta, Woodcraft and for the last 20 years’ operating his tool estate sale business make him uniquely qualified to help families get a fair price for their tools.   Mike described for the members his processes, that he only sells woodworking tools and provided valuable insights as to what sells and what doesn’t.   He also described for the members what he looks for in tools when he is estimating their value and gave everyone valuable tips when assessing their own tools.   If anyone would like to be added to the sales notification email Mike sends out just before each sale or would like to contact him regarding his services, he can be reached at mbcobb5@gmail.com.

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.

Look forward to seeing everyone on February 10th.

January 2022 Meeting

THURSDAY, January 13th at 7pm

Lee’s Summit Mid-Continent Public Library
1000 NE Colbern Rd Lee’s Summit MO.

MEETING ALSO AVAILABLE ON ZOOM!

REMINDER OF LSWG Meetings &  Covid Policy:

  • Due to the increase in covid cases, the LSWG board strongly recommends wearing a mask and adhering to social distancing.   We want everyone to be safe.  The meeting is certainly our preferred way to meet, but it is always optional to attend because of the COVID pandemic.   ZOOM will be an option to watch the meeting from your home.
  • We will continue to follow the advice & rules set forth by the CDC and Local GOV’T Authorities in the months ahead.

We certainly plan to move forward with in person meetings unless otherwise advised to halt large group gatherings via the CDC or local government recommendations. 

This Month’s Program:

ESTATE SELLING – SHOP TOOLS
BY MIKE COBB

Planning for the future….?  LSWG Member Mike Cobb will help get us there!  Mike has years of experience selling tools in estate sales and will give us his expertise on all the details one needs to know.  Bring paper & pencil to take notes and learn how this process can work smoothly!

December 2021 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

In-Person meetings return!

After a long break, we are meeting in person again. Our new location is at the public library on Colbern Road near 291.  It is a WONDERFUL facility with all the latest technology for our presentations. Join us next month – Thursday, January 13 at 7pm.

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 new membership directory, please see Phil Morgan at a future meeting.

PHIL’S FINDS

Rockler Center / offset – marking tool – Phil shared a Find this month about the Rockler centering tool – Rockler often has them on sale and you can find them at https://www.rockler.com/rockler-center-offset-marking-tool

PROGRAM

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TOOL ROUNDUP
 
We had several members share their expertise on tools they have with the following guidelines listed below!  

1. Best Purchase – One tool you use all the time, especially if you didn’t realize how useful it would be when purchasing

2. Worst Purchase – You had to have it, and now it’s collecting dust in the corner. 

3. Favorite Purchase – The favorite thing you bought in 2020/2021

4. Planned Purchase – What is the next tool on your radar to purchase in 2022.

SHOW AND TELL

Our members have been doing some incredible woodworking during our break from meetings. Check it out here –fbid=10227229507025823&set=pcb.5289192751095043476144333422/permalink/5109082135772773/

November 2021 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

In-Person meetings return!

After a long break, we are meeting in person again. Our new location is at the public library on Colbern Road near 291.  It is a WONDERFUL facility with all the latest technology for our presentations. Join us next month – Thursday, December 9 at 7pm.

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 new membership directory, please see Phil Morgan at a future meeting.

PHIL’S FINDS

Home-made Bandy Clamps – Phil shared a combined Find/Tip this month along with our Edge-Banding theme – an inexpensive DYI version of Rockler’s Bandy-Clamps. A how-to video is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qttn0GqifAQ

PROGRAM

Our Guest speaker for the November meeting was Caleb Woodard the owner of Caleb Woodard Furniture.  You can see some of his unique furniture here – https://www.calebwoodardfurniture.com/

 

SHOW AND TELL

Our members have been doing some incredible woodworking during our break from meetings. Check it out here – https://www.facebook.com/groups/123476144333422/permalink/5109082135772773/

LS Woodworker’s Guild back to Live Meetings!

LSWG MEETING
THURSDAY, January 13 – 7:00pm (doors open at 6:30)
Colbern Road Library Conference Room
1000 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64064

Special Guest: TBD

Bring your creations for Show N Tell!

—– 2022 Membership Dues —–

We’ll start collecting dues for 2022 at the October meeting. The cost for membership remains at $20 per year and may be paid in cash, check made payable to LSWG, or PayPal.me/lswoodworkers

Checks can be mailed to Bob Pressly.

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.