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Upcoming Events

September 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

Phil Morgan announced the guild is looking for volunteers from within the guild membership to conduct demonstrations on woodworking techniques or on their particular specialty.  Phil also reminded the members the guild provides an “items for sale” section on the website where the guild members can advertise tools they have for sale.   The guild is also planning another tour of KC Custom Hardwoods.   Members interested in going need to contact Bob Pressley.

2022 Membership Dues

Dues for 2022 are now only $10.00 for the remainder of the year.  We will start collecting for the 2023 dues in November at which time the dues will once again only be $20.00 for the year.  If you haven’t had your picture taken for our membership directory, please see Roy Wall or Phil Morgan at a future meeting.

PROGRAM

In this month’s program our own Phil Morgan presented numerous projects he has created all out of scrap wood.  He presented several pieces that were made from small pieces of scrap that most of us would have thrown away.  He had several examples of tissue boxes where he pieced panels together that were then cut to size.   He also displayed several candle holders and small crosses.   Presented a solid case for not throwing away those small pieces.  When Phil evaluates the scrap pile, he said he lets the wood tell him what it wants to be.  The results speak for themselves. The template Phil has created for the tissue boxes can be found 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 in the gallery here or more pictures on our Facebook page here.

August 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

Due to the number of presenters for the program the news, tips and Phil’s Finds portions of the meeting were skipped in order to ensure there was enough time to complete the program and get through show and tell.

2022 Membership Dues

Dues for 2022 are now only $10.00 for the remainder of the year.  We will start collecting for the 2023 dues in November at which time the dues will once again only be $20.00 for the year.  If you haven’t had your picture taken for our membership directory, please see Roy Wall or Phil Morgan at a future meeting.

PROGRAM

This month’s presentation was on 8 different types of finishes.

In this month’s program we had eight of our members do a quick 5-to-10-minute talk on their favorite or go-to finish.  Dale Kunz talked about Danish oil and wax, Dave Clark discussed Sutherland Welles Tongue Oil (https://www.sutherlandwelles.com/), Jay Helland presented hard wax oil, Doris Fuller discussed wipe on polly, Ben Simmons provided several examples of O.B.s shine Juice, Mike McReynolds presented on how to use CA glue, Phil Morgan presented on spray on polly and Larry McFerrin presented on using pre-catalyzed lacquer.   The presentations can be viewed here or by going to the members only section of the 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 here.

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.

May 2022 Meeting Highlights

NEWS

The May meeting of the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers guild had another excellent turn out with over 60 members in the room and another 4 joining remotely via Zoom.

Roy Wall, Guild president, briefed the membership that the board of directors authorized the purchase of a new web domain for the Guild website so that the Guild could create their own account with GoDaddy and assume control of the Guild Website.

Randy Stone, Board Member, presented to the membership several changes to the Guild bylaws recommended by the Guild Board of Directors. The changes brought the bylaws in line with the Guild’s Articles of incorporation with the State of Missouri and adjusted the language around dues and meeting schedules to allow for greater flexibility. The changes were voted on and approved by the Guild membership and can be found under the members only section of the Guild website.

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 found a great deal on the The Hedgehog featherboard and purchased several so he could bring the great deal to the membership – they sold out fast. It has a single knob and single pivot point so it’s quick to set up and simple to adjust. Work safer. Work smarter. Phil bought several

PROGRAM

There was no program this month due to Guild business.

SHOW AND TELL

Emily from Lee's Summit North

This month’s show and tell was focused on Jig’s and Fixtures where the members brought in several handmade jigs that help in the shop. jay Helland also brought to the meeting a special guest, Emily from Lee’s Summit North High School. Jay has been working with Emilly over the past few months teaching her bowl turning techniques and other bowl design concepts. Emily brought to Show-and-Tell one of her first segmented, tulip ring bowls and described to the membership how she did it. She did a magnificent job!

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 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!