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Upcoming Events

Jun
9
Thu
7:00 pm June 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
June 2022 Guild Meeting @ Mid-Continent Public Library - Colbern Road Branch
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
 

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.

MARCH 13, 2018 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

Lee’s SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.                     

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. 

  1.    General statements made by the President were: GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for 2018 being collected                              and are $20.00 (members receiving e-mail) and $25.00 for members wanting a paper copy (US MAIL).                       See CAROL or JOHN FREEHAND to get signed up.
  2.    CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR

                    TEENS” . A portion of our dues go to to this project.

  1. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2018 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  2. GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  3. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  4. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  5. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  6. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  7. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 83. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL –

 Mike Shaw had a KELTIC KNOT FIXTURE and a SAW THROAT PLATE FOR DADOS; Curt Tyhurst had a TABLE SAW MITER SAW EXTENSION and a MINI BENCH; Bill Doyle had a JEWEL BOX and VARIOS JIGS; Harold Young had a SIMPLE CABINET GLUEING FIXTURE; Pansy Legal had a CRADLE MAGAZINE HOLDER and a SCROOL SAWN ANGEL; Dr Chapman had a HORIZONTAL RING PRESS; Dave Orson had a SET OF RINGS and a SCROLL SAWN BASKET; Lance Helman had an INTA RSIA JIG; Kevin Stovall had a TAPER JIG and a COMPASS; Mike Chapman had BOARD BUDDIES and PUSH BLOCKS; Jay Helland had a DADO WIZ, KERF MAKER, COVE JIG, FIBONACCI CALIPERS and a TAPERING JIG; Bob Rubin had a BOWL FIXTURE; Michael Straughn had a LARGE SEGMENTED BOWL and a FROG BOWL; John Wolf had an ESKIMO KNIFE and SEVERAL CARVINGS; Glenn Lampton had a JIG FOR THE NASA MONKEY SEAT; Bill Thorne had VARIUOS JIGS. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

 

PROGRAM –President Roy stated that the program for tonight was all about JIGS and  FIXTURES. We appreciate everyone that had fixtures or jigs to display and were able to describe their function. It is interesting to note that many projects require some sort of fixture or jig to enable what you are working on to be assembled correctly. Also as a side note it sometimes works out that the fixture is the item that should be put on display. We thank everyone who took the time to review their items so that others  might duplicate their efforts or see another way that they might approach their project. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

NEXT MEETING –APRIL 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm.

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .         

Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild, Inc.

NOVEMBER, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES
President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.
General statements made by the President were:
1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for the rest of the year will be $10.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2017and $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. Dues for 2018 being collected and are $20.00 (members receiving e-mail) and $25.00 for members wanting a paper copy (US MAIL).
2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. A portion of our dues go to this project.
3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2018 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
4. GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
5. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
6. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
7. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
8. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
9. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 68. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).
SHOW AND TELL – Due to our special program this evening our SHOW & TELL will be abbreviated and only those projects that cannot be moved to next month will be shown. The following members elected to review their project tonight. Mike Chapman had a WALNUT ROCKER; Dale Garrison had a FINGER PLANER that will be donated to a school; Gale Markley had SEVERAL SEGMENTED BOWLS; Jeff LaDue had a CORNHOLE BOARD SET; Mike McReynolds had a CRYPTIC BOX. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.
PROGRAM –President Roy introduced Dr. Tony Jones who will be our speaker for tonight. Dr. Jones is the President of the Kansas City Art Institute and is a leading authority on Mackintosh Design. Charles Rennie Mackintosh Furniture and Architecture was the methods being employed during the years 1890 to 1930. Many of the modern practices being used today got their start from pioneers such as Frank Lloyd Wright. Dr. Jones gave a great presentation and could have gone on for several more hours (something we can possible revisit in the future). We thank Dr. Jones for giving of his time and sharing his wealth of knowledge in a field that gives each wood worker the drive to return to the shop. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.
CHRISTMAS MEETING- Don’t forget to bring your dinner and desert items. Bob Pressley doing the barbecue feast again this year – THANK him for his effort. NEXT MEETING –DECEMBER 12, 2017 at 6:30 pm. REMEMBER 6:30pm. President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Bill Akers.

April 2017 Meeting Minutes

Lee’s SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

APRIL 11, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  

General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for the year will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2017and $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  1. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2017 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  2. GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  3. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  4. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  5. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  6. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  7. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was 72. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL AND FIXTURES –

Pansy Legall had a SCROLLSAWN JEWELERY BOX, TREE ORNAMENTS and an ANGEL;  Bob Rubin had a SCROLLSAWN ARABIAN WOOD BASKET, a TRIVET, DOCK SIGN; Curt Tyhurst had a GAVEL; Larry McFerrin had a CAMEO LEGS CARVING FIXTURE; Bob Perry had a MAPLE, CHERRY, WALNUT SEGMENTED BOWL; Bill Doyle had SEVERAL SCROLLSAWN TRIVETS; Dale Kunz had an OPEN SEGMENTED BOWL; Don Gates had a GEAR EXERCISING GIZMO and a HUMINGBIRD; Jon Starek had SHELF CLOCKS; Mike Reynolds had a SWEET GUM BOWL; Arlie Reimer had a PIZZA PADDLE; Randy Bray had a SEGMENTED BOWL; Bob Frerking had a JAPENESE LANTERN; John Mais had a CROSS CUT SLED WITH MITER. Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

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PROGRAM –The program for tonight will be presented by Kelly Parker a onetime Analytical Chemist now a woodworking craftsman. Kelly approaches her talents as a furniture designer and manufacturer with as much care as if she were reviewing the design of an ATOM BOMB. Every finished product is fully supported by several interim prototypes to insure form and fit. Her program was interesting and gave an insight as to the effort required to bring a piece of furniture to its final finish. We look forward to her return in the future and we thank her for sharing her skills. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

HELP: AAW SYMPOSIUM (June 22-25 at Bartle Hall)-see Mike Reynolds and volunteer.

NEXT MEETING –MAY 09, 2017 at 7:00pm

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .

March 2017 Meeting Minutes

Lee’s SUMMIT WOODWORKERS GUILD, INC.

MARCH 14, 2017 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES

President Roy Wall called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  

General statements made by the President were:

  1. GUILD DUES–Yearly dues for the year will be $20.00 (member receiving e-mail) for 2017and $25.00 for member wanting a paper copy (US MAIL). Note: John or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up.
  2. CHARITABLE PROJECT – Thanks to those that have supported our charitable project “TOOLS FOR TEENS”. We will continue to support this project and provide tools that will have an impact on many lives.
  1. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2017 to get something on the calendar-get your name on the SHOP TOUR list. We always learn something at these shops.
  2. GUILD LOGO SHIRTS- HATS- Order your preferences now– check with Mel.
  3. FACEBOOK– Available now – check with Greg.
  4. PICTURE ROSTER- Official pictures are now available-if you have not had your picture taken please do so at the next meeting.
  5. FIELD TRIP – Don’t forget to think of new places that we can visit that will expand our knowledge of wood working skills.
  6. MEETING NOTICES – During bad weather tune to CHANNEL 41 for any cancellation.
  7. GUEST/VISITORS – Attendance was76. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL AND FIXTURES –

Pansy Legall had SCROLLSAWN CROSSES, BOOKENDS, ANGELS and JEWELERY BOXES;  Bob Rubin had a SCROLLSAWN BERRY BASKET; DRAGON PUZZLE, R-LETTER , BUTTERFLY and a BOWL FIXTURE;  Gale Markley had a TURNED CHEERY BOWL; Harold Young had an ARRAY OF BOWL MAKING FIXTURES; John Wolf had FIXTURES INCLUDING A CARVING HOLDER, SHARPENING STICK and a VISE; Curt Tyhurst had SEVERAL SAW FIXTURES; Larry McFerrin had SEVERAL TABLE SAW SLEDS (convertibles); Bob Perry had a 3D CUTTING BOARD; Bill Doyle had a GREEN WOOD TURNING; Jim Dunlap had SEVERAL SQUARING JIGS; Michael Straughn had a TURNED VASE; Dave Clark had an INTERESTING BOX and a CURVED WOOD JIG; Sam Parris had a RESAW GUIDE; Dale Kunz had a SEGMENTED VESSEL and a X,Y COMPOUND JIG; Mike Shaw had a JIG FOR CELTIC KNOT PENS; Leonard Shackels had a 3D EASTER EGG; Don Gates had  a SCROLLSAWN BROKEN BOX and a DOG PUZZLE; Mel Bryan had  a DUST COLLECTOR BUCKET and a SQUARING JIG; Kevin Stovall had a CARD SCRAPER HOLDER; Doc Dale had a FOOT FINDER and a DUST COLLECTOR JIG;  . Hope we did not miss anyone’s project and remember you are entered in a raffle when you participate in SHOW & TELL.

PROGRAM –Tonights program was included in SHOW and TELL as FIXTURES are usually a part of making your presentable item(s). As a combination feature we are able to better understand what it actually takes to put a project together and at times the fixture is what catches the eye of the audience. Again we thank all for stepping forward and passing on their skills and knowledge. Don’t forget to help Vice President Greg Hull by keeping a lookout for anything that would be of interest to our members and thank him for his efforts to bring us a program each month.

IN OUR PRAYERS- Greg Hull in the hospital.

NEXT MEETING –APRIL 11, 2017 at 7:00pm

President Roy closed the meeting at 9:00 p.m..

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .