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Upcoming Events

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


APRIL 12, 2015 MONTHLY MEETING MINUTES (Larry McFerrin Federal Table Video)

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

  1. 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 or Carol Freeland will be glad to get you signed up. collected for
  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.
  3. SHOP TOURS – At present we are looking at 2016 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 62. Welcome and please sign the registry (this gets you a copy of the Newsletter for the next two months).

SHOW AND TELL: Ted Legal had a VASE; Pansy Legal had ORNAMENTS, DOGWOOD BOWL, CROSS and a CHESS SET; Bob Rubin had a T. REX, BASKET, BUTTERFLY and BRACELETS; Bob Frerking had SOUTHWEST VESSELS; Harold Young had a SPINDLE and a LATHE BOWL SUPPORT; Lance Helman had an ANGEL; Dale Kunz (without the “T”) had another SEGMENTED BOWL; John Freeland had a WEDGE BOARD FOR SEGMENTS; Dr. Dale had an assortment of SEGMENTED TURNED VESSELS; Mike Chapman had a TROUT DISPLAY. 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 the speaker for tonight who is none other than one of our own and well known for his projects that seem to border on the edge of “can that really be done”. Larry McFerrin used the wonders of video to take us to his shop and walk us thru the many operations involved in building his reproduction of a FEDERAL STYLE TABLE. We appreciate and thank Larry and all our members for sharing their information and talents and look forward to using some of the ideas put forward. 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.





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NEXT MEETING –MAY 10, 2016 at 7:00p.m.


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

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Akers  .


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


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.

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 age of 17. He grew his own business as a Snap-On Tool dealer, serving mechanics in Texas and worked up through the ranks eventually retiring as Board Member of Snap-On Tools, Inc. Earl served two and half years on a supply ship as a Motor Mec working on giant diesel motors during World War II.

We appreciate Earl and every member who has served in our country’s Armed Services!

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 with David Heim of FineWoodworking.com

click here for video

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″ x 30″
Front Fence: 1-1/2″ x 5″ x 30″
Rear Fence: 1-1/2″ x 5″ x 26″