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Roy Wall, Guild President, opened the first meeting of 2024 by welcoming new members and guests. During the meeting, several members offered various tools for sale, with the proceeds going toward the “Tools For Teens” program.

Roy solemnly shared the news of the passing of our esteemed long-time guild member and dear friend, Mike Gray, who bravely battled cancer. In accordance with his final wishes, there will be no formal services held. Mike’s absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him. 

Phil Morgan shared with our guild members that the Sawdust Festival is coming to King City, Missouri! On Saturday, June 15th. Attendees can explore wood slabs for sale, browse offerings from local vendors, and even witness thrilling belt sander races. If you’re up for a short road trip and want to be part of the festivities, don’t hesitate to give Phil a call.

2024 Membership Dues

We are now collecting dues for 2024 and the dues remain at $20 for 2024. If you haven’t had your picture taken for our membership directory, please see Roy Wall, Phil Morgan or Randy Stone at a future meeting.

Phil brought in a Clarke Brothers wheel marking gauge.   This gauge is unique due to it has a flat edge on the brass fence that prevents the gauge from rolling off your work bench.   The gauge is on $23.00 on Amazon

Daniel Clay, a skilled woodworker, is not only a chip carver but also a dedicated teacher. He began teaching classes out of his business in Kentucky. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, he has continued to travel and teach chip carving since 2017. His expertise caught the attention of Fine Woodworking, who invited him to write an article on chip carving. Additionally, The Blue Hill Press approached him to write a book, which he diligently worked on for a year. In this book, Daniel Clay shares his wealth of experience, designing all the projects and capturing them through photography. His unique teaching style, developed over years of chip carving and instruction, is beautifully translated into the book.

If you have the opportunity, I highly recommend picking up his book—it delves into the intricacies of getting started with chip carving and provides valuable insights for beginners and seasoned woodworkers alike.

The guild members once again brought in their incredible creations and shared the stories for how they created the projects with the members.  The pictures of the show and tell projects can be viewed here.

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