The Central Minnesota Woodworker's Association is a group of men and women from around the St. Cloud Minnesota area who share a common interest in the art and business of woodworking. We meet monthly in St. Cloud to share information, techniques and topics of interest in the area of woodworking. Learn more about membership or support.

February CMWA Meeting

Wednesday February 17th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Paramount, Downtown St. Cloud

February meeting we don’t have a program scheduled. I am going to bring some projects I am working on now. Encourage other members to do the same. We all are working on something we can share.

January CMWA Meeting

Join us on January 20th for the first meeting of 2016. Looks to be a great year for the CMWA.

December CMWA Meeting

Holiday greetings from Charlie!

Yes, it's that wonderful time of the year!! 2015 has gone by in a flash and now it's time to celebrate. Our December meeting is the time and place for our annual Christmas party! It will be held at the Paramount theater, lower level on December 16th, at 7:00 pm. All members and their spouses are welcome. Please bring a food item or other goodies to share.

We will also have a silent auction, the proceeds will benefit the CMWA. Items may include things crafted by members, tools etc..

I would like to thank the board, committee members and all members who helped make our 2015 a success!


Charlie Meyer
President, the CMWA

November CMWA Meeting

Our November meeting, November 18th 7:00 pm, at the Paramount lower level, Mark Voigt will be doing a presentation on shop safety. Mark's experience as a high school industrial arts instructor more than qualifies him as an expert in shop safety. I'm sure he will have some interesting safety advice to share.

October CMWA Meeting

Our October meeting, October 21, 7:00 at the Paramount, lower level. Bill Langen will be doing a presentation. Bill has built many stringed instruments, as he has shown at our meetings. At the last Art Crawl, Bill demonstrated constructing a dulcimer. He will share with us his skill in bending wood utilizing heat.

September CMWA Meeting

For the next CMWA meeting SketchUp, project layout, and planning will be our topic. Darren McKeever will be demonstrating the benefits of the SketchUp Make.

In memory of Cy Valerius

Thank you Charlie Gunderson, for building and donating a beautiful walnut flag case to the Cy and Joan Valerius family. It was presented to Joan in mid July. As you would expect it was a very emotional event for us, Joan was very grateful.

August CMWA Meeting

The next CMWA meeting is Wednesday, August 19th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Paramount, lower level. Antique woodworking tools will be the focus. Jim Preusser is a collector and expert on woodworking antiques. He will share some of his vast collection of tools and knowledge. Members are invited to bring their antique tools for evaluation by Jim.

July CMWA Meeting

Our summer picnic will take the place of our July meeting.

The picnic will take place at Devin Middendorf's shop located at the Middendorf family farm, Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm.

Devin will show us how he cuts the parts for the libraries.

There will be plenty of food, we will be grilling burgers and brat's with all the trimmings, as members have volunteered to bring salads, chips, beans and deserts. All the meats, plates and utensils etc. are being furnished by the CMWA. Please bring your appetite and a chair!

For those members who may want to take advantage of carpooling, meet at approx. 5:15 at the Mills Fleet Farm parking lot near the large Mills sign on county road 75, (Division Street) in Waite Park. The group will leave about 5:30 pm.

June CMWA Meeting

Shawn will be doing a presentation of the libraries at our June meeting. Roland Johnson is always working on or testing some exciting new product or tool. At our June meeting he will tell us about quick change router chucks.

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