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.

October CMWA Meeting

At this month's CMWA meeting Alex Neussendorfer is going to be the featured speaker. The subject is the basics of relief carving. Alex is going to explain the tools and basic processes plus show us how to carve a simple Tudor rose, an easy decorative addition. Join us at the Paramount on October 19th at 7 PM. This month the meeting will be in Studio C at the Paramount. It's the studio at the end of the entrance hall, the one with the hardwood floor and all the nice lighting.

August CMWA Meeting

John Wilson will present a device he has developed that allows you to carve using a Dremel tool. We will meet at Wednesday, August 17, at 7 pm in the Paramount Basement in Downtown St. Cloud.

July CMWA Meeting

The CMWA summer picnic is being hosted by Denny Myers and Roxanne Wyatt at their shop near Royalton (7505 Hillton Road, Royalton). The club is providing the meal; a donation of 5.00 per plate would be appreciated. There will be several grills set up if you would prefer bringing your own grillables, but the CMWA will be providing brats. Bring a dessert to share and be a hero. Bring your family and join us for a great evening of camaraderie and food.

June CMWA Meeting

Wednesday’s meeting will be held at the Paramount in downtown St. Cloud. The topic will be hand-applied shellac finishes.

May CMWA Meeting

Wednesday’s meeting will be held at Dave Blenkush’s shop north of St. Stephen. Dave is going to give us a vacuum pressing presentation. He has some pretty interesting projects in progress and we’ll get to have a look at them as well as a tour of his most impressive shop. Dave’s shop is a full-boat woodworking shop, complete with his own CNC machine, and a complete machine shop shares the building with his woodworking shop. Dave has built quite a few of his own woodworking machines and they look like they were produced by a major tool manufacturer. This is a meeting you don’t want to miss!

Acme Tools Spring Tool Sale

Acme Tools is having their Spring Tool Sale on Friday and Saturday May 6-7 from 8am to 5pm. The sale will feature 10% off, giveaways, and special events. Visit their Plymouth location for their "lowest prices of the year."

April CMWA Meeting

Brad Knowles will lead a discussion on work-benches. Advantages and disadvantages of the various designs will be covered. Vises and other workbench ac-cessories will be discussed as well. This is an interactive presentation; come prepared to talk about your shop bench's good and bad points.

2011 CMWA Wood Expo a Success

Included Content

The 2011 CMWA Wood Expo was very successful. Thank you to everyone who came to the event, the vendors, and the volunteers. We would also like to congratulate the prize winners:

Grand Door Prize: Deloris N. of Avon
Fine Woodworking DVD: Eddie O. of Waite Park
Hourly Prizes:
Kathy H. of Sartell
Kathy P. of Minneapolis
Mike D. of Sartell
John K. of Sartell
Chris B. of Maple Lake

2011 Arts Off 84 Art Crawl

4th Annual Arts Off 84 Art Crawl is a fun family friendly event over Labor Day weekend (Saturday and Sunday, September 3 - 4) along scenic Highway 84 between Pine River and North of Longville.

Registration is now open for artists if you are interested in participating.

The event is open to the public. You can learn more at their website.

March CMWA Meeting

The March CMWA meeting will feature Randy Brown from Long Prairie presenting on mortising equipment he has developed.

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