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.

2011 CMWA Wood Expo

The 6th annual CMWA Wood Expo is just around the corner. This year's show is setting up to be the best yet.

Saturday, March 12, 2011
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
St Cloud National Guard Armory.

Learn more about the CMWA Wood Expo.

Seeking Plywood Projects

A message from author Philip Schmidt:

"I am an author working with Storey Publishing to create a book on DIY home furnishing and accessory projects using plywood (and other sheet goods). I'm looking for designers to submit original project designs for one-time use in the book.

Each contributor gets a byline in the book, plus a brief bio where they can discuss their work, business, website, etc. They also get a free copy of the book and $101 (that's the number of projects in the book).

It's great exposure, AND the designers get to keep their projects; I need only a photo of the finished piece, along with instructions and any necessary drawings. You can also submit existing works.

All of the details are on my blog post, at "

November CMWA Meeting

Darren McKeever will be presenting an introduction to using Google SketchUp to design woodworking projects. Google SketchUp is a free 3D modeling software that can be used to design woodworking projects and create drawings, plans, cut lists, and more.

October CMWA Meeting

Tim Revis will give a presentation on the Evolution of Kitchen Design at the St. Cloud Public Library.

August CMWA Meeting

The August meeting will be at Glacial Wood Products in Brooten, MN, one of our advertisers. Note that we will meet to carpool to the plant, meeting at either the Holiday Inn in St. Cloud, and the Holiday Station in St. Joseph, MN. We will be leaving at 6:30, to be at Glacial Wood Products by 7:30 or sooner.

June CMWA Meeting

The June meeting will be a tour of Wilkie Sanderson Cabinet Shop, Wednesday, June 16, 7 pm, 1010 N Summit Ave., Sauk Rapids, MN.

Daves Service & Repair

Dave Oman led a discussion on tool maintenance and repair for the March CMWA meeting. Dave worked for Porter Cable for 12 years and more recently in the Mathew Hall tool repair shop. He now runs a repair service out of his residence should you need his expertise.

Dave's Service & Repair
Woodworking Machinery - Power Tools - Service Calls

David V Oman
Repair Technician
710 6th Ave North
St. Cloud, MN 56303

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