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.

September CMWA Meeting

Denny Myers and John Wilson will be presenting hand cut dovetails; mortise & tenon
joints. Bring your tools and a couple of boards for some fun and easy teasing.

Beneath the Bark

The Mid Minnesota Association of Woodturners (MMAW) and the Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association (CMWA) are sponsoring a public exhibition of wood at the Paramount Visual Arts Center October 7th through November 4th, 2013. “*Beneath the Bark*” will be displayed in Studio “C”. Members of both clubs are invited to show three piece of their finest work. This is not a juried show. All skill levels are welcome. Once we know how many members are interested in displaying, we may make adjustments to the number of pieces you may display. Please respond to Gary Mrozek gary@treesremembered.com to express your interest. Each piece entered will require a description of the piece and pictures if available. The description along with your name will be used to make the cards that will be displayed with your items. Watch for more information.

Eagle Honor Canes

On Sept. 25th at 6 p.m. at 212 3rd Avenue North at 6 p.m. in Sartell Mn please come and meet Dale Lasser who has carved 160 Eagle Honor Canes for all vets who have lost a leg and have rec'd a purple heart. Dale alone is making these canes in Minnesota which branches all over the United States. Please come and meet Dale as he presents his slideshow, explains how veterans can apply for this free cane and see some of the canes he is working on. Any questions please contact Mary Gilbert.

August CMWA Meeting

Bill Sampson will demonstrate his virtuosity with the scroll saw at our August meeting.

June CMWA Meeting - Art Crawl

Our club next club meeting is on Friday, June 14th from 4 pm until 9 pm in the Rehearsal Hall at the Paramount. This coincides with the Art Crawl. We are beginning a club project that will be exciting and a great benefit to the club and the Paramount.

The Project: "A tall case clock resembling the mid-18th century style. The walnut case will feature a mechanical movement with moving moon dial. The wood cabinet will showcase turned and carved finials, turned columns at the hood, turned and fluted columns at the base and trunk with some inlay work."

Purpose: "To share with the Paramount Art District and local arts community a product resulting from the talents of the Central Minnesota Woodworkers Association members. We will create a finished product (clock) by demonstrating our collaborative skills during the June, August and November Art Crawls. The finished clock will either be donated to a charity or used as a fund raising item for the CMWA."

May CMWA Meeting

Our May meeting demo will show cases Rollie’s skills once again with “Roughing and Dimensioning a Board with a Hand Plane”

April CMWA Meeting

April’s club meeting demo will be “Hand Plane Rebuild- Bench and Scrub Planes” by resident hand tool expert, Roland. Bring a plane and be prepared to ask lots of questions.

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