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.

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.

March CMWA Meeting

Our next meeting will be John demonstrating “Tuning up your Chisels and Plane Blades” with the Work Sharp system and Rollie demonstrating the same with sandpaper. Hope to see you there

February CMWA Meeting

Our February club meeting will focus on sharpening chisels and plan blades. Brad will demonstrate sharpening with the Tormek system and Denny will show how to use Japanese water stones. Don’t forget to bring items for Show and Tell.

Upcoming Art Crawl

Art Crawl St. Cloud was organized to build and promote a more lively and diverse community through the arts, promote local and regional artists, and support historic downtown as the heart and soul of the region. Art Crawl St. Cloud expands the arts by taking it to the streets and into the local shops to provide downtown visitors with an engaging artistic experience. Upcoming dates are March 15, 5 to 9 pm; June 14, 5 to 9 pm; August 23, all day and November 6, 5 to 9 pm. Learn more by visiting their website

January CMWA Meeting

January’s CMWA Meeting will consist of an open meeting to discuss woodworking interests and the upcoming activities for the CMWA. Please join on Wednesday, January 16th at 7pm at the Paramount, St. Cloud.

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