CMWA Classes

The Central Minnesota Woodworker’s Association in Partnership with the Paramount Center for the Arts is offering the following classes and events in the first half of 2018

All classes and events held at the
Paramount Tech Center
248 33rd Ave South
Waite Park, MN 56387

Tool Making Workshop with Mike Siemsen

Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20, 9am to 4pm

Instructor—Mike Siemsen

Fee: $225

We will be making a traditional double screw vise as shown in Randal Holme and Moxon. Also a mallet, a marking gauge, and a marking knife. You will use hand tools to make these four very useful items for your shop and gain the ability to make more of them as needed.

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Beyond the Basics of Woodworking with Mark Voigt

Tuesdays February 12– 26, 2019, 6pm to 9pm

Instructor—Mark Voigt

Fee: $125

Get ready for spring and warm sunshine by building your own cedar Adirondack style lawn chair. Participants should have basic woodworking skills and will develop more advanced skills during the class. Visit the link below to sign up:


Lie Nielsen Hand Tool Event

March 15, 2019, 10am to 6pm

March 16, 2019, 10am to 5pm

Fee: $FREE

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks Returning to St. Cloud, MN

Woodworking Hand Tool Event with Central Minnesota Woodworker’s Association

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks(R), the premier US manufacturer of heirloom quality woodworking tools, is bringing its popular Hand Tool Event(R) to St. Cloud, MN on March 15-16, 2019 with the Central Minnesota Woodworker’s Association. This event is part of the company’s ongoing international program to expose woodworkers of all ages and skill levels to the benefits of traditional hand tools and techniques, and is a rare opportunity for the public to receive first-hand instruction directly from the toolmakers.

Lie-Nielsen Toolworks makes heirloom quality, woodworking hand tools in Warren, Maine, and takes pride in providing exceptional support to their customers. Lie-Nielsen Hand Tool Events travel to cities around the country to promote woodworking education in the use of hand tools. Lie-Nielsen also offers weekend workshops, instructional videos, and encourages visitors to tour their showroom and shop in Maine. For more information about this event, please contact Jared Patch at (800) 327-2520, email, or visit


Embellishments with Mark Laub

Instructor—Mark Laub

Tuition: $175.00  

Experience Level: Beginner, no prior experience necessary

Saturday, April 6 2019, 9am to 4pm  

Mark Laub, a professional wood artist, is nationally known for his distinctive, meticulously detailed furniture. Learn his approach to creative furniture design and share his secrets to exceptional woodworking embellishment.  Mark’s knowledge and creativity, combined with his friendly and supportive coaching style, will help you add your personal signature to your woodworking pieces. Ample hands-on opportunity will be provided in addition to lecture and demos. 

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