Coming up we have the first Art Crawl for 2016 on March 18th. This year we are going to be show casing boxes of different styles. These can include rough boxes to very fine finish boxes. Using different styles of joints for the corners. With covers or without covers. Have also posted some ideas from Kurt on this project.
Our March meeting Marc Lamm will be presenting a new style of joinery. He calls curve joinery. He has written a book on this technique. You can look at his website for more information. http://www.marclamm.com
February meeting we don’t have a program scheduled. I am going to bring some projects I am working on now. Encourage other members to do the same. We all are working on something we can share.
Join us on January 20th for the first meeting of 2016. Looks to be a great year for the CMWA.
Holiday greetings from Charlie!
Yes, it's that wonderful time of the year!! 2015 has gone by in a flash and now it's time to celebrate. Our December meeting is the time and place for our annual Christmas party! It will be held at the Paramount theater, lower level on December 16th, at 7:00 pm. All members and their spouses are welcome. Please bring a food item or other goodies to share.
We will also have a silent auction, the proceeds will benefit the CMWA. Items may include things crafted by members, tools etc..
I would like to thank the board, committee members and all members who helped make our 2015 a success!
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO ALL!!
President, the CMWA
Our November meeting, November 18th 7:00 pm, at the Paramount lower level, Mark Voigt will be doing a presentation on shop safety. Mark's experience as a high school industrial arts instructor more than qualifies him as an expert in shop safety. I'm sure he will have some interesting safety advice to share.
Our October meeting, October 21, 7:00 at the Paramount, lower level. Bill Langen will be doing a presentation. Bill has built many stringed instruments, as he has shown at our meetings. At the last Art Crawl, Bill demonstrated constructing a dulcimer. He will share with us his skill in bending wood utilizing heat.
Thank you Charlie Gunderson, for building and donating a beautiful walnut flag case to the Cy and Joan Valerius family. It was presented to Joan in mid July. As you would expect it was a very emotional event for us, Joan was very grateful.
The next CMWA meeting is Wednesday, August 19th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Paramount, lower level. Antique woodworking tools will be the focus. Jim Preusser is a collector and expert on woodworking antiques. He will share some of his vast collection of tools and knowledge. Members are invited to bring their antique tools for evaluation by Jim.