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.

October CMWA Meeting

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.

August CMWA Meeting

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.

July CMWA Meeting

Our summer picnic will take the place of our July meeting.

The picnic will take place at Devin Middendorf's shop located at the Middendorf family farm, Wednesday, July 15th at 6:30 pm.

Devin will show us how he cuts the parts for the libraries.

There will be plenty of food, we will be grilling burgers and brat's with all the trimmings, as members have volunteered to bring salads, chips, beans and deserts. All the meats, plates and utensils etc. are being furnished by the CMWA. Please bring your appetite and a chair!

For those members who may want to take advantage of carpooling, meet at approx. 5:15 at the Mills Fleet Farm parking lot near the large Mills sign on county road 75, (Division Street) in Waite Park. The group will leave about 5:30 pm.

June CMWA Meeting

Shawn will be doing a presentation of the libraries at our June meeting. Roland Johnson is always working on or testing some exciting new product or tool. At our June meeting he will tell us about quick change router chucks.

Art Crawl June 12th

Our next Art Crawl is Friday, June 12th 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Paramount. Shawn, John and Devin have been busy folks and have assembled four "Little Libraries" and will be showing and selling them at the Art Crawl. Thank you for your good work! Any members who would like to help at Art Crawls are welcome.

May CMWA Meeting

Mike Siemsen is our guest presenter at our May meeting. Mike is a professional furniture builder. He will demonstrate crafting wood mouldings by hand using "hollows and rounds", hand moulding planes. Mike is a member of SAPFM, the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and owns Green Lake Clock co. and Mike Siemsens School of Woodworking. www.schoolofwood.com Mike's shop is located near Chisago City, MN. You don't want to miss this presentation.

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