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The Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers (EMGW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in the woodworking community through the sharing of information in the art, technique, and business of woodworking.  We aspire to these goals in order to promote and foster interest in our craft for both the aspiring and skilled woodworker.

Guild 2013-2014 Meeting Schedule
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Note: All meetings will be held on the second saturday of each month. Unless otherwise stated, the meetings start with juice and cookies at 9:00. The formal meeting starts at about 10:00.

  • Sep 14; 10:00am; at Fuller Craft Museum in Brocton; "Across the Grain: Turned and Carved Wood"
  • Oct 12; 9:00am; Artist's talk, Bill Daub, http://www.customfurniture-doub.com/ at Jack Murphy's shop in Bolton.
  • Nov 9; 9:00am; Modern kitchen cabinet construction, Chris Kovacs, Kovacs Design, Groton
  • Dec 14; 9:00am; "A Close Look at Four Colonial Chests of Drawers", Prof. Brock Jobe, Winterthur Wakelin Rm, Wellesley Library
  • Jan 11; 9:00am; Auction and Comparative Joinery, Carl Evans, Carl's shop, Wrentham
  • Feb 8; 9:00am; Traditional casework construction techniques, Will Neptune at the studio/shop of North Bennett Street School instructor Jamie Pope in West Concord.
  • Mar 8; 9:00am; RISD Workshops, Various RISD staff, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Apr 12; 9:00am; Fritz Smith will demonstrate construction of “intermediate grade” casework from mixed media. At Jack Murphy’s shop, 64 Coventry Wood Road, Bolton
  • May 10; 9:00am; "Timber Framing" with Jim Rogers, Sawyer and Timber Framer. Granite Room, Milford Library Milford MA 80 Spruce St, Milford.
    Directions: From Rt 495 Take exit 19 Route 109 West, Merge to Route 16 West [past fire station] to Spruce Street on Right
  • Jun 7; 9:00am; at Jeff and Faith Clunie's home, 5 Hickory Drive, Medfield
    Annual meeting, Show & Tell and Cookout NOTE THAT THIS IS THE 1ST SATURDAY IN JUNE

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Emgw Co-sponsors woodworking courses with the Eliot School
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The Eliot School has been teaching since 1676. In 1889 the school focused on manual arts and has been teaching classes in woodworking and other crafts since. The Guild is proud to have formed an alliance with The Eliot School to help continue and support our mutual goal of educating and promoting excellence in woodworking.

The Guild has agreed to co-sponsor several woodworking classes and workshops offered through The Eliot School starting this fall. The fall classes that we are co-sponsoring are: Basic Furniture Design, Furniture Finishing, Gilding & Frame Restoration, and Inlay & Veneer. The workshops are Wood Carving, Wood Turning, and Surface Decoration on Wood. These classes and workshops are taught by professional woodworking instructors. For a full description of the fall classes, instructor, time, and tuition check out The Eliot School's web site. The Eliot School, located in a beautiful residential neighborhood in a building built in 1831 near Jamaica Pond, has a complete and extensive wood shop. Plenty of on-street parking is available.

Also watch for a mini-course on SketchUp for Furniture taught by the Guild's own expert, Jim Russell. This is scheduled for winter term at The Eliot School.

Guild Members will receive at 10% discount on tuition on co-sponsored classes. When registering, please say you are a member of the Eastern Massachusetts Guild of Woodworkers.

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