Guild Events

Upcoming Guild Events

    • August 20, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of Tim Holiner, 40 Donnelly Drive, Dover

    Join us for an informal round-table discussion of furniture-making designs, techniques, tools, jigs, problems and solutions. Our purpose is to share information and help anyone interested to learn more about the craft.

    Tim will demonstrate a router pantograph.


    • September 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Farm of Ralph Southwick, 331 Wauwinet Rd, Barre, MA

    Last year we had Trees to Lumber, Part 2, Sawing Logs into Lumber, skipping Part 1 due to weather. This year we'll back up and demonstrate the process of selecting a tree, cutting it down and bringing it out of the woods to the saw. Time permitting, it'll be cut into boards.

    Ralph usually has stocks of air dried soft- and hardwood lumber at very attractive prices, so bring your trucks/trailers, too.

    • September 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of Don Fye, 160 Pelham Island Rd, Wayland

    Join us for an informal round-table discussion of furniture-making designs, techniques, tools, jigs, problems and solutions. Our purpose is to share information and help anyone interested to learn more about the craft.

    • October 13, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, Lincoln, MA

    Matt Wajda will demonstrate the construction of a curved cabinet door using coopering, a technique most commonly associated with making barrels.

    Matt, a 2000 graduate of the Cabinet and Furniture Making program at the North Bennett Street School, now teaches part time in that program and at MassArt and continues to run River City Furnituremaking in Rollinsford, NH,  a woodworking co-op with five other woodworkers.


    • October 15, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of John George, 5 Hemlock Dr, Hopkinton

    Join us for an informal round-table discussion of furniture-making designs, techniques, tools, jigs, problems and solutions. Our purpose is to share information and help anyone interested to learn more about the craft.



    • November 10, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Woodcraft, 3 Walpole Park South, Walpole, MA

    Mickey Callahan will demonstrate veneering with a veneer press, hammer veneering and use of a vacuum bag for veneering different types of workpieces. When to use, or when to not use, a particular method will be examined. Substrate and glue choices and veneer preparation will all be addressed. 

    Mickey has more than 25 years of experience as a designer and maker of museum-quality, custom period and contemporary furniture. His work has also included the making of custom architectural elements and furniture repair and restoration. He is a graduate of the furniture making program at the prestigious North Bennett Street School in Boston, MA. Mickey has been a teacher of furniture making at the North Bennett Street School along with the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT. He has also taught at various Woodcraft stores and for woodworking groups around the country. He has written articles for Fine Woodworking magazine and his work has been featured in FWW, American Woodworker, Woodwork and Woodshop News. Mickey is the co-founder and past president of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (www.sapfm.org) and currently serves on its Executive Council.

    • November 19, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of Len Nyren, 25 Wyman St., Waban (Newton)

    Join us for an informal round-table discussion of furniture-making designs, techniques, tools, jigs, problems and solutions. Our purpose is to share information and help anyone interested to learn more about the craft.

    • December 08, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Woodcraft of Walpole

    A double header. First we'll have the "annual" Guild fundraiser, an auction of donated tools and supplies. Donation guidelines will be published in November.

    Jim Tartaglia will then demonstrate how to make an iconic Shaker box, displaying a selection of Shaker boxes of various sizes, finishes and some with decoration. These moderately easy-to-make boxes have a thousand uses. 

    • December 17, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Home of Don Cole, 442 Main Street, Bolton

    Join us for an informal round-table discussion of furniture-making designs, techniques, tools, jigs, problems and solutions. Our purpose is to share information and help anyone interested to learn more about the craft.

    • February 09, 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • TBD

    Will Neptune will demonstrate the basics of designing and constructing a table for strength and stability. Will's article in FWW on this subject (#130–May/June 1998) is one of the classical references for furniture makers. 

    Will is the co-author of The Fundamentals of Fine Woodworking, which is essentially the syllabus for the Cabinet and Furniture Making program at North Bennett Street School where he was an instructor for many years. 


Past events *

July 16, 2018 July Furniture Interest Group Meeting
June 18, 2018 June Furniture Interest Group Meeting
June 09, 2018 EMGW annual meeting
May 21, 2018 May Furniture Interest Group Meeting
May 12, 2018 Using a Router with Andrew Texeira
May 02, 2018 Professional woodworkers group
April 16, 2018 April Furniture Interest Group Meeting
April 14, 2018 Turning for Cabinetmakers
March 19, 2018 March Furniture Interest Group Meeting
March 10, 2018 Marquetry with Silas Kopf
February 19, 2018 Feb. Furniture Interest Group meeting
February 10, 2018 Ooops!....Fixing Woodworking Mistakes
January 15, 2018 Jan. Furniture Interest Group meeting
January 13, 2018 Fitting Drawers with Phil Lowe
December 18, 2017 Dec. Furniture Interest Group meeting
December 09, 2017 Building a Musical Instrument
November 20, 2017 Nov. Furniture Interest Group meeting
November 11, 2017 Furniture Design Considerations AND Spray Gun Discussion
October 16, 2017 Oct. Furniture Interest Group meeting
October 14, 2017 Trees to Lumber
September 18, 2017 Sept. Furniture Interest Group meeting
September 09, 2017 Hand Planes in the Modern Workshop, Part II
August 10, 2017 Tour, Historic New England furniture collection
June 19, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
June 10, 2017 Annual Meeting and Luncheon
May 15, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
May 13, 2017 Hardware Installation with Will Neptune
April 17, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
April 08, 2017 Hand Planes in the Modern Workshop
March 20, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
March 11, 2017 Guild Auction and Tool Sharpening
February 20, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
February 11, 2017 Beyond the Basic Sand Shaded Fan
January 16, 2017 Furniture Interest Group
January 14, 2017 Introduction to Furniture Repair and Restoration
December 19, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
December 10, 2016 Methods of Cutting Dovetails on the Table Saw
November 21, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
November 12, 2016 Architectural Woodcarving, Wood Turning & Bagpipes
October 17, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
October 08, 2016 Guild Website Use/Preparing Stock
October 05, 2016 Carving Group Meeting
September 19, 2016 Furniture Interest Group - note time change
September 10, 2016 Tour of Yale Furniture Study
August 15, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
July 09, 2016 Furniture Interest Group Tour of Small Lumber Supplier
June 20, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
June 11, 2016 Year end meeting and luncheon
May 16, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
May 14, 2016 Hide Glue and Hammer Veneering
April 18, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
April 09, 2016 The Future of Making
March 21, 2016 Furniture Interest Group
March 12, 2016 Curved Joinery, Design and Fabrication
February 15, 2016 Furniture Interest Group meeting
February 13, 2016 Federal Style Sand-shaded Fans
January 18, 2016 Furniture Interest Group meeting
January 09, 2016 Advanced Joinery
December 21, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
December 12, 2015 Carving, with emphasis on ball and claw foot
November 16, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
November 14, 2015 Tool Auction and Sketch-Up
November 04, 2015 Carving Interest Group
October 19, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
October 10, 2015 Machine tool set-up and maintenance
October 07, 2015 Carving Interest Group
September 21, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
September 12, 2015 Veneering by vacuum bag
August 17, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
July 20, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
June 20, 2015 Annual Meeting, Show & Tell and Picnic
June 15, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
May 18, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
May 09, 2015 Refinishing and Finish Repairs
April 20, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
April 11, 2015 Creating Decorative Banding
March 16, 2015 Furniture Interest Group meeting
March 14, 2015 Veneering and veneer preparation
February 16, 2015 Furniture Interest Group Meeting
February 16, 2015 Carving Workshop w/ Phil Lowe
February 14, 2015 Marquetry Techniques
February 07, 2015 Woodcraft Woburn Open House (w/EMGW display)
January 19, 2015 Furniture Interest Group Meeting
January 17, 2015 Woodcraft Walpole Open House (w/EMGW display)
January 10, 2015 The Woodworking Show (w/EMGW booth)
January 10, 2015 Relief Carving with Phil Lowe
December 13, 2014 Decorative Moldings
November 17, 2014 Furniture Interest Group meeting
November 08, 2014 Applied Carving
October 20, 2014 Furniture Interest Group meeting (location change)
October 11, 2014 Reeding tapered legs and fluting
September 15, 2014 Furniture Interest Group meeting
September 13, 2014 Development of Furniture Embellishment in New England, Colonial to Modern
August 18, 2014 Furniture Interest Group (FIG)
July 21, 2014 Furniture Interest Group
June 16, 2014 FIG Meeting
June 14, 2014 Annual Meeting BBQ and Show and Tell

     * For events earlier than 2014, click Pre-2014 Meetings


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