Eastern Massachussetts Guild of Woodworkers

Upcoming Guild Events

October 21, 2019 7:00 PM • Home of Don Michael - 19 Great Road, Stow, MA
November 08, 2019 5:00 PM • Waterfire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI
November 09, 2019 9:00 AM • Jamey Pope's shop, 152 Commonwealth Avenue, W. Concord
November 18, 2019 7:00 PM • Home of Ken Zoller - 3 Manning Way, Sharon, MA
December 14, 2019 9:00 AM • Woodcraft of Wapole

Upcoming Non-Guild Events

May 11, 2019 • Fruitlands Museum, 102 Prospect Hill Road Harvard, Massachusetts 01451
November 01, 2019 10:00 AM • 150 North St, Boston
November 08, 2019 5:00 PM • Waterfire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence, RI

Featured Piece of the Month

Oak Sideboard by Jim Allen


Jim Allen describes his oak sideboard from a personal perspective.  The wood comes from his backyard and the sideboard sits in his house.  The glass didn't come from his property but it was carefully chosen.

The predominately oak piece is accented with cocobolo and African blackwood,  Clearly, it's a beautiful piece.  Read about it here.

Bevel Cut

We've Entered the Space Age

by Andrew Davis

There never seems to be enough space in a workshop.  And, except for rare examples, no matter how large one designs that initially spacious workshop, it fills over time.

Andrew writes about this common issue and its possible remedies with truth and humor in his October 2019 edition.

Mentoring in the EMGW

Mentoring in the Guild takes many forms.  Everything from a brief conversation or email on a particular technique to a full-blown cooperative effort to build an entire piece.  Most mentoring occurs informally among members.  However, the Mentor Program provides an easy way, especially for new members, to get involved in mentoring.  Members listed on the Mentor Program page of this website have expressed a willingness to help other members in a variety of ways.

To read more about the Mentor Program, click here or navigate to About Us then Mentor Program.  To see the list of Mentor members with their interests and contact information, click here or navigate to Members then Mentors.

Moxon Vise Advise

Bob McKee shares his Moxon Vise build. 

Furniture Interest Group Meetings

Ever think about exchanging woodworking concepts, processes, jigs, fixtures, shortcuts, advice, and all thinks woodworking?  And on a summer day at the Cape?

Don Michael, dedicated leader of the Guild's Furniture Interest Group, organized a field trip to the home of Dr. Michael O'Neill in Harwich for a daytime July, 2019 meeting at the Cape.

After a lunch break the group toured the showrooms and shops at nearby West Barnstable Tables.  Thanks to Dr. O'Neill for hosting the group.

Meetings of the Guild's Furniture Interest Group (FIG) are held every third Monday of the month.  All members are welcome.  Members meet at a different member's house every month where they attend to discuss all things furniture building, including designs, jigs, wood species, joinery, tools, etc.  Members have a chance to seek advice from a varied, friendly, and experienced assembly of woodworkers or add to this body of collective knowledge.  Keep an eye on FIG meetings for time and place in the Upcoming Guild Events at the top of the page. 

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