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  • December 02, 2019 6:56 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    As evidenced by this month's featured piece this column is not devoted only to furniture.  Jigs, fixtures, tools, and other pieces related to woodworking are also welcome.

    The poker chip box is a whimsical piece of woodworking that is enjoyed at the home of the poker club that uses it.  From a woodworking perspective, skills including veneering, routing, marquetry, miter cuts, splines, building the wood hinge and others are used.  Alternating maple and mahogany veneered sides of the box include the woodworkers' original design for the removable  poker chip holders and tray for related  contents.  Take a look inside here.
  • November 23, 2019 9:35 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Jamey Pope was guest presenter demonstrating techniques and fixtures used to making the banjo and mandolin in W. Concord.

  • November 01, 2019 1:57 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    Before introducing Andrew's newest  issue, I'd like to mention that this is the three year anniversary of Andrew Davis' Bevel Cut column.  So congratulations and thanks to Andrew for his dedication, insights, and humor for highlighting both standard and niche woodworking topics. 

    The topic that Andrew picked for this month's Bevel Cut issue is something that has bewildered me ever since the first time I ventured into the hand plane world.  So I give Andrew my personal thanks for beginning to sort out the number system, random as it seems, for hand plane sizes.

    This article is a keeper for reference as there's always a temptation to get one's hands on another hand plane for that special reason that currently owned hand planes don't satisfy.  Read it here.
  • October 31, 2019 10:44 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    I believe (and I should know) that this is Bob McKee's first submission as a Feature Piece. As you probably know Bob is another experienced woodworker and active member of the guild.  For those of you who don't know of Bob's woodworking skills, this article will set the story straight. 

    The piece is made of spalted maple and black walnut.  Bob writes about the design, joinery, issues overcome, finishing and more.

    I'm sure after reading his article, that you will agree with me that we would like to see more in this column from him.

  • October 07, 2019 9:44 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Show starts Nov. 8 at 5pm and lasts until Nov. 10 at 4pm.

    See non-guild lineup for details.

  • October 03, 2019 11:13 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    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.

  • October 02, 2019 8:34 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    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.
  • September 20, 2019 10:16 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Pictures show the first guild meeting of the new membership year 2019-2010 at the Sherborn Town Forest as part of the Massachusetts Town Forest Conference. 

  • August 29, 2019 10:21 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Embellishments in woodworking projects can offer such impressive highlights that they draw the viewer's eye to it and away from other deserving workmanship like joinery, bookmatching, veneering, and other woodworking skills.Andrew Davis discusses various inlay embellishments, which can be pre-planned or reactive.  To understand this better read Andrew's article Inlays.

  • August 29, 2019 9:33 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Tom Shirley kicks off the new EMGW membership year with a woodworking piece that he completed last spring. 
    Tom was contacted by the administration of the Alden House Museum to build a replica model of the historic house of John and Priscilla Alden in Duxbury, MA. 

    The model is on display as part of an exhibit at the museum.   Apart from the woodworking aspects, Tom's article describes how the measurements and overall design of the original house were made and how he approached building the model to scale.

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