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This blog is used by the Web Administrator to list updates to the website. This blog is summarized on the front page to make it easy for the members it locate new material without having to go  through the entire site. 

  • September 30, 2020 10:50 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

  • September 07, 2020 11:27 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Jim Allen provides this information in case you missed the Boston Sunday Globe September 9 article.  In the the Address Section an excellent article was printed regarding trees that are heat tolerant, and will be successful in the Climate change environment.  The suggestions in the article are offered by John DelRosso, head arborist at the Harvard Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, Ma. and can be seen here.

  • September 01, 2020 10:48 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The Track of Success

    by Andrew Davis

    The Bevel Cut is back for another year!  This article is about Andrew Davis' perspective on owning a track saw.  Given Andrew's awkward entry into his basement workshop (who doesn't have the same misfortune?) Andrew had benefited initially from getting his precisely cut plywood sheets into the workshop.  But now Andrews finds other uses. 

    Click The Track of Success to read Andrew's short but direct assessment of his track saw use.

    Andrew welcomes your feedback.

  • August 30, 2020 1:22 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Two Windsor Chairs

    by Rob Carver

    Rob Carver kicks off the EMGW membership year with an entertaining article about his two Wndsor chairs.  To build these chairs Rob took a a track that not many woodworkers do.  Using tools like a drawknife, spokeshaves, scorp, travisher, and compass plane, and others, Rob takes on this challenge this his hands full.  Rob even uses his kiln for drying the green wood used for the legs and green oak for the spindles and other parts.

    If that wasn't enough, Rob went into riving, whittling, and bending the oak for the spindles.

    What you might also find fascinating are the processes and other aids that Rob built to facilitate his work, including his steam "box" and his use of a dual laser level system to identify and measure the compound angle mortises for the seat.

    There is so much more to this project and you can read it here

    You can reach Rob at

  • July 28, 2020 4:05 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The Furniture Institute of Massachusetts is closing its doors and everything is for sale.

    We are starting with the machines. 

    The first people to respond will get first admittance to the shop.

    Four people will be admitted at a time.

    Masks are required.

    You will have one hour to inspect the machines you're interested in and then the next group of four will be admitted.

    All prices as indicated or best reasonable offer. 

    Purchaser is responsible for moving machines.

    Cash or check only



    please email


    Click for a list of sale items.

  • July 17, 2020 8:25 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    New members are assigned including at large members.

  • June 28, 2020 6:26 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    The slideshow displays some of the work of various woodworkers who gave presentations at the annual end of year meeting's Show and Tell.
  • June 14, 2020 1:42 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    1. Removed outdated link to

    2. Added clarification that Ralph Southwick Lumber does not possess a website address.

  • May 31, 2020 12:38 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    "Constructing A Walnut and Maple Writing Desk" by Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking  May, 2020 was added to the Guild Video Library.

  • May 29, 2020 12:02 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    When emails arrive marketing the tools you would like to have or a promotion or sale is advertised, what initiates your motivation to buy or pass?  Or perhaps while working on a project you’d benefit in quality, safety, or time to finish what would move you to get that in your hands?  It’s a tough call.  Discretionary savings is often inversely proportional to the desirability of certain tools.  So when, if ever, do you pull the string to buy?

    Andrew Davis has some thoughts about that in his newest Bevel Cut article on Tool Shopping.

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