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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. 

  • July 25, 2023 12:23 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Welcome to the 1st Annual New England Woodworking Competition

    October 21, 2023

    More information can be found under Upcoming Non-Guild Events.


  • June 21, 2023 1:24 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    "Banjo Workshop" and "Splay Leg Step Stool"

  • June 20, 2023 11:31 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Home Page > About Us > Board of Directors

  • June 20, 2023 10:36 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The meeting/party was hosted by Ken and Tricia Zoller.

    The meeting included business news, elections, Show and Tell, and lunch.

  • June 20, 2023 10:35 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The meeting/party was hosted by Ken and Tricia Zoller.

  • May 31, 2023 10:30 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Ask an Expert

    Rob Carver


    There are no metaphors in this article.  There are no hidden messages.  No philosophical adages.  Plain and simple, this is a straightforward message for all levels, any time, anywhere.  This is must reading, if nothing else, as a reminder that we are in a community of shared expertise.  After all, aren't we all students?  Take a look at this well-written article Ask an Expert.


    You can reach Rob for comments and additional information, by clicking Rob Carver.

    Congratulations to Rob for another good year of thoughtful and motivational articles. 

    This will be the last Measure Once, Cut Once article of the membership year.  All past MTCO articles will be available in the summer accessed from the Resources tab.

  • May 31, 2023 10:26 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Carving Journey

    by Ken Zoller

    Ken has contributed Featured Pieces in the past, beautifully constructed furniture.  But due to circumstances you will read about, Ken has extended his talents to carving.  He states he's a newbie carver, but just look at that three dimensional piece?  Yep, the current EMGW president is humble too. 

    In his document, Ken wrote about his process beginning to end with lots of pictures.  His education was supplemented by Mary May videos, a good set of chisels and gouges, and trial and error.  And if that piece wasn't enough Ken displays other carvings in Carving Journey that will give you pause.  How could he do all that as a newbie?

    Further information can be requested by clicking Ken Zoller.

    Much gratitude is extended to all contributors to the Featured Piece column.  The articles have been motivating, educational, and impressive, very impressive.

    This is the last Featured Piece of the Month article until the next membership year starting in September.  All past Featured Piece articles from the past year will be added to the archive accessible from the Resources tab. 

    Remember this column is not necessarily dedicated to furniture pieces.  Tools, jigs, processes, and other woodworking related themes are also relevant.


  • May 31, 2023 10:23 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The Track Saw Can Be Your Friend 

    by Andrew Davis

    The track saw is generally and underrated tool.  At least Andrew thinks so.  And given his premise the track saw has considerable value, especially, when cutting 4' x 8' plywood sheets or rough slabs, which he does. 

    An article like this provides considerable valuable advice from a user you know.  In fact, Andrew offers a check list of useful considerations if you are considering a purchase.  Make up your own mind but The Track Saw May Be Your Friend.

    Congratulations to Andrew for another good year of well researched and imaginative articles.  Andrew welcomes your feedback.

    This is the last Bevel Cut article until the next membership year starting in September.  All past Bevel Cut articles from the past year will be added to the archive accessible from the Resources tab. 


  • May 24, 2023 11:21 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    North Bennet Street School tour in May 2023 of the Cabinet and Furniture Making Department and Violin Making Department

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