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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. 

  • March 20, 2023 10:50 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The original Guild Gear gadget can be found in this list For Feb.1, 2023

  • March 13, 2023 12:40 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The March 2023 meeting was held at the First Unitarian Church in Worcester. After new member introductions and several members providing updates to guild activities as seen here, we were treated to an outstanding presentation on the topic of Wood Identification.

  • February 27, 2023 6:07 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    To be held on April 8th in Needham.

  • February 27, 2023 5:48 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    TV Console

    by Ed O'Neil

    We are fortunate that Ed O'Neil decided to venture into writing a summary of his TV Console piece.  Ed quickly caught on to the form and function of a Featured Piece of the Month document and submitted a wonderful example of a woodworker deciding to work on a specific piece, formulating a plan, acquiring the necessary stock, resolving pitfalls, learning new skills, and placing the piece in operation. 

    One of the skills was writing the document.  Fortunately, Ed had taken pictures along the development path so he had all the ingredients to complete the summary. I'm grateful that Ed persevered through the processes, both woodworking and sharing his experience in this document.  Check out Ed's delightful TV Console.

    Further information can be requested by clicking Ed O'Neil.

  • February 27, 2023 5:46 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Measure 9 Times, Then Measure Again

    by Andrew Davis

    You are reading the correct column.  Indeed, this is the Bevel Cut, not the neighboring Measure Twice, Cut Once column.  And it must be said that Bevel Cut is not trying to outdo MTCO even though it stresses many more than two pre-cutting measurements.

    Actually, this article is about reassessing Andrew's (and by extension your) measurement process - the tools he uses and the tools he might consider adding to his toolbox.  The question remains, however.  How many times does it take to measure before you cut?

    Read Andrew's Measure 9 Times, Then Measure Again.

  • February 27, 2023 5:44 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Hit the Nail on the Head

    Rob Carver

    I figured at some point Rob would reveal his essay with this titular theme.  And now we have it.  It's a saying that we all know and, no doubt, have used in and outside woodworking.  Rob gives a very nice interpretation of this common saying.

    One doesn't need to know much about hammering to know what could happen if the nail head is not hit squarely.  Because of the effect of hitting the nail not on the head, the title could have been "Think Twice, Hit Once", with apologies to the author.  But, of course, "hitting the nail on the head" has nonliteral meanings.  And that's why this saying is used so often.

    Read all about it in Hit the Nail on the Head.  May I say (and maybe give Rob an idea for another essay), that he nailed it?

  • February 13, 2023 11:33 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    The Segmented Turning presentation outline by Paul Schulz and resource list is moved to the Resources tab.

    The outline was part of the September, 2022 meeting.

  • February 12, 2023 9:45 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Meeting took place at Thomas Johnson's workshop in Gorham, ME.

  • February 01, 2023 1:12 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    After considerable interest, EMGW is offering to sell a work shirt complete with EMGW logo. Here is an opportunity to show your EMGW pride when you attend a class, woodworking show, demonstration, weddings, bar mitzvahs, etc. (but first ask your spouse/partner!).

    We are soliciting interest in ordering these work shirts.  After researching multiple sources, we will likely use Corporate Casuals in Concord, MA.  The picture below is from a mock-up of our shirt. Available sizes range from “XS” to “6XL”.

    Pricing will depend on how many items we order but likely between $35 and $50 per shirt including taxes, and shipping.

    If you’re interested, please let Ken know how many shirts and what sizes you want by February 25. Once the order is placed, I’ll have definite pricing and we can arrange for payment and delivery.

  • January 30, 2023 9:07 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Projects are run by Steve Hoffman for the Stools Project and Jeff Clunie for the Cutting Board Project.

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