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What's New at the Tidewater Woodworkers Guild?

TWWWG monthly meeting is Monday, April 28 at 7PM.

This month's meeting will try to demystify scroll saw blades. Ed Bunker and Karl Bogott will help explain the differences between some of the more than 50 different scroll saw blades. To assist, the Olson blade chart is available at THIS LINK.

Keep Saturday, May 3 open for a road trip to Chris Vicker's sawmill in south Suffolk. He has a kiln and saw mill and many varieties of wood, common and exotic, as well as veneers available. There is also going to be a cookout. Join us for the 2nd (and maybe annual?) event.

Click on this link for the Meeting Schedule for a listing of this year's presentations or select it under the Reference Tab.


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Heiroglyphics? Look Again.

Just for the fun of it, I've added a visual illusion for your visiting pleasure. Can you find all the kitchen tools? Check out the larger version and enjoy the challenge.

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Membership Info

Unpaid dues are overdue and members in arrears will not be allowed to vote or take advantage of guild discounts. Please bring your cash or check to the meeting if you have not yet paid your dues.

For those not yet members, you will find information on becoming a member of TWWWG by clicking the following link or from our FAQ page. Becoming a Member.

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Check out the Classifieds page often.

Right now, John Blakeney has a rough sawn Beech plank for sale and a non-member is looking for some cabinet work. Information on both is on the Classifieds and they're always changing.Please Click Here.
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How would you like to be able to have your projects for sale?

Dylan Wakefield, chef and butcher, is opening Pendulum Fine Meats in Ghent in late January. He's asked TWWWG members to showcase kitchen oriented woodwork for sale; items like cutting boards, bowls, trays, spoons and trivets. He has some TWWWG work on hand already, but wants more. The shop is at 820 Shirley Ave in Norfolk.

Contact Karl Bogott using our secure contact form for information on how you can get find a home for all those projects gathering dust. You just had to make them. Now, there's a home for them.


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Woodsmith Tip

Sometimes a beveled miter joint just doesn't quite close up, or opens up after assembly.
Here's a tip for closing the gap - as long as the pieces fit together fairly well to begin with. Burnish (roll over) the tips with the shank of a screwdriver or nail set.

Current Guild Newsletter

To view the current publication, please click HERE or the Newsletters tab in Reference on the Main Menu.

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Plan of the Month

This clever and easy-to-make cutting board will make a standout addition to your kitchen or make it as a gift. It measures 10" x 16" x 1.25" high. You can make it with a tablesaw and a handplane (or belt sander). Click here for more information and the plan.