Tidewater Woodworkers Guild
The Tidewater Woodworkers Guild is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the tools, equipment, processes, and procedures used in the art of fine woodworking. We are located in Southeastern Virginia, with meetings typically held at the Woodcraft store in Norfolk.
The Tidewater Woodworkers Guild members hold their main meeting every fourth Monday of each month except December, as well as informal gatherings on the second Monday of each month. We are a seasoned woodworking group that has been in existence since 1980. Currently, there are about 70 members. We welcome all skill levels; one can find a true mentor in practically every facet of woodworking within the guild.
Please consider joining our guild – membership dues are only $20 per calendar year.
The March 2023 newsletter is now available. Check out this month’s stories such community service projects, building a Sam Maloof rocking chair, Thermo-wood, FIRST, the Hampton Street Car update and others. Since the editor was in the hospital during February and most of March, this newsletter is also a recap of what happened in February. Continue reading
It’s season change, and with season change comes massive swings in humidity. There are two times when you should walk away from a project. First, after you’ve milled your wood. Don’t start your finish cuts for twenty four hours. Let the new ‘face’ of the wood acclimate. It may well move and could adversely effect... Continue reading
Routing dadoes and grooves with a shopmade T-square works great. The setup is quick and easy. But most T-squares are usually made for a specific diameter of router bit. The auxiliary router base and T-square you see here solves that problem. This allows me to accurately position and rout four sizes of dadoes and grooves... Continue reading
When you’re working with small patterns, keeping track of bits and pieces is important. Use a gallon-sized zip top plastic bag. First, it will hold your pattern to the page desired, whether it’s folded, a magazine or a pattern book. It keeps dust and spatters off, as well. The bag will also hold small pieces,... Continue reading
I have owned this old Craftsman 10” table saw since 1970. I was working construction during the summer months while going to college full time for the remainder of the year. I remember my dad’s disappointment when he found out that I had spent about $270 for the table saw when my summer money was... Continue reading