Advancing the art and understanding of fine woodworking!

Resawing Boards with Jim Milam 
at November 13th Guild Meeting
We look forward to, and are privileged to have Jim Milam teach us the techniques and skills used in Resawing Lumber, at the November 13th Meeting.  
We will also have the election of the Board of Directors, and Show 'N Tell.

Following is a quote from Jim, followed by his outline of the presentation:
"I have spent a great deal of time organizing my thoughts on Resawing, and I believe I have an exhaustive approach in mind and one that will speak to most of the Guild’s questions on the subject."

Knowing Jim, this is most likely an understatement, and given the many excellent presentations he has generously made, this will undoubtedly be an educational opportunity not to be missed !

• Definition of Resawing
• Examples of Unsuccessful Resawing (aka Failure)
• Causes of Failure 
• Blade Tooth Design
• Good Practice
• ReSaw Fence Design & Set-Up
• Blade Tracking & Alignment of Fence
• Bandsaw Size
• Safety
• Technique Demonstration
• Resources

Lumber Yard Prep and Select
at Guild's Annual Fall Mini-Symposium at Atlanta Hardwoods

Do you remember having reservations and doubts about going to the Lumber yard the first few times?  Even if you’ve been to the Lumber yard many, many times, you’d feel even more confident after attending the Fall Mini-Symposium on Lumber Prep and Select, presented by Tom Melcher and Roger Moister.

Planning and preparing to go shopping for lumber goes a long way toward knowing what you are looking for upon arrival.  Having a vision and knowing what you want to build is the first step, then preparing a sketch and a cut list, as well as a parts and shopping list for larger projects, will give you the confidence you need to go to the Lumber yard with a plan in mind.  Planning and preparation is key!

Much of the lumber at Hardwoods is FAS (First and Seconds) and is free of major defects, but you still have to be aware of how to work around defects like knots, wane, cupping, bows, and checking. 

Knowing how to get more stable quarter-sawn and rift-sawn wood from flat sawn boards is also a key in finding boards that match your needs. 

Buying rough lumber (you generally have to ask for as it may not be on display) can save money on larger projects, but it  is harder to read the grain than on planed boards.  Buying rough lumber also helps you achieve consistent color because much of a bundle of rough lumber is from the same tree(s).

Wood moisture was also discussed as it relates to its expansion and contraction, along with tips on buying matching plywood for your project. 

The text of the presentation was included with a picture-filled 36 page color brochure that made it easy to follow along and ask questions. The brochure included tips for any project, and tips for larger projects, along with a list of resources.

The following sources containing much of the information that Tom and Roger presented in their very well-prepared, well-communicated, and very educational Mini-Symposium. 
Great job, gentlemen !

American Hardwood Lumber Grades:
Sustainable American Hardwoods, A Guide to Species:
Popular Woodworking, Choose the Right Plywood:
Hardwood Plywood Grading Guide: 

Woodworkers Guild of Georgia Annual Holiday Party

You are invited to join us for our Annual Holiday Party on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 6:30  to 9:00pm at Seventh Day Adventist Church at 5123 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, GA   30338. 

The main course, side dishes, soft drinks and dessert will all be provided.  Cost is $10 per member and includes one free guest.  Proceeds will be allocated to the Guild’s Scholarship Fund.   

The Signup deadline is November 22nd, as we need a final head count for the caterer.  Please click here to RSVP and pay at your earliest convenience.   You can also register and pay by cash or check at the November 13th monthly meeting at Woodcraft / Roswell. 

Don't forget the Annual  Show  'N  Tell, and judging by the attendees, a favorite part of the Holiday Party for many.  Bring some of your work so we can admire it, enjoy it, and learn from it.  Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places in both the  Craftsman and  Masters categories.  And please note that entering your project for judging is not required.

If you're planning to bring a project, please  email  or call Gary Fader at 678-702-4018.

 Wood Workers' Guild of GA Board of Directors Election 
 at November 13th Meeting

The following is a list of nominees for Board of Director positions that will be presented at the November 13th meeting for your consideration and voting.  You will also find below, the Guild's process for elections and nominations from the floor.  We look forward to seeing you on the 13th as we elect Board members for 2018, followed by Jim Milam on Resawing.

Nominees for the Board: 
President:                                                    Gary Fader  
VP/Secretary:                                             John Jones 
Treasurer:                                                    Art Sanders   
Past President:                                          John Nielsen  
Programs Committee Chairman:      Ken Gregg 
Patron Sponsors:                                     Tom Melcher
Newsletter:                                                 Mark Haugland   
Membership:                                             John Nielsen   (if no nominees come forward) 
Spring Symposium:                                Jim Milam  
Librarian:                                                     Roger Moister  
Scholarship:                                               Joe Rodriguez  
Communications:                                    John Jones  
Community/ Charitable Projects:     Nuane Neely 
Website I:                                                     Tom Risoli  
Website II:                                                    Steven Sheppard 
Audio/Visual:                                              Jim Wright  
Wood Show:                                               John Champion 
• Election for 2018 Board of Directors (BOD) occurs at the November Guild Meeting. (10% Quorum) 
• The new BOD assumes office at the end of the January Business Meeting. 
• The following applies to any Member in good standing* (dues paid up)
   May participate in the casting of votes, but must be present
   May run for a Board position as a candidate
   May nominate another Member in good standing (nominee must concur)
   May make Motions or Second a Motion
*Guests, Visitors, or Members not in good standing (delinquent on dues) may not participate. 
• Anyone listed as a candidate before the November meeting needs not be present for voting. 
   For nominations at the Nov. meeting, both the nominator and the nominee must be present.
  Nominations at a meeting are a ‘Motion on the floor’ and have to be Seconded.
• The election process begins with a Motion to proceed and a Second.   
  If only one person running, they are the winner by default.
  If multiple candidates, selection is by show of hands and the winner is the one receiving the most votes. (President/designee casts the tie-breaker vote.)
 Voting continues until all positions are covered.
• After the voting is completed, the President/designee shall formally close the election process.
  The election results shall be posted in the next Newsletter.
Guild Membership Renewal Due by December 31st
A reminder that Membership Renewal for 2018 is now due.

Go to our  website  
"Membership Renewal" choices are located on the "Join the Guild" Tab
We look forward to Your continued membership, and Appreciate It !

 Show 'N Tell

Show 'N Tell will continue at the November Meeting.

Also, bring your "Tips and Tricks" to share.

Guild Communications
Are you receiving frequent email announcements from the Guild?
The Guild is sending out several informative emails each month,
including meeting reminders. The sender is always "The Woodworking Guild of Georgia" and the sender's email address is  (John Jones)

If you are not receiving them, here are some suggestions:
Check your SPAM or junk mail folder to see if the emails are being diverted there. If so, click on one of those messages and use the menu item often called "Not Spam", or click the Mark as Not Junk button.

You can also simply just add John Jones to your address book along with his email: and you will always get the email in your Inbox from that point on.

If you still do not receive emails from the Guild, send a note to John.

Turners' Group

The "3rd Monday" Turners' Group not meet in December, but will meet again on January 2018 
at Rockler's Kennesaw location, located at 
425 Barrett Pkwy. 
If you own a Lathe, if you turn, or if you simply have an interest in turning – no matter your skill level – please feel free to join us at 6:30 on the 3rd Monday at Rockler in Kennesaw!

Woodworkers’ Guild of Georgia
 Upcoming Events... 

Monday, November 13
Monthly Meeting Woodcraft - Roswell   6:30 PM
Resawing Boards with Jim Milam
Board of Directors Election

Monday, December 4
Annual Guild Holiday Party
Atlanta Seventh Day Adventist Church / Dunwoody  6:30 PM

Monday, January 8
Monthly Meeting Woodcraft  - Roswell   6:30 PM
Chisel Sharpening with Ken Gregg
Annual Guild Business Meeting

Monday, January 15
Turners' Group Rockler  -  Kennesaw  6:30 PM
Free Demonstrations

Rockler   6690 Roswell Road / Sandy Springs
                 &  425 Ernest Barrett Pkwy / Kennesaw
Nov 11:    11:00    Wood Turning
Nov 18:    11:00    Making Small Boxes
Nov 25:    11:00    None Scheduled
Dec 2:       11:00   Bandsaw Techniques

Woodcraft    8560 Holcomb Bridge Road / Roswell   
Nov 11:    1:00    Turn an Ornament
Nov 18:    1:00    CNC Machines
Nov 25:    1:00    Roubo Book Stand
Dec 2:       1:00    Using Dyes in Finishing

Numerous woodworking magazines, such as Woodsmith, Popular Woodworking, and Woodcraft.
Some dating back to 1980.
Call Ted Chapman at  770-267-8104  for more Information

For Sale:
PowerMatic 3520B Lathe  -  3 Years Old / Mint Condition
No Tools or Chucks Included
$2,500   Cash / Firm
Jim Tuttle 
The Guild Board of Directors

John Nielsen,  President   770-434-3812
Joe Rodriquez,  Treasurer   224-659-2225
Community/Charitable Projects   Open  
Nick Zicchino,  Woodworking Show 2017   770-237-2280
Tom Melcher,  Patron Sponsors    770-851-1098
Nuane Neely,  Spring Symposium 2017   770-922-1933
Tom Risoli,  Website Administrator   678-513-0887
Programs   Open
Gary Fader,  Vice-President, Secretary   770-977-7271
Jim Milam,  Member at Large    404-255-2314
Roger Moister,  Librarian    404-355-5033
Kevin May,  Membership     404-735-9807
Ken Gregg,  Scholarships   678-799-6157
Mark Haugland,  Newsletter   678-294-8043
Jim Wright,  Audio Visual/Member at Large  770-973-4692
John Jones,  Communications   678-576-7265
Gary Fader,   Program Committee Chairman   770-977-7271
Support Your Woodworkers’ Guild of Georgia Patron Sponsors 
Proof of Guild membership is required by Patron Sponsors that offer discounts. Your membership card can be printed from our Guild website. Login and go to Guild Info > Members Only, and click on Membership Card. If you would like to pick up your membership card at the next Guild meeting, email us with your member name.

CAG Lumber - CAG Lumber is known for the largest selection of live edge slabs and unusual woods from all over the world. 
We sell on the net, not the gross, so you take home what you pay for with no added on or hidden fees.  We can saw your logs, kiln dry, resaw lumber, plane, straight line, and glue up ready.  We are large enough to handle your needs and small enough to give one on one personal service.  Guild members show membership card to receive 10% off most items, except items on clearance or discounted.  Check out our web site, we stock a lot more than is listed. Website

Fintech Abrasives - For over 25 years, Fintech Technologies has been fabricating belts, sheets, rolls and other abrasives. They also have extensive experience with the application of the newest materials in coated abrasives. Family owned and operated in Belding, MI, Fintech is a highly respected company that takes pride in its excellent product quality, unmatched customer service, and superior technical support. Guild members are welcome to order products, as well as contact them with questions. Call them at 1-888-223-8768. Website

Hardwoods Incorporated -  A division of Atlanta Hardwood Corporation, Hardwoods Inc. has grown to become one of the largest hardwood distributors in the Eastern United States. Hardwoods Inc. stocks more than 100 species of domestic and exotic lumber, plywood, Arborite laminates and turning stock. When you think of wood, think of us. Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday. Guild members receive 10% OFF qualifying purchases. Located at 5400 Riverview Road, Mableton, 30126. 404.792.0910 Website  

Highland Woodworking - Providing fine woodworking tools and project supplies since 1978, Highland defines itself as a learning community. The store has attracted nationally known teachers and authors including Tage Frid, Sam Maloof, Michael Dunbar, Rude Osolnik, Toshio Odate, Dale Nish, Mark Duginske and many others in Highland’s ongoing program of seminars and workshops. We have some great woodworking class opportunities coming up at Highland Woodworking! We have classes and seminars every week that include basic sharpening techniques, turning, finishing, project builds, and much more! Click to see our class schedule. Their catalog of fine woodworking tools and workshops is available online, or visit its fully-stocked store at 1045 N. Highland Avenue in Atlanta, 30306. 404-872-4466. Website

Peach State Lumber Products - We are dealers of high grade/cabinet quality hardwoods, plywood, softwood, veneer and also carry a full line of cabinet grade plywood and turning blocks. We welcome small quantity orders and have a retail sales area open to the public. We also carry Hettich brand hinges and drawer slides. We have hardware screws and pocket hole screws. We now have live edge slabs in multiple species, great for bar tops, mantels, etc. Show your Guild membership card to receive their 500 b.f. price on any qualifying purchase. Located at 4000 Moon Station Road, Kennesaw, 30144. 770-428-3622. Website

Peachtree Woodworking Supply - Peachtree is a producer and retailer of high quality woodworking products with a goal of providing the woodworker with the hard to find tools and accessories. They stock over 6,000 different woodworking items. Those items include a wide selection of abrasives, books, DVD’s, clamps, router bits, glue, t-track, dust collection, and much more.  Peachtree also carries the major brands. The store is located at 6684 Jimmy Carter Blvd., Suite 100, Norcross, GA 30071,   770-458-5539.  Store Hours: Mon – Fri 9 am.- 5 p.m., Sat 9 am - 3 pm. Website 

Redmond Machinery - Specializes in new and used woodworking and metal working machinery in a 25,000 square foot showroom. We stock machinery, accessories, and supplies from top-name manufacturers. Bargain hunters, check out our large inventory of used and scratch and dent machinery and accessories. We are a source for older American made Powermatic and Delta parts. We invite Guild members to stop by to visit us. We are located at 58 Weldon Rd.,  Palmetto, GA 30268, 770-683-7297 or 800-428-9898 Website

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware - (Two Locations) - Rockler began as a mail order woodworking supply company and today the retail chain stretches across the United States. Our magazine, Woodworker’s Journal, is dedicated to offering plans, techniques, product reviews and tips to woodworkers. Our goal is to be your go-to woodworking resource. Please mention you are a Guild members BEFORE your purchase to receive 10% OFF everyday (normal exclusions apply). We invite you to visit us at 6690 Roswell Road in Sandy Springs 404-460-1000, OR 425 Ernest W. Barrett Pkwy in Kennesaw 678-383-0087.  Hours are Monday-Friday 9 am to 7 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, and Sunday 11 am to 4 pm. On Saturdays we have free demos.  Website

Suwanee Lumber Company –  Is a specialty hardwood supplier for custom cabinet and furniture makers as well as the general public. Suwanee features hardwood lumber with matching plywood and other materials to make every project a work of art. Please show your Guild membership card when shopping to receive Level 4 pricing (1,000 b.f. pricing). Their location is 540 Satellite Blvd. in Suwanee, GA 30024.  770-945-2102.   Website

Woodcraft - (Two Locations)  –  Has been a woodworker's favorite source for quality hand and power tools, equipment and supplies (including wood). Cabinet makers, wood turners, carvers and woodworkers in general rely on our friendly, experienced staff that is always available to help with the selection of tools and supplies as well as provide helpful advice on individual projects. We have fully equipped classroom facilities. Guild members receive 10% OFF qualifying purchases during our monthly Guild meeting or Symposiums at the Alpharetta store. Stop by our store at 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road in Alpharetta, GA 30022, 770-587-3372  OR our West side Store at 351 Thornton Road in Lithia Springs. GA 30122, 770-485-5636. Website
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