April 2017

Advancing the art and understanding of fine woodworking!

April 10th Guild Meeting

Here is the challenge:   How do you make these rolling pins???????

Don’t give up.  Come to our April meeting and James Porter will show us how he does it. 

James will also talk about the course he took on cabinet making.  

He was awarded a Guild scholarship to partially fund the cost of the course.

See you at Woodcraft in Roswell at 6:30, and don't forget Show 'N Tell.

Finished Again

It had been three years since Peter Gedrys led our Spring Symposium on wood finishing, so it was time to once again be refinished and entertained by Peter’s expert knowledge and fast wit. This year, we had the benefit of attendance by several members of the Peachtree Chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) through a membership reciprocity agreement, for a total attendance of 48 woodworkers.

The first day was mostly spent by Peter teaching the group about the basics of color selection and blending.   He provided copies of a color wheel and explained how to use primary, secondary, and complimentary colors to achieve the desired color result.   He explained the importance and proper techniques of surface preparation, including sanding and pore-filling. He also discussed the differences among wash-coating, seal-coating, glazing, and toning to use either dyes or stains to color and finish a project.

The second day focused on various finishes, including oil, varnish, shellac, and polyurethane. With audience participation, Peter showed the proper method of preparing an applicator pad and using it to apply shellac.  He also demonstrated the processes of ebonizing and gilding. Final subjects were surface polishing and waxing.

Our thanks to Nuane Neely for arranging Peter’s visit and to Jim Milam for ensuring his transportation and other logistics.   And, of course, our thanks to Peter Gedrys for helping us become better woodworkers.

The Woodworking Show a Success

The Wood Show, held at the Cobb Galleria, made its 2017 visit to the Atlanta area on March 31st, April 1st, and April 2nd.  Attendance was strong, and the Woodworkers' Guild had many interested patrons stop by our Booth, and we certainly anticipate some new members.

Guild members also brought many beautiful projects for display as well as entering the Annual competition.  The results, as well as photographs will be ready for publication in the May Newsletter.

Woodworkers Guild of Georgia
By Kevin May

Purpose:  Reward the member(s) whose efforts of promoting the Guild brings in the most visitors and new members.

Incentive:  Be the member who either brings the most visitors to regular Monday night meetings or the member who refers the most new members, you will receive your 2018 membership in the Woodworkers' Guild of Georgia for free.

(1) A guest registry will be made at each regular Monday night meeting (January through November) and the guest will be asked who enticed them to attend the meeting.  The registry will be recorded and reported at each month's meeting as to which members are bringing in the most visitors.  
(2) All new members will be asked who referred them to the Guild.  The online and hardcopy membership application forms will be updated to include a field for this data.  This will also be reported at each monthly meeting.

(*) If it happens to be that the same member wins both contests, they will receive their 2018 membership in the Guild for free and would also be able to receive a $45 discount on the 2018 spring seminar.

At this time, two members, Bob Forsthoffer and Mark Haugland have each brought 1 guest.
The competition has begun !

 Show 'N Tell

Show 'N Tell will again take place at the April 10th Guild Meeting at Woodcraft.
Following is what was shown by members at the February Meeting :
Jeremiah Warner - Shadow Box housing his Grandpa's WWII medals, as well as a table.
Charley Levin - Scissor Holder and Turning
Kevin Wood - Wind Chimes and Turnings
James Porter - Small Double Dovetail Boxes
Gary Fjeld - Small Box
Gary Fader - Small Box and Toy Dragon

Bring a project you would like to share at our April 10th Meeting.

Turner’s Group

The 3rd  Monday Turner's Group at Rockler continues every month on (you guessed it) the Third Monday.    
We always learn quite a bit, pick up a few tips and techniques, and enjoy each other’s company and feedback. 

If you own a Lathe, if you turn, or if you have any interest in turning – no matter the skill level – please feel free to join us at 6:30 on the 3rd Monday 
at Rockler - Sandy Springs !

Woodworkers’ Guild of Georgia
Upcoming Events  
Monday, April 10
Woodcraft 6:30 PM
Building Rolling Pins and Scholarship Presentation - by James Porter

Monday, April 17
Rockler - Sandy Springs  6:30 PM
Turning Group 

Saturday, May 20
Spring Mini-Symposium
Peach State Lumber, Kennesaw 9:00 AM
Routers with Mark Barr
   NOTE: No 2nd Monday Meeting at Woodcraft in May

Monday, June 12
Woodcraft 6:30 PM
Building a Michael Fortune Chair #1 with Andy Wilkerson

Monday, July 10
Woodcraft 6:30 PM
Toy Making for Charity

Monday, August 14
Woodcraft 6:30 PM
Box Making Joinery

Free Demonstrations

Rockler   6690 Roswell Road / Sandy Springs
                 &  425 Ernest Barrett Pkwy / Kennesaw
April 8:   11:00      SawStop Table Saws
April 15:   11:00    Rockler HVLP Sprayers
April 22:   11:00    Scroll Saw Projects

                                                                                                                                           Woodcraft    8560 Holcomb Bridge Road / Roswell   
April 8:     1:00     Turn a  Baseball Bat
April 15:   1:00     Cutting Board Construction
April 22:   1:00     Festool Carves
April 29:   1:00     Finishing 101

For Sale

Stanley Sweetheart No. 62 Low Angle Jack Plane   $ 150
Brand New!   In the Original Box & Never Used !!
Please contact Roger Moister  404-355-5033   or  moisters2@yahoo.com

Bosch 4000 Jobsite Table Saw 
Well used, but only by hobbyist for home projects.  Includes the gravity stand, zero clearance throat and 6 inch Freud dado set.   Asking $ 350 or best offer.   Contact Kurt Batsel at 770-578-9696 
Woodworker to build two 41" Wide Window /Planter Boxes for homeowner in Buckhead.
Please contact Margaret Roberts at 678-548-9549  or  robertsma153@yahoo.com  for information.

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.

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 450 Highway 23 in Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-945-2102.  We're moving to a bigger and better location soon!   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
The Woodworkers' Guild of Georgia Newsletter is published monthly, and is provided to all Guild members.  
The Newsletter, and its archived copies, is posted on our website.
It is also available 24/7 on our Newsletter URL   wwgga.tlehs.com

If you are interested in contributing an article or placing an ad, please contact Mark at  markare49@gmail.com

The Guild welcomes everyone interested in fine woodworking to join.  Annual membership dues are $45.00, 
which can be paid at the monthly meeting (2nd Mondays) or mailed to:
Woodworkers' Guild of Georgia /  P.O. Box 80750  /  Atlanta, GA  30366

You may also pay dues using PayPal at   wwgofga.com

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