January 2018

Advancing the art and understanding of fine woodworking!

Chisel Sharpening at January Guild Meeting

One of the things I love most about woodworking is that you always learn
more as you work with wood.  This usually occurs right after you make a
stupid error.  Sometimes, however, you can actually attempt to learn
something and find some degree of success.  
When I was ‘volunteered’ to coordinate the January program on chisel sharpening I did not expect to learn anything, but I was wrong.  We all use chisels a lot and they are not just for opening paint cans...  On January 8, three of us will show you how to sharpen a chisel easily so that you can shave the hair from the back of your hand!  If it will do that, it will work well on wood too.

You can sharpen a chisel by rubbing it on rocks (special rocks).  

It helps if you hold it at the proper angle.  It also helps if you rub the back.  You
should pay attention to the size of the grit (measured in microns) that your
chosen  rocks are made of.   Sometimes if you rub rocks on glass first, you
can make frosted glass to hold even smaller bits of grit to polish the back
of your chisel.  Some people even put rocks on paper to sharpen chisels.
If all of this sounds purposely obscure, you need to come to the January 8th
meeting to become an even better chiseler (and chisel sharpener) than you are.  We will even have a bucket of chisels available so that you can practice sharpening.

Woodcraft will also have some demonstrations of "rock rubbing".
Ken Gregg

What Do You Want to Learn About ?

Also at the January meeting, we will conduct an annual survey to obtain your input on the programs you would like us to plan for 2018.   Last year, Kevin May did an excellent job preparing lists of topics for your selection.  This input was particularly valuable to the Programs Committee in selecting and developing the programs that were presented in 2017.  Because feedback from the membership on these programs was so positive, the Programs Committee worked again with Kevin to develop a new list of topics. 
  (Click  HERE  to review)

At the January meeting, each person will get 10 dots to place next to program topics on large charts that he/she would like the committee, under Ken Gregg’s leadership, to consider for 2018. This is your chance to express the interests that would improve your woodworking knowledge and skills. We hope you will attend the meeting and participate in this exercise.
Gary Fader

And Don't Forget Show 'N Tell !

Guild Annual Holiday Party 
Enjoyed by 65 Members & Guests

The Annual  Guild Holiday Party was enjoyed by around 65 members and guests.
The opportunity to socialize, enjoy a great dinner provided by Epicurean Endeavors, and partake in choosing your favorites among the numerous entries in the Craftsman and Masters categories, resulted in a great evening.

The many wonderful projects on display made voting difficult.
Many thanks to everyone for bringing and sharing your work !

The "Peoples' Choice" Winners were:

    1st:      Larry Faulkner     Sam Maloof Style Rocker
    2nd:     Kevin Wood         Turned Walnut Winged Vase
    3rd:      Gary Fjeld             Box w/ Quilt Pattern Lid  

    1st:       Gary Fader            Woody Wagon w/ Trailer 
    2nd:      Doug Pisik            Box w/ 1,000 Random Pieces 
    3rd:       Nell Rodgers        Side Table        
Woodworkers' Guild of GA Annual Spring Symposium April 28 - 29

Well-known Woodworker and teacher Rollie Johnson headlines the Guild Annual Spring Symposium to be held on Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Also, on Friday evening, April 27, he will present a preview of the weekend as well as a presentation on his work.

A brochure, with details and registration information, will be E-mailed to members soon and will also be available on our website   www.wwgofga.com 
Guild Membership Renewal 
Due by December 31st

It's Not Too Late !

A reminder that Membership Renewal for 2018 is now due.

Go to our  website  www.wwgofga.com  
"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 again be held and enjoyed at the January 8th Guild Meeting. 

Guild Members Invited to SAPFM Plane Making

Peach SAPFM chapter
Tod Herrli Plane Maker
March 10, 11, 2018
Workshop March 12-13, 2018
Go to  peachstatesapfm.info  for info, with registration available soon

Saturday  -  March 10
Repair and tuning and diagnosing problems in planes
Member will bring in their problem planes and Tod will repair and or tune 3 or 4 into workable condition
Crown moldings with hollows and rounds planes:
 Demonstrate how to size and design crown moldings in different sizes utilizing paper and compass and then demonstrate how to execute the moldings with hollows and rounds planes.

Sunday - March 11
Demonstration on how to design and make side escapement planes
1. Stock Dimensions
2. Type of wood
3. Layout and design principles
4. Excavate mouth and mortise cavity.
5. Plane floats to tune and true the mortise
6. Shape plane sole
7. Plane irons cut and rough grind
8. Heat treat and temper irons
9. Final grind and honing the edge
10. Tune the wedge and shavings flow
11. Detail the plane body.

Optional Workshop:  Monday and Tuesday  -  March 12 & 13
Class will include instruction and materials

The 2 day Workshop will allow students to make one plane.   Students with prior experience should be able to make two planes and improve their skill and retention.   IE:  matched pair of hollow and rounds can be made.
Student can chose from one of 6 different planes
Draw bottom groove plane
Alternate : center escapement planes
Two day coffin smoother plane
Three day 14” jack plane with handle.

Tod Herrli was raised in Northern Indiana on a small dairy farm and always had an interest in woodworking.  He started working with power tools in 1980’s and in the 1990’s transitioned to hand tools after reading Michael Dunbar's books , watching Underhill’s Wood Wright Shop, and attending classes with Gene Landon at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe.   He also took a plane making class with Mario Rodriquez.  Since working with Landon and Rodriquez, he studied written material and different planes to manufacture his own planes.  Tod would often copy and supply planes for Gene Landon’s classes at Olde Mill so students could copy Landon’s furniture projects.  
In the mid 1990’s Tod started teaching plane making classes out of his home and the local Woodcraft store.  Some of Tod’s students include notables like Larry Williams of Clark and Williams’s planes and Daniel Schwank of Red Rose Reproductions.  He has also demonstrated to several SAPFM chapters in the East and Midwest, such as the Virginia, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana chapters.
He has also produced two DVDs that demonstrate plane making:  Classic plane making and Ogee planes through Popular Woodworking.
Turners' Group

The "3rd Monday" Turners' Group not meet in December, but will meet again on January 15  
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!

Mark Your Calendars

The annual Woodworking Show will be back in town March 16-18 at the Cobb Galleria Center in Marietta.  We'll be looking for volunteers to offer some demonstration activities, project work exhibiting, and helping out with our table staffing.  If you have an interest, please contact John Champion at  jchampion@bellsouth.net  or  404-307-0817.

Details, as well as an Entry Form are on the Guild Website   www.wwgofga.com  on the Activities Link / Drop-Down Box

Woodworkers’ Guild of Georgia
 Upcoming Events

Monday, January 8
Monthly Meeting      Woodcraft  - Roswell   6:30 PM
Chisel Sharpening with Ken Gregg
Annual Guild Business Meeting
Program Topics Survey
Show 'N  Tell

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

Monday, February 12
Monthly Meeting      Woodcraft - Roswell  6:30 PM
Marking and Measuring  with Tom Melcher

Monday, February 19
Turners' Group      Rockler  -  Kennesaw  6:30 PM

March 10 - 11     &  optional Workshop March 12 - 13
SAPFM Event - Building Hand Planes
Woodcraft - Roswell  

March 16 - 18
The Woodworking Show  
See above  article  "Mark Your Calendars" 
Cobb Galleria - Marietta

April 27 - 29
Guild Annual Spring Symposium 
featuring Rollie Johnson
Woodcraft - Roswell

May 19
Members Day & Tool Swap
Peach State Lumber - Kennesaw

August 22-25
International Woodworking Fair  Convention and Trade Show
World Congress Center - Atlanta  (Biennial Visit)

Free Demonstrations

Rockler   6690 Roswell Road / Sandy Springs
                 &  425 Ernest Barrett Pkwy / Kennesaw

Jan 6:      11:00     Table Saw Techniques
Jan 13:   11:00     Build Rockler's Storage Cabinet
Jan 20:   11:00     Building Doors and Drawers
Jan 27:   11:00     Wood Finishing
Feb 3:      11:00     Veneering

Woodcraft    8560 Holcomb Bridge Road / Roswell   
Jan 6:     1:00    Finishing Techniques
Jan 13:   1:00   Dovetail Jigs
Jan 20:   1:00    Bandsaw Tune-up
Jan 27:   1:00    Tapered Table Legs  -  2 Methods
Feb 3:      1:00    Water-Based Stains

Numerous woodworking magazines, such as Woodsmith, Popular Woodworking, and Woodcraft.
Some dating back to 1980.
Call Ted Chapman at  770-952-8578  for more Information

The Guild Board of Directors

Gary Fader   President              770-977-7271
Art Sanders   Treasurer           678-472-9117
Nuane Neely    Community/Charitable Projects       770-922-1933 
John Champion    Woodworking Show 2018             404-307-0817
Tom Melcher    Patron Sponsors                 770-851-1098
Jim Milam     Spring Symposium 2018      404-255-2314
Tom Risoli     Website Administrator I        678-513-0887
Steven Sheppard    Website Administrator II           770-828-0169
John Jones    Vice-President, Secretary         678-576-7265
Jim Milam   Member at Large         404-255-2314
Roger Moister    Librarian                404-355-5033
John Nielsen   Membership           770-434-3812
Joe Rodriguez    Scholarships       224-659-2225
Mark Haugland    Newsletter          678-294-8043
Jim Wright    Audio Visual/Member at Large        770-973-4692
John Jones  Communications         678-576-7265
Ken Gregg    Program Committee Chairman       678-799-6157
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
The Woodworkers' Guild of Georgia Newsletter is published monthly, and is provided to all Guild members.  
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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

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