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    • 06/25/2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Arbutus Wood Shop

    June 25 Olympia Woodworking Guild Meeting

    Presentation:   Methods for Making Shaker-Style Furniture

    Presenter: Bill Cornwell

    Bill Cornwell has been in the woodworking business for over  30 years. His exceptional skills once earned him a nomination for the Smithsonian due to his mastery of the craft. With customers spanning across the United States and beyond, his reputation precedes him. Each piece of furniture is meticulously crafted, paying homage to time-tested techniques. Mortise and tenon joints, dovetails, spline joints, and dado joints are skillfully incorporated into his creations.

    Bill's journey from sweeping floors in a cabinet shop to becoming a celebrated master craftsman is a testament to his dedication and love for woodworking. His creations breathe life into wood from the past, transforming it into functional works of art that honor our forefathers' legacy. 

    During this presentation Bill will focus primarily on thee aspects of his work:

    • The considerations he relies on to the select lumber he uses for each particular project with a special consideration for whether new or old lumber best fits the design considerations.

    • His use of hand planes and the techniques he has developed over time. 

    • Some lessons he has learned from his own experience about what it takes to be a commercial woodworker.

    • 07/23/2024

    NOTICE:   No Regular Olympia Woodworkers Guild Monthly Meeting in July 2024

    In July there will be no regular monthly meeting of the Olympia Woodworkers Guild.   Instead, the Guild will host its annual summer picnic on Sunday, July 28, at the Rose Garden Shelter in Squaxin Park.    

    • 07/28/2024
    • Olympia's Squaxin Park, Rose Garden Shelter

    Olympia Woodworkers Guild 2024  Summer Picnic:   Sunday, July 28

    Put a hold on your summer calendars for the Olympia Woodworkers Guild summer picnic to be held on Sunday, July 28 at Squaxin Park in the Rose Garden Shelter!   Exact start and end times are not yet set but expect the picnic to start in late morning and run through mid afternoon with lots of food and fun to be had by all.     

    More information will be provided as we get closer to July.   

    Also, Guild members should consider volunteering to join the Picnic Planning Committee.  Details will be announced  in the Guild's upcoming regular monthly meetings.

Olympia Woodworkers Guild is sponsored by Arbutus Folk School, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Location: 705 4th Ave E, Olympia WA, 98501 

Mailing address: 705 4th Ave E, Suite 101, Olympia WA 98501

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