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September General Meeting: September 19 at 7:00 pm

September Program : Marty Detmer - Creating Tapered Polygon Box Lids

Peaked Lid This month we have DPWW member Marty Dettmer presenting a method for constructing a hexagonal box top that rises up in the center. A flat lid is a two dimensional construction. When you add a peak, it becomes a three dimensional problem that requires more thought and the glue up gets complicated.

 

This DPWW meeting will be at Saint James Church in Glen Ellyn. Please park in the South parking lot.

Masks are recommended but not required.

We are planning a From Our Workshop.




August General Meeting: August 15 at 7:00 pm

August Program : Laser Machining – John Zurales

John Zurales has been using a laser for about a year and a half to make a projects that combine woodworking, software, and laser in a wide variety of materials.   His laser journey began with a weekend laser class at Marc Adams two years ago, followed by a full week class this year where he made the Blackhawks laser marquetry piece as well as many other items. 

  Blackhawk Inlay

The laser is a versatile tool that uses similar XY and Z axis principles as CNC routing, to cut, score and engrave projects.  John has used his laser on wood, veneer, slate tile, glass, acrylic, coffee mugs, leatherette, paper and other materials.   

  John and laser machiner

He is still on his exploration journey and will provide an overview of the laser process, share lessons learned, examples of his work, and answer questions.    John is also donating some laser made items to the door prize raffle for members that are attending in person.

This DPWW meeting will be at Saint James Church in Glen Ellyn. Please park in the South parking lot.

Masks are recommended but not required.

We are planning a From Our Workshop.




June General Meeting: June 20 at 7:00 pm

June Program : Carving with – John Henderson

John will be presenting in person and bringing in a number of his works along with tools he uses. He will discuss the tools, how to carve, his ideas, some of his works, and take Q&A. He carves animals, body's, and abstract figures. And has won numerous awards for his works. John has been carving for 35 years year's but said he started whittling at age 12. His past life John was in the Vietnan war, a paramedic, and then a firefighter.

This DPWW meeting will be at Saint James Church in Glen Ellyn. Please park in the South parking lot.

Masks are recommended but not required.

We are planning a From Our Workshop.




April General Meeting: April 18 at 7:00 pm

April Program : Building a Kayak – Gary Davis

Finished Kyak Amateur woodworker Gary Davis has had a dream for many years of making his own canoe. Well, life throws a twist sometimes and he made a kayak instead. It was a three-summer project that he documented the entire time. Using a combination of hand and power tools with three different wood species he'll present his project from inception to completion. You can find a blog of his experience at Strip Built Kayak

Good news again - this DPWW meeting will be second in a row in person meeting at Saint James Church in Glen Ellyn. We will also broadcast the meeting via Zoom. If you drive to St. James, please park in the South parking lot.

Masks are recommended but not required.

We are planning a From Our Workshop.

Door prizes are back! Come to the meeting and try your luck!!




March General Meeting: March 21 at 7:00 pm

March Program : Jim Snyder on teaching high school woodshop

Jim Snyder will be discussing his 30 years as a woodshop teacher at Glenbard South High School. He will talk about what he taught on safety, the equipment they used, the projects his students made, and other items related to woodworking.

Good news (again) this DPWW meeting will be in person at Saint James Church in Glen Ellyn. We will also broadcast the meeting via Zoom. If you drive to St. James, please park in the South parking lot.

Masks are recommended but not required.

We are planning a From Our Workshop.



February General Meeting: February 21 at 7:00 pm

February Program : Ron Herman will present on Woodworking Joints

Our February program is professional woodworker Ron Herman. Since his presentation will be via Zoom and Omicron is still in the air the board decided that we will conduct our general meeting in February via Zoom, no in­person meeting. The Zoom meeting information will be distributed to members the week before the meeting.

Ron will be presenting on woodworking joint making.

He will try to cover:

He has a program that usually last about 4 hours. He will cover what he can in the time we can allot him, about 1 1⁄2 hours.



January General Meeting: January 17 at 7:00 pm

January Program to Feature a Panel on Woodworking Schools

Our January 17th program will provide you with the opportunity to learn about several of the woodworking schools where some of our members have taken woodworking courses. Our presenters will provide an overview of their experience and answer questions. We’ve recruited Don Johnson and Dick Sing from the Windy City Woodturners to fill out the program. The schools and their presenters are:

Please join us for this informative program.


ReTool and ReStore Field Trip: November 13, 2021

Our November activity was a trip to Rockford to visit ReTool (used tools) and Restore (used tools and more).

ReTool store

From Our Workshop

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Roy Galbreath showed this lovely excavator at our October meeting.



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