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In Memoriam

Stan Anderson, longtime member of the DuPage Woodworkers passed away on April 5. Stan was the toy committee chairman for many years developing our program from 30 toys the first year to close to 2000 toys per year for deserving children. Stan was also recognized as a Life Member for his contributions to the Toys program. Life Member Certificate

Stan Certificate




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.



The DuPage Woodworkers is dedicated to increasing the enjoyment of woodworking. Woodworkers of all skill levels, in every area of woodworking, are welcome.







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