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The Woodworkers Guild is located in the Kalamazoo area and meets every second Tuesday of the month except for the summer months. You are welcome to attend any meeting and you are encouraged to join. Current dues are $25 per year.


Next Meeting Location


  • October 14, 2014 7:00pm


  • Al Collisonís Shop
    10292 Douglas Ave


  • Take Douglas North to Cooper, it is 2 Ĺ miles North of Cooper, on the right (East) side. Or you can take 131 to D Ave East to Douglas and turn left, (North). Al will have an orange cone and flashing light out to get your attention.


  • There will be a demonstration on bird and decoy carving with Jack Neal, in addition to our regular meeting agenda.



A reminder:

The West Michigan Woodturners meet the second Saturday of each month at Portage Northern High School wood shop.

1939 John Deere Tractor Box
Maple with inlayed Walnut and accents


See the September newsletter ( click the "newsletter" tab above) for pictures of the picnic last June. A good time was had by all who attended.

The first meeting of this season went well. Most everybody told what they did (or didn't do) over the summer break. Our officers were re-elected by acclamation. Herb Joynt indicated he would like to step down from his duties as treasurer and Mike Cline volunteered to take over the duties.

A great big "THANK YOU" to Herb for the service he provided to us during his tenure as Treasurer!

Here is the scheduled list of meetings for the coming year.

  • November - Duncan Aviation in Battle Creek 
  • December - Dyes and stains - Neal Ferguson 
  • January - How to make a 4 legged shop stool - Dennis Dahl at Homestead Furniture 
  • February - Mortise and tenon joints - Gary Foote 
  • March - How to build a log cabin - Peter Carroll 
  • April - Hand tools in furniture making - David Tuck 
  • May - Tour of Michigan Career and Technical Institute. 
  • June - Annual picnic