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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 13, 2015 @ 7:00 PM


  • 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.


  • Mike Belzowski will explain the art of bending wood.

New Members as of September meeting...

  • Cindy Getman
  • Tom Schommer
  • Ben Tanis
  • Jan Urfer
  • George Wade

We'd like to extend a warm welcome to these new members


Flag display boxes
for our veterans

We had a good turnout for the flag box build. If you were one of the builders, a big thank you for your help and a special mention to George Armstrong, Ron Princing and Al Collison for finishing them all up. Good job! So far, 54 boxes in total have been delivered to the Otsego VFW, Kalamazoo Public Safety, Otsego American Legion and Handley Hardwood Lumber.

     We have had a lot of donations from businesses and individuals for this project. 

They are:

  • J&J Paint & Glass

  • Handley Hardwood Lumber
    (Almost 200bf of Walnut)

  • The Home Depot
    (Tempered Hardboard)

  • JMC Enterprises
    (Finishing Materials)

  • Employees of Micro Machine Co.
    (Cash donations)

  • Howe Patio and Windows
    (Cash Donation)


Meeting Schedule
for the 2015-2016 year

  • Oct 13     Mike Belzowski - Bending Wood
  • Nov 10     TightBond - Successful Gluing
  • Dec 8      Rob Chamberlin - Field Trip
  • Jan 12     Ted Maxon - Wooden Canoe
  • Feb 9      Denis Dahl - Field Trip
  • Mar 8      Woodcraft - Mortise and Tenon
  • Apr 12     To be determined
  • May 10     To be determined
  • Jun 14     Annual Picnic

Our New Display

We have a new display to take to different venues to promote our guild. Our first showing was at the Lumber Rodeo at Handley Hardwood Lumber.