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November 2016

Executive Board Meeting

November 13, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Violin Woodmaking

November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Peter Psarianos

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Luncheon at Jimi’s (Royal Oak)

November 17, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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Informal lunch and networking with other woodworkers.

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December 2016

Annual Christmas Meeting

December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Our annual Christmas meeting with decorations, lots of finger foods provided by the Guild, and a delightful presentation on the orphan Trains for Guild members and their spouses. Speaker: Al Eicher

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Luncheon at Jimi’s (Royal Oak)

December 15, 2016 @ 1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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Informal lunch and networking with other woodworkers.

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January 2017

Marc Adams: Marquetry, Veneering & Woodworking Techniques Presentation

January 7, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Speaker: Marc Adams Noted Author, Teacher, Writer, and Educator of Woodworking   $15.00 – MWG Members (includes light lunch) $35.00 – Non-Members (included light lunch and 1-Year Membership to Michigan Woodworkers' Guild) Reserve your spot in advance PLEASE! Any question please call: 248-310-9328   Marc has been woodworking professionally for more than 34 years. In 1991, he became a technical consultant to the WWPA, SFPA, AHEC, and the U.S. government, representing the United States on International Quality of Furniture Making. His work…

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February 2017

Furniture Design & Construction

February 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Speaker: Kyle Huntoon The February 12 meeting will be at the TechShop in Allen Park and will feature one of our newer members, Kyle Huntoon. His topic will be FURNITURE DESIGN.  More information about the February meeting will be forthcoming next week.  A second speaker is being added to the presentation.

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February Luncheon

February 23, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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March 2017

Showcase of Skills

March 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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To reserve a display spot, contact the organizer, Ed Stuckey at 313-345-3671.

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March Luncheon

March 23, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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April 2017

Jigs and Fixtures

April 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Contact the organizer, Will Wilson at 248-207-8883 to be on the program.

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April Luncheon

April 27, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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May 2017

Board Meeting

May 7, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Executive Board will meet at TechShop in Allen Park prior to the regular Guild meeting.  All Guild members are welcome to attend. AGENDA

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Making Dovetails

May 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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Making Dovetails with two different jigs and cutting by hand. Speakers: Bill Rigstad, Ken Wolf and Clay Bolduc

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May luncheon – CANCELLED!

May 25, 2017 @ 1:16 pm
Jimi’s Restaurant, 714 S Washington Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48067 United States
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June 2017

Members only Field Trip – at Kyle Huntoon’s Shop

June 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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August 2017

Annual Guild Picnic (members only)

August 6, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swap Meet 12pm to 1pm Royal Oak VFW Park, Campbell & Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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September 2017

Tree Identification Walk

September 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The September 10th meeting will be at Kensington Metropark where Jim Kudej will lead us on a Tree Identification field trip. The Metropark is in Milford off Interstate 96, Exit 151 (Kensington Road). The exit ramp leads directly into the park. There is a toll booth at the entrance and the daily fee is $10.00 per vehicle. The Nature Center in about a mile from the toll booth and is well marked. The field trip will start at 2:00 P.M.…

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October 2017

Choosing and Using Hardware

October 14, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
TechShop, 800 Republic Drive
Allen Park, MI United States
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$20.00 - $40.00

Bob Settich will present a program covering: fasteners, small box hardware, cabinetmaking (a quick course in building face frame and frame less cabinets to better understand the use of cabinet hardware), cabinet hinges, shelf hardware, and drawer slides. Bob will explain the “whys” so that we can make informed buying decisions and then confidently install hardware that is attractive and functional. Sign in is 9:30-10:00am with Coffee and snacks. Lunch is included 12:30-1:30pm. Seating is limited. Pre-payment of $20 for…

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November 2017

Meanderings of an Amateur Woodworker

November 12, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Jozef Bouwhuis will entertain us with his “meanderings of an amateur woodworker” including many of his projects involving ‘square work’, ‘round work’, and finishing. Jozef is a truly prolific producer.

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December 2017

Annual Christmas Meeting: “When the Big Trees Fell”

December 10, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Al Eicher Two hundred years ago, the early pioneers of the Michigan territory wrote about the majestic forests, the tall white pines, and the great oaks. Early expeditions and survey teams commissioned by the Congress of the new Union of States, reported Michigan lands were dense marshes and soil conditions were not fit for farming. The value of the timber was not considered. Our lecture series on the history of lumbering in Michigan covers the first settlements and earliest…

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January 2018

Miniature Tools

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Mario Terenzi will demonstrate how he makes Miniature Tools. He has been written up in both Popular Woodworking and Fine Woodworking for his unusual and detailed miniature tools. He is also teaching a class this year at Marc Adams school. This meeting promises to be quite interesting.

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West Side Lunch

January 25 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm

MWG lunch Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 1:16 PM at George's Senate Coney Island. 39430 Dun Rovin Dr. Northvile ,48168 West side of Haggerty between 5&6 Mile

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February 2018

Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPHM)

February 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speakers: Ed Stuckey, a member of the Society of Period Furniture Makers will be talking about the organization along with Dale Ausherman, who is the president of SAPFM. Ed will also be giving a presentation on vacuum veneering, hammer veneering, and Cabriole leg construction. Also, in addition, a slide presentation of members work, including MWG members who belong to SAPFM.

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Monthly East Side Luncheon

February 15 @ 1:14 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side The Golden Basket, 32286 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Monthly South Side Luncheon

February 15 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Ramsey’s Coney Island, 2747 W, Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183 United States
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Monthly West Side Luncheon

February 22 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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March 2018

Jigs and Fixtures

March 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Guild Members will be featuring various jigs and fixtures, both shop made and purchased, that Guild members have used to solve project and shop problems. We need volunteers to present the solutions that they have invented or found in the marketplace that they have found effective at solving problems. Please contact me, plgoddard47@gmail.com , if you are willing to share some of your solutions to shop problems with other Guild members.

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Monthly West Side Luncheon

March 22 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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April 2018

Showcase of Skills!

April 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speakers: Guild Members We have changed the event to be more like our Jigs and Fixtures program. Members can bring items they have built now or in the past. We allow each member, if they wish, to speak about their project. Why they built it, materials used, and what type of finish, etc. Some members who do not wish to get up in front of the group can have their project on display for members to view. Bill Rigstad has…

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Monthly East Side Luncheon

April 19 @ 1:14 pm - 3:30 pm
East Side The Golden Basket, 32286 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Monthly South Side Luncheon

April 19 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Ramsey’s Coney Island, 2747 W, Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183 United States
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Tool shop/The Work Shop

April 21 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tool shop, 5716 Executive Dr
Westland, MI 48185 United States
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Monthly West Side Luncheon

April 26 @ 1:16 pm - 3:30 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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May 2018

Great Lakes Woodworking Festival

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Great Lakes Woodworking Festival, 2300 North Adrian Hwy
Adrian, MI 49221 United States
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Event hosted by the Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute. This year the Festival is bringing together the best woodworkers from the Great Lakes region, ranging across several different woodworking disciplines. They are unified by their love for woodworking, getting their hands dirty, and sharing their talent and skill with the public. This event will showcase 35+ woodworking artists who will be selling their handmade goods. The event also will have free classes, demonstrations, and prizes. It is 100% free to the…

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Monthly East Side Luncheon

May 17 @ 1:14 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side The Golden Basket, 32286 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Monthly South Side Luncheon

May 17 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Ramsey’s Coney Island, 2747 W, Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183 United States
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Planning for 2019 meetings

May 19 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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This is a single topic meeting focusing on meeting topics and speakers for 2019. Members who are not board members that wish to contribute to the meeting are welcome to attend and make suggestions. Feedback from the membership and participation beyond meeting attendance is always encouraged. The meeting will start at 10AM and run until the board is satisfied that we have a reasonable plan for the 2019 meetings. Please try and attend if you have the time and interest.

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Traditional Workbenches and Work Holding

May 20 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Chris Schoenberg Chris is a fellow Michigander and is part of the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild (out of Lansing). Chris will present "Traditional Workbenches and Work Holding". Chris's website https://www.thirdcoastcraftsman.com/ He also has a YouTube channel that is worth mentioning / promoting https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXbYtx6rZlbTHg8zY9AFZ-g

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Monthly West Side Luncheon

May 24 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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Newsletter

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Newsletter

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June 2018

Newsletter

June 1
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Visit to DAIEK Woodworks Co

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Daiek is a custom woodworking company that makes top of the line cabinetry, paneling, doors, curved moldings, and millwork. They have machinery that will make you drool. Check their web site at www.daiekwoodworks.com. Meet at Daiek Woodworks Co. 40835 Mound Road Sterling Heights, MI

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Monthly East Side Luncheon

June 21 @ 1:14 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side The Golden Basket, 32286 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Monthly South Side Luncheon

June 21 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Ramsey’s Coney Island, 2747 W, Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183 United States
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Monthly West Side Luncheon

June 28 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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August 2018

Annual MWG Picnic (Members Only)

August 12 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Swap Meet 12pm to 1pm Royal Oak VFW Park, Campbell & Lincoln
Royal Oak, MI 48067
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Members bring a dish.

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Monthly East Side Luncheon

August 16 @ 1:14 pm - 3:00 pm
East Side The Golden Basket, 32286 Woodward Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Monthly South Side Luncheon

August 16 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
South Side Ramsey’s Coney Island, 2747 W, Jefferson
Trenton, MI 48183 United States
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Monthly West Side Luncheon

August 23 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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September 2018

MWG Theater “Sam Maloof”

September 9 @ 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Free Popcorn

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Chip Carving

September 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: John Sabina John is a member of Metro Carvers. He will demonstrate Chip Carving with some emphasis on application to furniture.

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October 2018

MWG Theater “Sharing Secrets, Methods of Work ” by Marc Adams

October 14 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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"Sharing Secrets, Methods of Work", shows over 100 different methods of work that will surely make the process of woodworking easier for you..

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Turning

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Speaker: Ray Fraze. He will demonstrate Lathe Turning. Ray is a master turner. Don’t miss this one.

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October Luncheon

October 25 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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November 2018

MWG Theater-“Finishing Techniques” Marc Adams

November 11 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Marc Adams answers all your questions about finishes, how they work, and how to apply them. Check out the DVD Library on the website, under "Photo" and look for DVD library.  Marc Adams "Finishing Techniques" is No. 425

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Various, Round Robin

November 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Round Robin program includes: Clay Bolduc--Box Making, Tony Gigliotti--Tool Maintenance, Pete Goddard--Scroll Saw, Bill Rigstad--1/2 blind dovetails, Ken Wolf--Using the “Drill Doctor” to sharpen drills, and Bill Gayde--Video of Fox Run Hobby Shop

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November Luncheon

November 15 @ 1:16 pm - 3:00 pm
West Side Senate Coney Island, 39430 Dun Rovin Dr
Northville, MI 48168, MI 48168 United States
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December 2018

” MWG Theater”  for December is “Master Your Bandsaw” 

December 9 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Activity Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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The " MWG Theater"  for December is "Master Your Bandsaw"   Marc Duginske shows you how to precisely tune and accurately use your bandsaw to achieve optimum performance.

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Xmas Meeting (Members and Spouses) “Old Time Radio”

December 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Dining Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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Speaker: Al Eicher  

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