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April 2023

Making bowls on a band saw – by Larry Buettner

April 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Royal Oak Senior Center, 3500 Marais Ave
Royal Oak, MI 48073 United States
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Larry Buettner has been making beautiful bowls for many years using a band saw and sanding instead of a lathe, and to look at them you cannot tell the difference. He will explain his process by showing sample glue-ups and segments, along with showing a variety of finished bowls. He may also share some tales about his time as a member of the famous Greenville Woodworkers Guild in South Carolina.

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May 2023

The Joys of Scroll Sawing

May 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Livonia Senior Center (Card Room), 15218 Farmington Rd
Livonia, MI 48154 United States
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The presenters are; Pete Godard, Vince Choraszewski and Neal Hoegemeyer . They will present a cross reference of how to use moderate, medium and professional machines When the band saw cannot make tight curves or perform fretwork, reach for the scroll saw. Our team of accomplished scroll sawers will explain how to select the best scroll saw, blades and accessories for your needs. They will then demonstrate how to use the scroll saw for fret work, intarsia, marquetry, inlays and…

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June 2023

Henry Ford II High School wood shop tour

June 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Henry Ford High school, 11911 Clinton River rd.
Sterling Heights, MI United States
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This is our annual guild field trip. It will be interesting to see the Henry Ford High school wood shop. The tour will be hosted by shop teacher Chris Davis. This shop has become world famous for building custom paddle boards for high profile people, including CEO's, business owners, and celebrities such as Richard Branson, Ty Pennington and Kenny Chesney. It is not your traditional wood shop and you will want to see it. I hope to see you there!

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