Northern Rockies Woodworking Guild

Guild members with Powermatic lathe that was purchased in 2005 and is on long term loan to the Bozeman High School
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Next Meeting: NRWG is taking its normal summer break

  • Upcoming Meetings:

  • No June meeting - NRWG is on its summer hiatus
  • September 10th 6:30 PM - business meeting
  • September 14th - End of summer noon picnic in Clyde Park
  • Meetings start at 6:30 PM

  • Need people to sign up to give demos

What's New

  • Because the high school is out for the year we could not hold a June meeting in our usual location in the Bozeman High School woods shop. We could not secure an alternate location so we will skip a meeting in June.

  • The NRWG is taking its normal summer break during the months of July and August. The tree service trucks are out in force so be sure to pass the word when you hear a good tree is coming down and share and share alike. Please be sure to stay safe in shop this summer.

  • We are trying to get some shop tours going this summer. This is a chance for you to see how other people set up their shop and chance to pick up some tips and hints. Check out the May newsletter for details and watch your e-mail.

  • The September meeting is traditionally only a business meeting and we try to get the majority of the business for the year out of the way at this meeting. Election of officers will be held at this meeting. We will be looking for a new vice president and a new treasurer. If you would like to volunteer for either office please let Jay Stanley or Jess Tode know.

  • In the past we have held a picnic in June but the weather has been really hit and miss so this year we are trying for September 14th. Check out the May newsletter for details and watch your e-mail.
  • We need to get more members to step up and give a demonstration. There are many skills within our group and it really helps to share your knowledge. If you have a topic that you would like to know more about please ask and we can see if someone will step up and give a demo. We are always looking for new and better ideas for demos.

  • Dues will be due in September. The cost of the membership is $25/year. This money is used to keep the library going, help with the student group and to help defray the costs of bringing in demonstrators.

  • The secretary of the group is cleaning up the e-mail listing. If you have not been getting meeting announcements be sure to drop Dean an e-mail at

  • If you have items that you have checked out of the library and have had them for awhile please get them back for others to enjoy. The time limit is 30 days.

  • The meeting night is the second Tuesday of the month. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. As always guests are welcome and be sure to bring your latest work for show and tell.

  • The library is a resource for guild members. The library is brought to each meeting. If you have books/DVDs/Videos that you would like to share you can donate them to the library or loan them and retain ownership.

If you have not been getting the newsletter via e-mail please contact the Guild Secretary with your current e-mail address.

Any comments or concerns about the NRWG web page please contact Jess Tode, the NRWG Web-Lackey

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Keep an eye out for the tree crews and let the other guild member know when you see them. Thanks to Dean Center for the alert on this maple tree
Tom Robinson demonstrated turned Christmas ornaments made from the previous year's tree
Gordon McMullen demonstrated how to turn a gavel during the November 2008 meeting
David Nittmann demo January 2008
David Nittmann demo January 2008
June 2007 meeting at Ron Lerner's shop
June 2007 meeting at Ron Lerner's shop
May 2007 show and tell gallery
March 2007 gallery
John Noyes applies Chryascola powder during November 2006 meeting
Al Stirt 2006 demo
Gordon McMullen with large Elm
Elm bowl blanks
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If you are interested in joining the group, please contact one of the officers or come to a meeting. Guests with alllevels of woodworking skills and interests are always welcome. Directions to the meeting location can be found on the NewsLetters-Meetings page.