A Good Friend Of Mine – Rick Long President of (RATS) Richmond Antique Tool Society Demonstrates how to quickly clean up a used hand plane at the Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild Meeting.. Turn that old hand plane into a user plane….
It was a great evening for our woodworking guild. We had some very talented artisans compete in the: 1st Annual Box Making Competition…
Our Wood Working Guild “The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild” held it’s 1st Annual Clock Making Competition at Spencer Devon Brewery in Fredericksburg VA. It was a great event to be a part of. We have a group of very talented local Artisans in our Community.
ARTS: CARVING A PLACE IN THE ART COMMUNITY
BY BRIDGET BALCH FOR THE FREE LANCE–STAR
As anyone with an eye for décor would tell you, the pieces of art that give a space personality don’t necessarily have to hang on the wall. And no one would agree with this statement more than the members of the Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild.
The guild, which had its first official meeting last November, came to fruition after years of discussion between local woodworkers Tim Eggers and Curtis Fitzgerald. They felt the Fredericksburg area needed a place for them and other locals interested in woodworking to gather, discuss and learn from each other, with the goal of making Fredericksburg a destination for woodwork connoisseurs.
The meetings are designed to provide members with an opportunity to learn more about the craft, as well as offer a venue to show their own work and share their skills. Each meeting includes a demonstration of some technique from a local artisan; a show-and-tell portion, where members are encouraged to bring in their latest project; and a tool swap, where members are welcome to trade or sell old tools. Membership is open to anyone, no matter their level of expertise, and is free.
To showcase the wide variety of talent among the members of the guild, Liberty Town Arts Workshop will display an exhibit of about 60 pieces made by 25 members of the Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild through Sept. 1. The exhibit includes ring jewelry, desks, tables, chairs, musical instruments, birdhouses and other pieces, all of which will be available for sale.
Tim Eggers, who has a studio at LibertyTown, will feature some of his own work as part of the exhibit. He said that he first began to pick up his woodworking skills when he worked at a furniture manufacturer during college, but did not seriously pursue woodworking artistically until he bought a house and wanted to furnish it his own way.
One of his more striking pieces is an end table that seems rather unremarkable except for the fact that one of its four legs is a tree branch, bark and all. Eggers said he had been walking in a pasture when he came across the branch, and he knew he had to use it in one of his pieces.
“Anyone can go to Powell’s Furniture and buy a table with four perfect legs,” Eggers said. He prefers the whimsical touch the branch adds to the table, although he admits that people’s reactions are very hit-or-miss with it. Some people have even offered to buy the table—if he would agree to “fix” the fourth leg.
“They either see the humor or they don’t get it,” Eggers said. “Most people appreciate the art. ”This exhibit at Liberty Town, Eggers hopes, will give the guild the exposure it deserves as an important new part of the Fredericksburg art community by making local art lovers more aware of the artistic possibilities woodworking has to offer, as well as providing the woodworkers a chance to display and market their skills.
The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild will have their pieces on display from July 5th 2013 Until Sept 1, 2013
Liberty Town Art Workshop 916 Liberty Street, Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 540-371-7255
Do you want to meet some of the best woodworkers in the area?
Do you need something to do the 1st Saturday of every Month??
Greetings fellow Woodworkers, for a few years now, Fredericksburg Va. needed a local place for like-minded woodworkers to meet, to discuss, and share various aspects of woodworking. If you’re a beginner, intermediate, or professional woodworker you have come to the right place. We have one of the best resources for you:
The Fredericksburg Area Woodworkers Guild!!
These meetings will be held the 1st Saturday of every Month. From 8:30am-untill-10:30am
1104 Summit Street
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22408
We will have demonstrations each and every Month, some by local artisans, some by local woodworking instructors. You are also encouraged to volunteer to present a particular technique at the Monthly meeting.
These demos could be with flat work, turnings, carving, finishing techniques, pyrography, or any other woodworking related skill.
Show & Tell
We will have a table set up for Show & Tell. Bring in your latest project that others might find interesting. Or an older project that you would just like to show off.
If you have an old tool that you would like to sell, or trade, bring it with you. There will be a table set up to Buy & Sell tools. Hand Tools as well as larger tools are welcome. Whatever transactions you decide upon are between you and the other party.
So come on out!! Grab a cup of coffee, bring a smile, learn a skill, share a technique, trade some tools, buy some wood, bring a project, and meet some of the area’s best woodworkers!!
Bring your Business Cards to share
Who wouldn’t want to meet at a place where they sell wood? It’s like Christmas there every day.
RSVP is not necessary & No Membership Fees ! We look forward to seeing you there
Additional Contact Information:
Tim Eggers High Wheel Wood Works T22960@yahoo.com 540-287-8575
Walt Lenar Dreamworkswoodshop dreamworkswoodshop@gmail,com 540-834-6894
What an incredible and inspirational video by Mark Morgan. Mr. Sentayehu Teshale is truly an inspiration not only to craftsman, but to what the human body and spirit is capable of when you allow your heart, and passion to overcome your disabilities.
Sentayehu Teshale is a true craftsman. Mulugeta Gebrekidan, one of the work shop students came up with the idea to film him at work. Sometimes you can see Sentayehu working in public around Addis Ababa.
“Sing a Simple Song” by The Budos Band
I recently had the opportunity to meet Alex Snodgrass from Carter Products at one of the Woodworking Shows, and attended his band saw tune up clinic. I was amazed as to how he made it look so simple. I currently own a Powermatic 14 inch band saw and found his tips and techniques to be some of the best. Of course, you can’t leave any woodworking show with out a few new woodworking toys. I purchased 2 of the Carter band saw blades one for general work, and one for re-sawing. I also replaced my stock fence with their trademark MAGFENCE. The fence is simple to use and it made re-sawing matched bookends a breeze. If you’re at a woodworking show and Alex Snodgrass from Carter Products is there, take the time to visit their booth and check out his band saw tune up clinic and their great product line, you won’t be disappointed.
Until you can get to a show in person, enjoy this video with Alex Snodgrass from Carter Tools as he demonstrates how to adjust your Band Saw for optimal performance