Why Wood Finishes Are Good

November 30, 2012

Putting a finish on your wood is strictly optional. But putting a finish on your wood, you protect it’s surface and allows it to maintain its beauty for longer. It also protects it from harsh environment elements which can cause the wood to warp, dry out and crack or splinter or just plain deteriorate. And

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Orientation Safety Training at the Guild Shop April 24

April 18, 2012

When it comes to woodworking, no measurements are as important as the proper safety measures. The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild is holding the next orientation safety training on April 24th, 2012 at 7pm. This two and a half hour training session will prepare Guild members to use Sawdust Makers as well as allow them to

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March Workshops, Classes & Clinics at Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild

March 16, 2012

Every month is another opportunity to fine tune your woodworking skills or acquire a new one at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild.  Here are few of this month’s great workshops, classes and clinics being held at the KCWG woodshop located at 3189 Mercier in Kansas City. March 17 (8am to 12pm) & March 18 (10am-2pm):

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Kansas City Woodworkers' Guild February Open Shop Schedule

January 31, 2012

It was only a year ago that the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild moved to a bigger, better space that they now call home. They came a long way in just a year, and the shop now located at 3189 Mercier Street has been up and running smoother than ever! Here are the days and times that

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Sign up for KCWG Before the Early Bird Special Runs Out

December 16, 2011

The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild is running a Facebook Early Bird Special for membership sign ups made before January 1, 2012. Whether you have a New Year’s Resolution to learn something new or whether you just want to start the New Year with a new woodshop to practice your craft, consider becoming a member of

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KCWG Builds 22 Portable Libraries for Two Joplin Schools

December 6, 2011

Teaming up with Reading Reptile, the Kansas City Public Library and Hallmark Cards, members of the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild worked for months building 22 portable libraries for two elementary schools in Joplin, Kansas. Built on wheels and standing 42 inches tall, the mini libraries were designed in the shape of books complete with hinges

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KCWG's Ornament Scroll Saw Workshop Nov 19th

November 15, 2011

Get in the Christmas spirit and learn to create your own ornaments at the Kansas City Woodworker’s Guild Workshop on Saturday, November 19th. Fine tune your scroll saw skills or pick up a few new ones while making ornaments that can make meaningful gifts for friends and family members this holiday season. On November 19th,

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What's Really in Wood Dust?

October 17, 2011

It’s just dust right? Wrong! Wood dust is an important part of woodworking safety that often gets swept under the rug. The October 2011 Newsletter of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild (KCWG) has great info on why woodworkers should pay attention to this microscopic by-product. Wood dust can irritate skin, eyes and lungs causing sneezing, coughing, runny

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KCWG's Fall 2011 Nightly Woodworking Classes

September 19, 2011

Get hands on instruction and practice with projects any night of the week this fall. The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild began their fall 2011 woodworking classes on Thursday, September 15. For the next 13 weeks until December 15 (except Thanksgiving Day), KCWG will be holding 3 hour classes nightly from 7 to 10pm. Through hands-on learning,

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Bench Grinder Safety Do's and Don'ts

September 12, 2011

As we all know, a good woodworker, from contractors to homeowners alike, needs good, sharpened tool. Whether you are using a bench grinder at home or at a professional workshop to sharpen your tools, you need to know how to use this powerful machine safely. Here some important bench grinder safety do’s and don’ts from the Bench

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