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March 7th meeting: Michael Wallace, Mid-Century Modern Furniture

Michael will discuss the architects, designers and woodworkers who were major contributors to the style during the period of 1948- 1971 (or thereabouts) that constitute Mid-Century Modern.

For full details see events page.

SCWA Artistry in Wood 2016 

The Artistry in Wood 2016 exhibit opened September 17th and ran through October 9th at the Sonoma County Museum in Santa Rosa. Information about the displayed pieces and the awards can be found in our Newsletter the Wood Forum starting with the October 2016 issue. 

Woodworking Internet Roundup

Ask This Old House

Ask This Old House visits Nick Offerman's Woodshop:

YouTube Video

Resaw options: Matt Vanderlist

Matt: "In today's episode, I'll share with you a few options I've experimented with when it comes to resawing. I've tried it on the tablesaw and I've had some success with a handsaw, but my preferred way is on the bandsaw. And even that has changed slightly over the past year. Regardless of which route you choose for whatever reason; limited tools, experience or self-loathing, learning to resaw can open a whole new set of options for you in the shop and with your projects".
(Courtesy of Michael Wallace)

Tip of the Week

Need a tool to do some work, but can't justify purchasing for limited use?

The Santa Rosa Tool Library (SRTL) offers hand and power tools for short term loan for landscaping, home repair, and automotive work free of charge.  Some woodworking-specific tools are listed on their website.  SRTL is run entirely by volunteers and is a 501(c)3 public charity.  Check it out:


We've previously highlighted a Frank Howarth video. Frank's videos are extremely well done and very entertaining. "Architecture at a small scale expressed through woodworking and film making". Frank's YouTube landing page is:

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