Woodworkers in NE Ohio #5: Upcoming MeetUps for the NE Ohio Woodworkers

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Blog entry by DrDrewInOhio posted 05-31-2016 08:49 AM 503 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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This is brief description of the Upcoming MeetUps that we have planned in the next 2 months. Please see Upcoming MeetUps for more details on each one.

Hand Plane Basics: June 11 in Lakewood – 12:00PM to 4:00 PM

This is the second of our Woodworking Demonstrations in Member Shops… and will feature two guys who are period furniture makers and also Hand Plane designers and builders. This is an essential MeetUp for anyone interested in using Hand Planes or improving their Hand Plane expertise. Hand Planes are of course a fast way of smoothing wood without the noise and mess of powered tools.

Woodworking Swap Meet – Late June or July (date to me moved)

This will be out first Swap Meet. Just bring some tools that you no longer need or duplicate tools… and swap them for something that you might need. Also… experienced members can consider giving duplicate or unused tools to our members who are new to Woodworking. We will likely have these Swap Meets quarterly or semi-annually.

Social MeetUps – Monthly – Cavaliers NBA Championship
This is our second Social MeetUp… and what better excuse to gather than celebrating Cleveland’s first Pro Sports Championship since the 1950s and1960s. Keep posted for a date and time… but the idea is to be in Public Square celebrating rather then sitting on your favorite chair at home… wishing that you had gone out. This isn’t last year when we were missing 3 starters… and 2 All-Stars. This is a HEALTHY CAVS team… destined for a Championship.

Project Showcase – Tentatively set for Sunday June 12th – waiting on presenters to volunteer

This is our first Project Showcase MeetUp… where some of us will either bring a project and explain how it was made (smaller portable projects)... or bring a Presentation and show slides of how it was made… or we will show a streaming video from YouTube or another site… or from your video camera or USB Drive… showing how it was made. This is a great opportunity to show new members some real-world woodworking projects… and also a great way to display the diversity of Woodworking. Please leave comments if you want to present. We will have 4-6 Presenters (20-30 minutes each) at each of these ongoing Project Showcase MeetUps.

Group Buy – Rough Sawn Hardwood from a Mill – (Moving the date to July and changing the mill – based on member feedback)

This is out first Group Buy. We will pool our resources to buy Rough Sawn Hardwood directly from a mill. When we get the date firmed… we will start to collect orders and decide who is going to the mill. Group Buys will also be an ongoing MeetUp… maybe quarterly.

Sawdust Collection Enclosure Demo – June 16 – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

This will be a short and small MeetUp to demonstrate my methodology to build a Sawdust Collection Enclosure for a Miter Saw. My Methodology involves SketchUp.. and in fact… the enclosure cannot be made without SketchUp. I will also video tape the result and publish the video on YouTube. Not only is this an essential and often overlooked step in assembling a Sawdust Collection System… it’s a good demonstration of how SketchUp can be used to design and build something… when you do not know ahead of time what it will look like.

Woodworking Projects for Beginners – Date, Time and Location to be determined

This is the first Woodworking Projects for Beginners MeetUp. We will gather some projects from experienced members and show how these projects can be made… step by step… with a minimal investment in tools. For example… the project can be a Wall Unit made with a used circular saw and a saw guide… rather than using a $2,000 table saw or a $600 Festool Track Saw. The idea is to get new Woodworkers started on making projects… without having to accumulate thousands of dollars in tools first. We can also Mentor anyone who wants to start a project that we present.

SketchUp for Woodworking – June 25 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We’ve held a number of SketchUp classes so far… offering Beginner SketchUp classes and mixing in some more advanced topics for experienced SketchUp users. This class will cover the basics as the SketchUp tools apply to Woodworking… and we will also design the project of your choice in class.

Woodworking Shop Tour – Date, Time and Location to be determined.

We will have small monthly or quarterly or on-demand gatherings of people who want to see live, YouTube-like Woodworking Shop Tours. We may also create videos in these shop tours… where the host can use the video for insurance purposes… or just have a Shop Tour to post on YouTube. Please advise if you want to host a Shop Tour… and we will gather some people to help you record the tour.

-- Drew - NE Ohio

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We have over 170 Woodworkers in NE Ohio now…!

-- Drew - NE Ohio

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