The Colorado Woodworkers' Guild (CWG) is a non-profit group devoted to promoting learning and excellence in all forms of woodworking. Membership meetings are at 6:30 PM on the third Tuesday of every month (except December) at Rockler Woodworking and Hardware, 2553 South Colorado Boulevard in Denver (Click for map). Guests are always welcome. Annual membership is $30.
- Click About the Guild, under the About CWG menu above, to learn more about our organization.
- For information about membership see About Membership, and Membership Benefits (both also under the About CWG menu)
- If you want to register for and pay for membership, click Pay for Membership.
- Only current members are permitted to log in and access certain areas of this website.
Hot off the press, for your reading pleasure here is the May 2016 Newsletter
To view this full screen move your mouse over the upper right hand corner of the pdf and click on this icon .
The Show & Tell Article was not complete at the time of publishing. This link will get updated when the article is completed so check back!
- Instructions For Making The Vererans Funeral Urn - Those of you who attended the January meeting may remember the Veterans Funeral Urn made by our Treasurer Laura. Many have asked for instructions so thay can make one. Laura wrote them up as a PDF file and it can be found in the members Plans & References area. To simplify your life the instructions are below. Move your mouse over the upper right hand corner of the window below and click on this icon .
This will get you the instructions in full screen. You can print from there.
- New Classified Ads category - In addition to the "For Sale by Members" category, we have established a "For Sale by the Guild" category.
Occasionally surplus shop equipment, tools, and wood are donated to the Guild. When we find something which might be useful to a member, we list it in the "For Sale by Guild"category, with a price set at about 50% of the price on eBay or Craigs List.
- Membership expires on December 31 of the calendar year - New members who signed up after November 1 have membership good through 2016, December 31. If you have been a current member for the 2015 calendar year, and you still have a membership card looking like the image on the left below, your membership expired on 2015, December 31. So hurry to renew your membership right away.
The 2015 member card looks like this:
The 2016 member card looks like this:
Here are the steps to renew your membership on-line:
- Click on "About" in the menu bar above, and select "Pay for Membership" to get to the Membership Application Page. YOU DO NOT NEED TO USE PAYPAL TO RENEW THIS WAY BUT PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS
- Fill out all the fields in the membership application page. If I don't get a valid address I cannot mail your membership card.
- At the bottom left of the page select new or renewing as appropriate. Now (this depends on your web browser) print the page. Usually its File->Print.
- Fill in the Captcha field and press the PayNow button. DO THIS EVEN IF YOU ARE PAYING BY CHECK
- Once at the PayPal page If you are using PayPal with a PayPal account
- Simply log in to your PayPal account
- Accept the charge and complete the payment.
- Wait until you are returned to the "Thank you" page on the Guild's website
- You're done, and have paid with your PayPal account.
- If you don't have a PayPal account but wish to pay with a credit card
- Click the "Pay with a debit or credit card" link
- Fill in all of your payment information
- Click the "Review and Continue" button
- Review your purchase and click "Pay Now"
- Wait until you are returned to the "Thank You" page at the Guild's website
- All done.
- If you wish to pay by cash or check
- Once you are at the PayPal page, click the back button on your browser to return to the membership app form.
- Bring your cash or check to a meeting and give it to the membership chairperson, or to most any board member
- Or Send the printed page and a check for $30.00 to
Colorado Woodworkers Guild
P.O. Box 100996
Denver, CO 80250
If you don't include the printed page, I may not know who the check came from.
Why click the Pay Now button even if you are paying by check? Good question. By clicking the Pay Now button the data on your form is entered into a database. So we do not need to type all your info in by hand. we really do not want to enter data for 260 members by hand. We'd rather be making sawdust.
- May 17, 2016 - Member Mike Farrington (who gave a mini-demo on Variable Frequency Drives a few months back) will give us a presentation on his technique to make "Hand Cut" dovetail joints. His method uses a few shop built jigs, two cheap handsaws and a palm router (his words not mine). Here are some pics of his work:
- June 11, 2016 - Aurora KidSpree. The Community Service Committee is preparing for this event. Every year for the past several (as long as I've been with the guild) we have had a booth at this event. At the booth kids build a bird house from kits which are made by the community service guys. If you'd like to contribute some kits for this effort a pdf of the cut sheet for a bird house kit can be downloaded here. Below is a picture of the finished birdhouse. Next to it is an image, generated from a sketchup model of the birdhouse. If you are interested the sketchup model is available here.
- June 21, 2016 - Our Webmaster and resident Sketchup Expert will give a presentation on the use of Sketchup as a woodworking tool.
- July 19, 2016 - Michael Springer, a member of the Rocky Mountain tool Collectors will give us a presentation on making and using a Shaving horse from a log.
- August 16, 2016 - August Member Meeting
- September 20, 2016 - September Member Meeting
- November 15, 2016 - November Member Meeting
- December xx, 2016 - Guild Holiday Party!