big last mclaughlin meeting
Tom McLaughlin & final BIG session at his shop—June, 2012

Aside from the regular Guild meetings, members are welcome to become part of the various subgroups (special interest groups). Each holds its own series of meetings per year on topics of interest to its members.

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Electrolysis Followup

Hi Roger,
Thanks for the nice writeup on using electrolysis as a means of doing the basic rust cleanup on a plane. I would like to emphasize that this is only one of many methods available to the hobbiest woodworker to rescue and begin the tuneup of an old metallic plane.

Hand Tools & Carving

December 12th meeting notes – Electrolysis

There was a lot of interest in hand plane cleaning and restoration at the December 12th Hand Tool sub-group meeting held at Bill Munch’s shop in Hampton.  Twenty-five Guild members filled the shop, many bringing one or more old planes to discuss and learn about how to bring them to a fully functional state.  This post is the first of several on topics discussed during the meeting.

Hand Tools & Carving

Meetings at Tom McLaughlin's Shop

Meetings are the first Saturday of even numbered months with the exception of August. Meetings are in demonstration format only and run from 9 AM to noon.

It is advisable to bring a chair and space is limited to 35.  Attendees are required to signup for each meeting via the Event Registration System of the Guild’s new website just go to the calendar.

Woodworking Fundamentals Group

Oct 10, 2009 Workbench Meeting

The October meeting of the Hand Tool Sub-Group took place at Dave Anderson’s shop and the topic of the meeting was workbenches and their accessories.  There is hardly a better place to have a hand tool meeting than at Dave’s where his bench room is the envy of many woodworkers.

Hand Tools & Carving

Right Brain?


This theory of the structure and functions of the mind suggests that the two different sides of the brain control two different “modes” of thinking. It also suggests that each of us prefers one mode over the other.


Right Brain Woodworking (Inactive)