Hello. Here is your May 2018 issue of Wood Chips, the Central Florida Woodworkers Guild Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

By Joe Kunzman

May 10, 2018

How-to Present by Sharon Hoydich
Learn effective presentation skills. Sharon will show members, who may have a topic they would like to present at an upcoming Guild meeting, how to go about preparing for the talk and tips on presenting.

Regular Monthly Meeting at 7pm at: Woodcraft, 8155 South US Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730

June 14, 2018

Design of a China Cabinet by Mike Kozikowski
Mike will be covering the process he used to build a china cabinet for his daughter. He started with a few pictures that she found on the Internet. He then had to determine the dimensions of the piece and model it in SketchUp, The entire build was documented with pictures taken each phase. Fabrication of curved the components will be discussed.

Regular Monthly Meeting at 7pm at: Woodcraft, 8155 South US Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730

June 16, 2018

SketchUp Special lnterest Group (SIG) meeting
Learn the ins and outs of SketchUp, a popular 3D drawing program idealy suited for woodworking. Bring your laptop to follow along with various presenters. Contact Joe Kunzman for more information.

From 9am to noon at Fugleberg Koch Architects, 2555 Temple Trail, Winter Park, FL 32789.

(Important Note: Our host, Michael Gove, requested that we change the date from the original announced date of May 19th.)

July 12, 2018

Craftsman Style Furniture by Nancy Hiller
Nancy will be visiting us again this year. This time she will discuss the Craftsman Style Furniture movement as it played out in the UK and the US. She will be taking about here reciently published book on the subject.

Regular Monthly Meeting at 7pm at: Woodcraft, 8155 South US Highway 17-92, Fern Park, FL 32730

President's Message

By Craig Aebli
In order for any group to function, there has to be a certain level of participation of its members.

The existing officers and a handful of members cannot be the only ones to make to guild function. I have been on the board of this guild in some capacity since 2002. The last few years I've seen participation in guild sponsored events continue to dwindle and decrease. We had the guild picnic April 21st. We had seven members show up who were not officers. At Super Show and Tell and the December Christmas dinner it seems fewer and fewer members attend. These events require a fair amount of planning and work by the board. If hardly anyone attends, why should we put forth the effort to make these events work.

For months, I've been asking someone to help with the newsletter as an editor. Joe Kunzman and I are in the process of developing a new format for the newsletter. We are setting up a new template for the newsletter so it will be very simple to plug in the information and send out.
If we do not get more members to help with the monthly functioning of the guild, it will cease to exist. It is up to all of you. I personally have enjoyed the guild a lot. I have received more benefits from it than I've put in. I don't mind the time I've devoted to the guild. I've gained more in the friendships from the guild than the time I put in. Our officers, Jana, Joe, Mike K., Mike G., and Bill have put in a lot of work over the past year and more and deserve a great deal of thanks and gratitude.

This month we will have a special guest of Bill Boehm's, Sharon H. who will talk to us about how to do a presentation. I hope this will encourage some of you to think about doing a presentation for the guild in the future.

Build Something Great this Year!


Treasurer's Report

By Mike Kozikowski
  • We have 3 new members as of the April meeting. Please welcome Nick Velazquez, Michael Brown and David Winfield.
  • One current member paid his dues this month.
  • Picnic expenses so far are $109.47.
  • The checking account balance is $5719.03.

Librarian's Corner

By Bill Giesey
Hand Plane Basics (A Better Way to Use Bench Planes) Christopher Schwarz

This is a good video for both those without much hand plane experience and a fine review for those who are more seasoned with hand tools. Christopher Schwarz is big on hand tools and does a good job of explaining not just what he is doing but also why he is doing it. He keeps his explanations concise and with enough detail that the viewer understands both the concepts and the practical use of the different classes of bench planes without becoming boring. This is one of several Christopher Schwarz video that we have in the library.


Secretary's Meeting Minutes

By Michael Gove

April 12, 2018 Regular Meeting

  • 7:02 pm Meeting start, Craig Aebli conducting.
  • Visiting / New members
    • Michael B. ‐ Friends with Charlie Russ
    • Nick V. ‐ Just built a home in Oviedo
  • Programs
    • Tonight's meeting is a Shop Roundtable
    • May ‐ Sharon Hoydich, Effective Presentation Skills
    • June ‐ Mike Kozidowski, Design of a China Cabinet
    • July ‐ Nancy Hiller, Craftsman Style Furniture
    • August ‐ Woodcraft, Laser Engraving
    • September ‐ Barry Reiter, Spray Laquer
    • October ‐ Joe Kunzman, Automated Dust Collection
  • The Guild picnic is Saturday April 21st
    • Maitland Community Park on Mayo Drive
    • Set-up is at 10am, Brats and Burgers served about 11
    • Bring a side dish or desert
    • If there is interest will have a swap meet
  • We are still in need of an editor for our newsletter
    • Craig and Joe to experiment with a new format and delivery system
  • We're looking for ideas for next year's seminar, see Craig or Joe, current thoughts are:
    • Marquetry by Paul Search
    • Wood Carving by Mary May
  • We will be putting together a Sketch-up seminar for those that wish to learn
    • First workshop is scheduled for May 19th (Being rescheduled for June 16th due to conflict)
    • All are welcome to attend, please bring laptop with software already loaded.
    • Thought is to try to have these sessions quarterly if there is enough interest.
    • Fugleberg Koch will host the seminars at 2555 Temple Trail, Winter Park, FL 32789.
    • Reminder that we also have tutorial DVD's in the library.
  • This year's Super Show & Tell will be at Dover Shores Community Center
    • This year's categories for entry will be: Furniture, Crafts, and Tools & Jigs.
    • A more detailed explanation of the categories will follow.
    • Awards will be given for 1st & 2nd place in each category. Additional we will have a Best of Show and People's Choice awards, all categories will be eligible.
  • Reminder that we will be participating in the Festival of Trees event again this year, start working on you ornaments now.
    • Bob G. to head up the tree stand fabrication fundraiser again this year, details to be available as we get closer to October.
  • Show & Tell
    • Steve O'Neil ‐ Ornament with bark on it
    • Pete Savickas ‐ Samples cut on a “tuned-up” bandsaw
    • Gary West ‐ Turned bowl with dovetail joint
    • Erik Johansen ‐ Samples of Ebonized wood on birch, walnut, & poplar. Be mindful of cross contamination with your brushes. See article by Brian Boggs
    • Craig Aebli ‐ Maple table with ebonized wood legs
    • Mike Kozikowski ‐ Mid-Century Modern end table made with locking mitre corners. Legs were purchased from tablelegs.com
  • For those that have not yet received them Mike Kozikowski has membership cards and name tags available.
  • Tonight's Program ‐ Workshop Setup Round Table
    • Panelists ‐ Bill Giesey, Mike Lonergan, Craig Aebli, Michael Gove
    • Moderator ‐ Pete Savickas

Past Meeting

by Joe Kunzman

At our last meeting we had a round table discussion on Shop Design. There were several questions regarding electrical in the shop. So we asked if you would like to see a presentation in 2019 on just this topic. The survey results indicated a great interest in follow on presentation. Thank you for your feedback. We'll schedule this topic for 2019.

Do you have an article you would like to include in the next issue of the newsletter. Great! Please email us at newsletter@cfwg.org The deadline for submission of newsletter articles is the first of each month.

Thank You to our Sponsors

The Guild relies on the generous support of several business sponsors who provide us with meeting space, promotional items, product discounts, and presentations. Please support and thank them on your next visit.

About Us

  • The Central Florida Woodworkers' Guild was organized in 1980 for the purpose of:
  • Encouraging and promoting the best standards of workmanship and design in the craft of woodworking.
  • Fostering public awareness and appreciation of the woodworking crafts.
  • Aiding our fellow woodworkers by giving counsel freely.

Contact Us

You may contact us by email at contact@cfwg.com or by calling

President - Craig Aebli 407-412-6652
Vice Pres. - Jana Paulsen 407-491-1841
Secretary - Michael Gove 407-342-3895
Treasurer - Mike Kozikowski 352-432-3442
Programs - Joe Kunzman 407-636-1232
Web Site - Mike Kozikowski 407-482-2486
Librarian - Bill Giesey 303-601-2835
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