Next Meeting

Time and date: 7 pm, September 25, 2019
Location: Our Mother of Confidence Catholic Church

3131 Governor Dr. - corner of Regents Rd.

Serra Hall (Downstairs)


Starting January 2018 - we have a new meeting location

See map below...

September Meeting

The September General Meeting will indeed be a Special Event!  The program, in fact the whole evening, will be a celebration of our Member Shop, the Shop 2.0 expansion, and the fine woodworking being produced by our Members.


First, festivities will begin with FREE HOT DOGS from 6 – 6:30 pm.  That’s right, come early, chow down and spend some time catching up with old friends. 


Everyone in attendance will receive a new laser engraved, personalized wooden name tag.  Our new “mini-laser” will be there pumping them out.  Best to get your name in early!



At 6:30, Doug Glessner will be hosting his “Fast Start” program for novice hand tool Members, featuring rasps, files and the spoke shave.  This is a great chance for you to learn the proper use of each of these tools.


Most importantly, we’ll be showing you why the Shop is so important to you as an SDFWA Member, whether or not you have a Shop Membership.  For example, each of our SIGs (Special Interest Groups) - Carving, Luthiers, Digital Tools, and Women Who Woodwork - will have their own table.  Each will display projects made by members, details on their meetings and Members available to answer all your questions.  Participation in all of these groups is open to any SDFWA Member.  Come early to give yourself time to check these out.


The “Main Event” will be presentations by our Members on many of the items coming out of the Member Shop.  One feature will be a review of several projects made at the Holiday Gift Builds.  By the way, if you bring an item or items for the Gift Build, to the meeting, you’ll get a special logo’d Holiday Gift Build T-shirt (limited to the first 25 donors).


We expect the Woodworker’s Corral to be far larger than it’s ever been.  And the new format should provide you with extra time to enjoy checking out each entry. 

…..and, there could be “dessert”!


See you there!


Del Cover - Program Chair

Gary Anderson - Shop Chair

Pete Sterling - Shop Director



Meeting Location

click here for Google map - 3131 Governor Dr.



tool Raffle

The tool raffle is now held at the meeting break, and we are using a new procedure where you can allocate your tickets towards one or more specific raffle prizes.

Great Prizes

  1. Lie-Nielson Rabbet Block Plane

  2. Starrett 6” Combination Square

  3. Lie Nielson #5 Jack Plane



REMEMBER! Money collected for the raffle goes toward the purchase of bigger and better prizes next meeting!!!

Raffle IconTicket Sales start at 6:30, and only at the meeting. Come early and support this fun event. Every penny supports the purchase of prizes. More support means more and better prizes. Compare that to the odds on any other raffle you know of.

James Strawn
Raffle Committee Chair



Woodworkers Showcase


Bring your latest project and show us what you've been up to.