November’s Offcuts is ready to read

Alright, everyone, we’re getting into the swing of the holiday season, and it’s time for the November 2014 edition of Offcuts, where you can read about:

Nov 2014 edition of Offcuts

  • The upcoming green challenge, and how you can become part of it!
  • How you can become an officer in the guild and really help spread the word about woodworking.
  • How to make the holidays of some special, deserving kids just a little brighter through your woodworking.

Also, you can read about guild  Vice President Tom Iovino’s presentation during the October meeting. If you missed it, here it is for your viewing pleasure:

Hope to see you at the next meeting.


Get your September Offcuts

Summer may be coming to an end, but things are heating up at the St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild. Be sure to check out the September 2014 edition of Offcuts by clicking this link. In it, you will find:

  • Sept. 2014 edition of OffcutsHow to take advantage of our guild’s mentoring program for projects like turning and cabinetry.
  • Read how we are working to make the Guild a non-profit corporation that will spread learning about the craft far and wide.
  • See how we are trying to restart the open shop program to show off shops of our guild members.

We look forward to seeing you at the next guild meeting!



Been away for a while…

But, the St. Petersburg Woodcrafters Guild website is back. :-)

Carl and Allison from Franklin Street

Now, who’s up for a little woodworking?  The guild welcomes Carl Johnson of Franklin Street Fine Woodworking to this month’s meeting on Tuesday, September 23. Carl and his parter Allison Swann-Ingram do some incredible work at their woodworking school, so this promises to be a great show.

We are also looking to get some woodworkers out to Heritage Village’s Country Jubilee on Saturday, October 25. Earlier this year, we had a great time at the park’s Folk Festival cutting some joinery and talking up the guild, and the weather promises to be a whole lot cooler in late October.

We hope to see  you at the meeting!

Read your July Offcuts here!

It’s the warmest part of the year here in Florida, and the woodworking is just beginning to heat up!  Click here to read the July 2014 Edition of Offcuts, where you will learn:


  • How David Ness build an awesome Shaker Style writing desk
  • Why we are looking for folks to hold a few open shop nights
  • How Guild President Dale Neff is making connections with former member, and cultivating them with new ones.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting!

Shop Shots

This is a new feature here on the St. Petersburg Woodcrafter’s Guild website. The guild has decided that it might be a good idea to video the presentations that happen at our meetings and post them to our website.

So, without any further ado, Ben Farrell had the duties this past meeting in March, and he talked about his finishing regimen.

 We’re hoping to bring you more great videos from each meeting.


The April 2014 Offcuts is here!

Stop the presses!  We have a whole bunch of news about the guild in this month’s newsletter.  Click here to read the April 2014 Offcuts, where you will learn:

The April 2014 Offcuts

  • When the upcoming Guild picnic is scheduled
  • Why apple wood is good for woodworking
  • What the first meeting notice looked like
  • When Woodcraft’s inaugural swap meet is being held.

We hope you enjoy the newsletter, and we look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!