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!

Get yer March Offcuts here!

March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.. and we’re woodworking every day in between!

To show what we are doing, Click Here to read the March 2014 edition of Offcuts.  

The March Offcuts

Inside, you will find:

  • How Guild President Dale Neff is getting inspiration from a 200 year old bench design for his workbench
  • Take a gander at Bob Brusso’s grandfather’s clock
  • And, get a personal invitation to attend this weekend’s upcoming Woodworking Show at the Tampa Fairgrounds from Roland Johnson.

As always, if you have any suggestions for articles for the Offcuts newsletter – or you would like to write one yourself – get in touch with any of the members of the board of directors.