Northern Rockies Woodworking Guild

Guild members with Powermatic lathe that was purchased in 2005 and is on long term loan to the Bozeman High School
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Next Meeting: October 11th - 7:00 PM Demo TBD

  • Upcoming Meetings:

  • November 8th
  • December 13th
  • January 10th
  • February 14th
  • March 21st
  • April 11th
  • May 9th
  • June ?
  • Meetings start at 7:00 PM

  • Need people to sign up to give demos

What's New

  • Michael Hosaluk demonstration coming up September 30-October 2. You can see more details on the poster for the event. We will be looking for more people to help with the demo. You can learn more about Michael at his web site.

  • The Michael Hosaluk demo will be full of good information for turners of all skill levels. We really need to get a good turnout so please do your part and pass the word as well as print out and put up some of these posters where you can.

  • Doors open Friday and Saturday at 8:00AM. Demo starts at 8:30AM and runs until 4:00PM
    There will be drawings for prizes during breaks on Saturday. Thanks to Kenyon Noble for a $250 gift certificate, Belgrade TruValue Hardware for a tool set, and Craft Supplies for donating gift certificates. Please be sure to thank and patronize these generious businesses.

  • The Friday demo will be mostly oriented toward the school kids. The goal is to get them excited about woodworking. There will be 4 demonstrations around the class periods with fresh kids showing up each period. The demos may have some repetition from class period to class period. The class schedule is;
    8:25-9:15
    11:15-12:05
    12:55-1:45
    2:45-3:35
    Schedule still being worked out to give as many students as possible a chance to enjoy a demo.
    There may be a show and tell session from 1:45-2:45 during a lull in the classes to get Michael's feedback on your best pieces. This may get pushed to allow for more demos for the kids.

  • The Saturday demonstration will be oriented directly toward people that are already interested in turning and show Michael's best techniques. Remember that your demonstration admission price covers both Friday and Saturday so you can attend as much of both days as you want.

  • More details about parking for the demo are available on the Events page

  • The Nominating committee presents the following slate for the September election:
    President Jay Stanley
    Vice-President Jurgen Weiel
    Secretary Dean Center
    The Treasurer position is 2 years and not up for election this time, so Ivan Flock will continue in the position.

  • We need to get more members to step up and give a demonstration. There are many skills within our group and it really helps to share your knowledge. If you have a topic that you would like to know more about please ask and we can see if someone will step up and give a demo. We are always looking for new and better ideas for demos.

  • With the change of the NRWG year to September thru September, dues are now due in September. The cost of the membership has been raised to $25/year. This money is used to keep the library going, help with the student group and to help defray the costs of bringing in demonstrators.

  • The secretary of the group is cleaning up the e-mail listing. If you have not been getting meeting announcements be sure to drop Dean an e-mail at Secretary@NRWG.org

  • If you have items that you have checked out of the library and have had them for awhile please get them back for others to enjoy. The time limit is 30 days.


  • To check out the student portion of the web site click here.


  • The meeting night is the second Tuesday of the month. The meeting starts at 7:00 p.m. As always guests are welcome and be sure to bring your latest work for show and tell.

  • Free turned wooden bowls. See how you can get a free artistic wooden bowl or turned item.

  • The library is a resource for guild members. The library is brought to each meeting. If you have books/DVDs/Videos that you would like to share you can donate them to the library or loan them and retain ownership.

If you have not been getting the newsletter via e-mail please contact the Guild Secretary with your current e-mail address.


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Keep an eye out for the tree crews and let the other guild member know when you see them. Thanks to Dean Center for the alert on this maple tree
Tom Robinson demonstrated turned Christmas ornaments made from the previous year's tree
Gordon McMullen demonstrated how to turn a gavel during the November 2008 meeting
David Nittmann demo January 2008
David Nittmann demo January 2008
June 2007 meeting at Ron Lerner's shop
June 2007 meeting at Ron Lerner's shop
May 2007 show and tell gallery
March 2007 gallery
John Noyes applies Chryascola powder during November 2006 meeting
Al Stirt 2006 demo
Gordon McMullen with large Elm
Elm bowl blanks
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