About Us

Woodworkers of all skill levels, including those new to woodworking, are valued and welcome. Membership includes hobbyists and professionals. We are fortunate to have a deep and wide talent pool (e.g. joinery, scrolling, carving, turning, veneering, finishing, upholstery) with practitioners of hand tools and power tools alike. Our guild was founded in 1980 and is a collaborative group of mentors.

Several times each year we have Open Shops where guild members open up their shops so other guild members can see how they are set up.

A special benefit for guild members is an annual seminar presented by a renown woodworking authority.

Mission

Our mission statement is what keeps us focused on woodworking and our members. Click on the icon above for more information.​

Guild Officers

Our board is comprise of 5 officers who serve on a voluntary basis. The president serves for a maximum term of 2 years. A slate of officers is voted on each January and are installed in March. Click on the icon above for more information.

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. Click on the icon above for more information.

Our Mission

The Central Florida Woodworkers’s 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.​

Guild Officers

Craig Aebli, President

Craig is a general dentist who works in Sanford, Fl. He lives in Orlando with his wife and high school sweetheart, Karen.

Craig is primarily interested in building period furniture with an emphasis on the Federal style furniture. However, he enjoys building anything out of wood. He is also a member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Craig has been a member of CFWG since 2001 and has been a board member every year since 2002.

Vice President

Jana Paulson

Secretary

Michael Gove

Mike Kozikowski, Treasurer

Mike is a retired embedded software engineer who resides in Clermont with his wife Barbara.

His woodworking interests include scroll saw art, box making and the occasional piece of furniture or cabinet. Mike has been the Guild treasurer since 2016.

When not doing woodworking, Mike does part-time bookkeeping for his son-in-law's barbershops in Tallahassee.

Joe Kunzman, Program Director

Joe is a retired CPA and Sr. IT Data Storage Architect. He resides in Lake Helen, FL with his wife Marie.

His woodworking interests include cabinetry and building 18th century reproduction furniture. He is also the Florida Chapter President of Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

When not making sawdust, he also spends his time building embedded systems with microprocessors, such as Arduino.

Our Sponsors

We appreciate the ongoing support of our sponsors.  Click on any logo, below, to go to their website.

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