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.
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.
Joe Kunzman, President
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.
Michael Gove, Secretary
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Craig Aebli, Program Director
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.
Tim Magill, Vice President
Tim is a Software Engineer residing in Kissimmee, FL, with his wife Ola.
Relatively new to woodworking, he hasn't settled on particular areas of interest. So far, he has enjoyed restoring and using vintage hand tools, marquetry, inlay, and stringing in furniture and boxes.
When not in a shop working wood he can likely be found practicing Aikido.
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.
Devika Maharaj, Social Media Director
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