We’ve all had to adapt .. 

Central Florida Woodworkers Guild

We Have a Passion for Building Things

The cars are parked outside because we’ve taken over the garage.   Tools are everywhere and the floor is covered with sawdust.   We are amateur woodworkers who are always planning ahead for our next project.  It will be even better than the three we’re working on now.   We can’t stop talking about it, so we formed a club.

Online Live-Stream Meeting

During the Covid-19 pandemic we have had to suspend our normal “in-person” meeting for safety concerns.   The meeting date and time remain unchanged, being the second Thursday of each month at 7pm.    We broadcast our meeting at: https://www.twitch.tv/jkunzman.  Click the link below for detailed instructions for joining the meeting.

Where We Meet

We meet on the second Thursday of each month, January through October, at the Woodcraft of Orlando, FL   The meetings are from 7 to 9 pm.   Guests are always welcome.  Several other events are announced throughout the year; check our events page for details.

Annual Seminar

Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23, 2020

New Wood Finishing/Refurbishing/Fixing damage and Mistakes.

Tim is a professional finisher with Mohawk Finishing and teaches finishing classes at Marc Adams. Tim will do a presentation on New Wood Finishing/Refurbishing/Fixing damage and Mistakes. The New Wood Finishing portion will focus on using lacquer, shellac and waterbased finishes to create multistep finishes that will add some real depth to finishing. He will introduce you to a finishing system beyond staining or dyeing the wood followed by a clear topcoat. He will show how dyeing the wood, then staining the wood, sealing with shellac, then building additional layers of finish and color can help you sneak up on the color you want AND build depth in the process. Tim will talk about dyes, stains, glazes and toners…..the finishing techniques that makes cheap furniture look like a million bucks. (Just imagine if you used these same techniques on good furniture!)

The Refurbishing section is for those woodworkers who find themselves in the furniture restoration business. It seems that all woodworkers have a spouse, friend, co-worker, family member that asks them to help repair and refurbish furniture at some time or another. He will describe the process of cleaning old furniture, rubbing out a scratched finish, overcoating worn finishes and adding color to sun faded furniture.

The Fixing damage/Finishing Mistakes section will be useful to both repair people and woodworkers. He will talk about how to fill knots in new wood and correcting saw kerfs and errant router bit gouges to make that damage disappear. Those same techniques can be used to fill missing veneer and repair dog damaged furniture.

Featured Project

Armoire by Craig Aebli

Standing at 89″ high, this impressive 18th century inspired armoire is built of curly maple.  Raised panels adorn the sides and doors.  This cabinet sits on top of ogee bracket feet.  The dovetail drawers are hand cut.

A second view of the details.

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Community Involvement

Central Florida Woodworking Guild has teamed up with the South Florida Woodworking Guild to build urns for the Missing in America Project.  The cremated remains of hundreds of military veterans are unclaimed each year.   The mission of the project is to locate and inter our forgotten heroes. 

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