We meet the second Thursday of each month at the Edwardsville Community Center, 1003 North Main Street, Edwardsville, IL. We start at 7:00 and go until we’re done. There is parking behind the Community Center and we can also use the church’s lot across the street.

Imagine a casual room full of people talking about their woodworking projects, asking and answering questions and sharing what they’ve learned over the decades they’ve spent working wood. Throw in some good jokes and a little ribbing and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what we’re all about.

We get the Q&A going right away. Anyone who would like advice on anything from skills to methods to tools and where to find the best deals on equipment jumps right in. With so many people willing to help, you’ll always leave the meeting with lots of options to consider.

A round of show and tell keeps things moving. Members bring in what they’ve been working on and talk about how they made it. We spend as much time as anyone wants on any particular piece. You’ll see bowls, big and small furniture, boxes, decorations, ornaments and gifts.

Next up is old and new club business where we plan for things like the annual woodworking show and our special events.

We wrap up with an interesting demonstration almost every meeting. The members share techniques, skills, tools, tricks-of-the-trade and more. In the not-so-distant past we’ve had demonstrations on segmented bowls, jigs and making dovetails.

Even though we close out the meeting after the demos, you’ll find quite a few people lingering around making arrangements for lessons, talking about ideas in more detail or maybe just figuring out when we’ll get together for lunch again.

Stop by and see what you think!