November 2022 Virtual Meeting – Nick Pederson

Tuesday, November 1st, 7:00pm

Nick will be giving a virtual walking tour of his shop, with emphasis on the things he’s done that might be different from what some folks have seen before.

He’ll also showcase some of his favorite tools and his solutions for storing them.

He’ll have 2 or 3 of his projects on display and will discuss how they were built, along with the specific challenges he faced and how they were addressed, including the complexities of the bent lamination he used on the legs of this beautiful table.

Be ready for an open discussion filled with tips, tricks, techniques, and undoubtedly… a healthy dose of humor!

October 2022 Meeting – Alex Dolese

Tuesday, October 4th, 7:00pm

Alex Dolese of Dolese Woodworks

Alexis grew up in a family of builders and artists. While designing and building her own house and working alongside her dad, a long-time woodworker, she embarked on a career of building fine furniture. She apprenticed with many talented and successful woodworkers before starting her business in Bozeman in 2019. Alexis builds custom fine furniture and teaches classes at Montana State University and the Port Townsend School of Woodworking as well as at her own shop. Alexis is a founding member and the president of the Bozeman Woodworking Guild, created to help develop the local woodworking community and encourage and support local craftsmen focusing on novice woodworkers.

Alexis will do a slideshow and a talk about how she got into woodworking and what it was like to grow up in a family of makers. She will also chat about what it was like to start a business during the pandemic, along with being a young woman in the building world. She will also share the skills that she has learned running a business and what she finds important in her shop for teaching and making a living building furniture full time.

September 2022 Virtual Meeting – Rob Cosman

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Our September presenter, Rob Cosman, will be discussing hand tools, hand-cut dovetails, and his Purple Heart Project.

August 2022 Virtual Meeting – Tom McLaughlin

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at 6:00pm

Join us as we welcome back Tom McLaughlin from Epic Woodworking. Tom is an amazing craftsman and a prolific educator through his popular livestream shows on YouTube.

Tom’s presentation is titled “My top five woodworking jigs.” The presentation will cover the five jigs he has found to be the most useful in the shop. For each of these jigs he will be showing their primary features, demonstrating their use, and talking about tips on how you make them for yourself.

Beginning with a rare three-year apprenticeship alongside master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore in North Carolina, Tom has enjoyed designing and making commission and custom furniture full-time since 1990. His designs have received recognition and numerous awards during his twenty-year membership with the prestigious New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. Since 2001 Tom has also been teaching furniture making from his shop in Canterbury New Hampshire, and currently online through his website epicwoodworking.com. He was featured as the host of PBS “Classic Woodworking”, and has become a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine. He connects more directly to the woodworking community through his Epic Woodworking YouTube channel and weekly Thursday night livestream shows.