For Sale: Woodworking Tool -- Grizzly Jointer

Grizzly Jointer 6" x 47" G11822HW 2 Series

  • Machine in very good shape
  • 1 hp 4" x 29" fence with 45.90.45 tilt
  • 6" movement
  • 5000 rpm
  • weighs 205 lbs
  • $300
If you're interested in purchasing and/or seeing the jointer, call Doug McDonald at 406. 422-7327


March 2011 Guild Meeting hosted by Tim Carney

Our March Guild meeting will be hosted by Tim Carney on Monday, March 7th at Helena Hardwoods. Our meetings begin at 5:30 and usually go til about 8 pm or 8:30.

Tim is providing grilled gourmet sausages with buns and all the fixins. Bring a side dish, salad or beverage if you'd like.

Tim has arranged for a special guest, professional photographer, Tom Ferris, to present the program on Monday night. Tom works for the state as a photographer. He also has his own photography business. He has graciously helped Tim decide on the type of studio photography equipment to purchase for the Helena Woodworkers Guild. This equipment will be kept in Dave's office at Helena Hardwoods so it is available to any Guild member to use during Dave's working hours.

Tom will give us beginners some pointers on how to photograph our woodworking with the Guild's new lighting kit and backdrop. Bring your cameras if you'd like him to tell you how to use your particular type of camera for your furniture or small item photography.

We'll use a table from Chris, and some of the chairs made by local woodworkers that Dave has in his office, as example pieces for the demonstration.

Hope to see you there!

Here is a map to Helena Hardwoods. It's on the North side of Highway 12, about 1/2 mile east of Walmart.


January Guild Meeting

Our January Guild Meeting will be hosted by Dan McCardle at his shop.

Dan hasn't totally decided what specifically to share with us, but he will have one of his carved beds under construction (see photo left.) He says, "Bring your carving questions or projects and we can talk carving. Maybe I'll dust off some of my motorized carving tools in case anyone is curious and wants to try them out."

As usual, our host will provide a hot main dish and a salad. Members are welcome to bring sides and beverages.

Directions to Dan's shop: (click the link, left, for a Google Map)
The address is 626 Monroe Ave, between Gilbert and Power. Head west up Gilbert St. about 5 blocks past Dearborn, Madison, Harrison...then make a left on Monroe. Dan's house is yellow, 2nd on the right. Park on Monroe. Walk down the alley next to his house. His shop is around back. Its a cedar shingled garage.

Dan will try to get some sand on the alley so nobody hurts themselves.


Fall Art Walk: Art of Wood Exhibit

Just a quick note that the postcards for the Guild's "Art of Wood" show at the Placer on Nov. 12th, will be ready to pick up next Tuesday evening, Oct. 26. All members who would like to help us promote our exhibit are welcome to come pick up a handful of the cards, to send to your customers, family and friends. We appreciate your help getting out the word.

For more info and to pick up the cards, call Tim at his shop 449-2730.

October Woodworkers Guild Meeting

Hello Wood Enthusiasts and Professionals Alike,

Paul Anderson has graciously offered to host the next guild meeting, and I've finally succeeded in getting ahold of him to get the details. My apologies for the late notice. We'll meet at his house this Monday the 18th at 5:30.

Paul has restored a circa 1948 scroll saw that should be interesting to check out.

He's providing a Ham main dish, so you can bring a side dish, beverage or just your fascinating and talented self.

Directions to his place are as follows: Find Colonial Drive which is also the Frontage Road between Helena and Montana City. There is a 4 way stop intersection about half way between the South Helena Exit Rotary and the Montana City Rotary. If you're coming from Helena on Colonial Drive, you will make a left turn at this intersection. If your coming from Montana City, you'll make a right. Cross over the highway, make a left on Antler, then a right on Browtine, then a left on Spike St...Paul's house is #14 Spike St. (map below)

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Note from webmaster: the illustrations are just for fun. These do not represent the scroll saw Paul will show us. :-)


March Guild Meeting: Top Secret Horizontal Router Setup

Our March meeting will be hosted by Chris Yahvah (those are photos of his shop, left.) The meeting will be at 5:30 pm on Monday March 1st.

Chris will share his knowledge of the horizontal router and his top secret and much used router setup.

Guild members, please note, Chris Yahvah has a new email address: cyahvah(at)gmail(dot)com


Date: Monday, March 1, 2010

Time: 5:30 pm til or 8 or 8:30 pm

Place: 6153 Lazyman Gulch at Chris Yahvah Cabinets

Food: Chris will provide a spaghetti main dish. Members, please bring a side dish and something to drink.

Directions: To get there take Highway 12 heading west out of town, take a left at Colorado Gulch (to the south), go about 2 1/2 miles up the gulch. On the right will be 3 big black mail boxes and the Lazyman Gulch sign. Take a right there and an immediate left. If you do not have 4-wheel drive park here and walk up the rest (watch out for ice.) if you do have 4-wheel drive, drive on up to 6153.

See you there!


January Guild Meeting: Sharpen Your Mind & Your Tools

Our January meeting will be hosted by Tim Carney. The meeting will be Monday January 18 at 5:30 pm.

We will watch a video, Sharpening Simplified on the basics of sharpening hand tools.

Everett Ellenwood says of the dvd, "Having trouble getting your carving tools razor sharp? In Sharpening Simplified, I show you simple proven method to get your carving tools properly contoured and sharp, each time you sharpen them."

Tim will also show us a few of the projects available for us to help with the trolley restoration project we visited at our last meeting.

Date: Monday, January 18, 2010
Time: 5:30 pm til or 8 or 8:30 pm
Place: 3025 East Bozeman Avenue at Timothy's Fine Woodworkng
Tim will provide the main dish -- most likely a big pot of homemade soup that'll go warm us up in this cold weather. Members, please bring a side dish and something to drink.

Directions: To get to Tim's shop, take Highway 12 East to Carter Drive (just east of Walmart) Turn north on Carter Drive. Go over the railroad tracks and take a right on Bozeman. His shop is less than 1/4 mile from Carter Drive -- it's on the southwest corner of the tan building.


December Guild Meeting: Trolley Car #3 Restoration

Our December meeting will be hosted by the Lewis and Clark County Historical Restoration Committee. Not only will be have an opportunity to view the Trolley Car #3 preservation project, but dinner will be provided by the committee, so please join your fellow woodworkers and our host, Rich Palmer, Monday evening.

will give a talk about an ongoing committee project, the restoration of trolley car #3; then we'll go by bus to see the trolley preservation project and be bused back to the Great Northern Town Center.

Date: Monday, December 7th
Time: 5:30 pm til or 8 or 8:30 pm
Place: 845 Great Northern Boulevard
Food: the Lewis and Clark Historical Preservation Committee is providing dinner. All you have to bring is yourself and your curiosity.
Can't pass this up!

Photos are from the Lewis&Clark Historical Preservation Committee website here.

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