23 Apr

April’s group meeting

Our April meeting will be at 9 am this Saturday the 25th at the woodturners shop.  
The address is 
H&H Exports                            
1205 93rd Ave W.                    
Morgan Park

They’ve got 4 different demonstrations for us ranging from beginner to advance.  Hope to see everyone there.  

23 Mar

March Meetup – Showcase

We’re starting up the monthly meetings again and the first will be a show and tell of sorts.

Since we have some new members after the big bed build we thought everyone could bring in a piece they’ve finished, are working on, or an idea for something they want to build and we can catch up, see what everyone is interested in and get a change to ask questions and get some pointers.

The meeting will be this Saturday March 28th, from 10-12, at the Duluth MakerSpace 3001 W Superior St. Duluth.

17 Mar

Meeting at 6:30 on March 16th at the Duluth MakerSpace

Now that the beds are finished and warmer weather is coming around we’re going to start having more regular meetings and get togethers.

Our first will be to discuss and plan using the 2500sqft soon-to-be woodshop at the Duluth MakerSpace. We’ll be looking for space ideas, sources for tools, and thoughts about our end of the month meeting.

The meeting will be at 6:30 this Wednesday, March 16th. The Duluth MakerSpace is a 10,000sqft building at 3001 W Superior St. where makers, tinkerers, and builders can hangout and use equipment.

Hope to see a lot of you there.

16 Dec

Beds for the Homeless

We pulled the nails from painted wood
And planed it so the grain looked good,

Glued the Douglas fir and pine,
Clamped the pieces over time

Till they had set, and we could cut
Headboards, legs, and sides to fit.

As we bent to putty holes,
With pampered bodies, troubled souls,

We bowed our heads, as if in prayer,
While saws and joiners tore the air.

Routers carved a fine design
In headboards, keeping you in mind

And how the hover of a dove
Might bless your rest, your making love,

Easing children off to sleep,
Breathing slowly, dreaming deep.

These beds now number sixty-nine:
A thousand hours of our time.

A land where families freeze in cars
Has wished upon some evil star.

Our sleep is fitful, peace is marred,
Considering this nation’s ours.

May these beds support your health.
Forgive us for our luck and wealth.

Bret Sutter

05 Dec


We will be meeting at Emerson School at 1030 w 3rd St. on Saturday at noon and Sunday at 1:00. On Saturday will be spray time and Sunday we will be moving beds to Steve O’ Neil apartments. It would be helpful to have more sawhorses. If you have some, bring them. On Friday we will be moving beds to Emerson and if anyone can help they can call me 218 522-0309. We don’t have a  time for Friday as of now.

29 Nov

Introduction to hand planes class

The Duluth Woodworkers club along with the new Duluth Makerspace is offering a class on the basics of hand planes.  You’ll learn everything you need to know to get stared using hand planes at home or in the makerspace’s hand tool workshop.  For more information please contact the club or to register for a class visit the Duluth Makerspace website  http://duluthmakerspace.com/ .

Stay tuned for more hand tool classes in the new year and a full service woodshop coming next summer.

08 Oct

Watch the Duluth Woodworkers and the Steve’ONeil Bed Build on the news


Fox 21 showed up to Tuesday nights build session. The reporter and videographer toured the shop filming and interviewing the volunteers. They learned about the Steve O’Neil Apartment project and how the Duluth Woodworkers are helping out.

The report is set to air on the Fox 21 News on Thursday night starting at 9:00pm.

I’ll post the video once it’s available.

02 Sep

CHUM Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

CHUM is having a lunch to say thank you to all their volunteers. It will be Monday, September 22nd from 11:30-1pm at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 4831 Grand Ave. There will be music by Kathy McTavish and Richie Townsend, food by Velentini’s, and prize drawings.

If you’d like to come out please RSVP to Courtney at 740-2497 or ccochran@chumduluth.org.

Volunteer Appreciation 2014

23 Jul

Call for volunteers

To stay on track of our deadline we still need a lot of volunteers at all skill levels. If you’ve never held a saw you’ll learn valuable skills and if you’re a master carpenter you can use your experience and expertise for a good cause. There are many sessions scheduled through August and with various times you’re sure to find one that fits with your schedule.

If you’re interested in attending a session let us know by email at duluthwoodworkers@hotmail.com.