Next Guild Meeting:
Date: Saturday, December 9th, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Black Forrest Inn, 249 US Highway 206, Stanhope NJ.
Phone: (973) 347-3344
Subject: The next gathering of the Guild will be for our annual Holiday Party. The cost is covered by your annual dues for paid members. Guest will be charged $65.00. There will be a cash bar. As is our custom, we will be holding an auction to raise funds to help cover our operating costs. Members are encouraged to bring something of value to be auctioned off. Your contribution to the Auction does not need to be woodworking related (for example, wine/alcohol is a popular item). Hope to see you all there!

Past Meetings

November 15th, 2017
The November Guild meeting was held at the workshop of Guild President Matt Weiss. There was a significant turnout of members for this meeting. We had one new potential member attend. During the business portion of the meeting we discussed several topics: Joe Corigliano stated that we are still looking for annual dues from almost half of the current members. Your membership dues must be paid up prior to the Holiday party if you plan to attend. Speaking of the party, members in attendance were asked to indicate if they plan to attend the party and if so, please also indicate if they are bringing any guests and how many. We need to provide a total headcount to the restaurant. The party will be held at the Black Forrest Inn, Stanhope, NJ on December 9th, starting at 6PM. David Pollak mentioned that if you’re interested, please consider joining the EAIA (Early American Industries Association). Next year’s EAIA Annual meeting will be held nearby in Bethlehem, PA from May 23rd to the 26th, 2018.
The presentation topic of our meeting was on sanding products. Brian Fullam, manufacturing rep for Norton Abrasives, gave a great presentation on the sanding products that are now being made by Norton in support of woodworking. Brian can be reached at and their website is Also in attendance was Rich Girardin, a sales representative for retailer Richeliu Hardware. Rich can be contacted at

October 18th, 2017
The October Guild meeting was held at Wood Masters, LLC, the work shop of Dave Pollak and Wally Kunkel. The meeting was well attended. During the meeting, we discussed where to hold our annual holiday party. Some members have suggested we look for a new venue for the party. Suggestions are welcome, but any recommended venue must have some kind of banquet room/backroom where we can hold our meeting and auction. Note that most members’ annual membership fees are now due. Please contact our Treasurer, Joe Corigliano, regarding the payment of your dues.

Dave Pollak provided a very informative demo of his favorite type of veneer glue called “Heat Lock”. It is a heat activated veneer glue that doesn’t require any sort of clamping. It just gets ironed on into place. Dave demonstrated several different veneering applications and how to apply veneer using this type of glue.

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September 20th, 2017

The September Guild Meeting was held at the workshop of Thomas Charles Cabinetry

July 19th, 2017

The July meeting was a BBQ that was held at the home of member Joe Fernandez. Joe graciously hosted the event and gave tours of his home and basement workshop. Joe’s home is a testament to his fine cabinetry skills. Many members brought contributions to the meal. Bart made his famous smoked baby back ribs again- they appeared to be a big hit (I know, a bit self promoting). Near the end of the event, we held a fund raising auction in Joe’s garage. Matt played auctioneer. Members contributed items for sale. Nearly everything was sold. Giacomo kept the tally of what was sold, to whom, and for how much. A good time was had by all. Note that the Guild takes off the month of August, so the next Guild meeting will be on the 3rd Wednesday of September.


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