About Us

To foster interest in all facets of woodworking, share ideas and experiences, share projects for show and tell, present woodworking stories of how-to-do, provide ability for group tool purchases, offer trading and individual tool and machine sales, encourage fellowship, provide a newsletter of upcoming meeting and news, and JUST PLAIN HAVE FUN!!!!’

Monthly meetings from September thru April. Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to noon at Lafayette Christian School (some road trips). Meeting subjects have included scroll saw techniques, chip carving, finishing, sanding procedures, sharpening, project planning, lathe work, cabinet construction, bowl carving, band saw boxes, jig and fixture construction, tours to shops, and many other subjects. Most of the meetings are conducted by members sharing their ideas and projects. For one Meeting each year, a professional presenter is brought in. This event is usually an additional fee to attend above the normal dues.

$30.00 Annually (September thru August). Anyone attending will join by paying $30.00.

Once annually a nationally known woodworking professional is brought in.
1992 - Ernie Conover - Hand Tool Joinery
1993 - Kelly Mehler - Table Saw Techniques
1994 - PBS Scott Phillips - Router Techniques
1995 - David Wright - Windsor Chair Making
1996 - Marc Adams - Joinery and Veneering
1997 - Tod Herrli - 18th Century Wood Plane Making
1998 - Tom Flack - Wood Turning Techniques
1999 – Nick Engler – Tips, Tricks, Techniques
2000 – Randall O’Donnell – Oval Foot Stool
2001 – David Wright – Furniture Making
2002 – Ernie Conover – Lathe & Hand Tools
2003 – Frank Klausz – Cabinetry
2004 – Dale Barnard – Mission-Style Chair
2005 – Nick Engler – Tool Shrine
2006 – Randall O’Donnell – Carving / Dovetailing / Lathework
2007 – Glen Huey – Tips, Tricks, Techniques, Jigs and Fixtures
2008 – Doug Stowe – Box Making
2009 - Ben Hobbs - Pencil Post Bed
2010 - Don Weber - Spring Pole Lathe
2011 - Jeff Miller - Mastering your Table Saw / Mortise and Tenon Joinery
2012 - John Jordan - Turning Hollow Forms
2013 - Peter Gedry - Dyeing Wood

2014 - Glen Huey - Box  Making, Banding, and Decorating 

2015  - Adrian Ferrazzutti - Inlays in boxes

2016 - Alf Sharp - Making/carving table legs

2017 - Mike Pekovich  - 5 topics on various skills and tips



Great door prizes every meeting. Everything from glue to clamps (A wise woodworker was once ask "How many clamps does a woodworker need?" He answered, "One more than he has.") There is also a yearly raffle for what is always a very fine item or tool. Not to mention a club discount at Rockler in Indianapolis.

John Hays                  (576) 572-2553             johnhays@tds.net                   President

Bill Reese                   (765) 538-2956             whreese@comcast.net             Vice President

Rick Miller                  (765) 714-5459             rcmiller@purdue.edu                Treasurer

Lane Kirby                  (765) 543-4001             lkirby@tdsdrive.com                Door prizes, auction, show’n’tell       

Rich Hinshaw              (765) 427-9312              richjhinshaw@yahoo.com        Steering Committee

Nelson Howell                                                 nelson@purdue.edu                Audio/Video

Dave Lawson              (765) 430-4618              dbleng64@gmail.com              Past President/Steering Committee