Woodworkers in NE Ohio #6: We are over 200 members now

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Blog entry by DrDrewInOhio posted 06-23-2016 07:03 PM 1239 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you are in or near NE Ohio, come out of the virtual world and join us! We are a Woodworking MeetUp Group that is dedicated to promoting the Art of woodworking.

This is brief description of the Upcoming MeetUps that we have planned in the next 2 months. Please see Upcoming MeetUps for more details on each one.

SketchUp for Woodworking – June 25 – 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

We’ve held a number of SketchUp classes so far… offering Beginner SketchUp classes and mixing in some more advanced topics for experienced SketchUp users. This class will cover the basics as the SketchUp tools apply to Woodworking… and we will also design the project of your choice in class.

Woodworking Swap Meet – July 9 – 2:00 PM

This will be out first Swap Meet. Just bring some tools that you no longer need or duplicate tools… and swap them for something that you might need. Also… experienced members can consider giving duplicate or unused tools to our members who are new to Woodworking. We will likely have these Swap Meets quarterly or semi-annually.

Group Buy – Rough Sawn Hardwood from a Mill – July 23 – Tentative

This is out first Group Buy. We will pool our resources to buy Rough Sawn Hardwood directly from a mill. When we get the date firmed… we will start to collect orders and decide who is going to the mill. Group Buys will also be an ongoing MeetUp… maybe quarterly.

Project Showcase – Coming soon

This is our first Project Showcase MeetUp… where some of us will either bring a project and explain how it was made (smaller portable projects)... or bring a Presentation and show slides of how it was made… or we will show a streaming video from YouTube or another site… or from your video camera or USB Drive… showing how it was made. This is a great opportunity to show new members some real-world woodworking projects… and also a great way to display the diversity of Woodworking. Please leave comments if you want to present. We will have 4-6 Presenters (20-30 minutes each) at each of these ongoing Project Showcase MeetUps.

Sawdust Collection Enclosure Demo – Coming soon

This will be a short and small MeetUp to demonstrate my methodology to build a Sawdust Collection Enclosure for a Miter Saw. My Methodology involves SketchUp.. and in fact… the enclosure cannot be made without SketchUp. I will also video tape the result and publish the video on YouTube. Not only is this an essential and often overlooked step in assembling a Sawdust Collection System… it’s a good demonstration of how SketchUp can be used to design and build something… when you do not know ahead of time what it will look like.

Woodworking Projects for Beginners – Coming soon

This is the first Woodworking Projects for Beginners MeetUp. We will gather some projects from experienced members and show how these projects can be made… step by step… with a minimal investment in tools. For example… the project can be a Wall Unit made with a used circular saw and a saw guide… rather than using a $2,000 table saw or a $600 Festool Track Saw. The idea is to get new Woodworkers started on making projects… without having to accumulate thousands of dollars in tools first. We can also Mentor anyone who wants to start a project that we present.

Woodworking Shop Tours – Coming soon

We will have small monthly or quarterly or on-demand gatherings of people who want to see live, YouTube-like Woodworking Shop Tours. We may also create videos in these shop tours… where the host can use the video for insurance purposes… or just have a Shop Tour to post on YouTube. Please advise if you want to host a Shop Tour… and we will gather some people to help you record the tour.

For Details or to join the Woodworking Group – go here:

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-- Drew - NE Ohio

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#1 posted 06-23-2016 11:51 PM

Looks like a great thing you guys have got going there!

You wouldn’t happen to know of anything like this on the West side of Portland, would you?!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#2 posted 06-29-2016 11:24 PM

Hey Dean…

If you go to and search for Woodworking within x miles of your area.. you can find all of the woodworking groups.

There’s one in Salem… and there are over 50 people WAITING for a Woodworking MeetUp Group in Portland. You should start the group…!


-- Drew - NE Ohio

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#3 posted 06-29-2016 11:43 PM

Thanks, Robert—I’m going to check into that!

Edited to add:

Just checked the MeetUp site, but couldn’t find anything related to woodworking. I’m also not the most tech-savvy guy, so I’m probably not searching correctly.

I hate to be a pain, but would you mind posting the link you mentioned? That’d be a great help!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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