January Guild Meeting: Viking — Norse — Woodworking

Paul Anderson, Guild MemberOur January guild meeting will be Monday, January 6 at 6pm at Paul Anderson’s shop.  Paul has offered to show us some of his recent woodworking projects. He hopes to have his Viking (Norse) chandelier hanging on the ceiling by the meeting date. We’ll also be able to see his Viking long boat, a Japanese ceremonial table and a jewelry chest that has an old Norse decorated door.

Paul will give us a presentation on how he does the relief carving on these pieces. If you have ever considered incorporating carved details or ornamentation into your work, you just might be inspired by seeing Paul’s work during the meeting. Paul says, “Carving can be a bit tedious, but I think it adds a great deal to the custom-made nature of a high-end piece.”

Here’s what’s on the program:

  • 6:00 pm: Potluck dinner and chewing the fat ham with your fellow woodworkers
  • Update from our website committee
  • Presentation by Paul on relief carving and some interesting recent woodworking pieces he made.
  • If anyone else has cool stuff to share, please let Anna Baker know by email and she will add you to the agenda.

Our gracious host will provide ham and bread for a main dish. Sounds like sandwiches might be in order?  Please bring side dishes and a beverage to share.

We have a handful of new members, so please come welcome them to our guild. Many of our long-time members renewed their memberships and came to the December meeting. It feels more like the old guild now. Thanks for coming, everyone.

If you know anyone else who might want to come to our meetings and check out the guild, please invite them. Tell them to be our guest at this meeting. Tell them good stuff about us!

Meeting Details:

  • Date: Monday, January 2nd
  • Time: 6:00 pm to around 8:00 ish
  • Where:  (click here to go to a detailed google map. Zoom out to see Helena on the map.) Written directions are at the very bottom of this post.
  • Please Bring: side dish or dessert. Also a beverage to share
  • Also bring: a friend who might be interested in joining, or who just wants to check us out!

See you there! 

While you have your calendars out, the February and March meetings will be the first Monday of each month, as usual, from 6:00 to around 8:00 One of those months will be hosted by Tom Dolan, and the other by Tim Carney.  Tim will have to be away to install some work, and isn’t sure in which month that will happen.  Stay tuned (here and through email) for updates.

Happy Holidays to all- see you next year!

Sign at Bruce Ewal's Shop

To get to Paul’s shop at 14 North Spike:
  1. Take the Interstate south from Helena and exit at the South Helena Exchange.
  2. Use the round about and continue to go south on Colonial Drive in the direction of Montana City (the frontage road will parallel the highway).
  3. Turn left at the first stop street  (Highway 282 that leads to the old Asarco plant).  You will go over the viaduct that spans the highway.
  4. The first subdivision on your left is Big Sky Acres.
  5. Turn left into the subdivision on Antler (you will pass a group of mail boxes on you right).
  6. Turn right at the next street, Brow Tine.
  7. The next street that intersects is Spike Street.
  8. Take a left on North Spike. You will drive to a cul-de-sac.
  9. From the cul-de-sac drive up the hill to a beige, two story house with dormers.
OR
  1. Take the Highway 12 to East Helena (from Helena)
  2. Turn right at the stop light (the American Chemet plant/old Asarco plant will be on your right)
  3. Turn right at the light, passing American Chemet (you will be on First Street/Highway 282)
  4. Go approximately 3 miles until you are almost at the viaduct that crosses Highway 15 going to Montana City.
  5. Right before the viaduct will be the Big Sky Acres subdivision to your right.
  6. Turn right into the subdivision on Antler (you will pass a group of mail boxes on your right).
  7. Turn right at the next street, Brow Tine.
  8. The next street that intersects is Spike Street.
  9. Take a left on North Spike. You will drive to a cul-de-sac.
  10. From the cul-de-sac drive up the hill to a beige, two story house with dormers.

 

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