RWS Showcase 2011 Best in Show by Ralph Mosher

Welcome!

We are a group of men and women in Upstate NY dedicated to the enjoyment of woodworking. Membership includes lectures and workshops by renowned woodworking personalities and local professionals as well as free access to our extensive lending library of books and videos.

RWS welcomes everyone interested in the craft whether professional or hobbyist. Join the company of hundreds of enthusiasts - carvers, turners, furniture makers, boat builders, and other skilled craftspeople and take your woodworking skills to a new level.

 

 

 

Recent News

  • Have a Woodworking Problem? Try RWS "Consultants".

    If you're struggling with a woodworking related problem you may find help from a new RWS program called "Consultants". Here's how it works. Write a short description of your problem along with your contact information and email it to consultants@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email will be forwarded automatically to all RWS members who have joined the program. If someone can help, they'll contact you directly.
    As part of this program we are also looking for experienced woodworkers who are willing to share their knowledge with other members. If you would like to join the consultant community, send an email to web@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email address will be added to the consultants list, and you can choose whether or not to respond to a particular question.

    If you're an RWS member struggling with a woodworking related problem you may find help from a new program called "Consultants". Here's how it works. Write a short description of your problem along with your contact information and email it to consultants@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email will be forwarded automatically to all RWS members who have joined the program. If someone can help, they'll contact you directly.

    As part of this program we are also looking for experienced woodworkers who are willing to share their knowledge with other members. If you would like to join the consultant community, send an email to web@rochesterwoodworkers.org. Your email address will be added to the consultants list, and you can choose whether or not to respond to a particular question.

  • 2016 Showcase and Competition - Pictures

    The 2016 Showcase and Competition was held on April 23 at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. Tom Meiller took photos of some of the entries and has shared them on his Dropbox page. You can view the photos by clicking here.

  • National Speakers for 2016-17

    Click on a link for the speaker's web site, if available.

    Ron Herman-Master Housewright; September 23

    Darrell Peart-Furniture Maker; October 22

    Allan Breed-Cabinet Maker; November 18

    Greg Johnson-Finisher; January 21

    Jim Altemus-Period Furniture; February 24

    John Beaver-Turner; March 16

    Steve Latta-Furniture Maker; April 21

     

    Like us on Facebook!

     

     



  • RWS Workshops for 2015-16

    The following is a complete list of the National and Local workshops for the 2015-16 season. National workshops are led by nationally and internationally known woodworkers who are featured speakers at our Friday night meetings. Local workshops are led by RWS members with high levels of expertise in the topic of discussion. For a complete description of each, see our Workshops page. To register for a workshop, click here.

     

    National Workshops:

    Mario Rodriguez - Custom Banding Techniques - September 19, 2015

    Kevin Rodel - Techniques for Building Arts and Crafts Furniture - October 24, 2015

    Stuart Batty - Part I: Perfecting the Art of Cutting - November 21, 2015

    Part II: Bowl Turning with the 40/40 Grind - November 22, 2015

    Mike Pekovich - Part I: Making a table from a single board

    Part II: An easy approach to angled chair joinery - March 19, 2016

     

    Local Workshops:

    Making Kitchen Utensils with Hand Tools: Instructor - Brett Templar - September 26, 2015

    Power Tools 101: Instructors - Mark Rakestraw and Rich Towsley - October 10, 2015

    Hand Planes 101: Instructor - Alan VanDeMoere - November 7, 2015

    Introduction to Spindle Turning: Instructor -Mike Brawley - December 5, 2015

    Hand Planes 201: Instructor - Alan VanDeMoere - December 12, 2015

    Hand Planes 301: Instructor - Alan VanDeMoere - January 9, 2016

    Turning a Pepper Mill: Instructor - Terry Lund - February 6, 2016

    Make a Cross Cut Sled for Your Table Saw: Instructors - David Gilbert and Joe Lorenzo - February 27, 2016

    Hand Planes 401: Instructor - Alan VanDeMoere - March 12, 2016

    Introduction to Inlays: Instructor - Tim Talma - April 2, 2016

    Hand Sawing and Joinery: Instructor - Bob Couture - May 7, 2016

     



 

Upcoming Workshops

A Note About Workshops

Workshop Location and Policy : 01/01/20

Many of our workshops are at CP Rochester, which is located at 3399 South Winton Road in Henrietta (see map).

If you schedule a workshop and can't attend, please contact the workshop chair (workshops@rochesterwoodworkers.org) or the instructor. Many times we have a waiting list. If you contact us before the workshop, your fee will be applied toward a future workshop. Otherwise, your fee is non-refundable.

The workshop prices for non-members includes membership in RWS.

 

Workshop Registration