2019 SCHEDULE

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THURSDAY, MAY 16

Marriott Des Moines Downtown, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines

1:00p – 8:00p

Weekend With WOOD check-in

7:00p – 10:00p

Opening Reception (light snacks and drinks). Spouses welcome!
Short program begins at 8:00.

FRIDAY, MAY 17

WOOD HEADQUARTERS, 1716 locust St, Des Moines

7:00a – 7:45a

Late check-in

7:45a – 8:00a

Welcome

8:00a – 9:30a

SESSION 1

9:30a – 10:00a

Break

10:00a – 11:30a

SESSION 2

  • Woodturning Apologetics (Brian Simmons) [SESSION FULL]

  • Cabinetmaking, part 1 (George Vondriska) [SESSION FULL]

  • Bandsaw Setup and Techniques (Jim Heavey) [SESSION FULL]

  • Making Knobs, Pulls, and Handles (Bob Hunter) [SESSION FULL]

  • Mastering Miters (John Olson) [SESSION FULL]

11:30a – 1:00p

Buffet lunch (provided)
Door prize drawings

1:00p – 2:30p

SESSION 3

2:30p – 3:00p

Break

3:00p – 4:30p

SESSION 4

  • 5 Steps to Better Glue Joints (Bob Behnke) [SESSION FULL]

  • Working with Live Edges (Matt Cremona) [SESSION FULL]

  • The Complete Bowl (Brian Simmons) [SESSION FULL]

  • Getting Started with Sketchup (April Wilkerson) [SESSION FULL]

  • Mortise & Tenon Joinery: The Jig Way (Jim Heavey) [SESSION FULL]

  • Joinery Planes: A How-To (Vic Tesolin)

  • Simple Divided-glass Doors (Glen Huey)

  • Finding Cheaper Lumber (Craig Ruegsegger)

  • Sharpen Your Chisel Skills (Jeff Miller) [SESSION FULL]

  • Right Way to Make Lumber Project-ready (Guy Dunlap) [SESSION FULL]

  • Building Drawers for Cabinets and Furniture (Kevin Boyle) [SESSION FULL]

4:30p

Class of 2019 "Class Photo"

5:30p – 7:30p

SATURDAY, MAY 18

WOOD HEADQUARTERS, 1716 locust St, Des Moines

7:00a – 7:45a

Tour of Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen/Test Garden (optional)

7:45a – 8:00a

Announcements

8:00a – 9:30a

SESSION 5

9:30a – 10:00a

Break

10:00a – 11:30a

SESSION 6

11:30a – 1:00p

Buffet lunch (provided)
Door prize drawings

1:00p – 2:30p

SESSION 7

2:30p – 3:00p

Break

3:00p – 4:30p

SESSION 8

5:00p – 6:30p (approx.)

Charity Build (optional)

SUNDAY, MAY 19

WOOD HEADQUARTERS, 1716 locust St, Des Moines

7:30a – 8:30a

Nondenominational Worship Service (optional)

8:45a – 9:00a

Announcements

9:00a – 10:30a

SESSION 9

10:30a – 11:00a

Break

11:00a – 12:30p

SESSION 10