The Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild undertakes numerous projects each year, some as fundraisers and some for community service. This page is a placeholder for current projects announced at the meetings, in the newsletter or through the Guild’s email program. Projects remain on this page until they are completed in order that members may easily find a link to the Sign-Up site and join their friends working on behalf of the Guild and the community.
Guild Members who volunteer their services to work on the Guild’s various fund-raising projects qualify for Guild Shares. For every hour of instruction or project work, they get 2 Guild Shares worth $1 each. Guild Shares can be redeemed to pay for classes, annual dues, or Guild products/apparel. See the full Guild policy on the MEMBERS ONLY page.
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Toys for Children to Put Together
Some years ago Guild Member David Kraatz brought us his skill and jigs to create toy trucks and trains for children. Thereafter the provision of toy parts and member supervision allowed hundreds of children over time to make their own toy vehicles at the annual Woodworkers’ Show, at the annual Open House, or special events such as the 2017 Christkindlemarkt hosted by the City of Shawnee on December 2nd.
Below are pictures of members manufacturing parts followed by pictures from the 2017 Christkindlemarkt where almost 300 children received their toys.
For several years the Guild has raised funds by producing versions of boxes to display product samples for FieldTurf. The items pictured here are on display at the entrance to the shop.
In-House Guild Projects
From time to time Guild members contribute their skills to make the Guild Shop more comfortable, efficient, or appealing. In May of 2016, Guild members framed out the welcome counter in oiled walnut.