Guild Tour

Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, Inc.  3189 Mercier St. Kansas City, MO 64110

Kansas City Woodworkers Guild, Inc.
3189 Mercier St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

Entrance Lobby – The entrance leads directly to the Membership desk and the Sign-In book.

Membership Nametag Rack – As the membership expands the area devoted to nametag display also grows. Members put on their tags as they enter the Lobby and re-post them as they leave. Green nametags signify that the member has participated in the safety program and may operate machine tools. Orange tags are for Shop Foremen.

Our logo in intarsia by member David Roth – How many species can you identify?

Our logo in intarsia by member David Roth – How many species can you identify?

Busy Calendar – Various leaders maintain the calendar as events arise. The Guild also posts a comprehensive calendar on its web site as well as a specific Open Shop Schedule. Access buttons to both are on the Home page of the web site.

The general meeting area is directly ahead and includes an area for work display covered by three floor cameras and an overhead camera.  Microphones are wireless.  This site is the focus for both the monthly meetings as well as the various Special Interest Groups.

The general meeting area is directly ahead and includes an area for work display covered by three floor cameras and an overhead camera. Microphones are wireless. This site is the focus for both the monthly meetings as well as the various Special Interest Groups.

This is what it looks like when used for a general meeting.

This is the general meeting area set up with the portable shop, which doubles the space allotted our member craftsmen and craftswomen.

Kitchen – Soft drinks and cookies are available for a donation at the general meeting breaks. Meals are catered for classes & seminars. Pulled pork sandwich and bratwurst are favorites at the November Auction and September Open House.

Kitchen – Soft drinks and cookies are available for a donation at the general meeting breaks. Meals are catered for classes & seminars. Pulled pork sandwich and bratwurst are favorites at the November Auction and September Open House.

Our library is a phenomenal source of books, magazines, videos and DVDs! Retiring or downsizing members frequently donate incredible collections.

With the computer monitor on one wall and a white board on the opposite wall, the Library is often used for meetings and lecture classes.

With the computer monitor on one wall and a white board on the opposite wall, the Library is often used for meetings and lecture classes.

The Lumber Room is used for Guild project storage. We also have rentable space available for member storage of projects in process.

The Lumber Room is used for Guild project storage. We also have rentable space available for member storage of projects in process.

The Guild has a limited amount of rentable storage space for larger projects.

The Guild has a limited amount of rentable storage space for larger projects.

This Classroom has benches and shop stools. Doors to this room may be shut to facilitate multiple events.

This Classroom has benches and shop stools. Hand tools are stored in the back cabinet. Doors to this room may be shut to facilitate multiple events.

Hand Tools – The guild has a complete selection of hand tools. Members frequently try various tools at the Guild before purchasing their own.

The shop provides a variety of workbenches in the main area as well as in the Scroll Saw workroom.  These have electrical feeds hanging from the ceiling.

The shop provides a variety of workbenches in the main area as well as in the Scroll Saw workroom. These have electrical feeds hanging from the ceiling.

When gluing up your projects you might want to make use of some of the Shop’s myriad clamps.  Shop rules prohibit glue-ups from remaining overnight.

When gluing up your projects you might want to make use of some of the Shop’s myriad clamps. Shop rules prohibit glue-ups from remaining overnight.

There is a high demand for clamps, and a large supply to meet the demand.

The Machine Shop – The Guild has a full collection of machine woodworking tools.  Duplicate machines allow for custom set-up and multiple users.

The Machine Shop – The Guild has a full collection of machine woodworking tools. Duplicate machines allow for custom set-up and multiple users.

The Guild features three SawStop table saws with their unique safety technology.  According to “Woodworkers Journal”, “"Its blade braking technology makes this saw the safest saw on the market . . . .“  The shop features a variety of member-built sleds for consistency of cut.

The Guild features three SawStop table saws with their unique safety technology. According to “Woodworkers Journal”, “"Its blade braking technology makes this saw the safest saw on the market . . . .“ The shop features a variety of member-built sleds for consistency of cut.

Here are some of the sleds for use with the SawStop table saws.

The Shop provides two large formal DeWalt sliding compound miter saws.

The Shop provides two large formal DeWalt sliding compound miter saws.

And four tall drill presses.

And four tall drill presses.

There are three band saws. This one is devoted to re-sawing boards.

The shop also includes two woodturning lathes, although many members also belong to the Kansas City Woodturners group, also housed on site.

This 37" wide-belt sander is sometimes exactly the tool that is needed.

This CNC (Computer Numerical Control) router mechanizes some carving processes and is especially popular for engraving test into wood pieces.

The shop floor also has two traditional routers.

Once your wood has been jointed on one side, it can be planed on the other on one of several planers available on the shop floor.

The Guild has multiple jointers, including this large format Grizzly jointer available for member use.

This mortising machine is one of two available on site. Much of woodworking involves joinery in its various forms. A Kreg pocket hole jig is also available

Portable Dust Collector