Toby Liu

October 21, 2015 – Dealing with solvents and other volatile finishing supplies – Chuck Slagle and Walter Murphy

Are you taking unnecessary risks when finishing pieces? Chuck Slagle, the Guild Safety Chairman, will lead a discussion on solvents and safety in the wood shop on October 21. Chuck has been a serious woodworker for 45 years and recently retired from the Safety Profession after 38 years. The presentation will focus on the solvent knowledge basics, and safety practices to reduce risk and exposure when using solvents. Plan to attend and learn the steps you can take to insure a safe wood shop.

December 16, 2015 – Holiday Dinner Celebration

April 20, 2016 – Decorative Veneering and Marquetry – Paul Schurch (

Paul Schurch
Paul Schurch

Paul Schurch was born in The USA, and moved to Europe as a young man to study piano and church organ building, boatbuilding, marquetry, stone inlay and furniture design. After many years he returned to the USA to open his studio for designing and building fine marquetry furniture, and is teaching his art and craft in various schools and shops throughout the USA and abroad.

This program will be an overview of the various marquetry tools and techniques done in ancient times to the present day. There will be process pictures and videos and will show some of Paul’s selected marquetry furniture designs. This program is open to all KCWG members.


Monthly meetings of KCWG are held on the third Wednesday of each month from 7pm to 9pm. Meetings are held at 3189 Mercier, Kansas City, MO. Prospective members are encouraged to attend a meeting. If you like, come early and get a shop tour!

The typical format of meetings is as follows:

  • 7:00 – Welcome, announcements, short reports from various departments
  • 7:15 – Show-and-Tell: This sounds kind of hokey but it is the most popular part of the meeting. Members of all experience levels bring recent projects (some might not yet be complete) and explain what they built, what methods they used, who helped them, and what problems they overcame. Questions are encouraged.
  • 8:00 – Break for cookies, coffee and soft drinks.  Show-and-Tell items are on display and the builder is available to discuss the project. Unsolicited opinions are offered; friendly discussions ensue. There is a raffle of donated items. Members gather in small groups to tell fish stories and related lies.
  • 8:15 – Formal program: typically an outside speaker or expert from membership ranks.
  • 9:00 – Adjournment
  • There is an informal gathering after the meeting at Birdies Pub & Grill (back room), 8889 W. 75th Street. It is located in the west end of the strip center at Antioch & 75th, across the street from Shawnee Mission Medical Center. All are invited.