May & June Meeting: 

There will not be meetings during these months.

General Meetings will be resumed in July


Board Meeting  – All are welcome to attend

Date:  Wednesday July 17th, 2024, 6 PM

Location:  Sun Hong Kong Restaurant, Kingsburg,


July Meeting: 

Date: Saturday July 20th, 2024


Rick Martinelli’s Shop

11253 Road 25 1/2,

Madera, Ca


This is a “don’t miss meeting”. New SJFWA member Ric Martinelli has agreed to open his beautiful shop and spend some time discussing his history as a highly successful luthier and custom furniture maker. Ric’s work incorporates high-end veneering and exquisite finishing techniques. In addition to guitars and custom furniture, Ric has done veneer work in tour buses and luxury jets. As well as discussing his past work, Ric will share some details about his veneering process and some of his finishing techniques. To see some of Ric’s work ahead of time, go to Please bring a chair.


August Meeting: 

Date:   August 17th, 2024

Time:  9:00 a.m. to Noon


 Roger McCoy’s Shop

 1514 W. Tenaya Way

 Fresno, CA


Planes, Planes, & More Planes.  Have you ever been at a swap meet, garage sale, or antique store, came across a really cool looking old hand plane, been tempted to buy it, but couldn’t determine if it was a great find or a piece of junk?  At this meeting we will have a discussion about the different types and brands of hand planes in an effort to better inform our members.  We’ll talk about what to look for, and what to avoid, when purchasing a new or used hand plane.  Hopefully, there will be an opportunity for attendees of the meeting to perform some hands-on exercises with the various planes discussed and on display.

As always, you are encouraged to bring a show & tell item to share.  All those participating in show & tell will be eligible for a prize from the Treasure Chest.