SAPFM – ORV ChapterRevised Feb 7, 2007. John Goyer will not be able to do his presentation. George Walker will present Classic Orders in Period Design.
The Spring 2007 Meeting has been set for Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1 at Brian Neeley’s workshop in Lancaster, Ohio. As usual, I will need a head count of who is planning to attend so that we can get the right amount of food. Also, if you are new to our group, I can send you directions to the shop and Hotel.
After the Show & Tell and before the program gets started after lunch would be a good time to have another swap meet. If you have got something to sell or trade, please bring it.
Also, Brian Neeley will again be selling air dried lumber. So, bring your pickup truck or trailer. Brian’s only requests that you contact him before the meeting with your wood request. That way he will have time to dig out something that may be buried.
4/4 & 5/4 & 8/4 Walnut $3.20 bd.ft.
5/4 & 8/4 Cherry $3.50 bd.ft.
3/4 Poplar $1.05 bd.ft.
5/4 Red Elm $1.75 bd.ft.
Brian’s shop will be open at 7 am and closes at 10 pm-ish. It will be open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. If anyone wants to come early or stay late, you are welcome. Finally, George Walker asks all attendees to bring a set of dividers (two sets if you have them). Also if anyone has any scale drawings of a period piece, bring that along too. He said that it’s really a kick once you catch on to unravel the proportional system inherent in period work.
Again, this meeting will be free to all SAPFM dues paying members. The proposed agenda is listed below.
Society of American Period Furniture Makers
Ohio River Valley Chapter
SATURDAY, March 31, 2007
1. Open doors at 10:00am
Arrive, relax, have some coffee
2. Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00am – 12:00pm
The “show and tell” is an ice breaker. Please bring anything you would like to show off. If you have a special piece, a project or even a jig, please bring them. For those who haven’t attended a previous meeting, this is a quick introduction, a display of your skills, interests, projects both past and present, jig, etc. It can even be a request for help in a particular area. After we go around the room, we will break for 30 min. During this break, you can seek out the other members who have similar interest and/or have already built a project/jig you want to build. This break will give you the opportunity to meet and establish a new friendship, pick their brains, and continue communicating with them after the meeting. This is extremely helpful for highly specialized niches, like inlays, marquetry, carving, Bombay chest, etc.
2a) Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00 - 11:30am
Name, where you live, your past and present projects, classes, and/or your particular interest and your Show & Tell item if you brought one. …
2b) Break to discuss Show & Tell one-on-one, 11:30am-12:00pm
Also, we will have another swap meet. If you have got something to sell or trade, please bring it.
3. Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Lunch for Sat. will be hot subs again.
4. Demonstrations, 1:00 – 5:00pm 4a. History and Uses of Planes by Charles Murray (2-hrs)
4b. Period Furniture Design by George Walker (2-hrs)
5. Dinner will be at the shop again. We are undecided on food. It could be hamburgers and hotdogs on grill, could be vegy soup and cold cuts for sandwiches. We should be able to get some pies made again. Any requests for dinner or pies?SUNDAY, April 1, 2007
We have 4 hours of program, so we will be starting at 8:00am
6. Breakfast (voluntary) , 7:00 – 7:30am
7. Demonstrations (continue), 8:00 – 12:00pm 7a. Classic Orders and their use in Period Design by George Walker (2-hrs)
7b. Carving a Newport Ball & Claw by Brooke Smith (2-hrs)
8. Question and Answer Period: Open Forum, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Ask the group questions about any woodworking problems you having, and let the group respond with their answers.
9. Wrap-up, 12:00 - 12:30pm
9a. Develop the agenda items for the next Chapter meeting.