in the News
Corona Plumosa by Nancy R. Hiller will be included in the Indiana State Museum's studio furniture exhibition, scheduled to run from October 2013 through June 2014. Using a blind jury process, Professor Wendy Maruyama of San Diego State University selected 23 outstanding examples of functional studio pieces by Indiana artists in traditional and contemporary designs.
The Highland Woodworker’s first Moment with a Master of the 2013 season features 2008 SAPFM Cartouche award recipient Alf Sharp. Find out how Alf’s fascination with the centerfold of a British secretary attracted him to furniture making. Learn more as we visit with Alf in his Tennessee home and shop on the next Highland Woodworke, available after February 23 at Highland Woodworker.
Mary May describes how to carve foliage on a spindle in an article in Popular Woodworking. "Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post" is in the October 2012 issue.
Nancy Hiller has an article in the September/October issue of Fine Woodworking (#228), "Arts & Crafts With an English Accent" The article details the making of a writing desk that she designed based on original circa-1903 drawings of washstands produced by the Harris Lebus furniture company of London. Nancy found copies of the plans at the Geffrye Museum in Hackney and obtained scans of the original drawings through the National Archives.
Freddy Roman shows how to quickly plot an ellipse using simple geometry in the August 2012 Popular Woodworking.
Charles Bender explains three variations of the trifid carved foot prevalent in Philadelphia in the August 2012 Popular Woodworking.
In the July/Aug 2012 issue of Fine Woodworking, Alan Turner describes how to make crosscut sleds for the table saw to accommodate a variety of cutting applications.
W. Mickey Callahan shows how he uses an overarm jig at the router table to produce curved mouldings with complex profiles. His article appears in the July/Aug 2012 issue of Fine Woodworking.
Eight members of SAPFM have been selected into Early American Life Magazine's 2012 Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Their work and contact information appear in the August 2012 issue. Congratulations to Dennis Bork, Vincent Chicone, David Diaman, Benjamin C. Hobbs, Tony Kubalak, Bob Stevenson, Matthew Wolfe and Fred Chellis !
As a member of SAPFM, you will receive American Period Furniture, the Society’s annual publication featuring how-to articles related to all aspects of furniture-making including tools, techniques, planning, design, and the history of the craft and its makers. Member benefits also include
the SAPFM quarterly newsletter, Period Furniture
the SAPFM website featuring educational resources and a forum to post questions and participate in discussions
an SAPFM Member Area with access to furniture plans, P4A Antiques Reference Database and more
an online gallery where member work is displayed
participation in regional chapter events
opportunity to network with others having similar interests
eligibility to register for SAPFM conferences and exhibitions
discounts on SAPFM publications