voteThe election results are in! 

The Nominating Committee, chaired by Jim Crammond, submitted an outstanding list of candidates to serve on the SAPFM Board of Directors.  

Please welcome four talented individuals as new Board members. 

Jeff Thompson, Andy Boro, Nancy Maloney, and Joe Kunzman were selected in the recent election and will hit the ground running starting in January! Each candidate will bring their unique backgrounds and diverse experiences to help SAPFM in the years to come.

Special thanks and appreciation go to Ian Marksbury and Alan Schwint for volunteering to serve on the Board.

In closing and on behalf of the SAPFM Board, we extend our renewed and sincere thanks to the outgoing Board Members. Tom Sears, Rolly Rhodes, and Scott Wetter have all contributed their valuable time and energy to help SAPFM grow as an organization.  Their efforts and dedication to help SAPFM succeed for the past several years is and will always be, valued and appreciated.

Dave Redlin


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The 2020 SAPFM Cartouche Award will be presented to Tony Kubalak at the annual Cartouche Banquet in Williamsburg, VA on January 17, 2020. The Cartouche Award recognizes an individual whose achievements best reflect the mission of SAPFM as reflected in the lifetime achievement of the recipient. The banquet is held each year in association with the Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century conference.  

  • Cash bar begins at 6:00 PM followed by the banquet at 7:00 PM.
  • The dinner will be followed by the Cartouche Award presentation and post-banquet raffle.
  • Tables are available for members to display portfolios, small pieces, or items for sale. 
  • Deadline for registration is January 7, 2020 (ten days prior to the banquet).

 UPDATE: The cost of the banquet has been reduced to $75 per ticket (down from $80 last year). The team worked to reduce costs to provide an incentive to increase attendance.

   Register for Banquet     (You must be logged in to register.)




SAPFM Annual Member Meeting

The Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) will conduct its annual member meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at the Williamsburg Lodge in Williamsburg, VA. Details on the time and agenda will be released shortly. All members are invited to this annual update and status of the organization.


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Cartouche Award Banquet

SAPFM will hold its annual Cartouche Award banquet on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the Williamsburg Lodge. The SAPFM Cartouche award recognizes an individual whose achievements best reflect the mission of SAPFM, as reflected in the lifetime achievement of the recipient. This year, the award will be presented to Tony Kubalak.


 Important: SAPFM schedules its Annual Meeting and Cartouche Award Banquet to coincide with Colonial Williamsburg's (CW) annual conference, Working Wood in the 18th Century. This is done as a convenience for the large number of society members who attend the CW annual conference but the overlapping events can be confusing. The weekend includes one annual meeting, one conference, and two banquets.

  • The SAPFM Annual Meeting is held on Thursday and is for society members only. Registration is not required (only active membership).
  • The SAPFM Cartouche Award Banquet is held on Friday. Registration for this banquet will be available through the SAPFM website.
  • The CW banquet is held on Saturday and is included with registration for the Working Wood conference.


 announcement 400 400On behalf of the Board, we would like to welcome Scott Severns as the new SAPFM Vice President/President Elect. Scott will take on the role as Vice President for 2020 and on to President starting in 2021.  A Delaware Valley Chapter Member, Scott's long term business experience and energy will be a great asset to the Board. Scott has owned/operated Oak Mountain Custom Woodwork for the past 15 years.  
Please join us in welcoming Scott!

 SAPFM Board of Directors


 reminderRegistration for the Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century 2020 conference is filling up. Register now, you don't want to miss this conference. The link for registration is


The theme of the conference this year is Down the Great Wagon Road: Furnishing the Southern Backcountry. The dates for the conference are January 16-19, 2020. More details can be found below.


thumb Fredericksburg downtownSAPFM will be partnering with the University of Mary Washington Center for Historic Preservation in Fredericksburg Virginia for our 2020 Mid Year Conference. The dates will be 26-29 June 2020.

We are in the process of lining up an excellent slate of presenters and after dinner speakers as well as bus side trips on Friday and Monday. Keep your eye on our website and as our plans develop we will keep you informed. Block out those dates on your calendar as this will be an outstanding opportunity to see  period furniture presentations and demonstrations.

The City of Fredericksburg is full of historical and architectural treasures. Over 350 original 18th and 19th century buildings in the City’s 40-block National Historic District reflect some of the most interesting periods in America’s past. The streets are lined with brick sidewalks, antique and specialty shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, beautiful private homes and resplendent gardens. The Visitors Guide provides wonderful detail on this historic area. The Fredericksburg Tourism website provides additional information, including specific write-ups on history, arts, and culinary attractions.


Tony Kubalak 2020 Cartouche Award WinnerThe SAPFM Cartouche Award Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Tony Kubalak as the recipient of the 2020 SAPFM Cartouche Award. The Cartouche award recognizes an individual whose achievements best reflect the mission of SAPFM as reflected in the lifetime achievement of the recipient. The award will be presented to Tony at the annual Cartouche Banquet to be held in conjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century conference on January 17, 2020.

Tony came to period furniture making as an avocation a little later in life.  Initially he was captivated and intrigued by the shells on a Newport Six Shell Secretary he had seen in a magazine. The intrigue turned into a quest to understand and learn how to create them. Over the next fifteen years he learned basic woodworking skills, including hand cut dovetails, from books, videos and an occasional weekend class. However, he resigned himself to only being able to build pieces with a hint of 18th Century design.

This changed in 1999 when he took his first class with Gene Landon at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe in York, PA. Over the next eleven years he traveled the 2200 mile round trip from Minneapolis to York multiple times a year, making seven trips in one year. His progress started out a little slow, but with persistence, his skills steadily improved. His first project, a Chippendale Arm Chair, took four years to complete, but after that the pieces became more manageable as his skills and confidence improved. At the same time his interest turned into a passion which continues to this day.

Tony has won over ten awards for his work at the Northern Woods Show, an annual exhibition sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers' Guild. For nine consecutive years he was listed in Early American Life's Directory of Traditional American Crafts. His work has been featured several times in Fine Woodworking Magazine, Woodshop News and Woodwork Magazine. He authored a Master Class Article in Fine Woodworking that subsequently led to an opportunity to write his first book, Carving 18th Century Furniture Elements. That experience prompted him to write a second book, Carving 18th Century Motifs.  A third book on building a highly carved Chippendale Dressing Table is in progress.

In addition to writing books, he recently has started to offer classes. He wants to specialize in helping others build high style pieces because of his passion for them and because he sees a void in this area.

Tony’s main interest is in high style Philadelphia Queen Anne and Chippendale pieces. He is drawn to the carvings because of their beauty and challenge. He has traveled several times to museums to measure and photograph pieces of interest.  He is currently in the middle of building the Willing Card Table and has documentation for, and plans to build several of the Cadwalader pieces.

You can see more of his work at

Please join fellow SAPFM members to help Tony and his family celebrate his achievements at the Cartouche Banquet and reception to be held in the Williamsburg Lodge at 6:00 pm on Friday, January 17, 2020. Online registration for the Banquet will open on our website in late November or early December. One need not be a participant in the Working Wood Conference to attend our SAPFM Banquet.

We thank Cartouche Selection Committee coordinators Ken Johnson and Steve Latta, and Committee members Al Breed, Greg Landrey, Jeffery Roberts, Gary Sullivan, David deMuzio, Ronald Young, and Ben Colman for their hard work reviewing applications and the difficult task of selecting the recipient from other well-deserving nominees.

Ken Johnson



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Registration Is Now Open – Please Register!

Registration for the Colonial Williamsburg Working Wood in the 18th Century 2020 conference has opened. Be sure to register quickly as there is only a single session and it could conceivably reach capacity.

The link for registration is

 The theme of the conference this year is Down the Great Wagon Road: Furnishing the Southern Backcountry. The dates for the conference are January 16-19, 2020.

Williamsburg notes that “Bold paint decoration, intricate inlay, wedged dovetails, punched tin, and sophisticated furniture, simultaneously familiar and unique, abound as we step into the early Southern backcountry for this year’s conference. As varied as the people who settled there, surviving backcountry furniture reveals remarkable stories of cultural persistence and incorporation. Down the Great Wagon Road came people of diverse ethnic backgrounds from across the colonies and the Atlantic– notably from Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany and Switzerland. In time, they transformed the Shenandoah Valley, eastern Kentucky and Tennessee, and western North Carolina into a stable network of communities with distinctive markets for furniture that reflected their inherited traditions and the influence of their new home and neighbors. Please join us as craftspeople and scholars from across The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation work alongside distinguished guest presenters – cabinetmaker Steve Latta, chair maker Elia Bizzarri, and scholar Daniel Ackermann – to explore this diverse legacy of fine craftsmanship.”

SAPFM has donated the funding for the keynote address by Daniel Ackerman. Dr. Ackerman is always very entertaining as well as informative.

SAPFM holds key events for members in conjunction with the Working Wood conference. On Thursday afternoon, January 16, we will hold our Annual Members Meeting. Stay tuned for an agenda and location for this informative meeting.

And on Friday evening, January 17, we will hold our Annual SAPFM Cartouche Banquet. Registration for the Cartouche Banquet is separate and will be open at a later date on the SAPFM website. (Please do not confuse our Banquet with the Williamsburg conference banquet held on Saturday as part of the Working Wood Conference, included in the conference registration.)

 Please join us in Williamsburg for a wonderful and informative set of events!


SAPFM Board of Directors


SAPFM's mid year conference just concluded on July 29.The Greenville Woodworkers Guild in Greenville SC was our host for the conference attended by more than 90 SAPFM and Guild members.

The conference included special presentations by Dr Daniel Ackerman from MESDA and Chris Swartz from Lost Art Press. There were demonstrations by Elia Bizzari,  Bob Van Dyke, Bob Stevenson, Michael Mascelli, Brian Weldy, and Ray Journigan on a variety of topics include carving, upholstery, Windsor chairs, wooden planes and inlays to name just a few. There were also bus trips to nearby historical sites on Friday and Monday.

Some pictures from the event are shown below. Look forward to a complete story in the next Pins & Tales detailing all the events during the busy 4 day event.

2019 Midyear browsing               2019 Midyear Greenville Shop


Gift boxShop and Give!

AmazonSmile offers a new way to contribute to SAPFM.

 AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. It is easy to choose SAPFM to receive these donations from Amazon. These donations do not increase the cost of purchased items.

On either a desktop or mobile device simply go to and log in using your normal Amazon username and password. You will be asked to select your charity.  Simply search for “SAPFM” and select. After the selection your shopping page will be exactly as you normally experience.  Just be sure to log into rather than You can easily bookmark the site in your browser and shop from there.

If you prefer to shop from your mobile device you cannot use Amazon Smile with the Amazon App. However you can set up a shortcut to the Amazon Smile website which gives a near identical experience to the app. It’s very quick and easy to do. For an iPhone or iPad do the following (there would be an equivalent method for an Android device):

  • Open Safari and type in the web address field. AmazonSmile will open.
  • Touch the share button (looks like a box with an arrow).
  • Touch Add to Home Screen.
  • Touch Add.

Regardless of your platform, every time you make an Amazon purchase, Amazon will be contributing to SAPFM. With our many members this can add up to a significant contribution to the mission of SAPFM! We encourage all to take these simple steps to contribute to the future success of SAPFM.


Through significant SAPFM Board effort and investment in inventory, for some time now SAPFM has been able to offer members standard logo shirts which can be purchased individually at our online store on the member’s-only part of our website ( Some chapters also choose to arrange for shirts customized to their specific chapter, by adding a chapter designation to the standard logo and ordering a number of shirts at a single time.  There is a specific SAPFM-approved process and source for so doing.

We have a vendor who operates our online sales of individual standard logo shirts. This vendor has invested substantial time in working with us to set up the store, as well as working with us to develop what is now the standard logo file. We tried for several years to find a SAPFM volunteer willing to manage shirt sales to members. We were unable to find a volunteer and so co-invested our effort with this vendor. In return for his substantive efforts at setting up and running the store for us, we have committed to having our Chapter-specific needs handled by him as well.

Thus if your chapter desires a number of shirts or other clothing items with our standard logo augmented by your Chapter identification please contact our vendor:

Howard of Hatlanta (
Howard Segan

Howard will work with you to select the clothing item from his catalog (these items do not have to be those offered on our website), to determine the chapter name, and to negotiate on price depending on the number of shirts desired.

Using this single vendor enables SAPFM to continue our online store for normal logo shirts in service to our members.

Thank you for your support of SAPFM and for your cooperation.

Board of Directors


MESDA deskThe MESDA Journal( has published groundbreaking research on early southern decorative arts and material culture since 1975. Articles in the MESDA Journal are available free of charge through its website, as are digital versions of past issues published over the last forty-three years. 

A recent issue discusses “Friendly Furniture in the Early South,” a reference to The Religious Society of Friends, better known as the Quakers. The Quakers had a notable but sometimes overlooked influence on the settlement and material landscape of the early American South. The furniture making traditions of two Quaker communities in the South—one in the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the other in Piedmont North Carolina—are explored and contextualized in significant new articles published in the Journal.

Quaker cabinetmaking families that made furniture over a ninety-year span in the Winchester region of Virginia are revealed in an article by A. Nicholas Powers, curator at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Quaker settlement of the area began in the 1730s and a third of the woodworkers documented as working in Winchester and Frederick County before the American Revolution can be identified as members of the Society of Friends. From the Scots-born joiner Alexander Ross working in the first half of the 18th century to the Fawcett family of furniture makers working into the 19th century, Quaker woodworkers were formative settlers and residents of the northern Shenandoah Valley.

A network of ideas and trade that spanned the length of the Great Wagon Road connected the Virginia Quakers with Friends from Philadelphia south to Piedmont North Carolina, where Robert Leath, MESDA’s Chief Curator and VP of Collections & Research, thoughtfully explains the stylistic influences of three separate migration patterns in Guildford County, North Carolina. Leath establishes in his article that Quaker cabinetmakers in Guilford County produced decorative furniture between 1775 and 1825 that reflected their ethnic origins and professional training but also created a regional identity that trumped religious faith. A recently discovered shop ledger book and adept genealogical research skills allow Leath to reconsider long established attributions of surviving furniture and better identify the cabinetmakers working within Piedmont North Carolina’s Quaker communities. Thomas Pierce, a Pennsylvania-born craftsman who migrated in the 1770s, and his apprentice David Osborne have been revealed as the earliest Quaker cabinetmakers in the region and work previously assigned to Jesse Needham has been re-attributed to Henry Macy, who was born on Nantucket Island and moved to Piedmont North Carolina with his family in the 1780s.

Upcoming Events

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Have you ever seen woodcarvings where you wonder "How can this be carved by human hand"?

Mary May, who has been teaching woodcarving classes for the past 15 years, will be hosting a tour of the fabulous 17th century English woodcarver, Grinling Gibbons May 4 - 14, 2020. His deeply ornate carvings often appear to defy gravity.

The tour will focus on visiting churches, grand homes, palaces, and museums where his magnificent carvings are displayed such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, and the Victoria and Albert Museum around London, England. The tour will also venture outside of London to Oxford and the Petworth House to view more of the amazing Gibbons work. There will be a few free days to explore on your own but most days will have guided tours focusing on learning, discovering and admiring his historic carvings.

Come join the fun and be inspired! Contact Mary May at for more information.



October 14 2014



 SAPFM is continuing to grow in numbers of members, in adding new chapters, and chapters are having more meetings and programs. The membership is diverse in age, demographics, experience, expectations of SAPFM and specific interests within the period furniture arena. To better understand our members and determine where they believe the organization should be focusing its attention, the Executive Council (EC) will use this survey to better direct their efforts to meet the wants and desires of the membership.


1.    How long have you been a SAPFM member?

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2.   Why did you join SAPFM? Check all that apply.

Other (please specify)

Interest in period furniture, period tools

  • ·        A general interest in period furniture.
  • ·        interest in period furniture
  • ·        History of period tools and their construction.
  • ·        To give historic (relativity) purpose and connection to my cabinetmaking projects.
  • ·        Love of working with wood and period furniture.

Invited to attend a meeting

  • ·        I was invited by a member to attend a regional meeting
  • ·        I was asked
  • ·        my brother gave me a membership
  • ·        I was invited to share my drawings collection from Franklin Gottshall.- who I am related to.

New chapter formed in my area

  • ·        new chapter in area

To learn

  • ·        To learn the old ways, where possible
  • ·        Learning to distinguish the various styles of furniture and tie them to their place of origin by their unique construction details
  • ·        other techniques - finishing, faux painting, gliding      
  • ·        Learn
  • ·        Learning from fellow members.
  • ·        teach what I've learned
  • ·        Keep my knowledge active since I finished Interior Design School at Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1970
  • ·        Learning to distinguish the various styles of furniture and tie them to their place of origin by their unique construction details.

Chance to meet others with more experience

  • ·        to make contacts with others with better skills than myself
  • ·        Able to see some of the finest craftsmen in the world (and their work) in an intimate, professional setting. This is more specific and more nuanced than the "Fellowship" component.
  • ·        To learn from the many other experienced members.
  • ·        hope to meet some experienced furniture makers.

Conferences, events

  • ·        Williamsburg event
  • ·        Conferences
  • ·         To attend special tours of historic sites.

Website, forum

  • ·        The member forum is excellent
  • ·        website
  • ·        Gallery, staying in touch with the work of other members
  • ·        access to auction prices site, which I can't find on new website.
  • ·        Plans
  • ·        try to locate plans
  • ·        p4A
  • ·        Access to information and contacts

Exhibit furniture

  • Chance to exhibit furniture I've made


  • ·        was not able to find anyone to "hang" with. Most everyone seems to be with friends
  • ·        A place to meet others who share my same likes

In a field related to woodworking

  • ·        I am a furniture and interior designer and a design historian


  • Instruction by experts like Mickey Callahan, Al Breed, etc at very affordable fees


  • ·        Help promote craftsmanship
  • ·        Voice of the period furniture maker.
  • ·        Even though Chapter did not exist back in 2000, I would rank them very high today.
  • ·        No chapter near my dismay!!
  • ·        I wanted to support a new organization.
  • ·        forum to view others work

All of the above (3)



3.  How would you rate the value of your membership?



4.    How likely are you to continue your SAPFM membership for the next two to three years?

5.    How did you learn about SAPFM?

Other (please specify)

There from the beginning

  • ·        I was an original member when the society was formed. I really do not recall how I learned of it.
  • ·        Honestly, I can't actually remember. Joined the first year.
  • ·        Been a member since inception of organization
  • ·        Don' remember, I have been a member since the first years
  • ·        I was an original member - #32 I think.
  • ·        Just heard about it from the grapevine of period furniture makers.
  • ·        Charter Member
  • ·        First WB meeting sitting with Mickey, Steve and a few others
  • ·        Original outreach to form SAPFM. didn't join until later
  • ·        I am member number 8. I was present at the founding.

Woodworking Schools

  • ·        NBSS
  • ·        Cerritos College
  • ·        CVSW - Bob Van Dyke
  • ·        Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking
  • ·        CVSW
  • ·        Pamphlet at Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking.
  • ·        CVSW meeting in 2014
  • ·        CT Valley School of Woodworking
  • ·        CVSW
  • ·        From Art Peters at an MASW class with Mack Headley
  • ·        Also visited their booth at the Northeastern Woodworkers Show in Saratoga
  • ·        Presentation at Phil Lowe's school

Woodworking Shows

  • ·        Got a flyer at a woodworking show in York PA
  • ·        Wood Working in America
  • ·        WIA 2014; talking with Elia Bizzarri
  • ·        WIA in Valley Forge, PA
  • ·        Woodworking in America Conference in Valley Forge
  • ·        conference - Woodworking in America
  • ·        Northeastern Woodworkers Association Annual Showcase
  • ·        NWA show in Saratoga
  • ·        At a Lie Nielsen tool show
  • ·        Lie Nielsen event in Oakland Ca
  • ·        Lie Nielsen tool show
  • ·        Saratoga Springs NE Woodworkers event several years ago
  • ·        Booth at woodworking show
  • ·        brochure at a woodworking show
  • ·        Craft show at Winterthur
  • ·        open house at Hearns

Individuals in the field

  • ·        Phil Lowe, when I was a student
  • ·        One of the founding members
  • ·        Gene Landon
  • ·        Gene Landon     
  • ·        Gene Landon talked it up during a class I was taking with him.
  • ·        Gene Landon
  • ·        Gene Landon Olde Mill
  • ·        My instructor, Ben Hobbs.
  • ·        Ben Hobbs recommended joining SAPFM
  • ·        Mickey Callahan
  • ·        Through Mickey Callahan...he "stood out" at my local (WWGRI) guild meetings. I quickly pushed myself beyond entry-level projects with Mickey's advice and positive guidance.
  • ·        Class with Alf sharp
  • ·        From Peter Follansbee 
  • ·        Charles Neil


  • ·        Fine Woodworking
  • ·        Fine Woodworking many years ago
  • ·        woodworker
  • ·        Article in FWW as I recall.
  • ·        Fine Woodworking
  • ·        Read about in a woodworking magazine
  • ·        Fine Woodworking, I think
  • ·        mentioned in Fine Woodworking
  • ·        Fine woodworking magazine
  • ·        Was long ago but I believe I read about SAPFM in FWW magazine
  • ·        I saw an ad for the Williamsburg Conference.

Woodworking Organizations


  • ·        Central Florida Woodworkers Guild
  • ·        Rochester Woodworkers Society members
  • ·        email invitation to the meeting to form the Chesapeake Chapter
  • ·        Guild of NH Woodworkers
  • ·        Midwest tool collectors meeting
  • ·        Meeting at Woodcraft in Allentown, PA
  • ·        Patrick Edwards, American School of French Marquetry
  • ·        EMGW organization invite to local meeting

Woodworking Businesses

  • ·        A mtg at woodcraft Allentown pa
  • ·        saw display at woodcraft open house in Manchester CT
  • ·        flyer at Woodcraft
  • ·        Woodcraft store
  • ·        worked at the Anthony Hay shop
  • ·        Woodcraft and Highland Woodworking contacts


  • ·        Internet
  • ·        Internet searches for period furniture.
  • ·        woodworking forums
  • ·        Not sure. A blog or seeing a cartouche award winner listed as a class instructor.
  • ·        From another woodworking forum
  • ·        google search
  • ·        Found it on the Web
  • ·        I saw a reference to it on the old Knots forum (Fine Woodworking magazine). Initially joined for Annual Journal. LOVE it
  • ·        Can't remember. I think it was via an email or posting on rec.woodworkng or Oldtools list     
  • ·        Woodworking Blogs

Word of mouth

  • ·        Word of mouth
  • ·        Friend
  • ·        I heard of it when it was being formed.
  • ·        Word of mouth when it was started.
  • ·        family member

Don’t remember (14)



6.    Do you belong to other woodworking-related organizations such as a local guild or club?

7.    What SAPFM activities are important to you? On a scale of 1 to 5 , with 5 being Extremely Valuable and 1 being Not Valuable, please rate each of the following:

8.    What periods of furniture interest you the most? On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being Extremely Interested and 1 being  Not Interested, please rate the following:

9.    Are you currently an active member in a SAPFM regional chapter?

Other (please specify)

No local Chapter near me

  • ·        Kansas City 5hrs away working 8-10 hours daily finding time to meet awkward.
  • ·        Not at this time, nearest chapter is 4.5 hours away.
  • ·        NW Arkansas needs a chapter
  • ·        no local chapter in Nashville
  • ·        No local chapter
  • ·        no local chapters in Washington state
  • ·        There is no local regional chapter
  • ·        No regional chapter in my area.
  • ·        Live out of town
  • ·        none near
  • ·        I’m in Canada, there is no regional chapter or one close enough to join.
  • ·        When I had access to an active chapter (Chesapeake) I was very active.
  • ·        no chapters in my region (Montana)
  • ·        My chapter is 3 hours away. Not real easy to be involved a whole lot.

Chapter schedule conflicts with other organization’s schedules

  • ·        ORV Sometimes it's meetings conflict with our local woodworking club meetings. We have 8 members in SAPFM that are also members in our local Dayton Club(guild) The Western Ohio Woodworking club
  • ·        "yes" however distance and conflict in time/schedules limits my participation. (Maine residence)     

Chapter meets sporadically

  • ·        DelVal is sporadic in its initiatives
  • ·        The Carolina chapter meets rarely.

Chapter just starting/ just joined a Chapter

  • ·        So Cal, but we are still in infancy
  • ·        we are in the process of opening a SE Virginia/NE North Carolina chapter
  • ·        I recently joined, but I plan to be
  • ·        Will join shortly

Active in a Chapter or Chapters

  • ·        Active in both the Great Lakes and Ohio River Valley Chapters
  • ·        I'm active in three regional chapters.

Physical disabilities

  • ·        I have become somewhat handicap and cannot participate - reduce walking and no standing

10.    Do you use social media such as Facebook and/or Twitter?

Yes (please specify below)



Facebook, Twitter


Facebook, Twitter, additional


  • ·        Twitter, Facebook, YouTube    
  • ·        Facebook, Linkedin    
  • ·        Facebook, Instagram    
  • ·        facebook, twitter, google+, pinterest     
  • ·        Facebook, Linkedin    
  • ·        Facebook Twitter Instagram, Pinterest     
  • ·        facebook, instagram
  • ·        face book, web site
  • ·        facebook, twitter, instagram
  • ·        Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
  • ·        facebook, twitter, instagram, g+
  • ·        Facebook, Google+, Twitter
  • ·        Facebook, Twitter, Linked In
  • ·        FB, TW, Digg, Google+

Twitter, Additional


  • ·        Twitter
  • ·        twitter
  • ·        Twitter, Instagram



  • ·        LinkedIn
  • ·        LinkedIn
  • ·        Google+



  • ·        E-mail. And telephone
  • ·        The computer offers plenty of information but I need lots of time learn how to use it 
  • ·        Limited use.
  • ·        Not Facebook I dropped them last year
  • ·        e-mail
  • ·        BLOGS AND EMAIL
  • ·        Only e-mail & internet
  • ·        None - HTML enabled email and occasional browser surfing is the extent of my daily technology use.




11.    Do you have a personal website?

12.    How did you acquire your woodworking skills? Check all that apply.

13.  How many hours do you spend on average in the workshop weekly that are related to period furniture making?

14.  Are you a professional woodworker or furniture maker?

15. Would you be willing to volunteer in order to help in either SAPFM regional or national activities?

Yes, but it would depend on time needed and the circumstances.

Local Chapter work

  • ·        Probably support N.E. Chapter program. E-mail:
  • ·        New England only
  • ·        Florida chapter anyway I can depending on available time.      
  • ·        Blue Ridge Chapter activities, publications
  • ·        I'd be more interested in local or regional activities. Also, the time required would be a big consideration; I value highly my time.
  • ·        Local chapter work.
  • ·        Local chapter (Gateway)
  • ·        Have just left my career to start my own period furniture business. I have already begun promoting SAPFM and as I get established and get interest I intend to start a chapter in Mobile, AL. I also run an 18th century cabinet shop close to Augusta, GA in a history park where I have begun promoting SAPFM and hope to do more with it there. I have also attended a Back Country Chapter event. I hope to one day get more involved in SAPFM at a regional or national level. 10/22/2014 9:22 PM    
  • ·        My residence is in Pownal Maine (10 miles west of Freeport). Many of the Chapter events are not convenient. However, I could support those activities in Maine.    
  • ·        Willing to help local chapter on occasions when other volunteer activities don't conflict.
  • ·        Chapter-related initiatives including semi-annual events    
  • ·        Weekend programs that are fairly local.
  • ·         I would volunteer for my local chapter. And I have done that in the past as well.

Regional activities

  • ·        Northeast Region activities
  • ·        I will help with regional activities
  • ·        Sharing knowledge & demonstrating/teaching basic & advanced woodworking skills. Assisting in the coordination of regional activities.
  • ·        I would help with my regional chapter, but I am not really interested in helping with national efforts.
  • ·         I'd be willing to help , but time is in tight supply (still working). Would help set-up at regional events if that would help. Just email me at
  • ·        Help in Regional Chapters.
  • ·        With regional chapter.
  • ·        Yes, but since I work full time I would have a limited numbers of hours to devote. So, a support role for a regional chapter would probably be workable.
  • ·        In support of regional forums / meetings    


Subject matter experts

  • ·        Teaching Classes, writing articles for the publications
  • ·        Technique on veneering, carving, and finishing.  Web site address:
  • ·        I will happily write about SAPFM or demonstrate authentic early 18th century furnituremaking, as I specialize in William and Mary.
  • ·        Yes, but but would depend on what others think I could offer. My niche, if anything, clocks. Email:
  • ·        Communication, event coordination, etc
  • ·        Help with demonstrations and/or publicity.
  • ·        I've given demonstrations in chip carving to the Blue Ridge Chapter and can do that again to other chapters. My email address is:
  • ·        I was President of the Washington Woodworkers Guild for three years and that burned me out a bit. I am happy to help for short durations but not for extended commitments. I can organize or demonstrate or help set up and take things down. My email is
  • ·        Hand Tools / Turning with powered or human powered lathe.
  • ·        Open to the needs of the organization such as educational programs (former teacher/college lecturer). Specific interest in the history of furniture making.     
  • ·        Hand dovetails-shellac and French Polishing-using a reeding box   
  • ·        SketchUp training and use    
  • ·        Community Events     
  • ·        Any man power needs. Also have a High Def video camera and boom set up that can video above a guest, like Mary May, to enable better vision of what she is doing.
  • ·        Not sure if there's anything I can do in the way of actual furniture making, but I'm a professional web developer/software developer, may be able to help out in that area. I'm the host/admin for and
  • ·        Plane making, tuning and use.
  • ·        Increasing membership via marketing.
  • ·        I'm a magazine publisher and editor so I could help w/editing newsletter or annual.
  • ·        Meet with other Society members in this area to explore what we can do to help each other or others in the community that could benefit from the organization.
  • ·        I prefer to be in the background. Writing would be OK.    
  • ·        I currently teach cabinet making 1 on 1 basis. Would depend what the situation is.
  • ·        Executive Council
  • ·        Apprentice training.    


  • ·        Weekend workshops. Lie Nielsen in Cinnci, OH, and DIA demo in Detroit. Anything in MI.
  • ·  Long distance to most events.
  • ·        Local regional events, seminars, gatherings.
  • ·        I used to do woodworking show demonstrations of handtool techniques with our woodworking guild, but the show have moved from the immediate area, so we don't do those anymore.
  • ·        Classes, exhibitions, regional events.
  • ·        Dependent on location and duties. Do not consider myself proficient enough to do demonstrations but would consider manning a booth or display to discuss SAPFM.
  • ·        Furniture exhibitions, woodworking conferences (e.g. WIA) 
  • ·        Mid year conference activities
  • ·        Demonstrations conferences
  • ·        Previously demonstrated at Williamsburg.  Available for some talks, depending on topic and time.
  • ·        Demonstrations
  • ·        I have limited time available to take off work, so I'd need to know where the event is being held and what the needs are in order to decide.
  • ·        I am a new member and am still learning about the SAPFM, its events, and their interest/benefit to me, but I am open to helping with regional events at this time.
  • ·        Demonstrations
  • ·        Demonstrating at events or supporting sponsoring  vendors events, mentoring, helping put on a chapter event.
  • ·        Manning booth and/ or demonstrate woodworking tech.

However I can help

  • ·        Not sure what I'm willing to support but interested in hearing where/how I could potentially help. I'm retired and interested in new opportunities.
  • ·        However I can help.
  • ·        I'd help within my capabilities and knowledge.
  • ·        All
  • ·        Dependent on my ability.
  • ·        I would like to support SAPFM. I run a woodworking school so time is limited but I would like to participate as time permits.
  • ·        Helping to organize meetings and demonstration events. Also interested in a Rocky Mountain chapter.
  • ·        I live in Tucson, AZ and I do not earn a whole lot per year so while I would love to help I would need some notice pretty far in advance to save up for a trip. Email is:
  • ·        I am 83 years old and physically able.
  • ·        Open to opportunities -
  • ·        Where I would be needed
  • ·        I have yet to make any type of period furniture but am very interested on how it is built and the techniques used in the 18th century. I also believe in all that SAPFM is doing and want to support it in any way that I can. I admire what some of the membership can do and all of the talent they have. Thanks for letting me be a small part of your organization.         


Email address supplied

Not now, maybe later

  • ·        I currently cannot afford to volunteer to help with many activities. I am currently attending school full-time in addition to working full-time, perhaps I will be able to next year. I would be willing to volunteer for both regional and national activities.
  • ·        I can't at this time
  • ·        And not until I retire from my day job
  • ·        After I retire at the end of next year. Not sure what is needed; but I am willing to pitch in and help.
  • ·        Yes, I'd volunteer but it couldn't be till after we were able to afford childcare.
  • ·        In a couple years I would have the time to help out.
  • ·        Not now - too many family obligations. Maybe once I'm retired! 
  • ·        I am retiring from full-time employment at the end of the year; once I am past that point, the constraints on my time are fewer, but some will remain with other activities and caring for my spouse's health issues. I do enjoy our SAPFM chapter's activities, and I have a list of 6-8 furniture builds that has been waiting for this change as far back as eight years. Once I am past it, my answers to some of these questions will change.
  • ·        I am going to retire in a year and at that point I will have more time to volunteer.


Need more information to make a decision

  • ·        I have limited time due to other commitments. Specific projects or events that fit my schedule and interests are places where I could consider contributing.    
  • ·        Email with who what when and where and I can let you know if it fits in my schedule.
  • ·        I'd be willing to help with programs and activities but honestly not sure what I could do.
  • ·        Depends on the experience needed. I'm relatively new to period furniture projects.
  • ·        I am not sure of where can be of most help.
  • ·        I am an intermediate woodworker so not sure how valuable my services would be.
  • ·        Time and topic dependent----
  • ·        Skill level needed
  • ·        Depends on time restraints.
  • ·        Not sure what is needed, just joined looking for opportunities to get to know others
  • ·        would need to talk first times are limited


Already involved

  • ·        Currently doing so for the Chapter.
  • ·        Currently heading the Southern New England chapter
  • ·        Have just started a chapter and am on 2 national SAPFM committees
  • ·        i am having the DELVAL at my shop in Nov.
  • ·        I leas the Blue Ridge Chapter
  • ·        I have been on the EC and I help run a Chapter
  • ·        I am already a regional chapter coordinator.
  • ·        Helped found the Carolinas chapter which was very successful for a couple of years. However, have been unable to recruit active support to plan and coordinate regional meetings, therefore the chapter is currently inactive.
  • ·        Regional and I participate in Lie Neilson events local woodcraft events and SAPFM events
  • ·        Already work with the Rock River Valley Chapter
  • ·        Yes, but my present activity on the newsletter keeps me about as involved as I can handle.
  • ·        Already involved regionally with event planning.
  • ·        I already demonstrate at my local chapter meetings and "outreach" events. My time is limited, though.
  • ·        I am Great Lakes chapter leader, work with the Detroit Institute of Arts on the SAPFM demo each year. Would consider something like WIA or LN events depending on timing
  • ·        I'm already a volunteer on the e-Newsletter and with the Southern New England Chapter -
  • ·        I do currently as the Secretary for our chapter.
  • ·        I am member of EC and will be hosting 2015 Mid Year in Knoxville Tn !!!
  • ·        I am currently Minnesota Chapter coordinator but would like to have a lesser role. I always represent SAPFM when i demonstrate, I created the hand Tool Olympics at WIA as a SAPFM outreach, I plan to represent SAPFM at HandWorks in Iowa in May.
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