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Phil Lowe

The woodworking world has lost an Icon … Philip C Lowe.

Phil has been sharing his woodworking talent for decades and has authored many articles in the annual SAPFM Journal and Fine Woodworking Magazine. From his early days at North Bennet Street to his own Furniture Institute of Massachusetts, Phil was a consummate professional that strived to encourage students to challenge their skills and achieve fulfillment within the woodworking community.

Phil was involved in SAPFM as a visiting instructor, seminar speaker and demonstrator. His presentations were always a big hit of SAPFM midyear conferences, and he graciously hosted a Mid-year program in his own shop. As a conservator for the Peabody Essex museum, Phil was able to give our members exclusive tours of the museum furniture collection. In 2005, Phil received the Cartouche Award, the highest honor bestowed by the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Always the gentleman, with a great sense of humor Phil was an absolute pleasure to be around.

Thanks Phil… for all that you have done for SAPFM and the entire woodworking community. Rest assured that we will do our best to carry on the woodworking skills that you spent your life perfecting. 

 The SAPFM Board and members send our thoughts and prayers to Phil’s family.