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Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by ttalma on December 29, 2019, 11:57:41 AM »
Looking good so far! Now that the Christmas gifts are done (?) I'm looking forward to an update !
Items for Sale / Re: Goddard townsend 9 shell secretary hardware
« Last post by Jason on December 28, 2019, 05:58:29 PM »
Hi Scott,
Just wondering if this hardware is still available.  Please let me know.
Florida Chapter / New Florida Chapter Web-Site
« Last post by jkunzman on December 24, 2019, 01:01:24 PM »
In the last few months we've launched a new web-site for our Florida chapter to better keep you informed of activities.   Check it out.   The address is
Florida Chapter / SAPFM-FL: Fall 2019 Meeting Write-Up
« Last post by jkunzman on December 24, 2019, 12:58:50 PM »
The Florida Chapter held its fall meeting on Saturday, September 28th at the Florida School of Woodwork in Tampa, FL. We had 25 in attendance, including guests. At our fall meetings we have local chapter members make presentations. Six of us chipped in to make for a full day of interesting programs.

Programs included:
    • Persian Chippendale Table by Jim Sturgeon
    • Elfe Fret by Daryl Stargel
    • Mitered Half-Blind Dovetail by David Veatch
    • Queen Anne Handkerchief Table by Joe Kunzman
    • Using Molding Planes by Kim Jones
    • SAPFM Mid-Year Highlights by Don Pergory

You can view the complete meeting write-up at:

Items for Sale / Re: Books for Sale - Additions
« Last post by Ken Johnson on December 22, 2019, 03:17:32 PM »
Updated books.  These books are priced below going rates.  All in like new condition

Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by JBRowe on December 19, 2019, 10:59:20 PM »
Nice work, Tom, and the makings of an article for the APF Journal if you'd like to offer it.
Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by ChuckH on December 18, 2019, 09:52:39 PM »
First of all, nice "Dog on it" shot of Abby. Just don't leave her alone in the shop with that hutch!
Speaking of shops, in one of your future posts you have to tell us about those benches I see in the background.

The hutch is progressing nicely. I'm very impressed with your scratch stock results. I've only recently gained enough confidence to use that process on one of my projects. I too hate routers. They scare the bejeebers out of me. I own two of them (inherited) and all the bits I suppose you would ever want, but I never use them.

That was me asking all the questions about your modelling software and Gene Landon. Thanks for the pictures of Gene's version of the hutch. I smiled when I saw how he finished his with wear marks around the doors and drawers. From what I understand he liked to his finish his projects so they looked like they were 100 years old. I remember reading that he would even scrub the bottoms of the foot on his cabriole legs with a brick to make them look like they had been dragged around. Don't know if that's true or just urban legend.
Much of the German furniture was painted like Gene's, but I can't imagine you have any intentions of painting yours.

I'm enjoying your build and appreciate your efforts in posting.

Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by Tom M on December 17, 2019, 09:23:14 PM »
Yes, I used butternut for the wedge, and I can see that a harder wood for the wedges would have been smart.

No update on the project for today as I've transitioned into last minute make a Christmas gift mode!

But I will address a couple items from earlier...

I have no formal CAD training, but am a mechanical engineer.  I've messed around in NX at work - mostly for design analysis. I asked for training for years but never got it.  We have dedicated designers so why train the engineer?  I purchased TurboCAD about 20 years ago and have upgraded three times.  It is a complicated program and I have a love/hate relationship with it. Most of the hate comes from no training, and poor documentation (there is a 2000+ page manual...).  I used my personal copy at work for years and would then send a STP file to my designer to start him off.  I would be willing to bet many of your cars/truck have evap canisters that started life in a TurboCAD model!

I actually had the puppy in the shop for an hour today.  She just laid on the floor a couple feet from the table saw chomping on some butternut plane shavings. She stuck around with the dust collector and table saw running!

Someone asked if Gene had defined if the tenons were wedged in his notes.  (That person never met Gene or took one of his classes!)  Gene's handouts were very light on info.  There might be a sketch with some dimensions, and tracings of moldings, but not much else.  You would get all the other knowledge from the classes he taught.

There was also a question about the original.  I think Gene based the design off an original walnut stepback upper cabinet he had (picture). I'm attaching a picture of Gene's in-process, and competed.

Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by macchips4 on December 17, 2019, 09:41:24 AM »
Did you use butternut for the wedges?
Finishing / Re: Worm holes in Butternut
« Last post by Rglass on December 16, 2019, 06:46:18 PM »
I can’t believe this has not generated more posts. I know it takes a lot of time to document your progress with this level of detail and it is greatly appreciated.  The pictures tell a thousand words.  I read this very quickly over lunch without logging in so I did not see the pictures until I got home from work. I can imagine it was a very tedious process to chisel out the waste for the spoons.  Looks like it will be awesome once finished.  Good idea with the 90 degree brackets. I am also liking the character of the wormy wood. 
SAPFM members - this deserves your attention. POST!
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