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Tony

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SNE SAPFM Fall Meeting- 9/21
« on: August 31, 2014, 10:34:28 AM »
SNE SAPFM Fall Meeting
Sunday, September 21, 2014 10:00 AM
On Sunday, September 21, 2014, the Southern New England Chapter of the SAPFM will hold a meeting featuring Randy Wilkinson, Bob Van Dyke and Christie Jackson. The meeting will be held at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in Manchester, CT and will start at 10:00 AM. Details of the program are as follows:

Wood Identification: Seeing Wood in a Whole New Way with Randy Wilkinson
 As craftsmen we have been looking at wood all our lives, but do we really understand what we are seeing and why? This demonstration will introduce the subject of wood identification and increase your understanding of the structure of wood and -moreover- why knowledge of that structure should be important to the furniture maker. We will take an unidentified board and demonstrate the process a conservator goes through to identify it. In addition, the tools of the trade will be introduced along with several case studies that will demonstrate how a correct identification can even lead to a change in attribution. You may never look at wood the same way again!
 
This demonstration should whet your appetite for the two day hands-on class that Randy will be teaching at the Fallon & Wilkinson Studio on October 18-19, 2014 and at the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking in early 2015.

The Basics of Using Veneers to Create Outrageous Patterns with Bob Van Dyke
If you have ever done any re-sawing then you know how cool a book-matched panel can be. When you incorporate veneers into your work the possibilities for creating spectacular patterns are almost endless! Book-matching is the simple one- but what about radial matching or parquet?  A sunburst veneer panel from crotch walnut can be breathtaking! And- they are a lot of fun to make. This demonstration will center on using veneers to create different patterns along with basic techniques for working with the veneers- Flattening them, buying & storing them and how to work with them to create tight, almost invisible seams. We will go into the basic tools & supplies needed along with discussing the various adhesives and ways to clamp up the veneered panel. This demonstration might be just what you need to bring your woodworking to the next level.

Nathan Lombard with Christie Jackson, the Senior Curator at The Trustees of Reservations
Delightfully designed and intricately inlayed, the furniture of Nathan Lombard stands out among the rich traditions of cabinetmaking found in rural Massachusetts during the Early Republic. Nathan's furniture has a vitality and charm that easily captures the eye even today, with inlays of charismatic eagles, elaborate vines, and floral motifs and unusual features like reverse concave quarter-columns emboldened with inlay. Lombard's inlays are what set him apart from his fellow rural craftsmen, yet, Nathan Lombard was not working in isolation; he was part of a tradition of talented, local cabinetmakers. Hand in hand with celebrating his furniture, this lecture will explore Nathan Lombard the cabinetmaker, father, and community member, giving us a glimpse of a cabinetmaker’s life in early New England.

Make It a Weekend!
If you’d like to make a weekend of it, join us on Friday & Saturday, September 19 & 20 for the Lie Nielsen Hand Tool Event and Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking Open House.
 
Cost for the day will depend on the number of people who come. We will have coffee in the morning and likely pizza at noon. Plan on around $12.00, but we should have a better idea once we get a head count.

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Tony

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Re: SNE SAPFM Fall Meeting- 9/21
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 07:23:28 PM »
Thank you to Christie Jackson, Randy Wilkinson, and Bob Van Dyke for the three excellent presentations today. Special thank you to Bob Van Dyke and The Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking for hosting the meeting.  I think we all learned something new today.

Thanks to all of the attendees for the great conversation.

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Re: SNE SAPFM Fall Meeting- 9/21
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2014, 04:47:42 PM »
Excellent meeting yesterday.  I found all three topics extremely interesting.  Amazing that after 250+ years we are still discovering new facts and debunking old mindsets about these works of art.  Thanks to all.
Alan