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Report on the Spring 2016 meeting
« on: May 01, 2016, 02:26:22 PM »
Report on Great Lakes Chapter Spring Meeting 2016

The weekend of April 16 and17, the Great Lakes Chapter held their spring meeting. The meeting started out with a show and tell. Bill Vetter brought in a pepper mill he turned and was seeking advice on finishes. Andrew Messimer brought in a Sack Back windsor he completed recently. Jim Crammond showed a Windsor stool he made from figured maple. The maple was destined for the fire place but Jim noticed the distinct figure when he started splitting it.
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Re: Report on the Spring 2016 meeting
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 02:30:10 PM »
Doug Moulder brought in several pieces to share. The first was a Japanese style tool box. He also brought in several Shaker oval boxes. The last thing he shared was a blade and cartridge for a Saw Stop table saw. Doug had an incident earlier in the year when using a dado set in his table saw. Fortunately for him the saw worked as it should and he still has all of his fingers.

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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2016, 02:32:02 PM »
After lunch we had several presentations. Ralph Babcock shared with us several table saw sleds he made on the cheep with plywood. Following Ralph we had a group presentation on sharpening edge tools with various media. Jim Crammond went first. He showed how he uses a bench grinder to get a hollow grind and then free hand hones his tools with oil stones. Next Ed Stuckey sharpened a chisel with diamond stones and the Veritas sharpening jig employing a secondary bevel. He also showed his method for sharpening gouges with the Koch sharpening system which uses a sort of buffing wheel with a honing compound.

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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2016, 02:34:32 PM »
After Ed’s presentation, Trevor Smith shared his technique using Shapton ceramic water stones. Finally David Boeff presented using sand paper abrasives and the Work Sharp tool sharpener. The final presentation of the day came from SAPFM president Dale Ausherman. Dale shared a tool he created to help organize his cut lists for projects. He uses excel to create an organized cut list and determine the board feet he will need. Then after purchasing his lumber, he creates a plan of how each board will be utilized by making scaled drawings of each board in powerpoint and then dividing them up to optimize the use of each board.

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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2016, 02:36:38 PM »
Sunday morning, John Fitzpatrick gave a presentation on the construction of a mini-high boy he made at the Woodworking Workshops of the Shenandoah Valley with Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton. He discussed the carcass assembly in class and the challenges he faced for the remaining build at home. The final presentation of the weekend was with Tod Herrli. Tod gave a presentation of the methods he uses to tune up a complex moulding plane. He shared what he checks on the plane when trying to determine if it is worth investing in. Using an antique ovolo plane, he showed truing up the sole with a shoulder plane and adjusting the wedge to fit properly. Then using various grinders and buffers, he reshaped the iron to match the sole and sharpened it.

Thanks again to everyone who presented and brought items to share. Look forward to our fall meeting October 22 and 23, 2016.

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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2016, 02:39:08 PM »
Thanks to Bill Vetter and Mike Holden for the pictures.

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« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2016, 02:40:39 PM »
More photos from GLC spring 2016 meeting

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« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2016, 02:41:53 PM »
More photos from GLC spring 2016 meeting