PinsTales Fall 2018

Summer is over and for many people that means it is time to put away the summer outdoors stuff and get back into the shop and pick up where they left off last spring. Never quite understood that – I never thought of furniture making as “seasonal” but diversity is what keeps life interesting!

I hope you enjoy this issue of P & T. This issue features a great Chronicles report on California furniture maker & SAPFM member Bob Stevenson. His work is truly outstanding. Bob has also written a report on the history of the annual “Design in Wood” exhibition sponsored by the San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association. This is worth checking out and gives me one more reason for wanting to visit San Diego one of these days.

The 2018 Mid Year conference was a great success. Bob Mustain’s article will tell you all about what you missed if you were not there! Start making plans to join us for the next Mid Year in Greenville, SC- July 26 – 28, 2019.

Exciting news! Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 SAPFM member exhibition to be held in conjunction with the initiative by Old Sturbridge Village to build a new Cabinet shop. Mickey Callahan’s article on page 25 has some of the details and you will hear more as we get the exhibition developed.

Once again, I want to thank the team for working together to produce this e-magazine. I know how hard it is and I hope you- the readers, all find it worthwhile.


Bob Van Dyke
Pins & Tales