Our membership includes woodworkers from all over the state of Florida. However, two-thirds of our membership is concentrated in Central Florida and the Tampa-St. Pete area. We meet twice a year in the spring and fall. These events give members the opportunity to show their current work and learn from fellow members and guest presenters. Our spring event is generally a 2-day weekend event featuring a guest speaker from an affiliate chapter. Our Fall event is a single day event featuring talks by local Florida chapter members.
When you join SAPFM, you are able to particiapate in any, or all, chapter events.
Our next event will be held in October 2021 in Lakeland, FL. Lakeland is midway between Orlando and Tampa. This will be an in-person event and will feature presenters from our local chapter. Speakers include:
- Craig Aebli who will present his latest project, a federal period side (work) table.
About our Meetings
Like many SAPFM regional chapters, the Florida chapter meets twice a year in the spring and fall. Florida Chapter members live throughout the state. Read more >>
Hilights of Past Events
Below is a list of past events organized by the Florida chapter. Be sure to click the link after each synopsis to view the full event write-up.
- September 28, 2019, Fall Meeting - Various local Florida chapter member presentations. Read More >>.
- March 30-31, 2019 – Spring Meeting - Jay Stallman demonstrates construction detail of his recently completed Federal Period Desk. Read More >>
- September 22, 2018, Fall Meeting - Various local Florida chapter member presentations. Read More >>
- May 18-29, 2018 – Spring Meeting - Tod Herrli conducted a hands-on workshop on the construction of side escapement wood hand planes. Read More >>
- September 23, 2017 – Fall Meeting - Various local Florida chapter member presentations. Read More >>
- March 25-26, 2017 – Spring Meeting - Ronald Young demonstrated the construction details of a Federal Period Cellarette. Read More >>
The Florida Chapter Lead is Joe Kunzman. You can reach him at [email protected] or call: 407-636-1232
Notable Members of our Chapter (with links to Gallery)
Craig Aebli - On Instagram
External Links to our Area
Museum of Arts and Sciences - Located in Daytona Beach, this museum has a gallery of American period furniture and paintings.
Florida School of Woodworking - Located in Tampa, this school offers a variety of woodworking courses.