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    Stop flutes on Elfe chest on chest

    My Dad brothers and I made these a few years ago, we ran the flutes with a router bit and ran the stop fluted sections with a scratch stock, and carved the transitions. Good luck. Cal
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    Sapele, Sipo, Khaya vs Genuine Mahogany

    Mac, I'd go with the real stuff although if I'm honest I can't tell the difference many times. I know that Khaya can be tough due to it's switchback and interlocking grain, although it looks great with filled finish. Where are you located? Might give Irion a call I'm sure Myron could take...
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    Queen Anne Chair

    In general I think he's talking about the troublesome cleanup needed for the last little chips in carvings, when sandpaper might tend to overly hide the tool marks. I'd say experiment, but looks like you have done a great job anyway. One question.. why did you decide to simplify the legs? I'd...
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    Gateway Chapter Restart

    Those you out in Gateway land, you may have seen a notice from me.... We will be having a ZOOM call on 6/25 at 7:00 pm to restart our chapter. The purpose will be to re-introduce one another, and to talk about what you are doing, what you would like to do, and to discuss the direction of our...
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    Gateway Chapter Update

    All, Not sure how many of the Gateway area folks read the forum - let me say I haven't forgotten about you.  The last few years have been just the most hectic time in my professional life, not to mention my kids getting through high school, church commitments, etc. etc. etc. This is all to...
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    Handworks 2017

    I just wanted to say thanks and how much I enjoyed hanging out at the SAPFM booth at Handworks last weekend. It was great to see some familiar faces like Cartouche Award winner Ben Hobbs, Don Williams, Dale Ausherman, Mark Waugh, Mike Siemsen, Randy Bohn, Chuck Haas, Les Hastings, Kerry Jordan...
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    Freddy Roman coming in September

    All, For those of you in the Gateway Chapter I apologize for not getting a meeting together in the last year and a half.  However, I do want to let everyone know about an opportunity to learn from the fabulous Freddy Roman!  He will be in KC from September 19-25, offering two different classes...
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    WIA SAPFM Booth

    All, As many of you know Woodworking In America ( http://www.woodworkinginamerica.com/  ) is having their annual conference in Kansas City, MO on September 25-27. Mike Siemsen has reserved a booth for the Handtool Olympics, as well as to represent SAPFM.  So we are trying to get a few brave...
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    Gateway Chapter Meeting in KC October 18-19

    All, Yes I know it has been a while….but I’m excited to send this invitation to our Gateway Chapter SAPFM meeting this Fall! The meeting will be in Kansas City, at the KC Woodworker’s Guild Shop (many of you might remember having it there a couple of years ago), on October 18-19. We have an...
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    Gateway Chapter Meeting in KC October 18-19

    All, Yes I know it has been a while….but I’m excited to send this invitation to our Gateway Chapter SAPFM meeting this Fall! The meeting will be in Kansas City, at the KC Woodworker’s Guild Shop (many of you might remember having it there a couple of years ago), on October 18-19. We have an...
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    Spring SAPFM Meeting April 13/14 2013

    All, I wanted to let you know to Save the Date for the Gateway Chapter Spring SAPFM meeting in St. Louis, MO.  So here is a quick look at the details: Date:  April 13th and 14th starting 9am on Saturday and wrapping up mid-day Sunday. Place:  The shop of Kent Adkins (near Kirkwood, MO). ...
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    FALL GATEWAY CHAPTER MEETING OCTOBER 20th

    All, We are having a Chapter meeting this fall, on October 20th, at the Kansas City Woodworker's Guild.  The event starts at 9am and ends at 5pm.  Address to the Guild is 3189 Mercier, Kansas City, MO. Speakers are: 1.  Joe Rogers - Head Conservator at the Nelson/Atkins Gallery of Art in KC...
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    July 31st Sapfm Meeting Wrap-up

    All, We had a great meeting on July 31st in Overland Park.  Attendance was great, we had 28 in all.  Thanks for all who made the effort to show.  I don?t think the East Coast folks understand how few and far between we are out in the Midwest! We started things off with excellent show and tell...
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    SUMMER Sapfm meeting

    Gateway Chapter and all other Sapfm members: I have been trying to get a meeting set up for a little while now, hoping for the spring.  But in lining up our presenters, location, etc.  We are moving it to the summer. So mark your calendars for :  JULY 30th, in Overland Park KS (Kansas City...
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    Dressing Table applied leaf carving

    All, Last year when I was living out of town for work, I started a Phil. dressing table to practice all the details that go along with it, particularly the carving. I started the applied leaf carving then because it didn't require a large shop.  Now a year later I am close to ready to finish...
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