18th Century Tea Caddy Class (follow-on Chesapeake Chapter Molding Plane group)

Mark Maleski

Two summers ago the SAPFM Chesapeake Chapter conducted a multi-session molding plane working group (aka "plane-a-palooza") to teach, practice, and generally learn from one another how to use traditional molding planes as we build or restore period furniture.  Since that time, we've been discussing a follow-on class with Bess Naylor @ Olde Mill Cabinet Shop to help us all to build our abilities in this regard.  I'm pleased to let you know that Bess has added that class to her 2019 schedule and, in recognition of SAPFM's role in encouraging this class, is offering a discount to SAPFM members (email Bess for details). The class instructs us how to build an 18th century tea caddy that is more molding than flat-work, and will give attendees (and their hollows/rounds) a thorough workout.  To build the tea caddy that is the subject of this class, Bess will guide students through the use of various hollows & rounds to make the complex molding on the lid and the bracket feet.  In addition, the construction has several intricate joinery details, including a hidden drawer.

The class is offered on the following dates:
Aug 17-18, 2019
Oct 12-13, 2019

The class will be small by design, so wanted to get this early notice out to the molding plane working group participants.  If you are looking forward to this class to follow-up your practice with molding planes, don't hesitate to sign up, as the class is likely to fill up quickly.  If anyone is hesitating because you don't have a set of H&Rs, don't let that stop you...I'm confident we can work something out.

Sign up here: http://www.oldemill.com/seminars.html