Delaware Valley Chapter Spring Meeting April 1, 2017


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The Spring meeting is being held at Greg Pilotti’s shop at 4069 Lower Valley RD, Parkeresburg, PA. Time is 8:30AM to 4:00PM. Demonstrations will include line and berry inlay, stringing techniques, veneering curved surfaces like a serpentine drawer front and making a wooden hinge for a Federal card table.
More info on the Saturday, April 1, 2017 Del-Val Chapter Meeting

Location: Greg Pilotti Furniture Makers
4069 Lower Valley Road, Parkesburg, PA
Time: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Be prepared for a day of young and enthusiastic woodworkers who earn a living making furniture. Greg has graduated for Thaddeus Stevens, studied under Steve Latta as had most of his employees. Greg will be going over line and berry inlay and stringing, some techniques that may be a little different then how others do it.  Specifically Greg will show quick ways to letter, quick ways to layout, and how to be efficient with it.   He will have his secretary desk and spice box for viewing.  John will be going over making a wooden hinge for a federal card table.  He will be using a mix of small machinery and hand tools.  His card table will be here for viewing. John will be going over veneering a curved or serpentine drawer front.  His period chest of drawers will be on display, it is very impressive.  As a collective, the 5 of them will spend some time detailing what a day is like for them; each of the guys has a very specific role in the company. 

NB: Check Greg’s Instagram feed for pictures of his traditional Chester Country furniture and their slab conference tables, which are the “bread and butter” of his shop, the proceeds from which allow them to build Chester County reproductions, which are their true love.


From Delaware: take Rt. 42 (Newport Gap Pike) to Arglen, PA which is half way between Cochranville and Gap, turn right on PA Rt. 372 (Lower Valley Rd.) Shop is 1.3 mi. on left.

From Philadelphia, Take the U.S 30 west (Exton Bypass) past Downingtown and Coatesville. Turn left on PA-10 to Parkesburg. Turn right onto West 1st Ave. Continue onto PA-372 (Limestone Rd.). 1/4 mile, turn right onto PA-372 W (Lower Valley Rd.). Greg’s shop is 1 mile on the right.

From Lancaster head east and turn right onto PA-42 (Newport-Gap Pike) to Arglen, which is half way between Gap and Cochranville. Turn left on PA Rt. 372 (Lower Valley Rd.) Greg’s shop is 1.3 mi. on left.

Google Stret View below will help you identify the building.

Coffee and Donuts and Lunch at the shop. Optional Dinner and Brew after the meeting at Victory Brewing Company, which is just next door. For more information, contact Jim Chesterton, William Duffield or Bob Entwistle. (reference Member Directory).

If you are planning to attend, contact Jim Chesterton so we can get a head count for breakfast and lunch.


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