REGISTER NOW: Chesapeake Chapter Spring 2019 Meeting (25 May 2019)

Mark Maleski

Greetings SAPFM Members!  This message announces the Chesapeake Chapter’s next meeting on Saturday, 25 May at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe (1660 Camp Betty Washington Road, York, PA).  Pre-registration is required, though we won't close registration until the day prior to the meeting. Register for the meeting via an email to [email protected].  List the name of any guests you plan to bring with you.  (The meeting is open to all SAPFM members and first-time guests, subject to space constraints).

Administrative notes:
1.  Let us know if you have a recently completed (or in-process) project that you’d like to present for show-and-tell.  This is a great opportunity to show what you’ve built and share what you’ve learned.  These session often prompt meaningful discussions on sources (materials, plans) and methods, so please contribute with a project if you’re able.
2.  We will collect $30 from each participant to cover the meeting costs (exact change will be appreciated).
3.  Lunch will be ordered through Panera – please let us know in your registration email any food allergies or other dietary requirements.
4.  Please be sure to bring a chair with you, or be prepared to stand and/or lean for the day.
5.  If anyone wishes to sell tools in the parking lot before the meeting, let us know when you register for the meeting.  We'll let everyone know you'll be there!
6.  Early arrivers get the best parking spots, and ability to setup used tool sales.  Late arrivers should know there's plenty of parking closer to the road.

Our agenda for the day is subject to change, but we expect it will be as follows:
early - 9:00:  Vintage tool boot sale in the parking lot (subject to seller interest)
9:00-9:30: Check-in, socialize, and consume donuts/water/coffee.
9:30-10:00:  Kick-off & Member Projects Show & Tell. 
10:00-10:45:  Member Spotlight.  Mark Maleski will demonstrate carving a trifid foot, using plans from Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe's spice chest on stand.  These plans include the most elegant trifid foot we've seen, though this demonstration will briefly introduce the origin and history of the trifid in all its forms.
10:45-11:30: Member Spotlight.  Frank Duff will demonstrate construction techniques from his reproduction of a Philadelphia highboy he built, based on measurements of a period highboy in Colonial Williamsburg's DeWitt Wallace decorative arts museum. You may have seen Frank's reproduction in issue 270 of Fine Woodworking Magazine
11:30-12:15: Member Spotlight. Jack O'Keefe will demonstrate construction techniques of his federal candle stand, which he built as a student at North Bennet Street School in Boston. This piece has contrasting light and dark veneer faces that add a striking visual element to an elegant form. You may recognize Jack's candle stand from issue 267 of Fine Woodworking Magazine
12:15-1:00:  Lunch
After Lunch (1:00 until 4:00…or perhaps later):David Wilson will be our guest presenter for this event.  A graduate ofNorth Bennett Street School's two-year cabinet and furniture making program, David set up a home and a store (Antick Furniture) in Lambertville, NJ where he makes and sells a wide range of furniture inspired by 18th century designs; from painted rustic beds, dressing tables and shelves to elaborately carved gaming tables and intricately inlaid sideboards. For a better sense of David's work, you can view his online gallery at and see more about his store at  We've pasted a few images below to whet your appetite.  For his demonstration, we've been discussing a focus on the highly stylized and abstracted flat chip carved technique done on the Hadley chest (as in the final photo below)...but we'll have the opportunity to explore other styles as well.

It will be a day not to be missed, and we hope to see you all there!Mark Maleski and Charlie Driggs, Chesapeake Chapter Leads
Here's a photo of David's work based on the Hadley chests from the Connecticut River Valley from about 1695-1725.  His demonstration will cover (but not necessarily be limited to) the carving for these chests.


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