SAPFM-ORV Fall Meeting Sept 9 & 10, 2023 at Woodcraft in Columbus, OH

Added to Calendar: 09-09-23, 09-10-23

David Conley

Well-known member
SAPFM – ORV Chapter,

1) Sept 9 and 10th was the only weekend that the Woodcraft Store had open this Fall. Ohio State has a home football game against Youngstown State University. So, Columbus will be crazy. But, I was able to get a block of room at the hotel that we have been staying at. Depending on when the game starts, the Saturday dinner could be a challenge.

2) You may want to go ahead and reserve your hotel room.


Society of American Period Furniture Makers

Ohio River Valley Chapter


SATURDAY, Sept 9, 2023

1. Open doors at 10:00am

Arrive, relax, have some coffee

2. Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00am – 12:00pm
The “show and tell” is an ice breaker. Please bring anything you would like to show off. If you have a special piece, a project or even a jig, please bring them. For those who haven’t attended a previous meeting, this is a quick introduction, a display of your skills, interests, projects both past and present, jig, etc. It can even be a request for help in a particular area. After we go around the room, we will break for 30 min. During this break, you can seek out the other members who have similar interests and/or have already built a project/jig you want to build. This break will give you the opportunity to meet and establish a new friendship, pick their brains, and continue communicating with them after the meeting. This is extremely helpful for highly specialized niches, like inlays, marquetry, carving, Bombay chest, etc.

2a) Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00 - 11:30am

Name, where you live, your past and present projects, classes, and/or your particular interest and your Show & Tell item if you brought one. …

2b) Break to discuss Show & Tell one-on-one, 11:30am-12:00pm

Also, we will have another swap meet. If you've got something to sell or trade, please bring it.

3. Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00pm

4. Demonstrations 1:00pm to 5:00pm

4.a How to make a wooden molding plane by Tod Herrli (2hrs)

4.b Sliding stop dovetail by Charles Murray (1hr)

4.c Making your own veneer by Dick Reese (1hr)

SUNDAY, Sept 10, 2023

Breakfast (on your own)

5. Demonstrations 9:00am – 12:00pm

5.a Your favorite tool & why (bring the tool, if you can) – Group Discussion (1hr)

5.b Design and layout of Acanthus Leaves by Dave Boeff

5.c HANDS ON: Acanthus leaves carving by Dave Boeff

6. Wrap-up, 12:00 - 12:30pm

Woodcraft – Columbus, Ohio Address:

1077 Bethel Rd

Columbus, OH 43220

(614) 273-0488

HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS (10 minutes from Woodcraft):
Courtyard Columbus Worthington​

7411 Vantage Drive​

Columbus, OH 43235​

(614) 436-7070​

Group Name: 2023.04.14 American Period Furniture Makers Group

Group Rate: $ 119.00 + tax

Call to reserve: 1-614-436-7070

Reservation cutoff date: August 8, 2023.

Cancellation Policy: 48hrs advance notice


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