Spring SAPFM Meeting April 13/14 2013


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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).  Some of you will remember we held our last St. Louis SAPFM meeting  was held there.

Program:  Mike Siemsen of Minnesota (http://www.schoolofwood.com/ ) will be coming to give talks on several aspects of his school, his work, and specifically, 18th century clocks and clock cases.

We also have a tour set up with the St. Louis Art Museum, and like we had a few years ago, there is a good chance there will be some pieces set aside to be more ?hands on.?  A great opportunity to see period pieces close up!

Costs:  As usual, we are aiming to keep costs low.  But since there are expenses, specifically for our presenters travel costs, we will be asking for a small fee, tbd.  Thinking $25-45 per person, depending on attendance.

So, please let me know as soon as you can whether you will make it or not!  And you can all expect to hear from me again in the near future!

Thanks, Cal

We are coming up on the Gateway Chapter Spring SAPFM meeting, it?s less than 2 weeks away!  Several of you I have heard from, many of you I have not.  SO??This is my appeal to you to come to the meeting!  We have a great presenter and a tour of one of the best period collections in our part of the world!  Please, please, please come to the meeting, but of course, let me know one way or another!

AND?.BRING SHOW AND TELL!  We love to see what others are making, and if you are like me, it?s nice to be around somebody who cares!

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For reference, here are the details (also in the attachment):

Date:  April 13-14, 2012                                  Time: 9 am till 5 pm on Sat, 9 to 12 on Sunday

Location:              Steeplechase Shop (Shop of Kent Atkins)
                                8 Steeplechase Ct
                                St. Louis, MO 63131
                                A map to the location is at    http://goo.gl/maps/qqqem

Kent?s shop is wonderfully appointed with the best in tools.  So much so that it was featured in Popular Woodworking Magazine, February 2011.  See
But in case you are thinking the shop is too clean, you will be wowed by the array of awesome furniture that Kent puts out, month after month.  Kent has offered tours of his pieces to attendees.

Saturday Schedule:
9:00-9:30 am                      Meet and Greet. Have a cup of coffee, introduce and reacquaint yourselves, find a familiar face and see what everyone has been up to.

9:30-11:00 am                    Show and Tell.  Show off your latest project.  Bring it if you can, or share pictures, either paper or electronic.  Take a few minutes to talk about what you are working on in the shop.  This has been a huge part of our Gateway meetings ? let?s continue the tradition.

11:00-12:00 pm                Presentation ? Mike Siemsen (see http://www.schoolofwood.com/ )
Mike will introduce himself, and go through his background and experience as a furniture maker, teacher, and supplier of clock movements (see http://www.greenlakeclock.com/ )

12:00-12:45 pm                Lunch ? Menu to be determined

12:45-3:00 pm                    Mike Siemsen Continues ? Mike will go over the construction of two tall case clocks that he will bring from his shop.  Included will be discussions on movements and how a case is built to accommodate the movement, and overall clock case construction.

3:00-3:30 pm                      Adjourn and Drive to St. Louis Art Museum

3:30-5:00 pm                      Tour of the Period Furniture Collection at the St. Louis Art Museum with David Conradsen ? David, Curator of Decorative Arts and Design, will give a tour of the American period furniture collection and period rooms, which are very nice.  David has also established a room where there will be selected pieces on display for ?hands on? exclusively for our group.  This is a rare opportunity!  (see http://www.slam.org/ )

Later                                      Those who choose may want to find a place for a beverage of choice, I am partial to Schneidhorst, on Lindbergh!

Sunday Schedule:
9:00-9:30 am                      Social time ? have a cup of coffee, etc.

9:30 ? 11:30 am                Mike Siemsen ? Mike will discuss producing working drawings for building furniture, along with his processes for scaling drawings from photographs, an invaluable skill for those reproducing period furniture.

11:30 ? 12:00pm              Wrap Up ? Discussion on next meeting, direction of the Chapter, suggestions for future topics, presenters, locations, and leadership.
Greatings Everyone--The program looks great, thanks Cal, Kent and everyone else working to make this happen. 

I recently acquired an air filter that I'm thinking of bringing to sell or trade.  It's a JDS Air-Tech 750-ER including a replaement filter and a remote control.  I've never used it but I know the original owner and it has seen little use and is in good working condition.  It's heavy (62 lbs) and bulky (34" X 24" X 12") so I'm hoping to get some general indication of interest before I haul it back up the basement stairs and pack it in the backseat.

I'm asking $200 but I am more than willing to talk trade.

Here's a link for more info:  http://jdstools.com/air-tech750-er.aspx

Anyway, look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.

Really looking forward to seeing some of you this weekend.

For those that are interested and are in town, we will be gathering at Schneithorst, near 40(I-64) and Lindbergh, at 6 on Friday night (4/12). 

Actual address is:

1600 South Lindbergh
Ladue, MO 63131


Hope to see you there!  Cal