The Society of American Period Furniture Makers

SAPFM Chapter News and Discussions => Chesapeake Chapter => Topic started by: Mark Maleski on October 08, 2015, 11:35:53 AM

Title: Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting
Post by: Mark Maleski on October 08, 2015, 11:35:53 AM
The Chesapeake Chapter has just concluded our Fall 2015 meeting, and are ready to share some details of our Spring 2016 meeting (keeping in mind that the next big SAPFM event is the annual meeting in Williamsburg).  Although the date has not been determined, we will target a Saturday in March, April, or May for our next chapter meeting.  Additional details are as follows:

Location: Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe in York, PA. 

Bess Naylor provided an idyllic setting for us last spring, and we'll return to her shop sometime after the snow melts and before summer vacation season begins.

 - Member Spotlight:  Chapter member Brian Cunfer will give a presentation on reproduction of Windsor chairs.  Brian initially trained in Windsor chairmaking at the John C. Campbell Folk School and has studied under Curtis Buchanan. He regularly teaches chairmaking 1-on-1 in his shop.  Check out his website at

 - Featured presenter: Chris Storb will share his insights into original 18th century carvings, informed by his access to the 18th century masterpieces, and discuss how he develops period-accurate reproductions.   He will also discuss some of the pitfalls to be avoided that don't accurately represent period carving.  Through his role as Dietrich American Foundation Conservator at Philadelphia Museum of Art, Chris has studied and copied the carvings of 18th century Philadelphia carvers. Through his conservation work at PMA, he has duplicated, repaired, or created from scratch many of the carvings you see in the galleries. He has authored articles on conservation (Antiques & Fine Art) and carving (Popular Woodworking).   He also has a fantastic blog on period furniture and conservation:

We will announce the dates and begin registration early in 2016 (perhaps after the annual meeting and Colonial Williamsburg conference). In addition to the topics above, we hope to see many Show & Tell items, so finish up any in-process projects and plan to bring them in!

Mark & Charlie
Title: Re: Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting
Post by: Mark Maleski on February 22, 2016, 01:30:23 PM
We have scheduled this chapter meeting for 4 June, 2016.  We'll open registration in ~mid-April.