The Society of American Period Furniture Makers

SAPFM Chapter News and Discussions => Chesapeake Chapter => Topic started by: Mark Maleski on October 18, 2017, 08:21:54 AM

Title: Register NOW for Chesapeake Chapter Fall 2017 Meeting (18 Nov 2017)
Post by: Mark Maleski on October 18, 2017, 08:21:54 AM
Greetings SAPFM Members!  Registration is NOW OPEN for SAPFM Chesapeake Chapter’s next meeting on Saturday, 18 November at The School at Annapolis Woodworks (3312 Rodeo Drive, Davidsonville, MD).  Please send an email to [email protected] to register for this meeting; include any food allergies, and let us know if you'll be bringing any books, shooting boards, and/or projects for show-and-tell.  Our agenda for the day is subject to change, but we expect it will be as follows:

8:00-8:30 Check-in, socialize, and consume donuts/coffee.

8:30 – 9:00  Chapter discussion. We like to keep this brief, but do want to take the opportunity to plan for upcoming chapter activities with those assembled.  We'll discuss some opportunities for upcoming home tours, potential volunteer work with house museums, and similar.  We'll also provide a summary from our recent joint demo with the Delaware Valley Chapter at Hearne Hardwoods' Open House.

9:00-10:00:  Member Projects Show & Tell. We have a few volunteers already but are currently seeking additional volunteers for this session.  Please consider what 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.  Participation in show-and-tell has been lean for our past few meetings, although through informal discussions with attendees it's obvious that there's much interesting work being produced.  These meetings are enriched through user participation, so please engage and contribute through show and tell!

10:00 – 10:45  Special Topic: Woodworking and Furniture Books.  SAPFM President Dale Ausherman wrote in the latest Pins and Tales about the importance of a solid woodworking library.  We agree!  Bring in your favorite book(s) and be prepared to share with the group and answer the following questions: (1) How would you categorize the book ("furniture book" or "woodworking instructional book," or something else?); (2) How often do you read or reference the book?; (3) What separates the book from others of its type?; and (4) is the book readily available on the open market?  We had a lively discussion at our last meeting about new books on the market (primarily focused on those authored by fellow SAPFM members), and highlighted some useful auction catalogs, with many participants taking notes and perusing through the books during breaks.  Let's do it again, with a broader sampling of books this time!

10:45 – 11:30  Special Topic: Shooting Boards.  We'd like members to bring any shooting boards they've constructed, especially if done for specialized use (special angles, etc).  Have a deluxe commercially-built shooting board?  Bring it and discuss.  Have a thrown-together shooting board made from mdf and sheet rock screws that works perfectly well for you?  Bring it and discuss.  Have a special plane you use for shooting?  Bring it and discuss.  We're hoping to see a variety of approaches that we can compare and contrast, and have a lively discussion about the projects that these boards have been used on.

Lunch will be brought in.  Please let us know if you have any food allergies or avoidances.

After Lunch (1:00 until…?):  Troy Beall will be both our host and our featured presenter.  Troy is the founder of The School at Annapolis Woodworks, where he has hosted classes by leading period furniture experts (e.g., Steve Latta and Mike Mascelli). Many will also know him from his presentation at the Woodworking Shows in Baltimore and through his hosting of the Annapolis Woodworkers Guild.  An excellent teacher in his own right, students of his school are represented among Early American Life's Directory of Traditional American Crafts and he's a highly sought-after lecturer at historic sights (e.g., his recent presentation on traditional woodworking methods to the Friends of Montpelier History Lecture Series, and demonstrations at the Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery).  Troy's presentation will focus on ornamental inlay for neoclassical furniture; he'll cover all aspects of creating and applying banding, different types of inlay and paterae, and the furniture forms in which it is applied.  When planning this session, Troy volunteered that he has enough topic material to cover as many hours as people are willing to listen/watch - so this will be a deep dive into the world of neoclassical embellishment.  It'll be a day not to be missed, and we hope to see you all there!

Meeting Logistics: 
 - We will collect $45 at the door to cover the cost of this meeting.  That's slightly higher than we typically collect, and we hope to be be able to lower that fee depending on final registration numbers and final lunch costs, but at this time that's our best estimate that will cover the total cost of the meeting.   
 - Parking at the school is limited, though ample parking is available nearby...we may need to organize a carpool to cover the last mile. We'll organize that detail as we collect registration emails.

Your Chapter Leads,
Mark Maleski and Charlie Driggs