Author Topic: First Meeting of (Chesapeake) Regional Chapter to be held on Saturday, April 9th  (Read 3011 times)

Bert Bleckwenn

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A new regional chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) is being formed to serve the Maryland region and surrounding areas of Northern Virginia, West Virginia, Lower Pennsylvania, Delaware and the Washington DC metro area.

If you are interested in attending the first meeting, please register by responding back to Bert Bleckwenn ( [email protected] ) for the first regional chapter meeting in the Maryland area to be held at the Woodworkers Club on Saturday, April 9th from 10:00AM to 4:00PM.  A $20 meeting/refreshment/Lunch fee will be charged on the day of the meeting when you sign in.

Pre-registration is required, so please RSVP by responding to me at [email protected] along with signing up for lunch and identifying any dietary restrictions or other special needs. There will be a fee of $10.00 to cover meeting costs along with a nominal lunch & refreshments fee of $10.00 for a total cost of $20.00 per attendee which will be collected when you sign in at the start of the meeting between 10:00-10:30AM.  Please let me know if you have dietary restrictions or prefer to go out over lunch as I will either attempt to accommodate your needs or waive the lunch fee.  However, I encourage you to stay for lunch as activities will continue to occur throughout the lunch hour.  

We have an exciting agenda planned which will be highlighted by a presentation and demonstration of Carving the Cabriole Leg for a Low Bedstead by Kaare Loftheim.  Kaare Loftheim is the Journeyman Cabinetmaker in the Hays Cabinetmaking Shop at Colonial Williamsburg and, as such is a very accomplished cabinetmaker and demonstrator. You will get to see first hand and up close the process for roughing out and carving the intricate components of the Cabriole leg along with Kaare's usual commentary and wit while working on the leg.  

Besides a business meeting to formalize a new regional SAPFM chapter, the agenda will include a lot of time for introductions, socializing, a member Tool Exchange and a member Show & Tell since this is our first meeting and we need to get to know each other.

AGENDA (detailed agenda included in attachment)
  • Sign In, Log your Show & Tell and Tool Exchange items
  • Welcome, Agenda Review
  • Member and Guest Introductions
  • Chapter Formation
  • Extended Lunch, Socialization, Show & Tell, Tool Exchange
  • Featured Demonstration: Carving a Cabriole Leg by Kaare Loftheim, Journeyman Cabinetmaker at the Hays Cabinetmaking Shop, Colonial Williamsburg

Further details will be provided to those who register. (Agenda, Driving Directions, Show&Tell Form and Tool Exchange Form are attached as PDF files)

Come join me for an exciting day.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2011, 09:16:55 AM by Bert A. Bleckwenn »
Regards,
Bert A. Bleckwenn

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I was in Williamsburg this past weekend and got some time to talk with Kaare and thanked him for taking time to come talk to us.  Sounds like it will be a great presentation and he is a wealth of information.  Looking forward to it.

kerry grubb

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If there are any members in the northeast/Delaware area planning on attending the meeting that would like to carpool let me know.I am located right off of I-95 in northern Maryland.  I can either drive someone or pitch in with gas money.

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I appologize in advance for any confusion, but I have accepted an offer to ride with someone to the meeting. Therefore I will not be able to drive anyone.

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Not a problem, Kerry. It looks like I'll have one or two seats available. I'll be coming from South Jersey, across the Del. Mem. Br., and can pick up furniture makers, galoots or sawdustmongers at NJTP Exit 1 or along I-95 in Delaware. Reply here, send me e-mail or call me at 856-451-4316.
William Duffield, Loxahatchee Toolworks, on the Cohansey

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Just got back from the first Chesapeake Chapter meeting. Thanks to Bert Blekwenn for doing a fantastic job of putting things together. The turnout was great and Kaare  Loftheim did a great job with the presentation as well. Looking forward to the next meeting.