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Mark Maleski

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Registration Now Open for Spring 2016 Chapter Meeting
« on: April 20, 2016, 09:32:56 AM »
Dear SAPFM Members,
Registration is now open (!!) for the next SAPFM Chesapeake Chapter meeting on 4 June 2016 at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe in York, PA. Info and location on our host venue is here:  You may register by sending an email to [email protected] signalling your intent to attend (and note any dietary restrictions you may have).  Please bring $25 (exact change preferred) to cover food and incidentals.  Also bring a chair, as the venue doesn't have nearly enough for us all (we may be challenged to all fit comfortably in the space, so a chair with small footprint is best).  We'll conduct sign-in from 9:00-9:30 (coffee and donuts provided) and begin our program thereafter.  New this time, we'll have a vintage tool tailgate sale in the parking area prior to the meeting (tentatively from 7:00-9:00, but we'll send updates to registered attendees as we get more info on when sellers plan to arrive).

The planned agenda for our meeting is as follows:
- Short intro session to discuss chapter objectives and plans
- Member Spotlight:  Chapter member Brian Cunfer will give a presentation on the 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, and through chair camps throughout the year.  He has a wealth of knowledge to share with the rest of us, and it will be a very valuable session.  Check out his website at
 - Member Show & Tell: Finish up any in-process projects and plan to bring them in.  It need not be a completed project - we're also interested in jigs you've created to solve a difficult problem, or any methods you've devised.  As with recent meetings, this session will likely be held as a "working lunch."

 - 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 the Dietrich American Foundation Conservator at Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA), 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 quite a few  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:

Lastly, these meetings are wonderful recruiting events for the chapter...please think about any potential future members and extend this invitation to them (we welcome first-time guests).  The space limits us to ~40 attendees, but we'd rather be cramped than turn people away!