Author Topic: SAPFM-ORV Chapter Fall Meeting October 8-9, 2016 Campus Martius Museum  (Read 3196 times)

David Conley

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SAPFM-ORV Chapter Fall Meeting October 8-9, 2016 Campus Martius Museum

We will be collecting approximately $20 per person for the speaker (Andrew Richmond) fee.   

Please remember to bring 1 or 2 pieces of period furniture that you have made for exhibit on Saturday at the museum.  Steve Arnold made arrangements for those of you arriving on Friday Oct. 7 to drop off your furniture at the museum by 5:30 pm before the cookout.  The exhibit is being advertised as a draw for the museum and hopefully will raise some revenue for the museum.  Your help with this will be greatly appreciated!! 
Please RSVP for the following meals:
1)   Friday night cookout at Steve Arnold’s house.
2)   Saturday night at The Levee House

Woodworking in America in Covington, KY on Sept 16-18, 2016.  We are looking for volunteers to attend the event.


Society of American Period Furniture Makers
Ohio River Valley Chapter

Proposed AGENDA

(Optional) FRIDAY, October 7, 2016
A cookout at Steve Arnold’s house (412 Sixth Street, Marietta, OH) from 6-8 pm for those who can make it.  He will need a head count for this cookout by September 26. 

SATURDAY, October 8, 2016
Campus Martius Museum, 601 2nd St, Marietta, OH 45750

1. Open doors at 10:00am
Arrive, relax, have some coffee

2. Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00am – 12:00pm
The “show and tell” is an ice breaker.  Please bring anything you would like to show off.  If you have a special piece, a project or even a jig, please bring them.  For those who haven’t attended a previous meeting, this is a quick introduction, a display of your skills, interests, projects both past and present, jig, etc. It can even be a request for help in a particular area. After we go around the room, we will break for 30 min. During this break, you can seek out the other members who have similar interest and/or have already built a project/jig you want to build. This break will give you the opportunity to meet and establish a new friendship, pick their brains, and continue communicating with them after the meeting. This is extremely helpful for highly specialized niches, like inlays, marquetry, carving, Bombay chest, etc.

2a) Introductions and Show & Tell, 11:00 - 11:30am
Name, where you live, your past and present projects, classes, and/or your particular interest and your Show & Tell item if you brought one. …

2b) Break to discuss Show & Tell one-on-one, 11:30am-12:00pm
Also, we will have another swap meet.  If you've got something to sell or trade, please bring it. 

3. Lunch, 12:00 – 1:00pm  (in the museum, about  $10-12 each)
4. Demonstrations
    Ohio Valley Inlay Furniture by Andrew Richmond and guided tour of museum;
         1:00 to 5:00pm

5.  Dinner:  For those who are interested in dinner with the group, we have a reservation at The Levee House Saturday evening.  Please RSVP.
The Levee House, 127 Ohio Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750,  Phone: (740) 374.2233

SUNDAY, March 20

Breakfast (on your own)

6. Demonstrations 8:30am – 12:00pm
     6a. Group discussion on how to make lunette inlay banding, and bandings in general
           (bring your inlay jigs and banding for the discussion)
     6b. Group discussion on sharpening gooseneck scrapers (looking for someone to lead this discussion and to sharpen a gooseneck scraper)

7. Wrap-up, 12:00 - 12:30pm

8. EXTRAS: Tours of the Blennerhassett Mansion (Parkersburg WVa. 12 miles down river) are available Sunday afternoon for anyone interested.  A Sternwheeler leaves Point Park to the island every hour on the hour from 12 noon to 3pm on Sunday with return trips every hour on the half hour. The last return trip is at 4:30 pm.  Cost is $15 for the boat ride and tour of the mansion.

Other worthwhile options are the Castle Museum at 414 Fourth Street, Marietta (open Sunday 12 - 4pm) Built in 1855 it is the finest example of Gothic Revival architecture in the state of Ohio.  Admission is $7.   

Henderson Hall built in 1836 and home to 5 generations of the same family is a fine example of an Italianate mansion and is located just outside Williamstown WVa and is furnished with furniture of the period. Open noon to 5pm on Sunday and admission is $5.

The Hotel for this meeting is the historic Hotel Lafayette, 101 Front St, Marietta, OH 45750 located in the heart of downtown Marietta at the corner of Front and Greene Streets and only 5 blocks from the Campus Martius Museum.  Rates are $83 a night for Queen, $93 for King, $78 for twin. Reservations must be made by September 12, 2016.  No continental breakfast but they have a full service dining room. 

The second option is The Comfort Suites 202 Cherry Tree Lane, Marietta, OH which is a brand new facility and opened less than a year ago.  It is about a 6-8 minute drive to the Campus Martius Museum.  Room rates are $86 per night plus tax for a King and $86 for 2 Queen beds.  Hot breakfast is included.  15 rooms have been blocked for Oct. 7 and 10 additional rooms for Oct. 8.  Reservations must be made by September 12.