Pins & Tales is published quarterly by The Society of American Period Furniture Makers and is one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership.

We are pleased to release the Winter 2020 issue of Pins & Tales, the SAPFM e-Magazine.

SAPFM P&T Winter 2020

I hope that this final Pins & Tales newsletter for 2020 finds you safe and well. This year has been a challenge for all of us, as individuals and as an organization. As we move into a new year, please remember that we’re all in this together. Although the pandemic has kept us physically apart, we can still enjoy each other’s company and share our passion for making furniture. This e-Magazine is one of those ways and SAPFM is working on more ways for local chapters and individuals to stay connected.

This January will see changes to events that have been traditionally held in conjunction with the Colonial Williamsburg "Working wood in the 18th Century" conference, including the SAPFM members meeting, Cartouche award banquet, and the annual in-person board meeting. Because the conference has "gone virtual" our events will also be held online. You can read about these changes and the changing of the guard as we welcome a new president and new board members. You'll also learn about the recipient of this year's Cartouche award.

Also in this edition of Pins & Tales are stories about projects your fellow members have been working on including an amazing table from Bob Stevenson, a tall case clock and a desk from Peach State members Steve Quehl and Jay Stallman, a great shaper jig from Ronnie Young and a William & Mary inspired chest of drawers from our art director Julian Peters. Several of our chapters have been busy as well. Read about their meetings and a new platform for online meetings that will soon be available for all of our chapters.

This quarterly newsletter is one of the many benefits of your membership, along with our annual journal, American Period Furniture. There is a tremendous value in moving through difficult times in the company of kindred spirits. Moving forward we ask that you check in on your fellow members, and make use of our online forums and social media to share what you’re working on. Our publications will continue as scheduled, and now may be the time for you to get started on that article you’ve been meaning to get to “one of these days”. I’m here to make it as easy as possible for you to contribute content to the newsletter or journal.

-- Bob Lang, editor


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