Pins & Tales is the quarterly digital newsletter of SAPFM, published in Adobe PDF format. Issues are sent to current members at the end of March, June, September and December with the latest listings of classes, events, news and articles on research, construction and finishing of historical forms of furniture. Members also have access to all previous issues of the quarterly. This is just one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership.
The SAPFM editorial team is pleased to present the Autumn 2023 issue of our quarterly eMagazine Pins & Tales
Several of our regional chapters have meetings planned for this fall and you will find details in this issue along with coverage of what has been happening in our organization. Read about upcoming classes, events in the coming months and your fellow members and their work. Get to know other members better and see examples of their work and work spaces. One of our members was recognized for his work in the Veneer Tech Craftsman’s challenge and you don’t want to miss seeing this incredible piece, which will also be featured in the upcoming American Period Furniture, the SAPFM annual journal. We give you a preview of what’s in this year’s edition, and remind you to make sure your membership is current and your address is correct before the deadline at the end of October.
In this issue we feature a project inspired by a piece in last year’s journal that became the perfect wedding gift. Art director Julian Peters explores the variety of early stools and member Dan Currie walks us through the process of creating a thumbnail edge with hand tools. Editor Bob Lang reviews a new line of layout tools and presents some easy and inexpensive ways to improve the quality of photos of your work. Better photos make it simple for you to share your expertise with other SAPFM members. As always we cover recent and upcoming events from museums, historical sites and our regional chapters. Our listings of upcoming classes help you to develop your skills.
Pins & Tales is one of the many benefits of SAPFM membership along with our website and our annual journal, American Period Furniture. Make to spread the word about our society to your friends and neighbors, either in person or through your social media accounts. There are a lot more folks out there who could be enjoying our organization but aren’t aware of us yet. If you have an idea for an article for either of our publications get in touch with me to find out how easy it can be and how much it helps everyone in the organization when you share what you are working on.
Our publications, events and chapter meetings all depend on you to share your efforts in making furniture and helping our organization run smoothly. Make time to volunteer and explore the numerous ways to contribute. Every volunteer is important. Your local chapter always needs assistance planning, organizing and conducting meetings. If there isn’t an active chapter in your area, consider starting one or stepping up to revitalize one. At the national level we are on a search to fill important leadership roles and positions on our board. You might be the ideal candidate.
What we gain from our membership is directly related to what we give back; we hope that you stay involved in keeping SAPFM healthy and growing.