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The Ohio River Valley Chapter will meet on April 27 and 28, 2024 at Woodcraft in Columbus, OH

The New England chapter is planning their next meeting in April (specific date is TBD). Freddy Roman will be our featured presenter.

The Tidewater Chapter will hold its next meeting with a tour of historic sites and presentation by 2018 Cartouche Award winner Ray Journigan.  

After a four year hiatus, Lie-Nielsen has a small number of Hand Tool Events planned in 2024!  SAPFM's Southern California chapter is planning to participate in Lie-Nielsen's Hand Tool Event at Palomar College near San Diego, CA. They will help participants learn more about period furniture, furniture-making techniques, and about SAPFM.

At these events, Lie-Nielsen brings their full line of hand tools to each venue and set up a Lie-Nielsen shop for two days. They will demonstrate essential hand tool techniques for everyday woodworking that are useful to both professionals and amateurs. Events are hands-on: we encourage you to come try our tools, ask questions, and experience how woodworking with hand tools is rewarding, quiet, and surprisingly efficient.

Dear Fellow Woodworkers and SAPFM Members,

We are happy and excited to report that we are having a meeting again this Spring.  We will meet Friday night, Saturday and Sunday (March 15,16, and 17 2024), at Cerritos College

Our presenter will be, Master Plane Maker, Tod Herrli, from Indiana.  He will discuss and explain the design and how to make Hollows and Rounds planes, including how to use them.  Tod teaches and lectures on plane making in workshops around the country, including the Marc Adams School of Woodworking and when it was operating, at Mike Dunbar’s, The Windsor Institute.  He has appeared on the PBS television programs, “The Woodwright’s Shop” and “The American Woodshop”, and has published articles in woodworking magazines along with his DVD’s.  S

  • Friday Night, Tod will show pictures of his work and discuss what we will accomplish over the weekend.
  • Saturday, Tod will explain and make a pair of Hollow and Round Planes and has graciously offered to donate them to us.  We will provide a lunch as usual.
  • Saturday Night, we are planning a dinner meeting at a nearby restaurant to discuss future SAPFM events and a continuation of woodworking stories we all love hear and tell.  Dinner will also be included in the Seminar cost.
  • Sunday, Tod will demonstrate and discuss how to use them and then we will have some “hands on” time to actually use them and practice making some moldings.  Lunch will be provided as usual.

Please save the date.  We will get the registration form and Agenda out in the next week, so be on the lookout for our email. SAPFM members who haven't selected the Southern California chapter as one of your primary chapters: please contact Bob or Brad at [email protected] and we can get you signed up.

We are looking forward to this Seminar, and having Tod to share their knowledge, expertise and accomplishments. 

The Society of American
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