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BY SAM RHODES April 26, 2021 Updated June 7, 2021

The Indiana Chapter hosted a Zoom meeting on Saturday 22 May 2021. Our presenter was Cartouche winner Ray Journigan. Ray discussed his current project, a Charleston Rice Bed. Charleston Rice beds were some of the most elegantly carved tall post beds of the 18th century.

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The Gateway Chapter will be having a ZOOM meeting on June 25, 2021, at 7 pm (central). The purpose of the meeting will be to re-introduce each other to one another, talk about what you are working on, what you are planning or thinking about building, and in general to discuss the direction of our chapter.

This will be a low-pressure event and hopefully to simply catch up. Many of you may find you have people around the corner with similar interests. Hope you all can join! If you are interested, whether or not you are in the Gateway geographic area (which admittedly is huge!) please contact Calvin Hobbs at [email protected] with any questions.

All members will recieve an email about a week before the event to register.  Once registered you will receive a Zoom link with password. Thank you!


BY ARNIE MOORE May 11, 2021 Updated June 12, 2021

The Peach State Chapter had its Spring meeting on June 5, 2021. The meeting was held simultaniously in-person and live on Zoom. 

Steve Quehl discussed the design and construction of his Southern tall clock in the Federal Style. Steve designed his clock with strong influences from two clocks featured in Southern Furniture 1680 to 1830, The Colonial Williamsburg Collection. One of these clocks was from Lynchburg, Virginia (1814 to 1825) and one was from Hagerstown, Maryland (1995-1805). Steve discussed his clock in the Winter 2020 edition of Pins and Tales. Several photographs of Steve’s clock are featured in this article. Steve graciously attributes much of his success in this project to advice he received from fellow SAPFM members.

SAPFM members can view the full video here


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Have you ever seen woodcarvings where you wonder "How can this be carved by human hand"?

Mary May, who has been teaching woodcarving classes for the past 15 years, will be hosting a tour of the fabulous 17th century English woodcarver, Grinling Gibbons. His deeply ornate carvings often appear to defy gravity.

Originally scheduled for early May 2020, this tour has been rescheduled for September 20 - 30, 2021. Happily, there is an advantage to visiting London in 2021 ... it is the tercentenary (300th anniversary) of his death. Special celebrations and exhibits will be happening throughout London during this time.

The tour will focus on visiting churches, grand homes, palaces, and museums where his magnificent carvings are displayed such as St. Paul's Cathedral, Hampton Court Palace, and the Victoria and Albert Museum around London, England. The tour will also venture outside of London to Oxford and the Petworth House to view more of the amazing Gibbons work. There will be a few free days to explore on your own but most days will have guided tours focusing on learning, discovering and admiring his historic carvings.

Come join the fun and be inspired! More details here. Contact Mary May at [email protected] for more information.