September 2016

Sep 1, 2016

Total # of Attendees: 21


  1. Jim (President) opened the meeting at 7:31 PM

  2. Introduced some new folks

    1. Rory

    2. Sean

    3. Mike

    4. Carlos

  3. Welcome to all

  4. Dave was talking about his lawn chair

    1. No glue in it, held together with screws or joinery (mortise & tenon)

    2. Sapele wood

    3. Planning to cut all the curves, then decided to laminate the pieces

    4. 1/8” cut off table saw and squished into forms, glued up

    5. For finish, thinking of tung oil or boiled linseed oil. Not planning to have it outside

    6. Folds up to 9 inches thick

    7. Two pieces are critical, holding up back support & seat

    8. Used barrel hinges on the key pivot points

    9. Thought about cutting in star on top, but went through the reasons why he decided against it

Dave's lawn chair being studied by various members of the guild


  1. Kevin D presented on Woodwright’s shop 5-day benchwork class in Pittsboro

    1. Five day class held in Pittsboro NC (near Raleigh)

    2. Focused exclusively on Hand Tool skills

    3. Did hand tool joinery (dovetails, through mortises, etc.)

    4. Use of specialized molding planes

    5. Hand tool store upstairs

    6. Kevin will email out presentation to group

  2. Jim brought up the idea of a December meeting for auction for tools. We will have an auction and give away then

  3. Jim put out feelers to Philly Ship Preservation Society, for a tour of the ship; he is waiting for their response (Saturday tour)

  4. Meeting at Independence Seaport Museum in Philly. Not sure if they are going to charge us (Jim will be in touch with them, and will report back). Potential Saturday meeting for November

  5. Mike has someone for the October meeting

  6. If you haven’t gotten on Salman’s email list, you won’t get email. Especially important for new folks

  7. Treasurer $4449.49 in treasury; 28 current paying members

  8. John discussed Lee Valley Veritas Mark II sharpening system

  9. Hearne Hardwoods Open House Sep 30 – Oct 1

  10. Jim talked about the club tools & materials (Worksharp, DVDs, books, etc.)

  11. Meeting concluded at 8:50pm