Total number of attendees: 15
Jim (President) opened the meeting at 7:31pm
Dave Potts (Finance): Couldn’t provide finance numbers this month
- Two new attendees
- Scott -- worked as a carpenter his whole life, still interested in woodworking
- John (was at last meeting): Completed shelves to start, was hooked. Now working on farmhouse table
- Discussion on different slabs and lumber and where to get it
- John: Just doing handyman work, looking to learn some stuff
- Ryan: Woodworking for 3 years, got his own business (framed signs, etc)
- Phil talked about turning [pic 1]
- Took trip to Tuscon for gem show, visited flea market
- Got the chance to buy some iron wood
- Turned it into a lazy Susan, but regular tools dulled immediately, and carbide had trouble. Definitely a challenge
- Showed a birdseye maple lazy Susan
- In his backyard, he got an oak tree burl, and turned a nice bowl
- Harry showed off his shaker boxes, he’s made about 15 years (has made over 250 of them). [pics 2 & 3]
- Went up to Peter’s Valley for a course by Wilson, where they made about 6 boxes, couple of trays.
- When he went home, he tried to repeat it, and was able to, so he kept at it
- Did sketches on the lid; takes a photograph, scales to fit, traces outline, inks it in, then does the lettering
- Issue with inking is the special pen that marks on everything
- Showing off quartersawn cherry
- Uses a copper tray, maybe 48" long. Puts in water 180 degrees or more, soaks the wood for a period of time, then takes it out and wraps it over a form for the curved pieces
- Drying forms on the inside to help it keep its form while the wood dries
- Uses spray lacquer when its done for a finish
- Dave did a demo on half-blind dovetails [pic 4 & 5]
- Used a 5/8" face and 1/2" side
- Scribe with a marking gauge (he used a wheel gauge)
- You need 1/8" at least for the front piece for a router cut half-blind, so if you make it thinner, it shows that it is hand cut
- Used a divider to layout/step off the tails
- Sawed with rip cut dovetail saw. He also noted that sawing is the key, don’t try to clean up with chisel later. Saw it right to begin with
- Doesn’t use fret saw -- uses chisel to chisel out remainder
- Transcribed the tails to the pins
- Cut the pieces at an angle to get some of it out
- Used chisels to clean out the joint on one
- Great job!
Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sep 7th at 7:15pm, where Tom Callistaro will present his cedar plank canoe.
In November, Justin DePalma will show his Cabriole leg cutting method.
Meeting concluded at 9:07pm.