Total # of Attendees: 23
- Dave opened the meeting at 7:38 PM.
- New People:
- Chris Sandy (violin player & nutritionist)
- Joe (Chris’ friend) plays the ukulele
Rickold – retired and dabbles in woodworking
- Ray Rosen – remodeling contractor/trim carpenter; building furniture; club member in Maryland
- Dave Potts (Treasurer):
- 20 paid members for year so far
- Amount is $2771.49 (with the $100 tonight)
- Mark talked about the Traditional Small Craft Association – does a bid & buy (tool auction). Suggested that we auction off at low prices for new folks
- Also suggested we move dinner to Iron Hill Brew in Maple Shade (1/2 price beer on 1st Thursday). Just down King’s Highway, about a mile from church meeting place
- Matthew brought a cutting gauge that he made by hand – he bought some blades by Hock.
- Delaware tool exchange just got in 100 books in – some really good older ones
- Pam to talk about Violin construction
- From Oregon, started playing Cello. Studied in music in PA
- Captivated by idea of making Cello
Four years in violin making school, then got job in Philadelphia (off & on for 30 years)
- Showed off some of the basics of creating the violin
- Get wood from supplier, will cut down middle and book match it
- Get block with tighter grain
- Use corner blocks for corners, end pieces, then tab of hot glue/hide glue
- Bend the ribs, using a piece of hot metal to warm it gradually, then shape it into the form you wanted
- Starting out, not that much theory - key was to get control of tools and get accuracy.
- Created their own workshop, to make instruments there to support their lifestyle
- Made what she was interested in, then sold them
- Talked about the portable Cello from World War I that fascinated her
- Interesting discussion on egg white, gum Arabic, sugar, honey etc. to let it soak in, then apply coat of varnish. This would help it absorb evenly
- Showed cute tool for marking inlay
- Mike mentioned the need to do wainscoting around the columns – needs helps. He will send a note around
- Next Meeting on Thursday, May 3rd at 7:30 PM. Chuck Bender will come down from Jim Thorpe to speak
- The meeting concluded at 9:00 PM.