Another meeting double-header. We will start with our annual auction of tools and woodworking supplies. Rules for donating or entering your materials into the auction will be published in February.
The second half will be demonstrations by various Guild members of their favorite techniques for sharpening tools. Come learn, critique, argue about and otherwise enjoy the show.
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Join us for an interactive discussion of furniture-making problems, solutions, methods and techniques.
Just as Jim Russell made hide glue believers of many of you last year, open your minds and let Jim show you amazing things that can be done with a hand plane.
Power planers, jointers and table saws are wonderful labor saving devices when it comes to milling up lumber for our projects. Hand planes remain the most versatile and indispensable tool that perfects wood surfaces left by power planers and jointers, cleans up saw marks left by the table saw and gets our wood flat. As the most precise tool in the workshop, it is the perfect for fitting joints and joining wood.
In this session we will discuss how most woodworkers can achieve wonderful results with just one or two planes. We will do practical demonstrations of modern day shop situations where hand planes provide the most accurate and efficient solutions. We will use the same plane to work on veneers as thin as 1/28" and lumber as thick as 4", show how to improve the surface left by a planer or jointer, and fit joints. We will show how shooting boards provide an amazing "next level" of accuracy when bringing your lumber to length or making the infamous miter joint.
We will address the ultimate plane issues:
Will Neptune, master craftsman and teacher, winner of the Cartouche Award from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, former instructor at North Bennett Street School, and a favorite presenter of the Guild will demonstrate hinge selection and installation.
Each type of hinge has layout and cutting strategies, but first you need to understand how it behaves when opening and closing. It is important to know how to draft and test the action of a hinge before starting to build a piece. Will plans to cover butt hinges for doors and boxes, drop-leaf, card table and slant top desk hinges. Each one of these has a trick that may not be obvious the first time you try it.