April Guild Meeting: Chair-making Basics with Tom McLaughlin

  • April 13, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • HNE Millwork, 325 New Boston Street, Unit 3, Woburn

In this presentation, Tom will overview the approach and highlight techniques used in making a traditional mortise and tenon dining chair. Using a craftsman style dining chair as an example, he will demonstrate how to simplify the process when working from full-sized drawings, making accurate patterns, cutting compound joinery, adding detail with hand tools, and more.


Bio for Tom McLaughlin

Beginning with a rare three-year apprenticeship alongside master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore in North Carolina, Tom has enjoyed designing and making commission and Custom Furniture full-time since 1990.

His designs have received recognition and numerous awards during his twenty-year membership with the prestigious New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association.

Since 2001, Tom has also been teaching furniture making from his shop in Canterbury New Hampshire, and currently online through his website epicwoodworking.com

Most recently he has been featured as host of the public television’s Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking.

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