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This blog is used by the Web Administrator to list updates to the website. This blog is summarized on the front page to make it easy for the members it locate new material without having to go  through the entire site. 

  • March 15, 2019 7:26 AM | James Russell (Administrator)

    Most  recent Board Meeting minutes posted to the Members section. Go the the Members section or click here Board Meeting Minutes March 14, 2019

  • March 11, 2019 11:11 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Guild meeting took place at Wellesley Free Library.

  • February 28, 2019 10:34 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Working with wood slabs is a subset of fine woodworking.  It requires an attractive and strong support for the slab, joinery, and finishing.  No slab based tables are alike and they can be very attractive as is one of Andrew's creations in ambrosia pictured on the Home page.  Andrew writes about his experience with slab based tables and benches with respect to procuring and working with slabs.  It's a quick read and provides his woodworker's viewpoints in Slab Mania.

  • February 28, 2019 10:32 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Jim describes his piece influenced by Thomas Moser influenced by Asian design.  In this table, Jim included some tricky joinery and bowed cross pieces.  Some of this is mindful of a piece that Jim helped me with.  That was  a cabinet that is suspended from a table that uses a similar cross-frame structure and "inverted" legs. 

    I remember Jim and me visiting a Thomas Moser showroom in Boston and marveling over his designs and workmanship.  While my piece was designed from the Mission style, Jim has taken his piece to the East with airy, delicate, and aesthetic features.  For a description of the piece by Jim click Asian Influence Table.

  • February 17, 2019 1:50 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Moved Period Furniture article by Jim Allen to the Resources -> Papers and Articles section.  Both Part 1 and Part 2 are listed under Papers and Articles.

  • February 17, 2019 1:40 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    See the slide show for pictures of Will Neptune's presentation at the February, 2019 meeting entitled “Engineering a Table with Drawers”.  Pictures taken by Tom Shirley in Vincent's absence.

  • February 01, 2019 11:22 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Applying dyes on wood to generate a specific appearance can be a trial and error exercise.  As Andrew Davis writes, it takes considerable experimenting and several dyes before the desired color materializes.  This can be a costly endeavor.  Read Andrew's article Something to Dye For to read more.

    With another topic in the article Andrew wonders about the ability to develop a tools library for the guild.

  • February 01, 2019 11:20 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    After seeing an exceptional furniture piece, have you ever wondered what was his/her motivation for the design, the joinery, or even the build process?  John George reveals his thinking for these and other choices in a wonderfully organized and detailed description of his Bowed Apron Night Stand.  It's a remarkable description and a must read from one of the Guild's outstanding woodworkers.

  • February 01, 2019 8:03 AM | James Russell (Administrator)

    A video of our monthly meeting from May 2016 (an oldie but a goodie) has been added to the video library.

    Design & Joinery of Curved Parts by Mickey Callahan EMGW Mar 2016

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