April Meeting

Tuesday, April 18, 7:00 PM

Designing and Building Workshop Furniture

Presenters: Hal Brown, Mike Payst, Roger Sanwald


Hal Brown will share his design process and build for an assembly table that he completed. His goal was to have a flat surface that would accommodate building a bird house or a sixty inch vanity. Additionally, the table had to offer storage space for tools, hardware, etc. used in the assembly process. The assembly table has some features seen in a Festool MFT table, but also includes electrical outlets and table mobility.


Mike Payst will describe a portable bench vise appliance that he is developing. One feature is a steel guide rod which replaces the traditional wooden parallel guide and pivot pin. This vise appliance can be held in a face/end vise or clamped to a bench (or picnic table).


Roger Sanwald will share a specialized design for a wood storage rack he constructed. The design features multiple storage options designed to allow ease of access, good visibility of contents, and accommodation of a wide range of wood dimensions including a rear pocket for sheet goods. Fine Woodworking published an article on this rack in the Methods of Work section of their Dec, 2013 issue. This will be a PowerPoint presentation with photos of the construction details, dimensions, features, and subsequent modifications. 

Host: Mike Payst 




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