May Meeting

Joinery - "How To's" from a Master Craftsman

Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton

Friday, May 15 - 7:00 PM 

The program will feature period furniture joinery from a 5th generation period furniture restoration and reproduction shop located in the beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

The presentation will review joinery used in traditional furniture making and discuss the reasons for using specific types of joinery for various applications.  They will also talk about some of the methods that they have used to create these joints based on their vast experience. The presentation will include examples of these joints and some of the applications in which each are used. They will also talk about the types of hand tools that are used in their craft and give some pointers on maintaining them. 

They are bringing several pieces of furniture to demonstrate various aspects of their work. These will include a desk with 13 secret compartments, a tall case clock, a Philadelphia card table, and a child size high boy.

There will be a weekend workshop, May 16 & 17.  The presenters will use both demonstrations and hands-on segments in the workshop. They will focus on joinery techniques on Saturday and furniture embellishment on Sunday. For further information and/or to sign-up for the workshops go to TWA May Workshops.
Host: Roger Sanwald
Come, be entertained, and learn.



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