March Meeting: Note Different Day of Week
TWA March Meeting
Tom McLaughlin of Epic Woodworking
Meeting - Friday, March 24th ***
The speaker for our March program will be Tom McLaughlin, a nationally recognized woodworker with a NC connection. Tom is from Canterbury, NH, where he is part of the New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. He apprenticed in Rocky Mount, NC 27 years ago with revered master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore. Tom’s furniture designs are rooted in his traditional training with a distinct contemporary flair. They are unique and artistic, as well as being examples of expert woodworking. His design process, which will be one of the emphasis of his presentation, is applicable to a wide range of woodworking projects. He has been featured on national TV (Rough Cut, Woodworking with Tommy Mac) and is currently involved with both online and in-person educational ventures in woodworking. Most of his current work is commissioned pieces. His website is Epic Woodworking, where you can find examples of his work and activities.
The meeting will focus on embellishments that can be added or applied to bring interest to your woodworking projects. This will include some photos, some demonstration, and some samples for show and tell. Note that the weekend workshop will also include further details about woodworking embellishments.
***Note that this will be a Friday evening meeting, rather than our usual Tuesday.
Two-day workshop on Sat and Sun, March 25 & 26
Tom will conduct a two-day workshop on design processes and unique techniques he uses in his woodworking. The workshop will include both demonstrations and hands-on activities. It will be will be held at Klingspor on Capital Blvd., thanks to Paul Rolfe and his staff.
Further information may be found here, as well as an option for signing up for the workshop. Cost for the 2-day workshop will be $100.
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