February Meeting

Member Project Presentations

 TWA Members

Tuesday, February 19

The program for our February meeting will feature member project presentations, focusing on different kinds of projects and “how to’s” associated with the construction details of each. Each presentation will be about 15 min. with Q & A opportunities. The project presentations planned are as follows: 

Hand-cut dovetails, the easy way - Bill Anderson

There is a lot of angst out there about the precision required to make a tight dovetail joint.  I will demonstrate the “no measurements whatsoever” method for laying out and cutting a through (half blind) dovetail.   A method guaranteed to give great results even for the beginner.  The only secret to be revealed is that cutting joinery requires attention to detail.  Through dovetails are useful for general carcase construction.  Half blind dovetails are used almost exclusively for drawer construction.

How to make stringing and banding inlay - Hal Brown

Sharing my approach to making my own stringing and banding inlay 


Making a cigar box guitar - Hugh Fish

I am in the process of building a cigar box guitar for my grandson who is graduating from High School in May.  He's a wonderful musician who plays and teaches piano and also plays the drums and guitar.  I know nothing about guitars but am learning about them in a book about making cigar box guitars.  I will show the pieces that I have already built and the thought processes that I have struggled with.  Maybe someone in the meeting can tell me about a grave error or two that I have made before I complete the project.

Drilling a Windsor chair seat with an adjustable jig - Alan Leland

Demonstrating a permanent drill press jig for drilling holes in my Windsor chair seats and my stool seats. 


Traditional writing desk construction details - Roger and Judy Sanwald

We will describe the processes involved in ebonizing wood for cockbeading and applying the beading to dovetailed drawer fronts. We will also share the design for a secret compartment in a drawer; and, the design and application of carved corner brackets for the legs.

 Host: Roger Sanwald


Scenes from our July Meeting



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