Detail Carving Tools Show & Tell and Dowel and Wooden Screw Making

Saturday, April 13, 2024
831 Broadway Avenue
McKees Rocks, PA 15136
Virtual Meeting Available

Meeting Agenda

Meeting Date: April 13, 2024

9:30 am – Coffee and Donuts

10 am – Meeting begins

The April meeting will be a Show & Tell of the completed (handle attached and sharpened) detail carving tools that we started in the March meeting. See the March meeting writeup for details on the video links associated with the program. Show us your finished tool, with a handle, and explain how you made the handle or anything interesting you did to make it. Also, since we are all learning, would there be anything you would do differently the next time?

Following this, time permitting, Elmer Nahum will showcase various tools and techniques for making wooden dowels, both straight and tapered varieties, along with their use in fashioning wooden screws. In addition to joinery, dowels can be used for shop-made jigs with handles and, when made into a screw, a vise or clamp can be fashioned. These methods can also be used make chisel and gouge handles, rake or shovel handles, pool cues, wooden golf shafts, Windsor chair spindles, and quilt racks.