September 2021 Meeting: Butt Hinges for Furniture

Presented by: Bill James
Saturday, September 11, 2021

Precisely-fitting and swinging doors are one of the hallmarks of fine craftsmanship in furniture.  Using models, jigs, and possibly a little flying sawdust, WPW member Bill James will take us through his process of how to lay out, mortise, and install various types of fine butt hinges, including the steps necessary to properly size doors for beautiful and consistent gaps.

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Presented by: Bob DeLisio
Saturday, May 8, 2021

Despite the fact that the Japanese geometric latticework technique of kumiko has been used for centuries (the lattice in shoji is also referred to as kumiko), it seems to be having “a moment” in the woodworking press as of late, with the recent Fine Woodworking article by Mike Pekovich being the latest to have caught my eye.

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Saturday, April 10, 2021

The nature of “fine woodworking” can transcend size, as the skills and exactness required are often the same, regardless of whether the project is a small cabinet or a house. Perhaps the size of the tools change, but making wood fit together and stay that way rely on similar principles.

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The Basics of Color and Topcoats

Presented by: Michael Mascelli
Friday, February 12, 2021

Note this meeting is on FRIDAY NIGHT. While we usually emphasize that our meetings are almost always the second Saturday morning of the month, we sometimes need to change the meeting day due to scheduling constraints.  Also, in the past we have had requests for an occasional evening meeting because Saturday mornings can be difficult for some of our members to attend,

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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Knowing how to properly sharpen plane blades and set up your hand tools are critical skills for making woodworking easy and enjoyable. In our January meeting, Lie-Nielsen hand tool expert Denab Puchalski will go through the basics of course, medium, and fine cuts, and demonstrate how different types of hand tools work together.

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