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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Everything You Wanted to Know About Hide Glue

Presented by: Jay Utzig
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Hide Glue: Obsolete Adhesive or a Rekindled Bond?

In woodworking, as in many technical fields, all it takes is one generation to avoid an older technique before the subtleties of that technique are all but forgotten. For example, when many amateur woodworkers started equipping their shops with various power tools starting in the 1950s,

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Ron Herman’s Favorite Handtool Tricks and Techniques

Presented by: Ron Herman
Saturday, November 7, 2020

(note this is the 1st Saturday of the month!)

Join us for a special virtual presentation with Ron Herman from his workshop in New Holland, Ohio as he distills from his experience some of his favorite and unique hand tool tips covering a variety of topics from tuning hand tools to using them with some anecdotes along the way.

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Steam Bending with Michael Fortune

Presented by: Michael Fortune
Saturday, October 10, 2020

In answer to several requests from members for a program on how to “bend wood,” we have a real treat in store for our October 10 meeting. Michael Fortune, one of today’s acknowledged masters in the woodworking field of craft/art furniture, will be doing a virtual program for us on the basics of steam bending wood as it relates to furniture making.

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The Jefferson Lap Desk

Presented by: Leonard Butler
Saturday, September 12, 2020

Can you believe it? The laptop will be 40 years old next year! It’s true; the first laptop was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981. What would we do without this device? We can write historic letters; compose documents civilizations will reference for centuries; and, with the right software, make drawings of important buildings and other innovations;

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Bandsaw Tuneup with Dean Ridgeway

Presented by: Dean Ridgeway
Saturday, August 8, 2020

Band saws are found in many shops and have the capability for a variety of cuts including rip cuts, crosscuts, resawing, stopped or corner cuts, and irregular curved cuts. There are plenty of reasons to head to your band saw over other machines, but having the saw tuned for optimal performance is critical for it to be your “go-to” machine.

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