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December's Presentation

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Jim Thompson and Norman Landry spoke to club members and presented a slide show about the Society of American Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM). The SAPFM was formed in 1999 to address the specific interests and needs of cabinetmakers who specialize in the furniture of America's past.

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SHOW and TELL PROJECTS
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Lee Knekow talked about how he crafted this bowl of dark poplar.  Lee said it took him about 8-10 hours.

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I  couldn't tell you if Jeremiah really was a bull frog but I can say viewers will get the message with these fine Christmas decorations by Dan Smith.  Woods are bubinga, yellow heart and purple heart  Dan used a double-0 blade to cut four at a time.       DSC00213.JPG (212310 bytes)  DSC00215.JPG (93897 bytes)
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  This heart of bloodwood was finely crafted by Leon McDowell.  Leon pointed out that unless you feature the long grain of the wood it will be quite fragile.
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 Ted Ojevich did not have to wrestle anyone to the mat for this belt of palmwood, maple and redwood.  But will it keep his pants up?

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 Diamonds are forever...uh...I mean dominoes....at least for Marcus Brun.  Who could resist a game of Double 9's with tiles from this wonderfully crafted set from Sipo mahogany.
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This chair bottom of pecan will someday grace someone's tush if not that of Steve Singleton.  Steve talked about how he shaped and scooped out the seat bottom. DSC00198.JPG (179640 bytes)  DSC00221.JPG (67656 bytes)  
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DSC00207.JPG (195407 bytes)  DSC00208.JPG (156968 bytes) DSC00223.JPG (76159 bytes) DSC00209.JPG (231800 bytes) Lon Kelley explained how he used pre-printed decals to adorn these toys.  The stick on decals, downloaded and printed from the Internet, had to be individually cut out - not a typical hobby shop peel and paste.  The biggest benefit was having the kids cut out and apply the decals because it gave them something to do and they could choose their own decals.
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This toy dump truck was crafted by Bob RoederDSC00224.JPG (149431 bytes) DSC00200.JPG (178260 bytes)    DSC00199.JPG (145907 bytes)
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DSC00228.JPG (184903 bytes)   DSC00229.JPG (93549 bytes)DSC00225.JPG (89317 bytes) This bowl of jatoba was beautifully crafted and turned by Jeff Marks.  Jeff glued up staves to create the basic shape.  This led to a group discussion on gluing segments for this type of construction.
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This Shaker inspired spice cabinet of walnut, air dried in his father's barn, was finely crafted by Hugh Parker.  Inlay is applewood. DSC00202.jpg (231316 bytes)  DSC00227.JPG (181202 bytes) DSC00201.JPG (162026 bytes)  DSC00203.jpg (177718 bytes)
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DSC00230.JPG (195293 bytes)    DSC00233.JPG (211395 bytes)DSC00232.JPG (153475 bytes) Edward Clay showed club members how he constructed cases for  his competition stones by cutting boards from a large log as opposed to gluing up a slab.  Edward talked about the time required to naturally air dry lumber and the need to paint the ends to avoid checking and splitting.
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