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As I mentioned, I decided to order one of the journals with the task layout as an attempt to organize my time. I make lists but get so involved in the first item or two that it takes a few days to get to the end of it -- hope this will help!
One of our members, Ed, offered the use of his new shop for next month's meetings. It's been interesting hearing him talk about the progress of his dedicated woodshop the past couple of months and it'll be great to see it up close and personal. Since he lives in a gated community we will need to give him a list of everyone who's planning to attend that meeting. Between Jamie and I, we'll start to compile that list a week prior to then. When I get my new task journal I'll write myself a reminder to do that, it'll be my test!
Another thing that was brought up were plans for our end of the year/Christmas party/meeting. It was agreed that with the money left over from the dues we've paid will be used for the refreshments. Any surplus funds will be used for a raffle for all of the dues paying members. This raffle will feature gift certificates to your favorite woodworking supply. Right now the two that come to mind are Lie-Nielsen and Lee Valley. If there's another place you'd like to have the chance for a gift certificate to, let either me or Jamie know.
Alright, let's get to the meat of the meeting! Ann applied and was accepted for a week long Marquetry class at the College of the Redwoods. They're located in Fort Bragg which is a coastal community in Northern California. The class had an all day (9-5 I think) schedule but Ann said that many students came early and stayed late. After she started explaining the process we all understood why. It begins with drawing your design on different species of wood that is 5/32" thick. Your base and contrasting design wood is then taped together and cut out with a precise angle with a fret saw.
|And this is why most Marqueters are cross-eyed!|
|It's all in the wrist!|
|Ann's class Project: 37 pieces I believe -- Wow!|
|Some of the 5/32" materials used for the marquetry|
|Ann's first project/practice piece|
|Lupe having a go between the Donkeys Ears!|
|Handy Glue Applicator|
|Assorted pieces of wood and Ann's current project|
|Ann giving some guidance|