Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Forget Basting the Bird --- Wednesday Meeting

     Several of you have contacted me as to whether or not there would be a meeting this Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving.  The definite answer is YES!   So forget about scrubbing the toilets, vacuuming the rug, polishing the mirrors, and all that because this will be much more fun, informative,  and entertaining!  Usual time, 7:00 until we get done shooting the breeze.  If you have something you'd like to share as well bring that too.
      If you're in the habit of bringing a chair make sure it's a comfortable one because our featured presenter is Lupe Nielsen.  She really set a high standard for presentations a while ago when she gave us her talk and slide show (powerpoint for you up-to-date guys) dealing with the presentation table for the book about magic.  She took advantage of the Cherry that Toys for Smiles was selling and after buying a hundred board feet, wondered what the heck to do with it.  She first made a rocking chair which was loosely based on plans from an early issue of Fine Woodworking Magazine.  If she can pry her husband, Norm, out of it she'll have it at the meeting.  I'm told it's such a favorite of his he may be part of her presentation!
     Along with the chair she's been taking additional classes with Jamie learning skills such as pattern routing, tapering, drawers, and building tambours.  If this presentation is anything like her previous one, we'll be in for a treat.  So, get your pre-Thanksgiving chores done early and plan on being at WoodItIs tomorrow night -- See you then.

By the way, here's a link to a video I got this morning.  You may find it helpful after Dennis did his demonstration on cutting coves on the table saw.  That technique created lots of interest from everyone there and this video may refresh your memory and help you try it on your own.


Let me add this, I've done this using a dado blade of about 1/4" wide and it works well too, no flexing to score the wood as much.  As a teacher I always had chalkboard erasers which made a great sanding block but those may be hard to come by these days!  You can also vary the size of the cove by using different diameter blades.

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