|Founder and Leader of the SCWW -- Jamie|
Besides the drawings, libations, and socializing another aspect of this meeting is for the members to bring in and share their projects. This is a great time to see what we do when we're off in our shops.
Russ showed us this beautiful 4 panel, room divider that is made of Cherry and Cherry plywood. He mentioned the plywood and needing to keep track of which side is the A and which side is the B! Beautiful example of mortise and tenon joinery:
|Four Panel Screen|
|Merry Christmas John, from Woodcraft|
I also found this video produced by them showing the process Ed employed to make the bowl, here's the LINK to that. Anybody know a cheap lawyer?
A new member, Percy brought in this carving he recently completed. It's done on Maple which is pretty hard on the tools, and is a combination of power tools to rough out the design followed by hand work:
|Percy's Rose Carving|
Rich, who's been a member for quite some time brought in a P-51 Mustang and told us about a DC-3 aka as a C-147 he recently completed for a airplane mechanic that specializes in vintage, military aircraft:
|Rich's P-51 Mustang|
|John's Wind Cabinet|
Our final presentation was made by Ted. He does some fantastic work and has shared the building of a custom Oak staircase he's been working on in Utah. You may recall his demonstration this summer on pattern sawing with the table saw and the making of the tapered posts. Obviously he couldn't actually bring it in but did share some photographs of it:
|Ted's Staircase & Plumb Bobs|
As you know, he's also a bit of a tool junkie -- hmm, that may be an understatement! He's holding a huge, English style of plumb bob and brought in a number of them from his collection of approximately 120 which are displayed on a Plumb Bob Tree in his house. The oldest is a stone one from the 14 or 15th. century but most date from the mid-1800's to the 1950's.
You can also see a sampling of his moulding and other planes in the background. The largest is a 3" crown moulding plane plus various other shapes and sizes. Of particular interest to me was a really nice scrub plane from Holland that I just couldn't fit into my pocket! Many of these planes were custom made by the user, often of a hardwood like Maple inlayed with boxwood at the wear points and even homemade blades of old files.
The meeting ended with socializing, stories, and several tried out the planes that Ted brought in. A couple of sore arms later they were singing the praises of the electric router and shaper!
|So Quiet & Peaceful|
Merry Christmas to all,
and to all a Good Night!!
Happy New Year