Robert Hemsen, one of our club members, did a fabulous presentation on his reproduction Block Front Chest of Drawers in Curly Maple. This is a work in progress where he explained his method for creating all the detail for the drawers and top using mostly hand tools. Members who were not able to attend can see Bob’s presentation in the members section by clicking on the “Video” tab.
Danny Birnbaum a Professional Cabinet Maker from East Orange , NJ educated and entertained us with details of some of his past projects and how he overcame some obstacles in producing his clients’ desired results.
The seminar covered all the machine process required to take rough lumber to 4 side squared prior to starting a project. Machine safety was covered and everyone came away with a logical safe process when they return to their shops. Vacuum Press veneering was also covered with a demonstration, and explanation of the process and materials used.
The June CJWA meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 10, at 7:00 PM. Before we break for the summer, we will be holding our annual CJWA member showcase. Members are encouraged to bring along projects they have recently completed or are in the process of completing for a “show-and-tell”. There will be opportunity for photographs to be taken for the members gallery. We will also be discussing some of our summer activities.
The May CJWA member meeting will feature Joe Corigliano, one of CJWA’s own. Joe recently completed the 2 year Cabinetmaking program at the North Bennet Street School in Boston. Joe will be sharing his experiences from the program with the membership.
Hope to see you there!