April 2021 Virtual Meeting – Michael Dresdner

Our April presentation will be on Wipe On Finishes, Old and New, with nationally known finishing and woodworking expert, Michael Dresdner. We all strive to find that finish that’s 1) effective, 2) easy to apply, 3) doesn’t take a lot of time to apply, and 4) is easy to clean up afterward. Michael will show us several options that have proven themselves over time (and why), and he’ll also talk about some of the newer wipe on finishes that we’re seeing in the woodworking stores, and on our Bring and Brag projects! Time permitting, he’ll field questions on finishing problems that you need help with. Don’t miss it!

March 2021 Virtual Meeting – Seri Robinson

Dr. Seri Robinson is an associate professor of wood anatomy at Oregon State University and works within the field of art science as a bio artist. She is invested in maintaining a balance in her work, striving to not be ‘just’ an artist or ‘just’ a scientist, but to blur the line between the two disciplines. Neither science nor art can exist without the other, and the intersection of the two disciplines–the substantial Venn diagram overlap, is critical for excellence in either field.

Spalted woodturning is the perfect medium to explore both internal and external intersections. The intersection of science and art. Zoom in for Seri’s fabulous program. Visit her website here.

February 2021 Virtual Meeting – Dale Brotherton

Traditional Japanese Architecture

Dale Brotherton of Takumi Company will be our February featured presenter.

Takumi Company is a Design/Build firm based in Seattle, Washington that specializes in authentic Traditional Japanese Architecture, including Post and Beam construction for Homes, Additions, and Garden oriented structures such as Teahouses and Gates. Tatami rooms, Shoji, Tsuchikabe (clay wall) finishes, Tokonoma (display areas), built in Tansu (traditional wood chests), Kawara (clay roof tile) and Do-ban (traditional copper shingle) roof surfaces. These and other traditional elements along with typical modern amenities in harmony with carefully detailed hand woodworking exemplifies Takumi’s work.

For Takumi’s Website, click here.

January 2021 Virtual Meeting – Brendan Gaffney

Brendan Gaffney’s Book – “Things I Don’t Remember”

Brendan Bernhardt Gaffney is a woodworker, teacher and writer based in Covington, Ky. After learning cabinetmaking from his father (and a stint in academia designing and researching musical instruments) he attended College of the Redwoods (now The Krenov School) where he honed his talents as a designer and maker of fine furniture. Since attending school, Brendan has worn the hats of toolmaker, teacher, writer and furnituremaker, building everything from ancient rulers, geometer’s tools, gallery furniture and greenwood chairs, with his work published in Popular Woodworking and Mortise and Tenon magazines. Brendan’s presentation will be on his biography of James Krenov to be published by Lost Art Press in 2020