November 2 2021 at 7:00 pm
Our November presentation features Kyle Huntoon, who was a member of our club while he attended WWU in Bellingham. In 2012, Kyle moved back east to continue his woodworking education the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine. He also studied with furniture maker Jeff Miller. In 2013, Kyle started a business in Detroit making furniture and other woodworking items. In 2016, he competed on HGTV’s Ellen’s Design Challenge. He didn’t win the $100,000 prize in the show, but was among the finalists. Kyle’s business in Detroit has been successful and he would like to share his story, show us examples of his work and the kinds of joinery he uses. He may also give us a tour of his shop. Visit Kyle’s website.
October 5, 2021 at 6PM
David Fisher is fascinated with the flow of the line, the sensation of texture, and the play of light and shadow. His designs are guided by those elements, as well as the unique nature of each piece of tree.
Green woodworking can imply more than just the general notion of working with wood that is relatively fresh with a high moisture content. The term connotes the idea of working with nature, sensitively considering the unique attributes of each bit of tree, including them flow of the fibers. The carver adapts to what nature has provided. This can be a serendipitous journey between the hands and material as the destination is gradually revealed.
Dave will present examples of his work and working methods. And he’ll explain his approach to design and how we can take inspiration from nature to imbue our pieces with a sense of movement and life. He will encourage the same sense of playfulness he had as a boy looking for sticks.
For more on David’s woodworking philosophy, this short video is highly recommended.
Building a Greene & Greene-inspired End Table
George spent several years building Greene and Greene-style furniture under the tutelage of our July presenter, Darrell Peart. At a monthly general membership meeting presentation three years ago, George walked us through his process of building a Greene & Greene-inspired end table. During that presentation,
he talked about…
• wood selection and layout
• mortise and tenon joinery
• wood movement
• and breadboard ends
As a follow-up to that informative session, our next meeting brings George back for Part II. He’ll begin with a brief recap of highlights from Part I, then he’ll discuss …
• the sequence of steps he goes through in building the table
• shaping with templates
• glue-up techniques
Please join us this Tuesday, August 3rd at 6:00 PM, as we welcome Jeff Miller to present ideas and techniques on working with curves in your woodworking projects.
Jeff is an extremely accomplished furniture designer, craftsman, teacher, and author of several woodworking books. His furniture has been shown in galleries and shows nationwide, and he has won numerous awards. His furniture is in the Decorative Arts Collection of the Chicago History Museum. To learn more about Jeff and his work, visit https://www.furnituremaking.com/about
Please Note: To accommodate Jeff presenting to us from the Midwest, we will start the meeting at 6PM, and follow Jeff’s presentation with our announcements and Bring and Brag.