September 2022 Virtual Meeting – Rob Cosman

Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Our September presenter, Rob Cosman, will be discussing hand tools, hand-cut dovetails, and his Purple Heart Project.

August 2022 Virtual Meeting – Tom McLaughlin

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 at 6:00pm

Join us as we welcome back Tom McLaughlin from Epic Woodworking. Tom is an amazing craftsman and a prolific educator through his popular livestream shows on YouTube.

Tom’s presentation is titled “My top five woodworking jigs.” The presentation will cover the five jigs he has found to be the most useful in the shop. For each of these jigs he will be showing their primary features, demonstrating their use, and talking about tips on how you make them for yourself.

Beginning with a rare three-year apprenticeship alongside master craftsman P.A. “Pug” Moore in North Carolina, Tom has enjoyed designing and making commission and custom furniture full-time since 1990. His designs have received recognition and numerous awards during his twenty-year membership with the prestigious New Hampshire Furniture Masters Association. Since 2001 Tom has also been teaching furniture making from his shop in Canterbury New Hampshire, and currently online through his website He was featured as the host of PBS “Classic Woodworking”, and has become a regular contributor to Fine Woodworking magazine. He connects more directly to the woodworking community through his Epic Woodworking YouTube channel and weekly Thursday night livestream shows.

July 2022 Virtual Meeting – John Parilla

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 at 6:00pm

John Parilla is a custom furniture maker and YouTube content creator working out of Coral Springs, Florida. Mostly self-taught, John began woodworking in 2014. He has found a niche with his “apothecary“ style furniture, featuring intricate multi-drawer cabinets. Many of his projects can be found on the parillaworks YouTube channel in the form of build videos with detailed voice-overs. He also offers detailed plans for some of his more popular projects.

Before becoming a furniture maker, John worked in the intelligence community near Washington, DC. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Materials Science & Engineering at the University of Florida. He resides in Coral Springs, Florida with his wife, Stephanie, and two children, Nora and Joey.

June 2022 Virtual Meeting – Garrett Hack

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022 at 6:00pm

Garrett Hack is an internationally known furniture maker, educator, writer, and farmer from Thetford, Vermont. A furniture maker for almost 50 years, he has created his own style with designs that continually push his skills to the next level. He’s also an in-demand woodworking instructor, teaching classes in Germany, England, Austria, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, and the US.

Garrett has a great love of hand tools and uses them in everything he builds, from shaping curves to delicate details. He is the author of The Handplane Book (Taunton Press, 1997) and Classic Hand Tools (Taunton Press, 1999), a contributing editor at Fine Woodworking magazine (30 years), and former chairman of the Furniture Masters.

His presentation is titled DEVELOPING A DESIGN.

How do you get started planning out and designing a new project? To illustrate his process, Garrett will show images of some of his furniture as well as use two projects now in his shop. He will discuss choosing appropriate materials and how to use them optimally, planning out a logical construction strategy, deciding what techniques might efficiently and accurately get you to your goal, and which details could enhance and enliven the work.

His previous presentations to the club have been widely praised. In fact, if you recall, Garrett was our first presenter to do a session via Zoom in 2020, when we decided to conduct our monthly meetings virtually due to Covid.

This is a presentation you will not want to miss.