Tuesday, May 1st at 7pm
Our May program features club member George Knutson. Before recently moving to Whatcom County, George worked with Darrell Peart in Seattle for 12 years collaborating on Greene & Greene furniture designs. George has taught at Woodcraft, the Port Townsend School of Woodworking, and at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana. George will walk us through the process of building a Greene & Greene inspired end table. He’ll talk about wood selection and layout, mortise and tenon joinery, wood movement, and breadboard ends. He’ll cover the sequence of steps in making the table, shaping with templates, glue-up techniques, and more.
Tuesday, April 3rd at 7pm
The April meeting will take place at the Burlington Library, 820 East Washington Avenue, Burlington, WA.
Join us at our April meeting for a talk by our own Tom Dolese. He will discuss what he’s done that is new in the last couple of years, highlight some of the members who have built things in his shop and then, time permitting, talk a little about the process of building a chair.
Tuesday, March 6th at 7pm
Tim Celeski is a designer, furniture maker and fine artist. He teaches techniques in Digital Woodworking and is a contributing editor on the topic for Popular Woodworking Magazine. In the March presentation he’ll present examples of his work, discuss his career as a furniture maker and reveal how digital woodworking has changed the way that he works and has opened up in a new focus: fine art.
Tuesday, February 6th at 7pm
Our February program will feature furniture maker Seth Rolland. Seth has been making custom furniture for 25 years, first in Taos, New Mexico and now in Port Townsend WA. He says “I enjoy pushing the limits of my materials and finding way to make furniture that is clean-lined, animated, intriguing and fun to live with”.
Seth has taught at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking and his pieces have been displayed in galleries throughout the country. His sunburst table was featured on the How They Did It article of Fine Woodworking in Aug 2010. This backpage article was titled A Slice of Genius.
Seth will be presenting slides showing the progression of his work, discussing early influences and how he got into woodworking, finding inspiration and translating that into designs. He’ll detail his ideas for developing designs from idea to completion. He may also discuss his workshop, working efficiently, and marketing and the business side of woodworking.