Furniture & Cabinetmakers

Scheduled Monthly Meeting and Special Interest Gathering (SIGs): September & October 2017

Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Main Presentation: Mark Brown will kick off the year with a presentation on a home project piece he made this summer using various techniques, tools and machines. Also, the many uses of green painting tape in my shop.
Our Legacy. Les Clarke will once again give us an informative piece on the evolution of the wood working artisan craft with photographs of early European and North American furniture designed and built by Craftswomen and men.
Tool Time: The Band Saw will be featured this month with some maintenance tips, and a simple home made jig to check for parallel wheel alignment.  Mark will be looking for someone who has changed a rubber on a wheel for some guidance and advice. 
Show & Tell. Bring in either a piece you’ve just finished, or are working on, or photos (.jpg format) of it to share with everyone.
Don’t forget to bring along $35 to cover your annual KWA dues, which allows you to participate in all of the three Groups monthly meetings, Carving Clutches and SIGs.  If you’re new to the association, complete and bring along a membership application form (click on here)
Note: After the meeting everyone is invited to head over to Tim Horton’s (corner of Bath Road and Collins Bay Road) for a time of socializing… and swapping tall tales.

Special Interest Gathering – Saturday, 23 September 2017

Overview: This SIG is being held at Mark Brown’s shop where we will help Mark with a few repairs to his bandsaw.  This will involve first replacing the upper wheel rubber, followed by swapping out the worn motor belt with a “Link Belt system”.  Then with the use of a simple jig, we’ll check the upper and lower wheels to ensure they’re parallel, and adjust as necessary.

Timing: This SIG will start at 09:30 to accommodate travel time, and run until 12:30pm.
Location:
210 First St. (shows up correctly on GPS’ if you use 210 1st St.)
Gananoque, Ont
K7G2J2
Call Mark at:  (613)463-9212
 

Monthly Meeting – Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Main Presentation: Jesse Fumerton will discuss and demonstrate the most advantageous methods of taking photos of our projects/pieces to show them off. He will discuss/demonstrate: the various image taking devices, lighting, background, angles, close ups, full images and a lot more. Jesse is a high school teacher at Bay Ridge Secondary School who teaches photography, visual arts and history. He has overseen yearbook publications at Frontenac Secondary School and LaSalle. With a background in visual arts from Queen’s University, Jesse will lend us advice on getting the most out of our work when presenting them to clients and friends

Our Legacy. Les Clarke will once again give us an informative piece on the evolution of the wood working artisan craft with photographs of early European and North American furniture designed and built by Craftswomen and men.

Grapevine. This new topic will introduce new and exciting weblinks that focus on interesting and topical F&C issues!

Shop Notes. This new topic will focus on essential shop issues: lighting, storage, electrical, dust collection… the list is nearly endless.  This month we’ll focus on shop safety, beginning with the controversial topic of tablesaw guards.

Tool Time:   This month we will be looking at that marvellous machine that some have referred to as “a miniature Band Saw”.  Yes, you guessed it, the SCROLL SAW. Mark Brown will bring in an older model he recently purchased and compare it to the more modern updated versions. We will also find out where these can be purchased: new and used, prices, the capabilities and limitation of these great machines.

Show & Tell. Bring in either a piece you’ve just finished, or are working on, or photos (.jpg format) of it to share with everyone.

Special Interest Gathering – Saturday, 28 October 2017

Location:  The workshop of Cubit Custom Cabinetry, 201 – 176 Railway St, Kingston Timings: 9am – noon

Jesse Fumerton will give us a few live demos of creating a portrait and camera use as discussed at our meeting.   Bring your own camera, cell phone or image capturing device and get some great tips from Jesse. Hope to see many there.

 

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