So, Jeff has thrown in with his recently-complete re-saw a la Roubo. Jonathan completed his a month or so prior to Jeff. Which leaves Mathew*. How’s you saw coming along, Mathew? The aforementioned Jonathan has a blog you should check out HERE We think he should blog about his saw, which he has not. There is an update from early this year about a Moxon vice he built. I bet he’ll build another vice to hold his work when re-sawing with a [...]
By by ACWA member Jeff S. I spent a week at the Port Townsend School of Woodworking (in Port Townsend, WA) where I took a course with Darrell Peart (http://furnituremaker.com/ ) to learn his techniques on arts & crafts style furniture. I made a sofa table that will eventually hold a glass top, made by Doug Hansen of Seattle. Doug has done many commercial glass installations in Anchorage, including the airport and the library. The glass will be finished in [...]
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Join long-time woodworker and professional cabinetmaker Bill Poole as he shares his expertise with the Festool Domino. He will present on his technique of “thru-dominoes”. We are not sure if he invented it, but he certainly mastered this fast and effective way to make boxes with the Festool Domino Joining system. Join us for our meeting as we explore the utility of this amazing tool. Monday, May 20th. 7:00 p.m. The ACWA Meeting at The Anchorage Museum. 625 C Street. At the [...]
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We had a great time at Tools & Techniques. Lots of new faces, over twelve demonstrations on everything related to fine woodworking from Dovetails to Dominoes. 77 people signed the register at the front door! I’m certain that plenty of others didn’t (I didn’t see Bill Poole on that list.) We handed out tons of door prizes, including club hats, Gorilla Glue Swag, some nice stuff from Hardware Specialties, and a couple hand-turned items from the demonstrations. [...]
Class / Service project was a success!
We have been working away on putting together a first-rate class this weekend and build a whole bunch of boxes for the club. This class is posted on our calendar. In the process, I put together some visual aids for the joinery featured in the class. I built the joints in SketchUp, and decided that the model was so darn peachy, it ought to be put into Google’s 3-D Warehouse. To see the model, click here Just download the model [...]
The class was a success. Thanks to Dale, who is the organizer of Makerspace Anchorage. He got us the venue at the Municipal Permit Office. Thanks to the Makerspace for all the enthusiastic participants. It would have been a small class in a big room without their participation. We had five ACWA members and ten Makers. Make that eleven, one is not pictured here. We covered two topics: How to optimize your model for printing and how to build custom [...]
Mathew is presenting another SketchUp Class. Details are on the calendar. Click here.
I went over to Dohnn’s the other day and took a closer look at his portable workbench. I snapped some closeups and he and I put a tape measure to it so that I could render it in Sketch Up. I will be posting the complete plans in the members only section of our website. To see the plans, click here. Enjoy, Mathew