SAPFM Spring 2017 Program Announced March 13th Jeff and Steve will conduct a program on Federal style techniques

SAPFM Spring 2017 Program Announced  March 13th Jeff and Steve will conduct a program on Federal style techniques

From March 13, 2017 8:30 am until March 13, 2017 5:00 pm

At Woodcraft 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta, GA 30022

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SAPFM and Guild Working Together

As a standard practice, both Peach State SAPFM and the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia normally require participants to be members before attending the Guild Symposium or the major SAPFM spring and fall events.
While many of you are members of both the Guild and SAPFM, some are not.  Peach State SAPFM and the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia have worked together this year to offer both our groups a chance to participate in both group's event whether you are a member or not.  This will allow SAPFM members to participate in the Peter Gedrys finishing event at the same fee as a member of the Guild.  And it will allow Guild members to attend the Tall Clock program at the same fee as a member of SAPFM.

1) Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton Return to Construct Shenandoah Valley Tall Clock Case
Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton continue the tradition of Mack S. Headley and Sons.
They also run Woodworking Workshops of the Shenandoah Valley.
We are excited to have Steve and Jeff return to Peach State. They were our very first program six years ago. Those who have not seen them in action are in for a great presentation. They work as a team complementing the skills and talents of each other.


This will be an in-depth study of the construction techniques used to build a tall case clock, commonly called a grandfather clock. In the 18th and early 19th centuries, ownership of this type of clock was considered an indication of success.
The clock Jeff and Steve have chosen is one of many made in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, with a mix of many European influences carried down the valley from Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Eastern Virginia. These clocks were made during the Federal period but with Chippendale features.
Jeff and Steve will cover the construction joinery used to build a case that includes the waist, the base, and the hood. This is an extremely intensive project and not all aspects of the construction process can be covered, but it will be their goal to send you off with a firm understanding of what is needed to complete this project at home.
During this presentation, they will cover how to combine the use of both hand tools and power tools while investigating the period construction methods used in building what was, in its time, one of man’s most cherished and admired possessions.  Fee for the two day presentation is $125 for SAPFM and Guild members.  See registration details at the end of this email.

Workshop - Monday
On Monday, Jeff and Steve will conduct a program on Federal style techniques and tricks they have learned over the years.  Our weekday programs tend to be more informal with a free flow of questions and sometimes direction of discussion based on the participates specific

Topics will include a discussion and demo of techniques on:

  • Making subsurface for veneering for various pieces. Dining table, Bedside table, Serpentine table.
  • Veneering with emphasis on compound surfaces.
  • Making bow front and serpentine drawers including beading.
  • Making and installing stringing on curved surface.
  • Making and installing fan & eagle inlay. Examples seen on web site “Federal serpentine front bedside tables” & “Eagle inlay document box”.
  • Making glass doors with curved dividers. Examples seen on web site like “Dad’s Breakfront” & “Curved Cartouche Corner Cupboard”.
  • Discussion/demo of methods for making French and Bracket feet as well as when and how to veneer them
  • Discussion of method used to cut fret work. Example seen on web site “Cutlery tray”.

    Fee for the one day presentation is $125for both Guild and SAPFM members.  See registration details at the end of this email.

2) Peter Gedrys Woodworking Symposium on Finishing
Sponsored by the Woodworkers Guild of Georgia
Professional Finisher and Owner/Founder Of Architectural Finishes, LLC
As a restorer, his resume includes eighteenth and nineteenth century furniture of American and Continental origin. His architectural projects allow him to reproduce the rich colors and patinas usually reserved for fine antiques. Along with teaching classes in a variety of finishing disciplines, Gedrys regularly contributes finishing articles to Fine Woodworking magazine and is considered to be one of the leading finishers and restoration experts in the Northeast.
In this symposium a variety of techniques employing dyes, stains, glazes and final finish will be demonstrated. Glazing, which is a translucent color over a sealed surface, is one of the finishers most potent and forgiving techniques. Since the surface is sealed you can easily remove a glaze while it is still wet. A variety of filling techniques will also be
demonstrated. This seminar is designed to take the guess work out of your next finishing project.

The fee for Guild or SAPFM members is $85 for the two day event.  A more detailed sign-up brochure is attached to this email  Or you can click on link to Guild registration site.
3) Registration for the SAPFM Tall Clock with Jeff Headley and Steve Hamilton

Two Day Weekend Fee:  SAPFM or Guild  Members $125
                    non-Members $185

One Day Workshop Fee:  SAPFM or Guild Members $125
                    non-Members $185

The attached form can be printed and brought to the meeting with your cash or check. 
Click Here to download the registration form.

The Peter Gedrys Symposium brochure can be downloaded Here  click on this link to go to Guild