Fred Richter showed an Adirondack chair he built from plans from Popular Woodworking. He plans to build a second one to send to his daughter. It was
glued with a 3M Type 5200 green adhesive which is waterproof but quite messy to work with.
Chair was made of Cypress. All stainless steel carriage bolts and SS screws.
Jon Kaplan showed an object he made from his hand cut dovetail practice pieces. He also showed a wall hanging made from a piece of plywood left over after
cutting out clock gears. He used a semitransparent mirror along with a regular mirror to make an "infinity mirror" to reflect the piece.
Dimensions: 18" wide x 7" deep x 8" high in back, 6ft. 5" high in front
African Mahogany legs, Anigre seat
Wedged through tenons
2 coats Shellac (pictured), 1 coat of natural BriWax was later applied.
Pierre Granier described a meditation bench he made for a friend. It consists of only 3 pieces of wood with the sides meeting the seat at an 11-degree angle.
It is made of African mahogany and Anigre, and joined with wedged square tenons. There was a lively discussion over how best to form the tenons and which direction
the wedges should go.
Yeung Chan talked about the second version of a table he had made whose original proportions he did not like. The new version has a heavier base
made of cherry with mortise and tenon joinery and incorporates the laminate top he discussed at a previous meeting. It was finished with 3 coats of shellac
and one coat of beeswax. He also showed a second table built with the original base design and a top made of 6 pieces glued together with biscuits. The
legs on both tables were joined with a central stretcher assembly made with a triple lap joint. He then showed the frame of a 14-foot dinghy he is starting to build.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55PM
Steve Rosenblum, secretary