April 6th - 7th, 2019
Annual Spring Symposium
PRESENTS: Bob Van Dyke
Get More From Your Tablesaw
Cutting Dovetails by Hand
The Basics of Using Handplanes
Beyond the Basic Sand
|Bob Van DykeProfessional Woodworker|
April 6th - 7th 2019
Weekend Paid Presentation
Saturday, 8:30am Registration Presentation 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
8560 Holcomb Bridge Road
Roswell, GA 30022
Guild & SAPFM Members $85 Should sign up by February 1st, 2019
Non-members $85 can sign-up begining March 1st , 2019
The Presenter:Bob Van DykeProfessional Woodworker
After 18 years as an award-winning chef in French restaurants Bob left the business to begin a career in woodworking and teaching. Furniture making had provided an outlet to the pressures of the restaurant business until 1993 when he started the Harris Enterprise School of Fine Woodworking. In seven years of operation the school gained national exposure and recognition.
In 2000 he formed a business partnership to open the Manchester, CT Woodcraft store and the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking. The school was an instant success and the demand for classes was so great that a second shop was built to allow two classes to run simultaneously. He continually strives to expand his skills and knowledge by working on a variety of commission furniture pieces and new projects for upcoming classes. He has been featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine and Woodshop News.
Bob's approach to teaching centers on the belief that people learn "by doing rather than by watching". Successful contemporary
Demonstrations will provide information useful to all skill level woodworkers, novice and expert alike.
No– Your tablesaw is NOT trying to kill you!
This shop workhorse is frequently misunderstood and rarely used to its fullest potential. Bob will begin with a review of basic tablesaw techniques for safe and effective use of the saw but will concentrate on the many uses of a little known tablesaw fixture called an “L” fence. With this simple jig, tasks such as cutting any angle, flush cutting to a pattern and cutting concentrically larger or smaller shapes become safe, accurate and incredibly easy. Cutting accurate tenons (straight, angled and tenons on curved parts) are important furniture making skills to master, and we will explore those along with safe and efficient ways to cut bevels on large panels without burning.
This comprehensive demonstration will leave you wondering -“It is so simple! Why didn't I think of that!”
Not Just Another Hand Cut Dovetail Demonstration
In woodworking (like in most things) there is no one “right” way to accomplish a task. There are numerous ways to do the same thing and that is what this demo is all about.
This demo is much more than just cutting dovetails by hand. “Machine assisted”
The Basics —and The Not So Basics- of Using Handplanes
Handplanes are an essential tool for furniture making, but used incorrectly they can be extremely frustrating. What makes a good handplane and which handplane is right for a particular job? How are they “tuned up”? And most importantly, how are they sharpened? Bob will demonstrate his easy and extremely fast technique (under 2 minutes) to re-sharpen a dull iron or chisel.
After covering the basics Bob will quickly get into advanced techniques unfamiliar to many users. The handplane is one of the most precise tools available to adjust and fine
.Beyond the Basic Sand Shaded Fan
Shaded fans were a common decorative motif in Federal style furniture They were
Don’t miss this chance to learn some new techniques that you can add to
Guild & SAPFM Members $85 *
*Should sign up by February 1st , 2019
Non-members $85 **
**Non Members can sign-up begining March 1st. 2019
Directions: The Symposium will be held at Woodcraft 8560 Holcomb Bridge Road Roswell, GA 30022 770-587-3372 Take Georgia 400 to Holcomb Bridge Rd. (Northbound- Exit 7A; Southbound Exit 7). Go East on Holcomb Bridge approx 3.5 miles. Rivermont Shopping Center is at the Southeast corner of Holcomb Bridge Rd & Nesbit Ferry