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This blog is used by the Web Administrator to list updates to the website. This blog is summarized on the front page to make it easy for the members it locate new material without having to go  through the entire site. 

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  • July 16, 2024 9:37 AM | James Russell (Administrator)

    Japanese Hand Planes and Joinery - Andrew Hunter - February 10, 2024

  • July 10, 2024 7:59 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Pictures of the Show & Tell were displayed after the the monthly meeting intro pictures.

  • July 04, 2024 3:58 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Archived articles can be access by clicking Resources > Featured Piece of the Month Articles.

  • July 04, 2024 3:48 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Archived articles can be access by clicking Resources > Measure Twice,Cut Once.

  • July 03, 2024 6:09 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    All Bevel Cut articles have been archived through the end of June 2024.  The articles can be found under Resources > Bevel Cut Articles.

  • June 19, 2024 9:25 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)
    All Board of Directors were unanimously voted for 2024 - 2025 on June 8, 2024.

    President: Rob Carver

    Vice-President: Andrew Davis

    Treasurer: John George

    Secretary: Tom Shirley

  • June 19, 2024 11:50 AM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Show and Tell pieces were presented by some members of their recent work.

  • May 31, 2024 1:06 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Laminate for Stability

    by Rob Carver

    Who would use lamination to explain averaging and diversification?  Before we go there, first understand that Rob’s article suggests a laminated board can be more stable and flatter with equal thickness across the board when compared to a solid hardwood board.  While solid hardwood will move (expand, contract, cup, or twist), a laminated board will not. This would recommend using a laminated board when a shop-made fence is needed for a router table, drill press, band saw, table saw, or the like.

    Consider the process for making a lamination board of a specific thickness.   Several layers of a desired equal thickness are glued together.  The likely scenario, however, is that some layers will be slightly over and some lightly under the desired thickness.  While the individual thicknesses of those layers are likely not to be exactly the desired thickness, their average will approximate the desired thickness because the overs and unders will generally offset each other.  In this case, averaging is an operation that removes noise.

    But Rob goes further in typical MTCO fashion.  Rob presents some natural world phenomena using this same concept of benefiting from averaging, such as, stock investments (stock diversification) and  weather forecasts (averaging several models).  And I can add another – generating a more accurate (stable) election poll by averaging several like models.

    Laminate for Stability is a clever, thoughtful essay revealing a true MTCO dictum shared in woodworking and the greater natural world.

    You can reach Rob by clicking Rob Carver.

  • May 31, 2024 1:03 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    What’s a Product Life Cycle Anyway Redux

    by Andrew Davis

    Andrew revives his December 2017 Bevel Cut and adds some updates.  The article presents the irony of the age of motorized woodworking tools, for example, table saws that continue to be marketed after years of of being released for purchase. At the left is a picture of a Powermatic 66 that was first sold in 1966 until 2008.

    Compare that with furniture styles, automobiles, computers, telephones, other electronics, .  There's nothing close to Moore's Law for woodworking tools.  Read What’s a Product Life Cycle Anyway Redux for more on the subject.

    Andrew welcomes your feedback.

  • May 31, 2024 12:56 PM | Vincent Valvo (Administrator)

    Bathroom Corner Cupboard

    by Pat Kinney

    Pat Kinney is a relatively new member.  His introduction to the guild was interrupted by the pandemic so he received a somewhat fractured start.  After having taken a recent course at North Bennet St. School he embarked on a project to make the bathroom corner cupboard for a half bathroom.  The style suits his colonial home nicely. 

    Pat was fortunate to have a more experienced woodworker for assistance and direction.  Still, there are many features in this piece that demonstrate Pat has arrived.  Pat had to work with angled cuts, unusual glue-ups, bookmatching resawn panels, working with handplanes, fitting the door for a nice 1/16 inch reveal, and so on.  Welcome to the guild, Pat.  Thanks for contributing Bathroom Corner Cupboard.

    Further information can be requested from Pat Kinney.

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