Our speaker for our special Friday evening meeting will be woodworker, teacher, and author Alan Turner, the founder of Philadelphia Furniture Workshop. Here’s a link to Alan’s bio on his website: http://www.philadelphiafurnitureworkshop.com/view/show/18.html , and from this page you can peruse the rest of his website to get a good idea of what his school is all about.
Alan is in Pittsburgh to teach a two-day class on how to dovetail a drawer, and more importantly, how to properly fit it into a carcass for a piston-like fit. The class is full, but in Alan’s Friday evening session he will provide an overview of what he will be teaching in the class, such that you can learn enough to try his methods in your own shop. Additionally, Alan will talk some about his history and body of work, and will have with him a small four-drawer Litchfield chest, decorated in the Federal style, that will demonstrate the use of some of the skills that he will be teaching, and other skills skills also taught at the school.
Start time 7:00 pm sharp (no pun intended)