The Art of Chair Making
April 27 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm$35
Every year the guild has a top level woodworker to give us an all day presentation.
This year it is Tom McLaughlin who some of us have seen on TV.
Tom McLaughlin will present The Art of Chairmaking. If you’ve yet to experience his teaching style, you are in for a treat as he clearly delivers concepts for those at various levels of expertise to understand, with professional skill and a disarming humor.
Tom will introduce and attempt to simplify the art of fine chairmaking which is considered by most to be
the most challenging of woodworking projects. While he will include inspirational examples from the
great designs of the past through slide discussions, there will be plenty of practical examples and
demonstrations of the approach and process to making great chairs.
The presentation will begin with an explanation of the fundamentals, using as an example a classic
mortise and tenon Craftsman style chair. Then Tom will show how the principles involved in building this
chair extend to the more curvilinear Queen Anne style. Finally, he will explore chairmaking design and
construction in the style of one of a modern-day masterpiece, the Hans Wegner Classic (round) Chair.
Tom can be seen on his Epic Woodworking website (epicwoodworking.com), on his free weekly livestream called Shop Night Live on YouTube, as a frequent contributor to Fine Woodworking Magazine and as the host of Classic Woodworking on PBS TV
A box lunch will be provided with coffee and snacks at the break
This is well worth the small fee we charge to see such a professional woodworker.
The fee will be $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers (you also get a 1 yr membership)
Use the link below to sign-up by mailing the printed form to:
1995 Wales Drive
Rochester Hills, MI 48306