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Newsletter Feb. 12, 2015

Good evening, all!

Below is our newsletter with information regarding our meeting March 14 at the Folk Art Center in Asheville.  I hope we have a great turn-out.   The program promises to be very interesting and helpful to us, as an attorney will be talking to us about copyright and trademark laws.

February 12, 2015

Dear Fellow Marquetarians,

Our last meeting was held November 1, 2014 at Klingspoor Woodworking Store in Hickory, NC.  We had 22 members and guests present.  We began with a welcome and introduction of our visitors.

We had several entries for the 3-veneer challenge issued by the NorCal group.  Photos were taken and sent on to Ken Horner for judging and we understand the results will be in published in the Spring 2015 American Marquetarian.

We set our meeting dates and places for 2015 as follows.  Programs and demonstrations will be announced at a later date.  As always, all meetings are on Saturday.  Our meetings are open and visitors are welcome.

March 14, 2015 at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC

May 23, 2015 at Al Spicer’s shop in Dallas, NC

July 11, 2015 at Herzog Veneer in High Point, NC

September 12, 2015 at Sauers Veneer in Lexington, NC

November 7, 2015 at Klingspoor Woodworking Store in Hickory, NC

We had a discussion comparing cutting with the knife, scroll saw and fret saw with each method having strong support, resulting in the decision that it was up to the individual which way was the best.

The North Carolina State Fair offers a competition in marquetry in their Hobbies and Handicrafts division with several classes (experienced, novice, youth, etc,) of entries being .  This year, we had only 2 entries and we discussed making preparations to have many more entries in 2015, as this is an excellent arena to present marquetry to the general public.

Al Spicer demonstrated his method of sharpening a veneer saw to prolong its life.  He also demonstrated cutting stringers for our pictures.

I am sad to include news that George Moreton, one of our founding members, died April 8, 2014.  He was a master marquetarian and innovator, inventing a parquetry cutter to help cut the geometric pieces he used to do some exquisite items.  Also, Hilda Gladden, Raymond Gladden’s widow died last summer.  She was most supportive of Raymond in his marquetry and of our club.  Both will be greatly missed.

Our dues are now due and payable.  They will remain at $12 per year for 2015, but will increase to $15 for 2016.  If you have not already paid your dues, you may send a check for $12 made payable to Beth Woody to me at 109 Elmer Road, Hillsborough, NC  27278.

For our March 15 program, Christopher Clark, an attorney who will discuss how copyright and trademark laws apply to artists in general and marquetarians in particular.  Since many of us use photos and pictures to make patterns for our marquetry pieces, this topic should be quite interesting and help us understand what we can and cannot use as a pattern.  More information about Mr. Clark can be found at    http://tillmanlaw.com/our-attorneys/detail.cfm/attorney/C-Christopher-Clark

As always, our meeting will get underway at 10 am with refreshments available prior to the meeting.  We will begin with our business meeting and a show and tell portion, break for lunch, and then return for the program.  Let’s all bring something to show what we’ve been working on over the winter!

Directions:  From all directions:  Take I-40 to Exit 55.  Follow the signs to the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382.

Until then, Happy Cutting!
Beth

Events Fall 2014

We were updated on the Hickory Woodworking Show which will be held on October 17 and 18.  People are needed to man our booth and talk with visitors.  If you can give any time to this, please contact Bonnie Richardson at urabus2000@aol.com.

After our September meeting, we will have one more meeting in 2014, which will be at Klingspoor in Hickory on November 1.  It has been suggested that we have a sale/auction of items at this meeting because of the available space.  We will discuss this at our September meeting to see how much interest there is in this.

Our next meeting will be September 13 at Sauers Veneer in Lexington.  As usual, the meeting will get underway at 10 with refreshments.  For a program, we will have a round-table discussion of problems we have encountered, helpful hints we have discovered, and any other information anyone would like to share with the group.  Please be sure to bring any example you would like to share.  Also, please bring something for show and tell.  After lunch, of course, the main event will be a trip to the famous back room “candy store” and a shop til you drop session!  Larry tells me he has some new and exciting veneers, but if anyone has any special requests, please let me know so I can pass them along.

DIRECTIONS to Sauers Veneer:  Street address is 363 Dixon Street, Lexington, NC and the phone number is 336-956-1200.

From the North (Greensboro/Winston-Salem):  Take business I-85 south towards Lexington.  Take exit 84 (Linwood Road). Turn left at the stop sign and go across the bridge. Take your first right which is Dixon Street.

From the West:  Take I-40 East to Greensboro and then take business I-85 towards Lexington.  Take exit 84 (Linwood Road).  Turn left at the stop sign and go across the bridge.  Take your first right, which is Dixon Street.

From the South:  (Charlotte):  Take I-85 North towards Greensboro.  Merge onto business I-85 North via exit 87.  Take Exit 84 (Linwood Road).  Merge onto Hargrave Lane.  Take 2nd right onto Hargrave Lane.  Turn Left onto Dixon Street.

Let’s have a great turn-out for this meeting.

Until then, Happy Cutting!

Beth

August 2014 Newsletter

20 August 2014

Dear Fellow Marquetarians,

Our July meeting was held July 19, 2014 at Herzog Veneer in High Point.  We had 11 members and guests present.  The highlight of this meeting was our shopping spree in their back room.  As usual, they had a fantastic array of items for us to choose from, and I think everyone found lots to their liking.

We were updated on the Hickory Woodworking Show which will be held on October 17 and 18.  People are needed to man our booth and talk with visitors.  If you can give any time to this, please contact Bonnie Richardson at urabus2000@aol.com.

John Robinson was confirmed as our new Vice President and chapter representative for the American Marquetry Society.

We had 11 items for show and tell.

August Ron Ainaire gave an excellent presentation on bleaching and dying veneer.  He had a prepared chart showing the results of different methods, such as using chorine tablets dissolved in water, but this should be done only in an exceptionally well-ventilated area.  He also described using foaming bathroom cleaner to darken veneers.  Another method for darkening veneers was to use 12 brewed tea bags and soak ash, lacewood, karelian birch burl, and sycamore.

After our September meeting, we will have one more meeting in 2014, which will be at Klingspoor in Hickory on November 1.  It has been suggested that we have a sale/auction of items at this meeting because of the available space.  We will discuss this at our September meeting to see how much interest there is in this.

Our next meeting will be September 13 at Sauers Veneer in Lexington.  As usual, the meeting will get underway at 10 with refreshments.  For a program, we will have a round-table discussion of problems we have encountered, helpful hints we have discovered, and any other information anyone would like to share with the group.  Please be sure to bring any example you would like to share.  Also, please bring something for show and tell.  After lunch, of course, the main event will be a trip to the famous back room “candy store” and a shop til you drop session!  Larry tells me he has some new and exciting veneers, but if anyone has any special requests, please let me know so I can pass them along.

DIRECTIONS to Sauers Veneer:  Street address is 363 Dixon Street, Lexington, NC and the phone number is 336-956-1200.

From the North (Greensboro/Winston-Salem):  Take business I-85 south towards Lexington.  Take exit 84 (Linwood Road). Turn left at the stop sign and go across the bridge. Take your first right which is Dixon Street.

From the West:  Take I-40 East to Greensboro and then take business I-85 towards Lexington.  Take exit 84 (Linwood Road).  Turn left at the stop sign and go across the bridge.  Take your first right, which is Dixon Street.

From the South:  (Charlotte):  Take I-85 North towards Greensboro.  Merge onto business I-85 North via exit 87.  Take Exit 84 (Linwood Road).  Merge onto Hargrave Lane.  Take 2nd right onto Hargrave Lane.  Turn Left onto Dixon Street.

Let’s have a great turn-out for this meeting.

Until then, Happy Cutting!

Beth

Events July 19 and Sept. 13, 2014

The schedule of meetings for the rest of the year is:  July 19 at Herzog Veneer; September 13 at Sauers Veneer; November 1 at Klingspoor  in Hickory.  All meetings will get underway at 10 am with refreshments and directions will be sent prior to each meeting.  At present, no program has been set up for our meeting at Herzog, but Bonnie will let us know in a later e-mail if one will be presented, as we want to allow plenty of time for shopping!  Speaking of that, if anyone has any special requests or needs for specific veneer, please let me know ASAP so I can let Sam and Sabrina know we are looking for that and if they have it, they will definitely put it out for us.

June 2014 Newsletter

14 June 2014

Dear Fellow Marquetarians,

Our May meeting was held at Al Spicer’s workshop where we got to see and try the French Chevalet that he made from plans he made from pictures in the book Marquetry by Pierre Ramond.  What a treat!  This saw was first used in 1718, which was ahead of the Industrial Revolution and was the first machine that allowed mass production of marquetry.  Its secrets were closely guarded and only a few families had access to it.  I hope Al will allow us to visit again in the future.  Al also gave us a tour of his shop, and I think all of us got some good ideas on how to arrange things in our own shops.

We had 18 members and guests present, and a good time was had by all.

It was reported that our website, carolinamarquetry.com has new articles.  Bob and Fay Choban are taking care of this for us, and they would like information from each of us to post on the site.  We should send information about ourselves, whether we teach or sell marquetry; if we sell at shows, a show schedule; and some pictures of our work.

We will be manning a booth at the Klingspoor Woodworking Show in Hickory on October 17 and 18.  We will need help manning the booth.  Anyone who is able to help out is asked to contact Bonnie Richardson at urabus2000@aol.com.  She can give you more details on what is needed.

The possibility of a Club T-shirt was discussed, and Beth Woody will bring details to our next meeting.  She will also have an update on getting the veneer covered MDF — if you have not already let her know you would like to have some, please get in touch with her at ejwoody@centurylink.net.

We decided on a new club project — we are to make our own nametags and wear them to each meeting.  They can be any shape or design, just as long as our names (first and last or just first is fine) are on them.  Pin backs and glue will be provided at the next meeting in case anyone does not have easy access to them.  Let’s all do this and let our creativity shine!

The schedule of meetings for the rest of the year is:  July 19 at Herzog Veneer; September 13 at Sauers Veneer; November 1 at Klingspoor  in Hickory.  All meetings will get underway at 10 am with refreshments and directions will be sent prior to each meeting.  At present, no program has been set up for our meeting at Herzog, but Bonnie will let us know in a later e-mail if one will be presented, as we want to allow plenty of time for shopping!  Speaking of that, if anyone has any special requests or needs for specific veneer, please let me know ASAP so I can let Sam and Sabrina know we are looking for that and if they have it, they will definitely put it out for us.

Directions to Herzog Veneers:
From the East (Raleigh/Durham): From I-85 South, take the Left fork of I-85 South (the new I-85) towards Charlotte (approx. 14.3 mi). Take exit #118 onto I-85 BL (business/old I-85) South toward High Point (approx. 8.7 mi). Take W Green Drive exit and Turn Left off the exit. Go 0.1 mi and Turn Right on W. Fairfield Road. Turn Right on Mendenhall Road and go 0.1 mi. Bear Right on Dunmore Court. Herzog is on the Right.
From the West (Asheville): Take I-40 East to Greensboro. Near the airport, take NC 68 South (go 4.5 mi). NC 68 becomes Eastchester Drive. Go 3.7 mi. Turn Left on US 311 South and go 5.6 mi. US 311 South becomes I-85 BL (business/old) South. Take W Green Drive exit and turn Left off of exit. Go 0.1 mi and Turn Right on W. Fairfield Road. Turn Right on Mendenhall Road and go 0.1 mi. Bear Right on Dunmore Court. Herzog is on the Right.
From the South (Charlotte): Take I-85 North. Take Exit #87 onto I-85 BL (business/old) North. Go 21.7 mi. Take W Green Drive exit. Turn Right off of exit. Go 0.1 mi and Turn Left on W. Fairfield Road. Turn Right on Mendenhall Road and go 0.1 mi. Bear Right on Dunmore Court. Herzog is on the Right.
From all directions, you should be able to see the Herzog Veneers sign from Fairfield Road. Their physical address is 2100 Dunmore Court, High Point, NC and their telephone number is 336-434-4053.

 

Remember, make a name tag for this meeting and let’s have a great turn-out for it!  See you then!

Until then, happy cutting!

Beth

 

 

Radial Match Jig Plans

Attached are the plans for the 2 jigs  for packet cutting radial matches, 1 is for straight lines and the other is for cutting the 30 degree field pieces for a 12 piece radial match… both jigs are identical except for the 30 degree fence on one (which also has a single adjusting screw), overall dimensions are 5 ½” W x 12” L… I’ll try to write up some instructions shortly, but the basic idea is:
Radial Match Packet Cutting Jigs

–      Layout the field pieces on a 12 leaf packet of veneer and rough cut

–      Put packet in straight line jig, set the adjusting screws to the approximate height of the packet, tighten star knobs, and saw to about 1/16” from edge of jig (I use a scrollsaw)

–      Using a template drum sander in a drill press, sand the edge flush with the jig

–      Put the packet in the 30 degree jig  with the straight cut against the fence, saw to about 1/16” from edge of jig, and use the template drum sander to sand the edge flush with the jig

–      This will give you 12 perfectly matched triangular field pieces to be assembled into a radial match

Please feel free to give me a call if you have any questions!!

Jim Davis

828-689-5949

Upcoming meetings 2014

Mark your calendar now for these meetings.   More information will follow as the date gets closer.

Our future meetings will be:

July 19 at Herzog Veneer in High Point

September 13 at Sauers Veneer in Lexington

(I think) November 8 at Klingspoor in Hickory

May 10, 2014 Meeting at Al Spicer’s Shop

Our next meeting will be at Al Spicer’s shop on May 10, 2014, starting at 10 a.m..  He will be demonstrating the Marquetry Donkey, a.k.a. Chevalet, French Horse, chevalet de marquetrie.  Al says that there will be an opportunity for anyone who wants to try it to do so.  Al will also be demonstrating inlaying oval stringers.  Since he does not live near any restaurants that can handle our group, we ask that everyone bring their own picnic lunch.  The club will provide drinks and ice for the lunch as well as the morning refreshments.  If you have a folding chair, you might put it in, just in case we have a large number of members present.

Also at this meeting, we will have several items for sale.  Danny Wylie, the son of Bob Wylie, who died several years ago has some of his father’s marquetry supplies that he wants to sell.  John Robinson has them and will bring them to the meeting.  I will try to send out a list of what will be available a little closer to meeting time, so that everyone who may be interested can be prepared with some cash money.  If anyone else has an item or two that they would like to sell or give away, please feel free to bring it to the meeting as well.

Directions to Al’s:  The address for the shop is 4110 Puett’s Chapel Rd. Dallas NC, 28034.  Al’s phone number is 336-855-1325.

From I-40, head south on US321 and take the Hardin Rd exit (first exit after you cross the Gaston County line). At the top of the ramp turn right onto Hardin Rd. Go to the blinking red light, continue straight. The shop is 1 and 1 tenth mile from the red light. (NOTE: the road changes names after the light) It becomes Ike Lynch Rd. In one mile the road makes a sharp turn to the left and becomes Puett’s Chapel Rd. Ike Lynch Rd. goes off to the right. Make the turn to the left, shop is one tenth mile on the left after the big turn and across the street from a 2 story brick house.

From I-85, headed North on US321 take the Hardin Rd exit. At the top of the ramp turn left onto Hardin Rd. Go to the blinking red light, continue straight. The shop is 1 and 1 tenth mile from the red light. (NOTE: the road changes names after the light) It becomes Ike Lynch Rd. In one mile the road makes a sharp turn to the left and becomes Puett’s Chapel Rd. Ike Lynch Rd. goes off to the right. Make the turn to the left, shop is one tenth mile on the left after the big turn and across the street from a 2 story brick house.

Al sent a  map, but I cannot make it copy over into this e-mail.  Please let me know if you need it and I’ll try to send it individually or will get Al to send it.