Newsletters 2017

Furniture Design: Detailed report from the October workshop by furniture craftsman and Fine Woodworking contributing editor Michael C. Fortune, who shared his process for designing furniture.

Kitchen Cabinets: Detailed report on the November presentation by furniture maker and Santa Fe college instructor Christoph Neander, who built and installed euro-style cabinetry in his own kitchen.

Tablesaw Jigs: Complete notes from the August presentation, in which Jack Henning, Ros Barnes and a host of other AWA members share their favorite joinery jigs and other fixtures for the tablesaw.

October 2017

Dovetails: Complete review of the June presentation by local craftsman Michael Mocho covering the tools, process and techniques for creating a hand-dovetailed drawer.

Tables: Recap of the July presentation by furniture maker Glen Sellers on the design and construction of small tables.

Routers: Full recap of the April workshop on router basics and techniques by Ros Barnes, Gale Greenwood and Derek Roff.

Sharpening: Detailed report on Bill Zerby's May demonstration showing members how to grind and hone edge tools like chisels and plane irons.

Woodworking Tips: Using  the GrrrRipper push block. Members' work: Reta Price's "crazy quilt" clock.

Chairmaking: Full descriptions of Mike Murray's Feb. 2017 presentation on building a Maloof rocker, and the March presentation by Bob Mays on using compound-angle joinery.

Finishing: Contains a full recap of the Dec. 2016 presentation by Bob Downs on painting antique furniture.

Veneering: Full description of the January 2017 presentation - Hershel Weiss on veneering and Ros Barnes on edge banding.