Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Schedule for March 7th Open House

Here is the schedule of events for the day. We're keeping the individual presentations short and sweet but there will plenty of time for Q&A after each session - the presenters will be there for most of the day. Plus there'll be plenty of ad-hoc demos.

Bench Room
Machine Room
11:30 AM
Historic Preservation
(Tim Lawson)
12:00 PM
Hand Tool Joinery
(Jim Tolpin)
Quick Casework
(John Marckworth)
1:00 PM
Gypsy Wagons
(Steve Habersetzer)
1:30 PM
Saw Sharpening
(Jim Tolpin)
Vacuum Bags for Furniture
(Tim Lawson)
2:00 PM
Studio Furniture
(Seth Rolland)
2:30 PM
(Steve Habersetzer)
(Martha Collins)
3:00 PM
Historic Preservation
(Tim Lawson)
3:30 PM
(Tim Celeski)
Workshop Tour
(John Marckworth)
4:00 PM
Hand Tool Joinery
(Jim Tolpin)
4:30 PM
Sharpening Chisels
(Tim Lawson)

After each Historic Preservation presentation Tim will lead a short tour of Building 365 at the Fort where we hope to create a workshop for teaching Historic Preservation.

We'll also have most of the Board of our new non-profit there so you can find out more about our plans and how you can help.

We look forward to seeing you - pack all your fellow woodworkers or woodworker wannabees in the car and bring them along.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Please join us for our 2nd Anniversary Open House on March 7th

Port Townsend

We opened the school on March 8th in 2008 and we're delighted to open our doors and show you how we've grown.

We're holding an open house on Sunday March 7th from 11:00am - 6:00pm so that you can meet the three of us.  We'll also have a bunch of our local faculty on hand for you to get to know.

Not seen the facility yet or want some questions answered - feel free to come along.

We'll also have the directors from our new non-profit on hand so you can find out more and how you can help.

We'll also be doing a bunch of demos during the day (we'll announce the schedule nearer the date)
  • Sharpening Hand Saws
  • Fine joinery with hand tools
  • Portable power tools for home shop cabinetmaking
  • Using a Vacuum bag
  • Collecting and restoring antique tools
  • Coopering
  • Gypsy caravans
  • Studio Furniture
  • Choosing and using workbenches
  • Turning wooden jewellry
There'll be plates of cookies and beverages on hand.

Plus we'll have some door prizes!

    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Catch up with Tim Lawson on Bainbridge Island - Feb 20th 2010

    The Bainbridge Island Community Woodshop is a group whose goal is to setup a Community Woodshop in the next couple of years. We've been talking to them over the last couple of years.

    They've asked me to present at their Annual Meeting. The public is welcome - from their invite:
    "Membership Meeting
    Please attend the annual meeting of the Bainbridge Island Community Woodshop. We have
    some exciting news to announce, plus a fascinating speaker.
    When: Saturday, Feb 20, 2010, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    Where: Kallgren Room at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center (Google Map)"

    Save the Date - Open House March 7th 11:00 - 6:00pm

    We're holding an open house on March 7th with demonstrations, shop tours and more. We're working out the details and will publish more details soon.

    2010 Lecture Series Starts with the History of Fireplaces

    We're kicking off the 2010 Lecture series in a Historic Preservation vein. Port Townsend's very own Jim Buckley is will present the "History of Fireplaces" at 6:30pm on Thursday 18th of February at the School.