Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015)
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Hello all, I'd like to spread the news about a 3-day class that our local SAPFM chapter (the SAPFM Chesapeake chapter) is sponsoring on Federal/Neoclassical style veneering and inlay in Rockville, MD at the end of Sept 2015. We've invited Freddy Roman to speak to us on his way home from presenting to this year's WIA, and have worked with The Woodworker's Club to schedule an intensive hands-on class with him in the 3 days preceding our meeting: Wednesday September 30th – Friday October 2nd, 2015 . In this class Freddy will lead us through the skills and techniques to build a Federal/Neoclassical style hammer-veneered panel featuring cross-banding, mitered field, ellipse inlay, and stringing . We will learn hot hide glue methods to build a veneered panel, with elements commonly found on a Federal card table (apron, legs, and top). Freddy will teach us how to find and choose high quality veneer and use that material to construct intricate inlaid surfaces. These techniques are applicable not only to late 18th century furniture, but to any style that uses veneer, marquetry/parquetry, and inlay. Further details and enrollment information is at the following link: http://woodworkersclub.com/classes/freddyroman/. The class is limited to 10 students so that Freddy can offer one-on-one attention.

Freddy apprenticed under master craftsman Philip C. Lowe at the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts. After graduating Freddy has worked for conservation studios and cabinet shops restoring furniture, making architectural elements, doing upholstery, and reproducing museum quality furniture. He currently has a shop in Littleton, MA with SAPFM Cartouche Award recipient Will Neptune. Freddy specializes in custom Federal furniture-making and antique restoration, with a particular focus on veneering and inlaying. He makes intricate custom banding that he sells and uses in his own work.

This class will precede our SAPFM chapter meeting on 3 October in the same location; all class participants are invited to attend the chapter meeting as well. At our meeting we'll have a chevelat demonstration, learn about inlaying on curved surfaces, and hear more from Freddy Roman about restoration/repair and reproduction of American period furniture. You can learn more about our chapter meeting on the SAPFM forum.
Mark Maleski
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  Re: Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015) by MarkMaleski (Hello all, I'd like ...)
I should add that the class enables us to bring Freddy Roman into town to speak to our SAPFM chapter...we don't profit from the class in any other way.
Mark Maleski
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  Re: Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015) by MarkMaleski (Hello all, I'd like ...)
I wish I lived close enough to attend without getting a hotel. For those lucky enough to attend this is going to be a great class! Freddy is very knowledgeable and with only ten students you should learn a lot. Definitely go to the chapter meeting too.

Lonnie

PS May have to get a Mini Winnebago so I can attend some classes and check out some of the museums.

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  Re: Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015) by MarkMaleski (Hello all, I'd like ...)
Freddy's a good guy, and skilled.
Attend if you can.
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  Re: Re: Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015) by Paul K. Murphy (Freddy's a good guy,...)
Freddy is preparing the veneer order for the class and if anyone is planning to enroll, it'll help him to order the right amount if you do so quickly.

If anyone needs prompting, here's an example of the type of work Freddy is capable of:


This is Freddy's copy of a Seymore dressing table; the original is on the cover of the book “Antique American Federal Furniture by John and Thomas Seymour.”

And here's an in-progress picture of the panel we'll be building in the class:

Mark Maleski
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  Re: Re: Announcement: Hammer Veneering & Inlay Class (Sep 2015) by MarkMaleski (Freddy is preparing ...)
The class begins in 1.5 weeks; there are still openings for anyone who wishes to enroll. Freddy has ordered veneer from one of his favored suppliers (not the paper-thin material that's so common these days) and will share tips on how to source the best veneer as well as cutting your own. Henri is a link to Freddy's blog about the class: http://periodcraftsmen.blogspot.com/2015...ments.html
Mark Maleski
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