July 10, 2016
PATINA July Meeting Announcement
Our featured Speaker for the program on July 10, will be Don Williams. Don Williams has been an artisan for more than four decades, practicing furniture restoration and conservation, carpentry and furniture making, foundry patternmaking, metalworking, and tortoiseshell and ivory work. He recently retired to the Virginia mountains after almost three decades of research, writing, teaching, and artifact care as Senior Furniture Conservator at the Smithsonian Institution. His most recent book was “Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley” (Lost Art Press: Ft. Mitchell KY, 2015), with “To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making” (Lost Art Press) due out this fall as the follow-up to “To Make As Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Marquetry” (Lost Art Press 2013) , to be followed by others on various topics of craftsmanship and related materials technology in the coming years. His historic craft and homesteading interests are chronicled at www.donsbarn.com.
The Potomac Antique Tools and Industries Association, Inc. (PATINA) is an educational, tax-exempt organization for people who have an interest in the tools, crafts or manufacturing processes of the past.
Formed in 1977, PATINA is a regional tool club based in the Washington, D.C. area. We have members from 24 states, the District of Columbia and several foreign countries. Antique tool collectors, tool users and people simply seeking knowledge are well represented in PATINA's membership. The annual dues of $12.00 includes membership for the entire family and they are welcome to participate in all PATINA events. PATINA's original group of about 30 has grown to over 250.
Our mission is to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of the tools and trades practiced by our American ancestors. This purpose is partly served by the bimonthly newsletter PATINAGRAM which includes member-contributed articles and information of interest to our members. In addition, the PATINAGRAM provides regular announcements of upcoming meetings and auctions, reports on past meetings, reviews of relevant publications, and notices of other tool-related events. As an educational organization, PATINA is often invited to stage exhibits and demonstrations for local and national groups that express an interest in early tools and trades.
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