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January 15, 2017

PATINA Meeting Announcement

For the January 15 program, the featured speaker will be Dave Heller, who makes custom furniture in Charlottesville Virginia. He prefers to use veneers for their design possibilities, so he often works in the Federal or Art Deco styles. Dave previously worked as a Chemical Engineer in the oil industry so he takes a very analytical approach to his work. He is a past president of the Washington Woodworkers Guild and is a SAPFM member. His website is hellerandhellerfurniture.com. Dave’s presentation will cover the design and construction of two different radially matched Federal tabletops. The templates and materials for the new top will be shown and discussed and the pattern matching technique demonstrated. Techniques and approaches will be considered and a new different tabletop designed to illustrate the method.



Note: Dave has evening commitments. We will start the program earlier than normal so he can depart by 2pm.

(As an aside, Dave is seeking 1/28” thick veneer so bring details if you have any.)

Meeting Information

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.


See PATINAGRAM Here - LAST UPDATE May 10, 2016


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