May 15, 2016
PATINA May Meeting Announcement
The PATINA Meeting scheduled for May 15, 2016 will feature Wes Highfill, who will demonstrate the process of making Marquetry using a Chevalet. Wes will show how a veneer is selected and assembled to form a stack. He will show how the patterns are defined, cut in sequence, and then combined to form a decorative panel. Wes Highfill began woodworking in 1999, when he went to study at Rockingham Community College’s Fine Woodworking program. In the years since, he has built a number of furniture pieces, for his home and for others. In 2012 and 2013, Wes learned French marquetry techniques from Patrick Edwards and Patrice Lejeune at the American School of French Marquetry (ASFM) in San Diego. At ASFM, he learned about cutting and assembling marquetry using techniques from the 18th century, including the Boulle method and piece by piece cutting. Today, Wes incorporates marquetry into both commissioned and speculative pieces. He also provides the hide glue and European kraft paper (both necessary in these French techniques) through his website: www.highfillcustomwoodworks.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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