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Meeting Information

Excellent educational programs are booked for 2017. See meeting locations, schedules, updates, podcast, at www.patinatools.org.

First, PATINA will attend “The Woodworking Shows” at the Maryland Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD on Jan 6-8. See show schedule, seminars, entrance fee at http://www.thewoodworkingshows.com . Plan to come and renew your $12 membership (Check preferred). Support PATINA by telling the show promoter that you are attending to see the PATINA booth. We will have user and collectible tools for sale.

January 15, 2017 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.

March 11, 2017 Spring Auction and Dealer Sale

The March 11 event will be the Annual Dealer/Tailgate Sale and Auction. The sale is the best tool event in the Mid-Atlantic. Plan to attend and bring a friend.

May 21 (chosen to avoid meeting on Mother’s Day)

The May 21 program will be a follow-up to the most informative program that we had on making custom flyrods. The program by Chris Bogart will focus on finishing the rod - fitting and mounting, making a ferrule plug and turning the cork grip using a classic Darbyshire Model A lathe.

July 16

To be announced

September 10

The September 10 Program will be on Colonial Era Weaponry. More details to come.

November 12

To be announced

Location: The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA
Tool Trading: about 9:00 -11:00 AM Mini-Auction 11:00-12:00
Please invite a friend! Patina Program Director

PATINA is a 501c3 organization whose mission is to promote and increase the understanding and appreciation of the tools and trades… This program is a critical component of the mission. Please attend this program event and bring a friend.


Directions to the Meeting Hall -

A. The Capital Beltway from Maryland: Take exit 44 (VA Route 193, Georgetown Pike) Turn left at the traffic light and then take the first right after crossing the beltway onto Balls Hill Road. Go about 1.4 miles to the American Legion Post 270, 1355 Balls Hill Road. There is parking for about 30 cars on site.

B. Inside the beltway from the George Washington Parkway: Going north on the GW Parkway take the McLean Exit (Chain Bridge Road / Dolley Madison Blvd. VA 123) Proceed on Dolley Madison Blvd. for about 4 miles to Old Dominion. Go about 1/2 mile and turn left on Balls Hill Road, and follow about another 1/2 mile to 1355 Balls Hill Road.

C. The Capital Beltway from the South: Take Exit 46 (VA 123, Dolley Madison Blvd.) Go about 1.5 miles to Lewinsville Road. Turn left onto Lewinsville Road, then immediately turn right onto Balls Hill Road. The American Legion Post 270 will be on your right in about 1/4 mile.

D. From the West via the Dulles Toll Rd.  Exit the Dulles Toll Rd. on the Rt. 123 towards McLean Exit (Chain Bridge Road / Dolley Madison Blvd. VA 123), which is just after you cross the Beltway.   Make a left at the first light, which is Lewinsville Rd, then make an immediate right onto Balls Hill Rd.  The American Legion Post 270 will be on your right in about 1/4 mile, 1355 Balls Hill Road. 


Use Google Maps or MapQuest to find The American Legion Post 270 located at 1355 Balls Hill Road, McLean, VA

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