Our featured speaker/demonstrator is Brad Wolcott. Brad will demo and discuss the lamination and joinery he used building his music stand plus demonstrate the making of a sled he used to cut the joinery.

Location: Scott Ruesswick's Shop

180 Intervale Road, Canterbury, NH

  • 9:00 - 9:30     Coffee and Social
  • 9:30 - 10:00   Subgroup reports
  • 10:00 -11:30  
    • Scott Ruesswick demo will address the question “what to tell the sawyer when you bring them a log to be cut”- Scott will demo cutting a log on the Woodmizer sawmill - to be held outside (weather permitting), dress accordingly
    • Bruce Wedlock will demonstrate creating hand-cut dovetails using his jigs and technique as described in the Fall 2012 Journal
    • Tim Elliott will demonstrate  "efficient bowl production" . Tim will make a small bowl from start to finish in 30 minutes.
  • 11:30 - 12:00  Short Business meeting
  • 12:00 -1:00     Bring your lunch
  • 1:00 - 3:00     Brad Wolcott -Demo and discuss the lamination and joinery he used building his music stand. Also demonstration making a sled he used to cut the joinery.


About Brad Wolcott

Brad Wolcott is a classically trained studio furniture maker who combines contemporary design sensibilities with the finest materials available to create unique pieces of decorative art. His love for woodworking began in high school. While attending Dartmouth College, Brad spent four years working in the Hopkins Center Woodworking Studio on projects ranging from traditional Alaskan snowshoes to a Shaker-style pencil-post bed. For his work there he was awarded the Heiman-Rosenthal Achievement Award in the Creative Arts.

After graduation, Brad served for four years as a cavalry officer in the United States Army. Upon completion of his service, he enrolled at the North Bennett Street School in Boston, Massachusetts to pursue a career in furniture making. At NBSS, Brad learned the traditional hand tool skills and construction techniques that are the hallmarks of fine American furniture. This foundation of fine craftsmanship is reflected in Brad’s contemporary work where traditional techniques are combined with more organic, curvilinear forms to create furniture that is intended to last for generations. Brad's website.

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