Hand Tools & Carving thinks there has never been a better time to learn a new gluing skill with Hide Glue Virtuoso Patrick Edwards.

We’d like to invite all Guild members to an upcoming, extended virtual presentation with Patrick as he shares his expertise related to furniture construction and veneering. We will have 250 seats for this moderated discussion using GoToMeeting — so we’d like to see lots of you on the computer, phone or tablet screens supporting this virtual effort!

The date and more details will be announced soon. And, we will be here to help you use GoToMeeting in advance of the session. It will be time well-spent because the Guild is going to offer more GoToMeeting sessions to keep us from too much crazy, shop isolation.

Just so you know, in March the HT&C subgroup held a successful virtual meeting on carving shells for a document chest.  There was enthusiastic support to continue virtual meetings and several topics were suggested.  We are planning weekly casual meetings on Sundays and occasional meetings on specific topics with qualified, guest instructors.  

More on Patrick

Many of you know Patrick, a winner of the prestigious “Cartouche Award” from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers. 

Patrick owns a successful restoration and furniture making company Antique Refinishers, which he started in 1969. In 2000, he opened the American School of French Marquetry  to share what he learned in Paris at the Ecole Boulle.

Patrick also created Old Brown Glue, an organic Liquid Hide Glue, easier to use than the traditional Hot Hide Glue, to encourage everyone to embrace this traditional yet green and modern glue.

He is currently working on a video series with Fine Woodworking magazine. For more information, check Patrick's Curriculum vitae or his Biography. If you want more information on Patrick's philosophy and activity, read his blog.

Michael O. Moore

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