The PFG subgroup is looking into doing virtual GoToMeeting learning presentations for our subgroup members. It is unfortunate for some and an opportunity for others that this has to be done. There are some real advantages to doing this. However the content of our sessions is very much about the "details" of a process and some of this content will be lost in the internet bandwidth. Also we are generally speaking woodworkers and not video producers. However, it is time to move forward. I am not going to go into technicalities but leave that for the future. I would suggest reading on line about being an attendee to a GoToMeeting session. There is no time frame yet for a presentation giving all a chance to gain their "virtual" legs.

PFG has to wrap up our latest project on the Queen Anne chair, but presently Jerry Olsen in Methuen Ma. is bravely stepping up and eager to talk to us about his build on a Period slant front desk. Initially there would be a session on the plans development for the piece and a walk through the construction to date. Subsequently there would be construction of bracket feet, the gallery and broken pediment. For those wanting to get a "taste" for the project do a search on Fine Woodworking 2002 under Lonnie Bird. The on line membership from Fine Woodworking will be necessary or an old copy of Fine Woodworking. Also David Boeff has an expansive YouTube following and has built a slant front desk. I know you have the time so go have a look.

Our steering committee is working through the details of also recording and storing a presentation. Internet bandwidth and  available storage are two factors that must be looked at but the availability of a program on line would carry on the tradition of making presentations by GNHW readily available. The SC team is working very hard for the best outcome.

Bill Taylor

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