Meeting – Guest Speaker – Gary Ferguson
26th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm£5.00
Gary is giving a talk on making a Shaker Side Table with a single drawer. It’s very similar to this table in Popular Woodworking.
The benefits are as follows,
-plans are free on line (see above)
-it’s reasonably stretching, especially if you make the drawer to a higher standard than shown in this article, but it’s still within the competence of many woodworkers
-many of the build details can be tailored to the skills of individuals at different levels
-it’s a useful and fashionable item of furniture
-it doesn’t require any specialist tools
-it incorporates many key cabinet making skills
As Gary makes and sells similar items regularly, he is thinking of making one, photographing the build process as he goes, then giving a talk to illustrate how to tackle this project and discussing some of the practical issues that will be encountered along the way. Sounds very interesting.
Gary is a former Senior Vice-President of 20th Century Fox, who now lives in Lymington. He opted for a career change and was a pupil (2013 to 15) at the Barnsley Workshop where he made a writing desk to a James Ryan design..