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Hand Tools & Carving Plans—April 2020

April 11, 2020
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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


Be Aware of Scammers
Answering These Ads!

Please be aware that there is a scammer answering these ads. Be careful!!!!

I recommend that you only take CASH or checks from people you know. Very little of the stuff that is advertised is so rare or such a great deal that someone would hire an “agent” to ship it.




If you are selling something online, as a business or through classifieds ads, you may be targeted by an overpayment scam.

The scammer will contact you, make you an offer—often quite generous—then make payment through credit card or cheque. They will be for an amount that is greater than the agreed price.

The scammer will contact you with an apology for the overpayment, offering a fake excuse. The scammer might tell you that the extra money was included to cover agent’s fees or extra shipping costs. Or they may just say they simply made a mistake when writing the cheque.

The scammer will then ask you to refund the excess amount or they will ask for you to forward the amount through to a third party. They will ask for this to through an online banking transfer, pre-loaded money card, or a wire transfer such as Western Union. You then discover that their cheque has bounced or the credit card had been a stolen or fake card.

A newer variation on this scam involves online sales, usually through classified sites, where the scammer pretends to have made a payment for a larger than agreed amount through services such as PayPal by sending a fake receipt of payment. The scammer will claim that the money is being held until you forward on the extra money.

If you send any money, you will not get it back. If you have already sent the ‘sold’ item you will lose this as well. At the very least, the scammer will have wasted your time and prevented you from accepting any legitimate offers on your sale.

I just wanted other Sellers to be careful as I see some valuable machines for sale here.