The first meeting of the Period Furniture Group will be held at Woodcraft in Newington on Saturday, September 22, from 9 am to noon. Our project this year will be a Federal Knife Box. Ownership of silverware in colonial homes was a statement of stature and wealth and deserved a fine, secure but visible storage box.
If you don’t have your mother’s sterling flatware, you can just make this box with any interior storage you desire. You will learn a number of techniques, including veneering and how to make the banding and inlay adornments including sand shading.
This small project is certainly not small in developing your woodworking skill set. It is not expensive to build, and you have choices of individual design, decoration and hardware. After all it is your project we are there to help.
The model for our build has graciously been provided by Steve Lash. Steve is a founding member of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers and winner of their Cartouche Award. Steve made a matched set of these with rave reviews.
Although small in size it is not small in skill set development for the woodworker. This knife box/silverware box was not commonplace in colonial homes. Ownership of the silverware was a statement of stature and wealth and deserved a fine, secure but visible storage box. We recognize the questionable usefulness of such an item in today’s homes.
This project is certainly not a large expense for build along builders because we are going to explore the banding and inlay adornments heavily and you will make them yourselves. This includes sand shading. The greatest expense will be in hardware and here you have flexibility in your price range. After all it is your project we are there to help.
The model for our build has graciously been provided by Steve Lash. Steve is a cartouche winner and founding member of ASPFM. Steve made a matched set of these with rave reviews.
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.