Cary, NC actually.
The extremely skilled Freddy Roman will be in the Triangle, NC area this weekend for a presentation on Friday, July 20th and a workshop on Saturday and Sunday, July 21st and 22nd, sponsored by the Triangle Woodworkers Association.
Freddy Roman apprenticed under master craftsmen Philip C. Lowe at the Furniture Institute of Massachusetts in Beverly, MA. After graduating, Freddy has worked for conservation studios and cabinet shops restoring furniture, making built-ins, kitchens, architectural elements, and reproducing museum quality furniture.
In 2007 Freddy opened a furniture making and restoration studio located in Acton, MA. When Freddy isn’t working in the studio, he can be found educating the public, teaching and demonstrating across the United States.
He has been published in Popular Woodworking and has presented at Woodworking in America.
You can read more about him at http://www.periodcraftsmen.com/period-furniture.html.
Friday night he will be speaking about his work, his influences and his techniques during the monthly meeting of the Triangle Woodworkers. This meeting is 7:00 PM at the Cary Klingspor Woodworking Shop at:
This meeting is primarily for TWA members but non-members are encouraged to attend a meeting. Beyond that, they are required to join.
There are a few slots open for the weekend workshop.
Topics for the workshop:
• The art of traditional and modern inlaying
• Different methods of cutting grooves for stringing and cutting out bellflowers
• Making and installing cuff banding, cross banding, cockbeading and square edging
• Hammer veneering and toothing a substrate
• How to sharpen a toothing plane and how to make a cheap toothing plane in a
matter of minutes
• How to work with hide glue and veneer
• Benefits of shellac
and other topics as time allows.
Participation is limited to those who register in advance. To register or for more information, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The cost is $100 for members and $200 for non-members. There is also a $20 Material Fee.
This is a hands on class and a tool list will be provided to those that register.
Should be fun…