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Saturday, September 10 • 11:00am - 11:45am
Making a Traditional Sliding Seat

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My first woodworking teacher was John Kassay, an expert in Windsor and Shaker Furniture. Later, I volunteered extensively in the Boat Shop at the Dolphin Club in San Francisco, working on maintenance, restoration and construction of various lapstrake boats, many which were Whitehalls. The sliding rowing seats of those boats in the Club are sculpted ergonomic minimalist forms, much like the 18th and early 19th c. Windsor forms documented in John Kassay’s book. In this demo, I propose to demonstrate the sculpting of the seat and in detail, demonstrate the construction and assembly of the complete sliding seat structure.

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John McCormack

McCormack Furniture
John McCormack is a furniture designer, maker and teacher. He lives and works in Port Townsend, WA, and believes that teaching is social design, where you give your knowledge to others rather than embodying it in an object. He finds teaching to be more social — and more socially... Read More →

Saturday September 10, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Woodworking Stage