Hands-On Demonstration: The Complex Joinery and Designs of Eliphalet Chapin

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Will Neptune, winner of the 2013 Cartouche award from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, furniture maker, master carver, writer for Fine Woodworking magazine, and instructor for the Connecticut Valley School of Woodworking's year-long course on the Chapin High Chest, will discuss and demonstrate construction techniques that were unique to East Windsor Cabinetmaker Eliphalet Chapin in the late 1700s. The apparent simplicity of Chapin's furniture designs belied his extensive use of simple and complex geometry to achieve the graceful final pieces that continue to inspire today's furniture craftspeople.

Sponsor: the Society of American Period Furniture Makers, Nathan Liverant and Sons Antiques, LLC and

               Connecticut Humanities.