Monday, April 27, 2009

Ask The Experts

We've recruited new woodworking experts to help answer all your woodworking questions in our Customer Forums. Now, in the 3 new forums, you can post your questions on a wide variety of topics, from routing to wood-turning and wood finishing, and one of our experts will provide you with the knowledge you're seeking.

The Experts:

-The MLCS Staff will be available to answer most woodworking questions.

-Mike shares the following thoughts on his woodworking experience and expertise:

"Mike Melofchik is the owner and operator of Dream Forest Studios Custom Woodworking & Woodturning shop in Spotswood, New Jersey. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Physical Science from the Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University. He is a current member of the American Association of Woodturners, The Furniture Society, and the Central Jersey Woodworkers Association where he served as a former club librarian. He has received woodworking training grants from the Central Jersey Woodworkers Association and training through Peter’s Valley Craft Education Center, The Philadelphia Fine Furniture Workshops Artist in Residence Mario Rodriguez, and worked with Crowley’s Custom Cabinet Shop. He can be reached online through his website, via email, and by phone (732)723-1145."

Mike is ready and willing to share his expertise on the following topics:

Wood turning, drafting (algebraic & geometric manipulations), jig making for both table saw, routers, and drill presses, as well as wood finishes such as - dyes, stains, topcoats such as lacquers, shellac, urethane, varnishes, as well as their applications and compatability.

-John shares the following thoughts on his woodworking experience and expertise:

"John W. Nixon is a spare-time woodworker with an interest in making American Arts & Crafts style furniture. Located outside Buffalo, New York, where he works in his modest home workshop. Having a small shop forces John to be better organized and to find creative ways of using his space.

John is heavily influenced by the Roycroft style as well as the work of Gustav Stickley (especially the furniture designed by Harvey Ellis). He's been doing fine woodworking for about eight years now. Before that, John did carpentry and home remodeling for 10-12 years."

John has also filmed some of the instructional videos that can be found on the MLCS website.

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