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Friday, September 8 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
Building a Traditional Sliding Rowing Seat

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In this demonstration, I will sculpt the seat and in detail, demonstrate steps to construction and assembly of the sliding seat structure.  2.5 hours.
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: The Book of American Windsor Furniture: Styles and Technologies.

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John McCormack

John P. McCormack Furniture
John McCormack is a furniture designer, maker and teacher living and working in Port Townsend. He got his start in woodworking studying under John Kassay, author and expert on Shaker and Windsor Furniture. A graduate of the Cabinet and Furniture Making program at the North Bennet... Read More →

Friday September 8, 2023 9:30am - 12:00pm PDT
Discovery Stage

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