Woodworkers Guild: John Webb
John Webb is a retired surgeon and a member of the Quincy Woodworkers Guild. John completed his first woodworking project when he was in high school, but it wasn’t until 20 years ago that he picked up his tools again and began making clocks. John has since expanded his project repertoire to include a cedar chest, a shelf unit and gifts for his family members. He is currently working to restore his childhood home by cutting and drying red oak logs in his barn.
One project John is particularly proud of is his knitting table with an eight-point star on the top. John is quick to point out, however, that he ‘cheated’ by using a CNC mill to make the intricate inlay. CNC stands for Computerized Numerical Control, meaning that a computer controls the position and depth of a router bit to create a precise 3-D pattern. The CNC mill makes the eight-point star appear as if it were carved into the wood.
Although John is an accomplished woodworker himself, he seems more comfortable showing off the work of others than his own. John has a significant collection of scroll sawn works, along with various wood turnings, segmented bowls, a vase, flowers made from wood shavings and a bent wood shaker box, all of which were made by friends in the guild.
You don’t have to work with surgical precision like John to become an accomplished woodworker! The Quincy Woodworkers Guild is open to all skill levels and meets on the first Monday of each month. For more information or become a member by emaiing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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