Monthly Meeting – Building & Designing Chairs – Presented by Michael Fortune

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Date(s) - 2020/07/16
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Digital Meeting - Attend from your phone or computer


About the Presentation

This will be a VIRTUAL meeting. Instructions for attending have been communicated via email only. If you have not received the email instructions and you wish to attend, please reach out to The meeting room will open approximately 15 minutes prior (6:15pm) to presentation start (6:30pm).

Download Related Attachments

Michael has provided a number of attachments to help you follow along during the presentation and to help you with building your own chairs in the future.

Please download them here.

About Michael Fortune

Michael primarily designs and makes furniture by commission for private residences across Canada and the United States. He uses traditional woodworking and metal working techniques in combination with innovative forming processes that have been adapted from the aerospace and boat-building industries.

He describes his studio-based work as contemporary and enjoys playing with a wide range of natural and historical influences. Sketching, making scale models and building full-size prototypes are a very important part of his design process.

He also designs wood products for manufacture in developing economies. This involves on-site training and requires commuting to the community that he is working with abroad.

Among the articles that he has written for Fine Woodworking are: Curved Panels Made Easy, Cutting and Drawing Curves, Tapered Laminations Made Easy, Master Class: Shaping Curved Furniture Parts, Five Favorite Band Saw Jigs, and Nine Tips for Better Designs. He has also written for other magazines including Popular Woodworking, Wood, Canadian Home Workshop and Woodwork.

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