Peach State SAPFM is a chapter of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers(SAPFM).

Our local chapter is located in the Atlanta area.  We have two major events each year featuring nationally recognized furniture makers. 

Any member of SAPFM may attend any chapter meeting as a member.

Our chapter meets at the local Woodcraft located in Alpharetta, GA

We invite you to visit our gallery of images by our local craftsman.

Learn more on “Next Event” about our next event is March 10-13, 2018

Mark your calendar for

Tod Herrli Plane Maker

March 10, 11, 2018

Workshop March 12-13, 2018

Special Attraction – Open to all, attendees, and all others

Jay Stallman, one of our very talented members, is going to bring in his recently completed secretary.  It is a bit of a challenge, but we felt you would enjoy seeing it in person.  Please stop by and see this during the noon hour.


Repair and tuning and diagnosing problems in planes

Member will bring in their problem planes and Tod will repair and or tune 3 or 4 into workable condition

Crown moldings with hollows and rounds planes:

Demonstrate how to size and design crown moldings in different sizes utilizing paper and compass and then demonstrate how to execute the moldings with hollows and rounds planes.


Demonstration on how to design and make side escapement planes

  1. Stock Dimensions
  2. Type of wood
  3. Layout and design principles
  4. Excavate mouth and mortise cavity.
  5. Plane floats to tune and true the mortise
  6. Shape plane sole
  7. Plane irons cut and rough grind
  8. Heat treat and temper irons
  9. Final grind and honing the edge
  10. Tune the wedge and shavings flow
  11. Detail the plane body.

Optional Two Day Workshop

Class with include instruction and materials

The 2 day class we will allow students to make one plane in class. Students with prior experience should be able to make two planes and improve their skill and retention. IE: matched pair of hollow and rounds can be made.

Tod Herrli was raised in Northern Indiana on a small dairy farm and always had an interest in wood working. He started working with power tools in 1980’s and in the 1990’s transitioned to hand tools after reading Michael Dunbars books , watching Underhill’s wood wright shop and attending classes with Gene Landon at Olde Mill Cabinet Shoppe. He took a plane making class with Mario Rodriquez. Since working with Landon and Rodriquez he studied written material and different planes to manufacture his own planes.


Future Events

Garvan Lowboy

Carving Demonstration

We are working on a program for the Fall of 2018 on the Garvan lowboy/dressing table.

Details are not finalized but should be soon.