I've got lots of exciting new endeavors happening this year, beginning with the publications of a two part article in Fine Woodworking. The articles detail building my Crested Rocker in fumed oak. There is loads of information and photos. Like so many woodworkers, Fine Woodworking has informed a great deal of my woodworking education and I'm proud to be a part of it. Look for the part one of the article in the February issue.
There will also be some videos to go along with the article to help clarify some of the techniques.
This morning, the Chair Notes covergirl picked the winner of the Spoons for Hunger project out of a hat (that she knit). Thanks to all those who offered to purchase the spoon. As I posted before, I'll be donating all of the proceeds to charities that work to alleviate hunger. The proceeds from this sale will go to Heifer International where they will purchase chickens for families. I know first hand how productive these animals can be and I think that their level of self sufficiency is a great attribute. I am still interested in learning about other organizations with similar goals.
This year I'll be hosting 4 person classes at my workshop here in New York. The first one in June is all ready filled and I'm considering scheduling another for this August. Kelly Mehler had so many folks sign up for the wait list of my fan back class that we added a second week. I'm also returning to the North Bennet Street School in July to teach a 7 day armchair class. I'm already looking forward to the North End pastries!
Below is the Covergirl with her pal Joey on her birthday!
Have a happy and healthy New Year!