Sunday, November 3, 2013

Fine Seats

 It's as busy as ever around here. I had two students in this week kicking off a bunch of fall classes that I have scheduled. Rick from Philly and Dave from Olympia made some really lovely chairs. I like the two person format, it's intimate enough that there is no lacking for attention and having multiple projects in play keeps the energy up.

Above is Ricks sack back seat. I always try to have folks do their seat clean up at the end of the day so that they can scrape to their hearts content. In this case, they really put in the time to get refined results.

Daves balloon back is one of the project chairs that I am including in my book, and the changes that I made to the design have made it more attractive and very comfortable. I don't have a photo of the finished piece because he already dismantled it for shipping. Take a moment to click on the image to see the fine job he did.
Winter is bearing down on us, as you can see it was already dark at 6 when Rick was driving his wedges.
Speaking of Winter, I took the time to get my ladies out of their summer home and into a shed for the coming cold. They free ranged the property for the summer, tearing up the gardens and entertaining the passers by.
They seem to be enjoying it, plus, I don't have to look all around the yard for my eggs!

And as with us all, they seem to appreciate a room with a view.


Tico Vogt said...
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Tico Vogt said...

The eggs are so fresh that the hen's still sore.

Bern said...

Now that's what I call a classic Chair Notes post; it had it all!
Nice lookin' chooks Pierre. Good omeletting eggs?

Rex said...


What is the ETA for publishing the book? I'm looking forward to it.

Unknown said...

I saw your book “Windsor Chairs: A Foundation” will be published by Lost Art Press in 2014. I will definitely purchase a copy.

Tee said...

Thanks for sharing about your chickens. They are really beautiful ladies. I'm envious of those fresh brown eggs. When I was a kid I had a pet chicken and she would lay eggs under the back porch. It was always fun to collect an egg each day, but my brother and I wouldn't eat them, so my mom would have to cook with them so we wouldn't realize we were eating our chicken's eggs. Oh to have those fresh eggs now.

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Philip said...

Can't wait for the book Pete, have really enjoyed stalking your blog for a couple years now. Getting closer to building that chair...

Peter Galbert said...

Thanks everyone, my book should be out in the spring, I am just finishing the illustrations.

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