Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Turning Point

Before Jameel starts organizing a wake for Chair Notes, I thought it best to give a quick update. As I sit here, this little amaryllis has been giving me hope of things to come.
I've been teaching a lot this Winter when not here at the computer working on my book. I just finished up a class of 24 students at the North Bennet Street School. Dan Faia is doing a great job with the program over there and was fantastic to work with. Working with so many students at once was a huge challenge.
Chris Schwarz has started working closely with me to shape the book manuscript and help get it out there. I've gotten a huge boost from Raney Nelson, Bern Chandley, Caleb James and Claire Minihan, who have been my first readers.

Now I head to the Caymans for my sisters wedding and then I will start my southern tour of Highland Woodworking and Warren Wilson College. By the time I get back, Spring should be well started up here. I will likely miss most of syrup season, but from the current view, I think Winter might be a little stubborn leaving, so hopefully I'll still get a few quarts.
I hope you are all staying warm and making chairs!


Russ Morin said...

What will you be doing at Warren Wilson? I live in Greenville, SC. Also, do you have a target date on your book? I'm really looking forward to it.
Russ Morin

Unknown said...

Dan is the guy who taught me how to make Windsor chairs. He is a very talented woodworker for sure and a great guy.

Peter Galbert said...

I'll be teaching a Balloon back side chair at Warren Wilson, should be a great time.

I agree, Dan is simply the best, great guy, great teacher, great woodworker.