Monday, July 7, 2014

I'm still here

I am always aware when too much time has passed between posts  because of the emails inquiring about my health, whereabouts and possible witness protection status. So I figured that an update was in order.
It has been an exceedingly busy year. As you may know, my book is in the final stages. I only have a couple of hundred more drawings to complete! I hope to see it in print this fall. Thanks for your interest and patience.
Around the shop we have lots going on. Besides Claire making travishers, I’ve brought another North Bennet Street grad into the fold. His name is Charlie Ryland and he has been helping me for the last few months keep up with my crazy work schedule. In the future, I hope to see him grinding drill bits for sale through the website. He’s a great addition to the team and you can meet him when we go to the Lie Nielsen open house next week or at WIA this fall in North Carolina.

I’ve had such a great experience  posting on the blog over the last 7 years and my goal is to expand this once I finish with the book and some other coming events.

One of the difficult parts of sharing my experiences online is moderating how much exposure of my private world is appropriate.  In continuing to share upcoming events, there are some changes coming that are sure to come with some questions, so I thought it best to come right out and share that Sue and I have decided to split up.
While it is clearly a sad thing to see a good thing come to an end, I am happy to say that we separated amicably and we remain good friends. I appreciate all the folks who have reached out to care for both of us through this last year. We are both doing well thanks to you all.

The completion of the book will hopefully go smoothly and leave me in a much more settled place where I can get back to what is most natural for me, namely horsing around making chairs and posting on the blog about my findings and fun.

Thanks for your continued visits to Chairnotes and please stay tuned for the changes as they come.


Steve Kirincich said...

Hi Peter,
Has the Collective come calling?


Philip said...


Sorry to hear about this change. I wish you and Sue the best. I appreciate all that you have shared with us. Looking forward to many more great entries.

Harry said...

Best wishes to you both.
From my experience it's hard for the parents too.
I hope you don't have an expensive custody battle for the kids.

Peter Galbert said...

anyone who has been through or near the end of a long relationship knows that it isn't fun, but we haven't compounded it with any conflict. As I mentioned, we have been supported by lots of good folks.

Greg Pennington said...

Good to hear you will be closer to the family