Monday, December 13, 2021

Yes, this is the Place!!

 As I said on my other blog location, this is where you will find all my new posts. Actually, I'm excited about it, I always found the other site a bit cumbersome and it slowed down my posts. Hopefully things will pick up because there is no shortage of workshop fun in the hopper. Have a great holiday and welcome back!!

Here's a shot of the last class of 2021 in my shop. The Temple chair classes this year were a huge success, it's a fun and attainable chair for folks of all skill levels, plus it's comfortable! I'm looking forward to the classes in 2022, it's going to be a busy year!

Welcome back and thanks for following

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Home for Chair Notes

I have finally built a new website to have all my projects in on place! You can find it at and you can go directly to the new Chair Notes page here. I hope that you will take a moment to subscribe to the email list to get notified when I add a new post.
I will of course be leaving all the post here that I've written since 2007 and include a link on the new page to bring you back if you care to relive old times!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Class Schedule for 2017!

I am happy to announce the fall schedule for my classes in southern Maine/ New Hampshire!

These classes will cover all aspects of making the chair including:
Splitting, handling and storing green wood
Wood drying and technology
Tools and Sharpening
Shaving and Shaping Parts
Turning (While turnings will be provided, there will be extensive demonstrations on the turning processes.)
Drilling, Reaming and Design
Seat Carving
Finish (demonstration)

The classes are limited to 6 students to ensure that we will be able to follow the interests and abilities of the students. Class times will run from 8-5 daily, but after hours access will be available to ensure that the students have enough time to explore and learn at a comfortable pace.

For 2017, I will be offering two classes, the first is a side chair class where new chairmakers will learn to make either of the chairs in my book, the fan back or the balloon back. You can choose either as well as the style of turning, baluster or bobbin (the stylized bamboo). The second class is a continuous arm class that is open to all students.

The Details

September 11-16 Sidechair Class
tuition $1500
number of students per class - 6

October 16-21 Continuous Armchair Class
tuition $1500
number of students per class - 6

Please contact me to register for the class at my email address, All enrollments will be first come first serve. Full payment for classes is due upon enrollment. The cancellation policy allows a full refund up to 30 days from the class start date and 50% up to 15 days from start date. If we are able to fill the slot, full refund will be made regardless of cancellation date.
Our goal is to teach small groups to increase the attention available per student and create a personally tailored experience, thank you for your understanding and commitment.
Feel free to contact me at (978) 660-5580
Classes are held at the Mill at Salmon Falls in Rollinsford New Hampshire, on the border with South Berwick, Maine.