Saturday, February 5, 2011

Put Down Your Coffee and Look at This!

I've always respected Greg Pennington as a chairmaker and teacher, but now I have to add genius to the list. Go to his blog and check out his latest idea. It really shows Greg's commitment to helping make chairmaking accessible. I also appreciate that Greg has embraced the mindset handed down by Dave Sawyer to freely share his techniques! Well Done!


jaupnort said...

Can't wait to get back in the shop to try this concept on drilling the spindle holes in chair seats.
Peter, I haven't totally thought this through yet but it should render your target obsolete for those of us who seem to need help keeping the drill aligned for this task.
John A

Anonymous said...

I thought the target was used for drilling holes for spindles in a bow or the arm of a sack back and the target was centered on the holes in the seat that were already
drilled. but who am I? (except the winner of the last spoon).

Unknown said...

I am corrected. Should have said holes in bows rather than seat, but I believe the concept is still applicable. Thanks for the correction;Harry, and congratulations on winning one of the prized spoons.
John A

DanMonsees said...

Wow! Can't wait to give this a try. What a fantastic yet simple idea. Very impressive....

Anonymous said...

I love how you can so often stumble upon something new with just a fresh set of eyes looking at the same thing you have been seeing and doing for years. I guess that is why they say we can learn something new every day. Great idea. I might just try it myself.