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French Spoons with Jane Mickelborough

“What did you do during the pandemic, ”  friends will soon be asking.  Now you can have a good answer:  “I made a set of French eating spoons for our dining table.”  Boy, will they be impressed. First we’ll learn

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Velda’s Chair Class with Curtis Buchanan

    I first made one of Curtis Buchanan’s  Velda’s Chairs about six or eight years ago when a neighbor came by my shop and ordered two bar stools and a settee in Velda’s style. They wanted the chairs unpainted,

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Chairmaker’s Woodturning Class, plus Bowl Carving with Dave Fisher

I remember the day I first heard of Dave Fisher.  I was standing in front of my shop talking with one of my students about Instagram and he mentioned Dave Fisher.  He seemed surprised that I’d never heard of him,

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Fan Birds with Jane Mickelborough/Chairmaking Videos

I first met Jane Mickelborough when she spent three days with me and taught a class on spooncarving in my shop.  They spent a day carving the spoon, a day chip carving and a day doing wax inlay.  Her work

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Spoons with Follansbee & Reamer-Making Class

I’ve been looking forward to doing this class for a few months  – I first learned to carve a spoon properly in one of Peter’s classes and he is such a laid-back, entertaining fellow that the idea of teaching with

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Green Wood Source List: By You for You

Where do you get green wood? I get this question regularly and it’s a hard one to answer. Seth and I sell oak splits for chairs, but it’s not exactly cheap if you need a bunch of parts. My blog

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Democratic Videos and Upcoming Online Classes

Peter Follansbee and I are planning on a few spoon carving classes in the new year, plus I’m hoping to do a series on making a chairmaking reamer. In the mean time, Curtis and I are doing the last two

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A Urn and Democratic Class Schedule

It’s been a busy month for us.  My wife’s brother Gabe, who has been fighting cancer for nearly two years, took a turn in mid-September.  So we’ve been driving to Berea, KY every couple weeks to visit and help take

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