Turner’s Gate/Class Cancellations

I prefer to size stretcher tenons with a Turner's Gate (Sorby calls it a Sizing Tool). It's major advantage over dowel plates and tenon cutters is that the tenon shoulder can be easily removed using a skew, plus the tenons are always in line with each other. A...

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Comb Back Rocker Class

I have added a Comb Back Rocker class to my schedule, May 14-19, 2018.  It is open to returning students only, since the spindles and bends will have to be made at home. This is the first time I have taught this chair in a group setting and I think it will be a...

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Octagonal Legs

A couple months ago I filmed an Octagonal Side Table DVD and a Milk Painting DVD with Popular Woodworking. They should be out sometime this summer. Here's a photo of the table:   To film a DVD you need lots of parts at various stages, so I made a pile of bent...

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Curtis Carving Spoons/Settee Class

Curtis Buchanan and I spent some time carving spoons last January.  I photographed his process, which he describes as "the way a chairmaker with bad elbows carves a spoon."  Or something like that. He carves the bowl first.  This is steam bent cherry....

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2018 Chairmaking Classes

Classes in My Shop I have added several classes to my 2018 schedule (more info on my teaching page): LOOP BACK SIDE CHAIR, January 22nd to 27th, 2018 – $1200 – FULL CONTINUOUS ARM SETTEE, February 19th to 24th, 2018 – $1400 – FULL (returning students only) CONTINUOUS...

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