I have a month of work to do in the UK before I return. Much of what has been accomplished this year has been through the hard work of many people who support what we do and especially (mostly) those who support us in the behind-the-scenes mode, as I have said in previous posts. This has been so rewarding to see the New Legacy New York come to life in this way. Our success is immeasurable and you say this in your emails to me and to the schools.
This is my finished tool chest now stuffed with tools and ready for my October work when I return to New York
We have plans to expand our work and work with that in mind all the time. I have been and always will be a furniture maker and joiner first and so too the staff of any school we start, wherever that might be. The world has become much smaller now and of course there are hundreds of people teaching just about anything and everything there is to be taught. Some of it is good and much of it is not, but it doesn’t take to long to sift through the shifting sand to see what substance of bedrock lies beneath to undergird a work.
Here are two of my other pieces I made during the workshop this last month. It is unusual for the teacher to make the whole with the class, but I have found no better inspiration for students than to see me make at the same time.
I pretty much know everything that they might do wrong and they can see the standard to aspire to as the see my work evolve from boards on the front porch of the workshop. over the next few weeks we will be showing some alternative methods as we continue passing on skill and knowledge through multi media. This is wonderful news for us to have partnered with so many wonderful people around the world. I think of our Aussie friends who faithfully follow our blog, and so so to people in Africa and China, Russia, Canada, Germany, France Denmark, Poland and dozens more. I hope that we can continue to help and that you will find benefit in getting off the conveyor belt and doing your own thing in wood.