This is my Part III of my Foundational Workshop and so today we start a table in oak. I finished milling the wood and prepping the workshop yesterday with Joseph. I love these workshops so much. it's the people that come that I enjoy the most and as they do come back time after time we develop quite a relationship, which of course is what life is all about.
Table design is important and looking at the essentials enables us to think through choices we hitherto never thought about. trestle stables,
The woodlands fade beyond the steps above the sea and leave me in pockets ice-cold as North Wales alone can be in wintry times that foreign climes seem less inclined to be.
My breath escapes the confines of my swelling breast in clouds uniting with the swirling mists that mark my pass and I surrounded roundabout with swathes of silent vapour think of sun-warmed days in summer now long past.
New lambs beneath their mother’s bellies feed from udders swollen then bereft until they feed again
This morning I leave the US for England and then drive on to my home in North Wales. This has been a very special trip and though it was hard work, that sense of new beginnings soon became solidly evident. I am confident from your support that the New Legacy School of Woodworking will be ready ahead of time and that the opening classes will indeed be full to overflowing.
This is where I live in North Wales
I left my homeland of North Wales on the 1st of January for my New
The class went well all day and from the start the enthusiasm was highly infectious even to the point of being contagious. My class starts always begin with sharpness. Without this, hand tool woodworking is impossible.WIthout hand tools in working woodwork, artisanship cannot exist.Here we are beginning something. Beginnings have a way of defining the future and by that influence the path a man or woman takes to further their future. With the wrong foundation forming the basis of knowledge
I have given some thought to ads in mags.
Think of magazines as a central hub around which a community of woodworking enthusiasts thrives alongside those who engineer their perceived needs. Of course, alongside legitimate spheres will be a sort of parasitic community of little substance wanting a piece of the pie, but these are spring-loaded center punch reps and superglue sales personel. Not of interest here.
Now we woodworkers need products to enhance our work and to work with. there's a