The Texas Show starts today
Texans have always been great fanatics of woodworking and whenever I come to Texas I always feel quite at home because of Texas hospitality. An out-of-print book put out by the University of Texas called Early Texas Furniture inspired many Texans to reproduce early Texas pieces and I was first introduced to Mesquite as a wood back in 1986 when I first came to the Texas Hill Country in Concan Texas. I have spent many days, weeks and months and years working with the indigenous mesquite and met many woodworkers who understand the idiosyncrasies of this very unique species. I’ve been stalked by mountain lions and faced rattlers inches from my hands in pursuit of this incredible wood, but today we will follow the cattle trails and ease on in to Fort Worth for three days of working wood nearer to my bench and lesser dramas.
It’s been nice feeling the warmer sun since my earlier travels of course and I want this to be a good show, but seeing my grandchildren over the past three days has to be the icing on the cake for me.
Whilst I am here I will be demonstrating some unique methods for making the lone star inlay I used in some of my furniture pieces through the years I lived and made furniture here in Texas .
My Brazos Rocking chair right was born right here in Texas about 13 years ago now.
Finding The Power in Hand Tool Woodworking
Friday – 12PM, Saturday – 12PM, Sunday – 12PM
Saturday – 10AM, Sunday 10AM
Maximizing your potential
Making the Lone Star by hand
Friday – 2PM, Saturday – 2PM
Inlays simplified by hand methods
Starting Out With Hand Tools
Friday – 4PM, Saturday – 4PM, Sunday – 2PM
Discover the art of hand woodworking
Thank you for all of your emails and welcoming me “home”.