The recent rocking chair series is going really well. I always expected it too because people have asked for it for so long. The time lapses show that I make the whole without resorting to machine work off camera, but, more than that, it enables me to show the diverse ways I work to make life all the more interesting. For instance in some cases I reach for a saw to remove the bulk of waste and then I use stop cuts to progress curves. With the first three in the series inspiring people to make theirs, I am better able to evaluate how people really feel about things. Also, we plan to release some added video footage to answer questions people have along the way so if you are working through the series with us let us know your questions too. Remember that your question may lead to answering others with the same question .
When I look back at the pieces we have shown through the past few years I am amazed at the scope and breadth of what we have taught thus far. Tool cupboards and dining chairs, tool chests and toolboxes, clocks, pencil boxes. The of course there are the tools and techniques I learned as a boy that have now been passed long to realms to many to mention too. This is my way of ensuring the future for what I have learned.
So there it is, an Arts and Crafts rocking chair design available to thousands. But of course it’s more than that. The tool techniques and the methods of work go with the project. It’s anew era for training and we are living in it. Imagine.