I have been busy this week writing another article for Popular Woodworking. You’ll read it in the November issue. I have finished the project and emailed the text to the editor. That job combined with Memorial Day, has left me behind schedule this week. I have decided to take advantage of the little time left
Part II This posting is the second half of a topic I began last week. If you did not read that first posting, you may want to scroll down and start there. M.D. In the last posting I explained why Windsor chairs were revolutionary when they were first introduced. This week, I will explain why
Next Monday I start teaching another sack back class. Once the students have settled in, get a cup of coffee, and are seated on their stools, I will begin with a 20 minute introduction to Windsor chairs as a revolutionary piece of furniture. If you have taken sack back, this posting will be very familiar.
This week Fred, Don, and I are teaching the rocking chair class. While showing the class the complexities of legging up a rocker, I reminded them of a common question we get from sack back students when we take the class on a tour of the showroom. “So, this class is just a sack back
People who have never studied Windsor chairmaking at The Institute wonder what it is like here. I have tried to answer those questions in previous postings, and they can be found in the archives. However, I also receive lots of questions about The Institute’s location. Today, I am going to answer those. Where is Hampton?