Today, we get a little philosophical. I promise not to do it often. This photo and accompanying email arrived to day from Sir Paul Evenden in Ontario. He writes, "Hi Mike.
I remember reading one of your blog entries about the longevity of Windsors and how they are a "green", sustainable craft. I thought the attached photo would help to illustrate what you had written.
This winter a 220 year old red oak was removed from the golf course. As you can see the rot was extensive and the tree was a safety hazard to our members.
I completed this sack back using some of the oak.
Looking to the future, the replacement sapling will reach this size about the year 2240. A date that is almost incomprehensible! But the tree lives on in a new form as I'm sure the chair will still be "going strong" when the next tree comes down.
Okay, so it's not a chair. It's a ca. 1880 silver coin made into a pendant. The surface was filed smooth and then engraved with a scene of curtains blowing in the breeze and a bow back Windsor chair. I think the piece is great. It was on ebay years ago and I missed out on it. ... See MoreSee Less