Ever since the house project got wrapped up I have been trying to get caught up on my studio work. I’ve had some objects way too long and others keep coming in. I had to stop the flow in by pushing my booking date out further. First things first here.
In other news, that Yale presentation is coming up in a couple weeks and I am getting excited about it. It’s titled “The Turner’s Trade: A Demonstration of Colonial Woodturning Techniques”. I have been putting some thoughts together to share as I demonstrate the techniques of pole lathe turning. I think there is so much technical info and background story to share. It’d be a shame to just show off pretty spinning wood and shavings. The info for that one is here. If you miss it, I’m told a recording might end up on the Yale University Art Gallery website. Sheesh. No pressure or anything!
In magazine news, I am delighted to be able to announce a new sponsor. Shannon Rogers of The Hand Tool School has joined in the ranks. His online woodworking school is a really great place for someone with no prior background to get acquainted with working wood with hand tools. I read his excellent blog regularly (have been for years) and recently purchased a semester from the school. It’s been great to sit in with someone who not only skilled, but has obviously done his homework and communicates very clearly. He’s no nonsense and I like that. If you’re new to this hand tool stuff, check out his school. You can find all the contact info for Shannon’s school at the Mortise & Tenon Magazine site too.