My schedule for the fall and winter is (no surprise) pretty full. Here’s what I have on my plate:
September 18th I’ll be demonstrating historic turning on my pole lathe at the Yale University Art Gallery's Furniture Study in New Haven, CT. It will be about an hour or so presentation. The folks at Yale told me they hold back on publicity for these things because there aren’t many spots available. Consider this leaked. More info to come.
September 20th-26th Thanks to two generous scholarships for my Jonathan Fisher book from The Early American Industries Association and The Society of American Period Furniture Makers, I will be making a number of research trips this year. This first trip I will be at The Winterthur Museum camped out in the greatest library of American Decorative Arts literature in existence doing research. I will be staying on campus at the Winterthur Visiting Scholar's Residence and spending all day every day digging into historic texts, photo archives, and studying pertinent objects. This week will be pretty much a dream come true. Expect updates here at the Diary.
October 2nd-4th I will be demonstrating 18th century woodworking at the Leonard’s Mills Living History Days in Bradley, Maine. My wife and I have been doing this event for the past 6 years or so and it’s always fun. I always get as many smart alecks as I do genuinely interested people. Keeps me on my toes. I love it.
April 2nd-3rd, 2016 I will be a demonstrator at the Northeastern Woodworker’s Association Annual Fine Woodworking Show. I’ve been asked to give two or three talks on furniture conservation related topics. If you can make it to Saratoga Springs this April, I’d love to see you there.
p.s. The Lie-Nielsen workshop unfortunately had to be cancelled. No worries, though. Deneb and I may have something else up our sleeves.