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This Year’s Schedule

As far as I know these are my teaching/hosting commitments for this year.

March 8/9 and 15/16 – For the next two weekends I will be demonstrating at my pal David Blanchard’s shop on Main Street in Monterey VA during the Annual Maple Festival.  If you are in the neighborhood stop in to say “Hi.”

March 21-23  I will be teaching a parquetry workshop at the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild.

May 30 – June 1 will be the Finisher’s Retreat, an annual event I host for the two chapters of the Society of American Furniture Makers in which I am active.  This year it is the Virginia Chapter.  For more information contact Bob Mustain at

June 24-26  The Eighth meeting of the Professional Refinisher’s Group, and the third time the event has been at The Barn.  For more information, contact Ben Myre at

July 18-20 will be a weekend parquetry workshop at The Barn.

August 11-17 will be a week with plane maker Tod Herrli at The Barn.  the first three days will be a workshop on making a hollow-and-round pair, the next four days will be something a bit more advanced; topic not yet finalized.

September 12-14  Woodworking in America, Winston-Salem NC.  I will be presenting two topics, the first being Traditional Finishing and the second being Gold Leaf.

October 3-5 will be a weekend workshop in Boullework Marquetry at The Barn.

October 21 I will give a presentation to my dear friends of the Washington Woodworker’s Guild.  At the moment the topic is probably Inlaying Pewter.

When you combine this schedule with settling in out in the mountains, submitting the manuscript for To Make As 
Perfectly As Possible: Roubo on Furniture Making sometime in April-ish, and the manuscript for Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley some time around Thanksgiving, it seems like a pretty full year.