Make it quick…

I’ve been invited to talk at PechaKucha vol. II on 11 May at Rocket Republic Brewing Company (289 Production Ave., Madison, AL); starting time 19:00 hours. PechaKucha, Japanese for chit-chat, is a lightning presentation form that has been described as TED Talks with beer. Twenty charts at 20 seconds each for a total time of 6:40 minutes. 

Since I’m expecting almost no one to be familiar with this piece, I’ll briefly introduce the table, give a re-creation status update, then close with a sampling of similar tables by Oeben. In all, nine talks are scheduled on a variety of topics. Come by and introduce yourself. It’s a free event.

Camisary video

A few weeks back John Whitman and Nathan Bivens came by the studio to record a demonstration video for their venture, Camisary. The five-minute piece gives you a feeling for the size of my new studio (hint: small), and mentions the Oeben re-creation as my favorite project to date.

Update:

Due to an e-mail outage on my end, I missed a critical message requesting a photo of the Oeben table I mention. John and Nathan were kind enough to re-edit the video to include this image in this version. 

2016 Classes at Marc Adams School of Woodworking

This coming year I am scheduled to teach two classes at the Marc Adams School of Woodworking (MASW):

Details of each are given in the description links above.

If you haven’t yet attended, you’re in for an intense experience! There are many reasons to consider MASW:

  • there’s a full-time professional staff of knowledgable, experienced woodworkers (each of which are instructors themselves!),
  • two fully equipped, well-maintained machine rooms with almost every power tool imaginable,
  • three spacious bench rooms with Lie-Nielsen workbenches,
  • snacks and beverages available at no extra charge,
  • prepared lunches so you can focus on learning, and
  • one of the largest collection of clamps (of all types and sizes) that you’ve ever seen!

Marc and his staff pay attention to the details. One example; two HD cameras project the action to large screens during bench demonstrations. This provides students with up-close perspective without crowding around the instructor. Students can comfortably take notes, assured they’ll catch every nuance from the comfort of their seats.

Public Registration begins on December 1, 2015.