Tuesday, October 27, 2015
I'm glad to say I have finally put together a class schedule for windsor chairs for next summer 2016. Each class can have up to 4 students. Lunch is provided each day and the price of the class includes all materials. Some chairs can be made as a rocker but I will need to know ahead of time to turn the correct legs. All turnings will be provided. Thanks for following and I hope to see you in class next year.
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Monday, April 20, 2015
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
I finally put a finished roof on the little shed before winter set in. I wanted to do a split shake roof but time did not allow. It has been almost a year open to the weather so I needed a roof quick and with all the teaching and chairs to make this will have to do. This is usually my life. Not enough time but I have fun.
Posted by Greg Pennington at 8:35 PM
Monday, December 29, 2014
My dear friends Ziggy and April have returned back home to Berea, Kentucky tonight. Although the shop is quiet and lonely now I can't help but smile when I think of what we accomplished the last few weeks. A shaker blanket chest is no easy project even for the seasoned woodworker. Ziggy and April with their never ending energy made this look easy and they have never cut dovetails before. I knew what they were capable of so when Ziggy asked if they could make one I did not hesitate. So they went to work breaking down boards of beautiful wide curly cherry.
Posted by Greg Pennington at 12:19 AM
Monday, December 22, 2014
The last couple of weeks have been very exciting here in the shop. My friends from Berea, Ky. April and Ziggy have been staying with me along with a very talented friend of theirs. If you recall last year April built a spinning wheel. More on that later. First I'd like you to meet Jacob. He built the banjo that he's playing below. This is not a kit but a high end banjo built from scratch. Not only that but he built two banjos.
Posted by Greg Pennington at 10:19 PM
Friday, December 5, 2014
Classes are coming along but have not sold out so I thought I would post this again. Look for weekend live edge bench classes later 2015. Also don't forget to come see me at "Handworks" in Amana, Iowa in May. I will also be teaching at Kelly Mehler School of Woodworking in June.
Here are the classes scheduled for 2015. All classes include materials and lunch everyday. A tool list will be supplied to you when you sign up for a class. The turnings will be supplied but instruction on turning will be given in class. I can have up to 4 students per class. I may add some weekend classes in the near future on stools and benches.
Jan. 12-17 Sack back $1000
Feb. 9-14 Continuous arm $1000
March 2-7 Comb back $1000
April 6-11 Sack back $1000
July 27-31 Fan back $1000
Aug 10-15 Continuous arm $1000
Sept. 14-19 Comb back rocker $1200
Oct. 12-16 Hoop back $1000
Nov. 7-14 Writing arm $1650
Dec. 7th-12th Sack Back $1000
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