Thursday, October 10, 2013

Burgess Falls

Fall break is coming to an end and soon everyone will be back in school and getting back to normal (whatever that is). Today was the day to spend away from the shop so my wife, Kim, decided we should take a hike up to Burgess Falls. I had not been there in 20 years and I new Logan would love everything about it. We packed a picnic lunch and drove up to Cookeville and followed the signs to Burgess Falls State Park. It is only 8 miles off I-40 and well worth the drive. I took the tripod along and tried my hand at waterfall photography.

 I wish I could build my shop next to this fall. It is a thing of beauty and the sounds are incredible.
 Logan shows the scale of this thing. There are 3 main waterfalls down this trail and this is the big one at the end.
 Logan collected a rock to add to our collection from around the country. We had a blast today and my stress level has washed away with the falls. We may have to come back when the leaves change in a few weeks. I guess it is good that the government didn't shut down state parks.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Comb Back Rocker Class Opportunity

Here is a rare opportunity to build your very own comb back rocking chair. I have a few spaces open for a class January 13th-18th, 2014. I usually don't teach this chair due to the level of difficulty but I have had lots of interest and can't say no. We will start with logs and complete every step to complete this classic rocker. I had a student who completed this chair in 5 days but we will complete it in 6 days. It will be lots of work but I promise we will have fun. I can only take 4 students so don't put it off if you want to make this chair. The best part is I am only charging $1000 for the class which includes materials and lunch everyday. I will supply the turnings due to time restraints but we will cover turning basics. I have 3 spaces left so contact me by email or phone soon.