Windsor chair maker
I can't think of anything more satisfying than building Windsor chairs in the traditional manner. Each chair involves many aspects of wood working. From cutting timber, splitting, shaping, steam bending, carving, turning, finishing, and painting. Each piece of the process would not be possible without the straightest, clearest logs and sharpest tools, there is never a dull moment.
The smell of white oak steaming and the ribbons of maple flying over my shoulder when turning, the sound of a drawknife and glass surface it produces. All fellow chair makers know what I mean. There is a passion about this process that can't be duplicated in any factory.
Each chair takes my upmost attention. I have learned from many great chair makers and have trained side by side with many of the country's greatest woodworkers, too many to list. I'll never quit learning and love to teach as well. I think it is very important to keep this craft alive for the next generation.