Happy Monday everyone!
We hope you all had a wonderful holiday with family and friends and a relaxing weekend that followed. Things here at the shop have been in full swing! From cranking out several new bowls of various elegant forms and figures, to finishing up a uniquely stunning hall table, and preparing for some boat restorations, it is off to a nice winter season. We are also thrilled to announce that the newest member of our family has arrived! Our daughter Julianne was born on November 1st. Maybe we have a future woodworker in the making?
Please stay posted for updates to follow on a new account with Etsy (etsy.com) where you will soon be able view and easily purchase our items for sale.
Have a great rest of your day,
Just wanted to do a quick post. I’ve decided to do a pretty big show at the end of September. The Vermont Fine Furniture, Woodworking and Forest Festival. The show is held in Woodstock, VT and is on the weekend of September 27th and 28th. I will have a 10’x10′ booth setup with all of the bowls that I own, almost 20 new pens that I’ve turned in the past week, and a few pieces of furniture. There will be a lot of work by some very talented VT craftsman, some demos and food for lunch. So, If you’re not doing anything, come check out the show and enjoy the town of Woodstock, which is beautiful that time of year. I will keep you all posted with any new work and updates.
It’s been awhile. I’ve gotten some pics of the artistic clock I finished last semester at Burlington College. I really wanted to do a piece that was 100% functional but had a story behind it, that made people curious and wonder what the idea was. I wanted it to be amusing and question physics. The clock is made out of Sapele and Tiger Maple and features a fully operational sounding mechanism for chiming the hours out. Enjoy the pics. Also, in the near future I will begin working on a Kayak. This will be my first and I’m taking a slightly different approach this time. I’ll be building the boat from a kit purchased from a company online. This is an easy way for me to keep myself into woodworking while not needing a full shop which I’m currently trying to secure. So, stay posted for updates and in progress posts.
I participated in the Jeffersonville, VT art festival today. What a great show with a lot of very talented artist. It was nice meeting new people and what a beautiful day too. Here’s a quick pic of the booth
On a sad note, my grandfather passed away today. He contributed a ton to my life and the beginnings of my woodworking adventures. He built 15 Adirondack guideboats in his lifetime and numerous pieces of furniture. I feel lucky to own one of his boats and will cherish it for many years to come. I hope to someday build as many boats as he has done.
Coming up this weekend, April 19th-21st, TJGwoodworking will have several pieces of my work in Burlington College’s “Gumbo” show which features work of many different mediums. Come check it out if you’re in Vermont and in the area. I’ll be displaying two tables and several bowls.
Hey folks, this my first posting as TJGwoodworking. I will be using this blog to keep viewers and followers up to date on what I am working on and what’s coming for the future. This will also be a way for people to see when I have upcoming shows, where they are, etc.
So, how about an update…
I’m currently working on a writing desk made of Maple and Cherry. The desk will feature a hutch as I like to call it which sits on top of the desk itself. Overall it will have 8 drawers; 2 below and 6 above. Here’s a current pic as it stands.