There's a lot going on in the shop these days.
Late January and February are quiet at Colonial Williamsburg. The woodworking symposium is over, the kids are back in school, and the tourists are either skiing or migrating further south than Virginia. This, then, is a great time of year for us to get caught up on everything – it’s also a great time to visit Williamsburg, you’ll have the whole town to yourself. Here’s a quick photo tour of what we’ve been up to today and consequently what we’ll be blogging about in the coming days.
First, a sincere “thank you” to everyone for sharing your insights, curiosities, and words of welcome to the online woodworking community. We should have come on board sooner!
As for the furniture and future blog posts: we’re workin on it!
Mack Headley has been working on carving and sawing out the splat for the Chinese-inspired chair featured at this year's symposium. Beside him are some maple blanks ready to be turned into spools for the Weavers.
Kaare Loftheim has been progressing with the fine details of the Chinese chair's front legs.
Bill Pavlak is finishing up the upholstery on two Campeche chairs (held over from last year's Monticello themed symposium).
Brian Weldy is using a shopmade wax (more on that soon) on his cherry reproduction of a standing writing desk from Monticello.
Ed Wright has been fine tuning the fit of the crotch walnut veneered spinet cheeks.
What's a spinet cheek? It's the small section of the case that flanks the keyboard and defines the key well.