January was a really busy month for me. It started with a trip to Williamsburg for the annual woodworking conference. For those of you who were unable to attend, I brought my good camera and took plenty of pictures with you in mind. I’ll post a full trip report just as soon as I finish this article I’m working on.
While there, I got a call from the show coordinator of the prestigious Designer Craftsmen show. This was the second year I applied and the second “thanks but no thanks” I received from the show’s organizers. The exhibitors are the top reproduction furniture makers in the country; and let’s face it, I’m not one.
So I had to jump at the oppourtunity to “fill-in” for someone who backed out at the last minute. I had a less than a week to prepare. I planned an ambitious and unprecedented booth. I brought essentially my entire shop, bench, tool chest and horses along with whatever furniture I had on hand.
Getting to exhibit furniture at the Designer Craftsmen show is a little like getting to perform on “American Idol.” It will take some time to sort through which orders will become real sales and which won’t. But for now I’m keeping my day job and I’m perfectly happy with that.
So now that January is truly over you can expect to see more frequent additions to my blog. If you have any questions please feel free to email me. Comment as you wish here. And if you have anything you’d like to add (such as “Adam you pompous pillock, everyone knows Rake and Pitch are the same thing!”) please do so.