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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.

– Adam Cherubini

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  • Chris A

    Adam: when you have a chance, please spell out details of Williamsburg woodworking conference (dates for 2008, registration, fees, who can attend, etc.). Looking forward to your pictures, to following your blog and learning more about your approach and techniques. thanks.

  • Chris C


    I read in popular woodworking that you will begin
    blogging the process of building a complete desk by

    I am interested in this because a) I am just curious
    about the hand techniques and b) I often wonder how long
    it might have taken period woodworkers to build an
    elaborate piece. Days, week, months? There doesn’t appear
    to be a great deal of information on this kind of timing.
    Maybe I am not looking in the right place.

    Chris Schwarz does mention this from time to time
    in his articles and blogs. But he uses both hand and
    power tools.

    So, when does the project begin?


  • Mike

    Adam you pompous pillock, everyone knows Rake and Pitch are the same thing!

    But then again, I didnt know that. But now i am enlightened enough to post that comment for real later!

  • Jerome Bias

    Glad that you are back. What did you do for a bench at the exhibit?



  • Lou

    Hi Adam,

    Glad to see you’re back also. Looking forward to seeing the pictures.

    Bye for now,


  • Roderick Drumgoole

    Hi Adam,

    Glad to see you back! I have been intently looking every few days or so every since the first post; I then read by accident on the PopWood website what you were doing during the month of January. I look forward to seeing the photo’s from Williamsburg.


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