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Peters Valley School of Crafts is located in the heart of the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, a true bucolic jam in our tri-state region.

Last Memorial day weekend, I returned to Peters Valley School of Crafts to teach a Live Edge furniture-making class. Our class was on the short side; concise and intensive. My three students worked hard and completed their project short of applying a coat of finish before they left the Valley’s, as we call it, spectacular campus. 

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Peters Valley woodshop’s machine room. Notice the massive live edge slabs in the background.

The shop’s quiet room is dedicated to dust-free hand work. Notice the massive crotch slab that rests on one of the benches. Jamie Herman, the Woodworking Artist Fellow, obtained some great pieces of wood to choose from. One of these walnut crotch pieces became David’s bowl.

Before we began the class, I showed my student the massive live edge slabs the school had obtained, and two of my students gravitated toward some interesting ash and maple boards.


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