Road Trip to Roy Underhill's "The Woodwright's School"

Road Trip to Roy’s!

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Tomorrow morning, I’m hopping in my car and driving south to Roy Underhill’s “The Woodwright’s School,” where the view off the back deck of where I feel honored to be staying looks like this (though I suspect it will be slightly less verdant – though no less sylvan – at the moment):














I’m delighted to have a week off to hang out with these two nutty fellows:












Mostly here:



In my official capacity as Chief Helper Monkey in a class Chris Schwarz is teaching on this:




— Megan Fitzpatrick

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  • metalworkingdude

    Wow, that place looks beautiful. Not sure I could give up the northern California climate, but it’s tempting.

    • Steve_OH

      Having grown up in Northern California (SF Bay Area) and now living in southeastern Ohio, I can say that living somewhere that has actual seasons has its advantages and disadvantages. The spring and fall are both fabulous and sometimes even spectacular, but you’re also faced with either cold, snowy and icy winters or hot, humid summers (both, in some places). People go on and on about how the winters in X or summers in Y aren’t really that bad, but that’s only because they’ve never lived in coastal California.

      I also lived in Oklahoma for several years, and while the spring and fall there were also nice, they each lasted only two weeks…


  • Jason

    After the complaints about the heat, I blame you for the weather we’re having.

    • Megan Fitzpatrick
      Megan Fitzpatrick

      Well, it certainly made for an interesting trip through the mountains!

  • Fred West

    Megan, I am willing to be Assistant Helper Monkey, please, please, please? :o) What a great class and wish I too were going.

  • larry7293

    Looks like you are staying at the old grist mill, at Roy’s place. Sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy.

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