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A-industrial Woodworking at Colonial Williamsburg

Mike and I are on our way back to Maine after the Colonial Williamsburg “Working Wood in the 18th Century” conference, and what an incredible time we had. I gave two presentations about the life and work of Jonathan Fisher as well as an after-dinner talk titled “Pre-industrial Woodworking in the 21st Century.” It was a blast to see old friends and meet so many new ones. Bill, Brian, Ed, and John from the Hay shop were so welcoming and inspiring to talk to. The theme of the conference was “Five Shops, Five Traditions.” Al Breed, Steve Voigt, Joshua Lane, as well as the CW joiner and cabinetmaking shops also gave presentations covering topics such as carving, molding, foot-powered turning, joinery layout,...

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