This January I’m teaching a new two-day class at Highland Woodworking in Atlanta on building sawbenches using Windsor-chair techniques. The class will run Jan. 17-18, 2015; registration is open and through the Highland Woodworking site here.
I’m excited to teach this class because it will be the first time I’ve ventured into teaching Windsor techniques. I’ve built Windsor- and Welsh-style chairs for more than 10 years (not to mention Roorkee chairs), but this is my first toe into the water on teaching Windsor technology.
These sawbenches are excellent workhorses. John Hoffman, my partner at Lost Art Press, built the pair shown above about four years ago. They can take a heap of abuse and occupy little space in the shop. Plus, they look awesome.
During the class, we’ll learn about prepping stock by hand, making octagonal legs, creating tapered tenons and mortises, and lots about wood technology. And you’ll walk away with two (yes, two) great sawbenches.
— Christopher Schwarz
P.S. If you haven’t been to Highland Woodworking, you are missing out. If every city had a Highland Woodworking, the world would be a better place. Check out the blog entry from my last visit here.