Here’s a last-minute surprise: Don Williams will be at our storefront this Saturday (Oct. 14) to sign books and talk about all things A.J. Roubo, H.O. Studley and historical finishing.
If you’d like to chat with Don and ask him to sign a book, be sure to stop by between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. (I don’t want to force him to stay in one place all day.) Don is the author (or co-author) of some of our most intense and rewarding books, including:
With All the Precision Possible: Roubo on Furniture
To Make as Perfectly as Possible: Roubo on Marquetry
Virtuoso: The Tool Cabinet and Workbench of Henry O. Studley
Don is a wellspring of information on historical finishing techniques (he is the only person I know with a shellac collection?). And is a remarkably generous person with his time and his hard-won information. So this visit is a very pleasant surprise.
As I mentioned before, we’ll have lots to see this weekend, including my completed Saalburg workbench (a replica of a surviving 1,800-year-old workbench) and the Horse Garage, which will become our machine room. Plus Megan Fitzpatrick and Brendan Gaffney from Popular Woodworking Magazine will be hanging around. It should be a fun day.
The storefront is located at 837 Willard St. in Covington, Ky. We’re open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
— Christopher Schwarz
3 thoughts on “This Weekend: Don Williams at our Storefront”
What a great guy! I wish I could visit this weekend.
Lets see, leave at 4:30AM and arrive somewhere around 1PM. Get books signed, lunch and home before midnight. I’ll have to pass but boy is it tempting.
Don is one of those guys I would drop everything (if I could) and hitchhike across the country to see. Calling him a “remarkably generous person with his time” is an epic understatement. He’s a walking, talking (and listening) fountain of knowledge with a beard. And not the useless knowledge that fills my coconut, Don has truly unique and interesting gray matter between his ears. One of these days I’m going to show up at his barn, glue pot in hand, and learn the crap out of French marquetry or something.
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