In this issue:

  • SoWa Art Walk next weekend
  • setting up shop -  useful tools 
  • woodworking classes
  • new and for sale
  • on a personal note
  • final words

SoWa Art Walk

If you are in the Boston area this coming weekend be sure and stop by the SoWa Art Walk. I will be exhibiting my work on the ground floor at 560 Harrison Ave.

Held in the vibrant South End art community, this annual show and open studios attracts large cheerful crowds of locals and tourists alike. Over 300 artists will display around the SoWa neighborhood, shops and art galleries will be open, and new this year, is the SoWa Antiques Market.

I hope you can stop by and say hello.

SoWa Art Walk
Saturday & Sunday May 16 & 17, 2009
11:00-6:00 both days
560 Harrison Ave Boston, MA

Admission is free

The show covers a large area so look for me at 560 Harrison Ave. Visit their website at SoWa Art Walk for more information about the show.

Click here for a coupon for 10% off purchases at my booth.


Setting up Shop: Tools for a home workshop

full article here: tools for a home workshop.

Do you have a favorite tool? Or maybe you're presently thinking about your least favorite tool the one that destroyed your most recent project.

How about something you use all the time that I didn't mention? Do you have an opinion to share? Click on the link and have your say. I'll post the results in my next issue.

Woodworking Classes

(Located S/SW of Boston) Learn new skills or hone old ones in small group sessions tailored to the individual.

routers Classes are limited to 3 people and take place in my shop outside Boston. They generally meet once a week for 2-3 hours. The sessions go on as long as students are interested, a few months or a few years.

routers As students progress, class may become an "open shop" time when they work on their projects and I answer questions and give suggestions as things come up.

Individual instruction is also available.

I presently have openings on Tues and Wed mornings. Contact me for more information.

New & For Sale

Visit my sale page

On a Personal Note

Last issue I wrote about the vernal pond (puddle, really) at the foot of our driveway. It has now dried up and the muskrats and mallards have moved on. I enjoyed them while they were here, but now I'm now fighting with the deer over possession of the garden. favorite woodworking tools

This photo was taken a few months ago, but things haven't changed much, except the grass is greener and the shoots are more tender. The deer, by the way, are about ten feet from the house.

I love the deer, but sometimes when I see the hostas trimmed again, and the peas nipped to the roots I confess I think briefly of venison.

Final Words and Errata

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