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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Months ago I learned my lottery entry was picked for a bench at the inauguration of the veneer and cabinetmaking course at the JD Lohr School of Woodworking. Filled with excited anticipation I waited for the date to arrive. I’ve now returned from a week of learning and fun with a piece of furniture I am looking forward to completing.
I can’t speak highly enough about the instructors: Jeff, Rob, Eoin and Larissa. I honestly consider them treasured friends, if not family. The location of Jeff’s workshop is wonderfully pastoral and scenic, with a scattering of horses, chickens and playful dogs. I’m jealous of the setting each time I visit.
Somehow I found a few moments to carve a couple of caricatures as birthday celebration presents. The memories and cabinet will be with me for a long time to come.
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