Our good friend, Roy Underhill of Woodwright’s Shop fame, has chosen our Hoffman and Hammer large German Workbench for students to use in the new woodworking school he is opening in Pittsboro, NC sometime in 2009.
You are invited to join Billy Rhoton at 10 AM on Saturday, December 27 at Highland Woodworking’s Atlanta retail store for a rare visual tour inside one of his handcrafted instruments. He will discuss bracing patterns and carving techniques and their relationship to tone. He will also discuss tools and traditional construction methods. The demonstration is free, and no advance registration is necessary. Highland Woodworking is located at 1045 N. Highland Ave, NE in Atlanta.
Is it a sculpture or a machine? For the past several years, woodworker Erich Schatt of Zurich, Switzerland has used his free time designing and building an exquisite machine built entirely of wood. What exactly does the machine do? Well, mainly it causes people’s jaws to drop whenever they see Erich sitting in the driver’s seat pedaling away on this amazing contraption, spinning the dozens of wooden gears whose movements are intricately intertwined using wooden chains (that resemble the drive chain on a bicycle).
We’re pleased to announce our schedule of woodworking classes for the first quarter of 2009. Woodworking classes are held in two classrooms at our store at 1045 N. Highland Ave, Atlanta, Georgia, and are open to the public. Space is limited, and advance registration is required. Click on each woodworking class name for more information and registration information.