Marc Adam’s School of Woodworking

It’s official I have been listed as a teacher at Marc Adams’ School of Woodworking for 2019.  I’ve been working with Marc for a few years to figure out where and when I could fit into his schedule.  Please check out Marc’s wonderful website and come see me the week of the 8th in July for either my Greene and Greene Robinson chair class or my bolection inlay class, even better stay the entire week and experience both. 

Wood Doctor


I recently finished a small commission that involved a house call. A lovely couple out of Sammamish asked me to put a dovetail key into their dining room table without refinishing the whole piece. I showed up with my trusted tool kit and a set of various dovetail keys and went to work. It worked out great in the end, and they were ecstatic with the result. I had never done a house call before, but I’m looking forward to doing more.  If you live in the Northwest and are need of house call please feel free to e-mail me your wood related situation.

Best of the Northwest

Come one, come all! My FIRST art fair, “Best of the Northwest” at Hangor 30, Magnuson Park in Seattle. All this weekend – Saturday, March 29th 10AM till 6PM and Sunday, March 30th 10AM till 5PM.  I will be showing my furniture – including some new, never shown before pieces. Tickets to the event are $6.00 at the door or $5.00 purchased online from www.nwartalliance.com

The Lost Carving

I have been reading The Lost Carving, a wonderful book by David Esterly, which details both the story of 17th century carver Grinling Gibbons and Esterly’s development as a craftsman in his own right.  The book is well written and allows me to focus my thoughts during my ferry ride to and from Kitsap County. This engaging memoir not only tells a great story, but also provides great insight into the artistic philosophies of two wonderful carvers.  I have yet to finish the book, but unless there is a huge change in style toward the end, it is a woodworker’s must.

Delivery

deliveryI recently had my first experience shipping a commission rather than delivering it personally. I shipped the 70” version of my Media Center from Seattle to a client in San Jose, California.

I received a few quotes from different companies, but with sage advice from my employers and the Northwest Woodworkers’ Gallery, I ended up using EGF Trucking Inc. Their professionalism and attentiveness to the client ‘s wishes was fantastic. The best part was that they delivered the piece directly to the client’s home so there was no hassle with dock-to-dock restrictions or a transfer at a holding location. The piece arrived on time and in pristine condition – overall, a great experience.

First Solo Show

I am about to have the first solo show of my career at the Northwest Woodworkers’ Gallery this Friday in Seattle. The show will run about a month, the opening is teaming up with the Belltown art walk that happens every second Friday from 6 to 9 o’clock.
I am very excited about my first solo show after participating in many shows through out the country during my career. Most recently I finished participating in a show in Boston and sent some work to Wisconsin early last week for another opening.

Reid

My Unusual Commute

Currently, I am working part time for Tim Celeski making his wonderful outdoor furniture a couple of days a week. This job really solidifies my inhabitance in Seattle because I have to ride the Edmonds-Kingston ferry twice a week to get to the town of Indianola. This commute has taught me as most regular ferry riders know always have a spare blanket, a book, and something to snack on. I truly enjoy this ride and use it to catch up on my reading and to focus my thoughts. Till Monday morning.

In Progress

Most recently I finished my second version of my media center. The original was made for my brother and took to say the least took way to long to finish. His wife and him were so understanding and accepting as I created and finished this heirloom piece. They were kind enough to also pay for the materials for the second media center which is made completely out of solid wood specifically western maple and wenge. The only original constraints on the design were not to use glass doors, but to have the remotes work on the tucked away electronics. The second version is 10 inches shorter then the original and will be on display in the Northwest Woodworkers’ Gallery for my show starting October 11th.

Reid