Thursday, October 3, 2013

JD Lohr School of Woodworking Update!

As we find ourselves in the midst of another week-long Practical Woodworking course at the shop, I wanted to thank our most recent JD Lohr School of Woodworking alumni. To Phil, Bobby, Allen, Mark, Tom, Denise, Joe, Nick, Josh, Nate, and Pete, I want to say congratulations for your course completion and, more importantly, your hard work and enthusiastic attitudes. It was a pleasure hosting all of you and we hope to see some pictures of those beautiful hall tables when they're finished! Keep up the hard work!

My blog updates have been infrequent because things have been busy, busy around Lohr Woodworking. As you may remember from my past entry, Woodcraft Magazine was here to document and write an article featuring Rob's step-by-step process to build the Jeff Lohr designed Morris chair. Well, ladies and gentlemen, the print and sale date has arrived; so, be sure to keep an eye out for the latest issue of Woodcraft Magazine in stores now! Rob graces the cover along side the Morris chair. In it, you can read the entire process (including the jigs necessary) to build the Morris chair yourself. Rob talks about the chair construction, design, processes, and finishing so the 10+ page article really is a must-read.

Thanks again to Woodcraft Magazine and all those involved in the execution and wonderful completion of the article!

Beyond the Woodcraft Magazine article and ongoing classes, we have been working hard on a new website for the woodworking school. As it nears completion, you can now visit: for all of your JD Lohr School of Woodworking needs and information! We have been working hard to gather new photos, course schedules, enrollment forms, and even the beginnings of a school store for our current, future, and past students to enjoy! Feel free to explore the new site and keep checking back for our ongoing updates and added information! The original site, is still up and running so keep up your Jeff Lohr furniture gallery explorations there!

We are also deep into the design and construction of a table destined for a resort in Chile. After scoping out and taking home two beautiful maple slabs from Hearne Hardwoods, we have taken to the router sled jig to flatten the faces and now Jeff is onto some beautiful and intricate curved joinery. The piece will be a long, live edge coffee table so be sure to look out for upcoming blog updates outlining and documenting our progress on this big, beautiful piece before it makes it's way across the world.

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