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Living in the now

Living in the now

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Good morning  Today started for me kinda lost in thought I do what I always do get up at 6:00 am let the dog out make coffee and look at the news on the phone while the tv is on with more news. Yes I am a news junkie. I just want to know what is happening in the world I live in . This morning was different it seems that all the "new normal"crap politically happening was eclipsed by a death of a man I never met but admired Anthony Bourdain from a problem that I have seen first hand suicide. I don't want to focus on the latter although it is a topic that needs focus. What I want to talk about is the admiration I have for…
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Class schedule

Class schedule

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[caption id="attachment_235" align="aligncenter" width="278"] Introduction to handplain basics[/caption] this is where you can find my class schedule and class outlines. If you are interested you can pay for your class and get your spot just click this link https://andersonwoodwork.net/events-and-class-schedule/
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Shop

Shop

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  You can now buy directly from my website. I will be adding more designs as I go if you have any question’s give me a call.I can ship anywhere.
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Hand tool class giveaway

Hand tool class giveaway

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Introduction to handplain basics [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea" /][/contact-form] sign  up to win a spot in one of my classes I will be giving away one admission to one of my hand tool classes. Just sign up and tell me why you like woodworking.   This is non refundable offer and ends January/01/2019. Contest ends June/16/2018 I will pick and email [contact-form][contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="true" /][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="true" /][contact-field label="Website" type="url" /][contact-field label="Message" type="textarea" /][/contact-form]
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The love of furniture

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Good afternoon I want to talk about furniture ya I know this is all you hear me talk about all the time. Well it is because that is my passion to creat handcrafted wood furniture with hand cut joinery that last generations. I just don't understand why people can't see the value in hand crafted fine furniture and do not strive to buy more of it. I don't do this thinking I will become rich I do it because it is the first time in my working life a total of 30 years that when I wake up I am happy to go to work. So that is why I am constantly posting and do everything in my power to promote not only my work but for all craftsman to…
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Spring

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Well spring has arrived a time when things spring alive and we all get busy. I bring out this hat I call my farmer John hat and get all the planting for my vegetable garden at the same time business get,s really busy . This time of year I get ideas I would love to have people stop by and see what I do I have this idea that if they were to see me hand cutting dovetails or any joinery that would appreciate handcrafted furniture more and understand the price. I also want to teach the younger generations how to do woodworking. I believe that before you use any power tools you should be proficient at hand work this way knowledge and quality will be preserved. Will people really…
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Affordability

Affordability

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I want to address the elephant in the room.furniture stores advertise affordable furniture I understand that nowadays people are trying to stretch a dollar more then ever before that is attached to instant gratification. I try to create designs that are as affordable as I can offer for hand crafted furniture. I also explain that along with being hand crafted it also last longer because of the hand cut joinery and the attention to details. I do not pump out hundreds of pieces in a day. I focus on your project and you get to see the progress as it is created and that creates a story behind your furniture adding a special attachment to it what more would you want. I also give you designs that will last generations…
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My five am thoughts

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I want to talk about the future of furniture. I have seen change in the way we use furniture. I grew up in a middle class household when I was a kid my father worked for the state and my mother stayed home. I remember every spring having to clean the China in that big two peace China cabinet . We hade big dining tables my mom would host big dinners which her friends every now and then I was not a fan because I would have to do all the clean up before and after . So this is where I see the change first we do not have big side tables any more my grandma hade one I loved looking back I was always a furniture geek. I…
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New plan

New plan

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I want to make a small change I always preached value but having prices that only certain people can afford all the while made about income equity in the United States. So I have decided to offer some of my creations at a price that is not only fair to me and the love and work that go into my handcrafted furniture but also in reach of the new normal of the middle class. It is still made in the same way as all my furniture is created I just will offer them in a certain style and colors. I want everyone to start heaving the benefits of furniture that will last generations so pleas keep posted to see some changes happening in the shop part of my website.
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