Minnesota Woodworking Guild

Volume 130 December 2010-January 2011 

President's Notes
by Charlie Kocourek

If you are one of the nearly 100 people who were able to attend the Fall Seminar by Thomas Stangeland, then you already know what a great seminar this was.

I personally found it inspiring, and I left with a greater appreciation of the Greene & Greene style. What I liked were all the details; the ebony splines, the cloud lifts, and the inlay work. I also enjoyed Tom's demonstration and lecture about how he makes his own copper hardware. I am now thinking about how to incorporate some of what I learned that weekend into one of my next projects.

There is a lot going on behind the scenes for seminar like this. I want to extend a special thanks to Richard Schultz and Al Frank for all the planning, preparation, and work they did to make this a very successful and fun weekend. I also want to thank Jeff Hand for the great job he did with the video camera, Alberto Catarino for taking care of the beverages, and Steve Schwabacher for helping with registrations.

Now that winter is settling in I hope you are finding more time to work in your shop! I know I am. Who knows, I might even have something ready for the Northern Woods Show in April.
 
Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, 
Charlie Kocourek







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