the happiest woodworker I know

I followed a link tonight and got to the happiest woodworker I know. Great to hear Curtis’ views, he’s the real thing. I haven’t seen him in a while, it was nice to hear him twang. One thing he’s wrong about – he claims he’s not the best. Nonsense. He’s the best.


His website:


9 thoughts on “the happiest woodworker I know

  1. Last summer I was fortunate enough to take a one week continuous arm Windsor class with Curtis. It makes me smile every time I think of it.

    I am deeply impressed by Curtis’ ability to make the shape he desires (craftsmanship), his understanding of subtile nuances that impact a beautiful piece (artistry), his ability to learn from experience, separating opinion from the data (technical ability), and he is a really nice guy, yes, probably the most contented woodworker I know.

  2. Thanks for the link, Peter. Curtis is the reason I am knee-deep in a fanback chair build at the moment. I remember back in spring of 2013 when you first wrote about the video series he was posting on YouTube. I had been following Peter Galbert’s blog for years, but actually getting to see a master at work, building a chair, had me so excited I could hardly stand it.

    It took me a long time to get started, but the last month that I’ve been working on the fanback has been the most enjoyable shop time that I can recall. Curtis is an inspiration and I love his philosophy on woodworking and life.

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